Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Rea

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Rea

March 31, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/94588

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 26, 1919
Eltham, New Zealand

Son of Stanley and Meta Rea of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 557 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

13. A. 1.

Location:

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY is 13 km south east of Soltau on the west side of the road from Hamburg to Hannover. From Hannover travel north in the direction of Hamburg on the Autoroute No.7 for 80 km until the junction with Soltau Sud, this is in fact the junction of the A7 with the B3 Hannover to Hamburg road. On leaving the A7 at Soltau Sud follow the B3 in the direction of Celle and Bergen. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 7 Km from the motorway junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Becklingen War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Rea is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Rea is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN REA– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN REA– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Rea– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Crest– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home.

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me

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