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Lovett, Reginald Eric

Date of birth:
1913 (Hendon-London/England, Great Britain)
Date of death:
September 7th, 1940 (Billericay/Essex, Great Britain)
Buried on:
Commonwealth War Graves Hendon Cemetery
Plot: J9. Grave: 39576.
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Reggie Eric Lovett was killed in action on September 7th, 1940 in a dogfight in his Hawker Hurricane P3234 near Fritze Farm, Stock bij Billericay.

?: Flying Officer;
August 6th, 1939: acting Flight Lieutenant;
May 25th, 1940: Flight Lieutenant.

November 1935: Royal Air Force;
February 8th, 1936: No. 8 Flying Training School;
August 16th, 1936: No. 66 Squadron;
September 1939: Flight Commander No. 73 Squadron;

December 18th, 1939: Potez 63 (mistaken identity);
March 22nd, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 109;
March 26th, 1940: Dornier Do 17;
March 26th, 1940: unknown plane;
April 12th, 1940: Messerschmitt Bf 110);
August 15th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88;
August 15th, 1940: Junkers Ju 88 (probably).

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Acting Flight Lieutenant
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1940
Received for gallantry and devotion to duty in the execution of air operations.

LG 34898/4361.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)