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  Brewster Buffalo Mk. I Serial Number W8225  
RAF
453 Squadron, RAAF

Pilot  Sgt Ronald Reginald Oerlich, RAAF 402875 (MIA / KIA)
Crashed  December 13, 1941


Aircraft History
Built by Brewster as a model 339E. Constructors Number 241. An RAF aircraft in service with a RAAF unit.

Mission History
Shot down near Butterworth Airfield, Malaya.

Memorials
P/O Oerlich was buried at Butterworth Airfield, though post-war searches for his remains were unsuccessful. He is now commemorated on Column 412 of the Singapore Memorial at the Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

References
ADF Serials - Buffalo W8225
RAAF DB - Ronald Reginald Oerlich

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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