BRADLEY James 415224

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant James BRADLEY

Service No: 415224
Born: Subiaco WA, 13 April 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 32 Squadron, Camden NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident: (No. 32 Squadron Beaufort aircraft A9-278), off the NSW Coast, 27 April 1943, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Nora Bradley; husband of Marjorie Bradley, of Perth, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 102, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 27 April 1943, Beaufort aircraft A9-278 went missing off the NSW coast during an anti-submarine patrol.  The crew members were:

Sergeant Arthur Alexander Barbour (412566)
Sergeant James Bradley (415224) (Pilot)
Flying Officer John Joseph Brennan (406343)
Sergeant Gordon Verdon Keane (412525)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/120

Bibliography:

Graham, B. (Burton) and Frank Smyth, A Nation Grew Wings: The Story of the RAAF Beaufort Squadrons in New Guinea, Winterset House Publishers Melbourne VIC, 1946
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990