Pilot Officer Reginald Horatio (Reg) NOSSITER

459 RAAF Squadron

Service Number 411432

Date of Birth: 16 Dec 1914

Place of Birth: BOMADERRY, NSW

Date of Enlistment: 28 Apr 1941

Date of Discharge: 16 Jan 1946

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Date of Death: 31 Jul 2002

Reg Nossiter commenced his Air force career

on June 26th, 1941 at No.10 E.F.T.S. Temora, NSW. 

His service took him to No.14 S.F.T.S. - Aylmer, Ontario;

No.11 A.F.U. Shawbury, Shropshire, England;

No. 1 O.T.U. Silloth, England, 200 Squadron, Waterloo, Sierra Leone, 459 Squadron - Middle East, 75 O.T.U. Gianaclis, G.R.S Bairnsdale, Vic, H.B.R.T.U. - Nadzab, New Guinea, 23 Squadron - Darwin, 21 Squadron - Darwin, Moratai, Tocumwal.

 

He was officially discharged on 3lst December, 1945.  Reg Nossiter flew many different aircraft during his career, namely the Tiger Moth (D.H.82), Harvard (N.A.I.6),  Yale (N.A.64 P.F.), Oxford Twin, Hudson Mk. I, Hudson Mk. V,Hudson Mk. VI, Hudson Mk.III, Baltimore I, Anson, Blenheim V, Baltimore II, Baltimore III, Baltimore III A, Ventura P.V. I, Wellington, Liberator B24. Pilot

 

* lst operational tour 459 Squadron - Hudsons.

 

* 2nd operational tour *23 RAAF Liberator B24 (4.12.42 to 23.02.43)

* 21 RAAF Liberator B24 (3.3.44 to 31.12.45).

 

His 459 crew consisted of   Pilot:F/Lt. Reg Nossiter.

                                        Nav: F/O Litchfield.

                                        WAGS: SGTs. Penman, Carter, Purcell.

 

He spoke very little about the War, but often spoke with high regard of his best mates, Tony Martin, John McKenzie, Ross Rasheed, Pat Unwin and Sep Owen.

 

Sadly he passed away on 31/7/02 and was survived by his wife Joy (now deceased), one son and two daughters.

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