Flight Sergeant George Frederick Regan

Service number 409448
Birth Date 1915-06-06
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Elsternwick
Death Date 1943-07-09
Death Place Far East
Final Rank Flight Sergeant
Service Royal Australian Air Force
Unit No. 11 Squadron (RAF)
Places
Conflict/Operation Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

George Frederick “Ted” Regan played for the Melbourne Football Club in 1938 before being transferred to Essendon in 1939. He went on to play seven games for Essendon during the 1939 and 1941 seasons including the 1941 VFL Grand Final loss to Melbourne. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 15 August 1941, and trained to become a pilot in Australia and Africa. After gaining his wings, Regan was posted to India and attached to No. 11 Squadron of the Royal Air Force as a Bristol Blenheim bomber pilot. On 9 July 1943, Regan was involved in a low level bombing and strafing operation over Burma. His Bristol Blenheim was hit by machine gun fire, caught alight and crashed into a hillside, exploding the aeroplane and killing Regan and the crew.

George Frederick “Ted” Regan is commemorated at Singapore Memorial.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour:

    Unit
    No. 11 Squadron (RAF)
    Conflict
    Second World War, 1939-1945
    Rank
    Flight Sergeant

Timeline

Date of birth 06 June 1915
Date of death 09 July 1943