Reginald Peter LEEHY

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LEEHY, Reginald Peter

Service Number: 412067
Enlisted: 21 June 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI), RAAF
Born: Barraba, NSW, 2 August 1919
Home Town: Barraba, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Netherlands East Indies, 21 May 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Adelaide River Memorial to the Missing Panel 9
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Barraba War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

21 Jun 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2, SN 412067, Aircrew Training Units
21 May 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 412067, No. 18 Squadron Netherlands East Indies (NEI), RAAF, Air War SW Pacific 1941-45

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Thomas and Emily Margaret Leehy of Barraba, NSW

 

Sergeant Reginald Peter Leehy 412067 was the only RAAF crewman on board Mitchell Bomber N5-147 of Number 18 (Netherlands East Indies) Squadron when it was shot down by heavy A/A fire above Saumlaki in the Netherlands East Indies

 

The rest of the crew were Dutch Air Force, all KIA: Second Lieutenant L Bal / First Lieutenant P Kruijne / Ensign A B Andela / Sergeant C Van Ginkel 92736 / Sergeant F A Hoogveld 93750

 

Details from the book “Up in Darwin with the Dutch ” by Gordon Wallace

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