BRADY John 436381

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant John BRADY

Service No: 436381
Born: Sydney NSW, 13 December 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 16 December 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 100 Squadron (RAF), RAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 100 Squadron Lancaster aircraft PB 572), Germany, 1 February 1945, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Durnbach War Cemetery, Bad Tolz, Bayern, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Philip and Susan Brady, of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia.
Roll of Honour: Ashfield NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Lancaster PB 572 took off from RAF Grimsby at 1555 hours on the night of 1/2nd February 1945, detailed to bomb Ludwigshafen, Germany.  Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.  The aircraft crashed at Linkenhem at approximately 2300 hours on 1st February and all the crew members were killed.

Flying Officer Geoffrey Robert Percival Blackbourn (162193) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Flight Sergeant John Brady (436381) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Francis Leslie Conn DFC (413154) (Pilot)
Flying Officer Robert Burnaby Alexander Dukelow (172456) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Wallace Frederick Hart (1880123) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Joseph Reginald Hartshorn (1580971) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Eric Charles Hemmant (3000858) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Flying Officer Percy Gerald Hughesdon (153136) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant John Alexander Wilson (1592933) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)

References:

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/930