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Squadron Leader Reginald Noble "Bill" LOCHHEAD

459 RAAF Squadron

Lochhead RN.jpg

Service No. 428724

Date of Birth: 12 Nov 1923

Place of Birth: SCONE, NSW

Date of Enlistment: 10 Oct 1942

Date of Discharge: 27 Feb 1946

Rank: Squadron Leader

Date of Death: 09 Dec 2005

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Bill Lochhead 2nd right
Bill Lochhead 4
Bill Lochhead 3
Bill Lochhead 5
Alex, Bill Lochhead , Margaret Cann, Liz
09 Bill Lochhead 1
07 Sailor bill in cap
10 Anzac Day
Anzac Day 454 and 459 squadron

The following extract was taken from Desert Scorpions "A history of 459 Squadron RAAF 1942-1945" by Leon Kane-Maguire

Bill Lochhead enrolled at Sydney University in medicine with his friend and fellow Baltimore crew member Tom O'Connell. Following graduation in 1952, he entered general practice and later worked in the hospital service. Bill finally retired after a long medical career in 2003.

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The Association was also contacted by Bill's daughter in law Michelle, who kindly provided the above pictures along with the following extract

Bill returned home and became a GP. He married Margaret Cann on 20 May 1950 in Ryde, New South Wales. They had five children during their marriage, two boys and three girls, and nine grandchildren. He died on 9 December 2006 in Bowral, New South Wales, at the age of 83. Bill didn’t speak much about the war but he never lost his love of aircraft and flying.

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