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Reilly, James Joseph (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-May-30

Birth Date: 1915-April-21 (age 27)

Born: Longford County, Ireland

Son of James and Mary Reilly of Edmonton, Alberta. Brother of Tim, Vincent, Lillian, Anne and Mary.

Home: Edmonton, Alberta

Enlistment: Edmonton, Alberta

Enlistment Date: 1940-10-15

Service
RCAF
Unit
59 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
J/6970
59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Hudson V aircraft AM 842 took off carrying bombs and was never heard from again. One RAAF, and two RAF members of the crew missing believed killed.

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Pilot Officer James Joseph Reilly has no known grave.

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Hudson AM842

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. V(L.R.) AM842

#59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). W/C RH Niven DFC (RAF)(Can) had flown Spitfire aircraft on photo reconnaissance operations during 1940 and 1941. He lost his life while on an anti-shipping mission in Hudson V aircraft #AM 842, hit by ship's flak

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