Thomas Edward Nagle REDWAY


REDWAY, Thomas Edward Nagle

Service Number: 413426
Enlisted: 17 August 1941, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Operational Training Units (RAF)
Born: London, England, 8 October 1912
Home Town: Granville, Parramatta, New South Wales
Schooling: Paramatta, New South Wales
Occupation: Motorcycle Agent
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Bath, England, 16 July 1943, aged 30 years
Cemetery: Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery
Plot 51, Section H, Row T, Grave 252
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

17 Aug 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 413426, Sydney, New South Wales
24 Aug 1942: Embarked Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 413426, Embarked at Sydney for the UK
16 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 413426, Operational Training Units (RAF), Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Thomas William and Ethel Redway; husband of Janet Elizabeth Redway of Baulkham Hills, NSW

School subjects passed - English, Geography, History, Maths Science, Business Principles, Bookkeeping, Geometry

Sports played - Football, Cricket, Swimming, Motor Cycling

Plane was Whirley BD 276 crashed into a Hampden which was parked in front of Hangar 3 and immediately bust into flames.

The Whirley had come in to land slightly higher and faster than normal and appearred to be about to overshoot the runaway. The aircraft bounced and on the second bounced the pilot appearred to attempt  to open the throttles to go around again but the aircraft stalled and flew at a low level at about 100 feet above ground. It then went into a stall and veered off narrowly missing 9 Hangar then continued on till it hit the Hampden

Also served 12 months compulsory training at the Lancer Infantry Barracks, Parramatta, NSW