Sergeant James Maxwell BRADY

Service No: 400502
Born: Bendigo VIC, 30 April 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 September 1940
Unit: Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit Wellington aircraft Z9043), off the Algerian Coast, 16 January 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Francis and Vera Gertrude Brady, of Echuca, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Echuca VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Brother of Flight Sergeant William George Brady (428583)

Wellington Z9043 was reported missing on a ferry flight from RAF Station Portreath to the Middle East on the night of 16 January 1942. The aircraft had departed Gibraltar for Luqa, Malta, and crashed into the sea off Bone, Algeria. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea.

The crew members of Z9043 were:

Sergeant James Maxwell Brady (400502) (Pilot)
Sergeant John Raeburn Brown (400693) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Joseph Ernest Browne (1378107) (RAFVR)
Sergeant James Hassett Hehir (405075) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Allan Frank Scott (1151101) (RAFVR)
Sergeant Miles William Scott (987500) (RAFVR)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/93/407

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