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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. R A Breeze


Reginald Arthur Breeze was born in January 1915 in Forehoe, Norfolk, the son of Frederick James Breeze (1874-1915) and Selina Harriet Breeze (nee Daynes 1872-1939).

He joined the RAF in September 1933 as an Aircrafthand, later remustering as an Airman u/t Pilot.

He joined 266 Squadron at Wittering on 16th September 1940 from 7 OTU but was then posted to 222 Squadron at Hornchurch on 1st October.


Above: he married Irene Jones in late 1944 in Winchester.


On 8th November his Spitfire N3164 was damaged in combat and landed at Martlesham Heath. As he took off again the aircraft caught fire and crashed and burned out at Oakley Poultry Farm, Thundersley, Essex. He escaped unhurt.

Breeze was commissioned in September 1943 and is recorded as serving in the ground attack role in Italy.

He was killed on 28th January 1945, while serving with 151 Repair Unit (Aircraft) at Wevelgem, Belgium. His Spitfire IX, PL324, came down near Guines in France.

He is buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France.






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