Flight Sergeant Bertram Stanley BRAYBROOK

Service No: 403470
Born: Marrickville NSW, 17 May 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 January 1941
Unit: No. 35 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Linton-on-Ouse
Died: Air Operations (No. 35 Squadron Halifax aircraft W1100), Netherlands, 1 August 1942, Aged 22 Years
Buried: Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery, Zeeland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Stanley Ernest and Lillian May Braybrook, of Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Sydney NSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2345 Hours on the night of 31 July 1942 Halifax W1100 took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse to bomb Dusseldorf, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft and it failed to return to base. It was later established that the aircraft was shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at 0345 hours
near Serooskerke (Zeeland) on Schouwen, Netherlands. Two crew members were killed and five became Prisoners of War.

The crew members of W1100 were:

Flight Sergeant Bertram Stanley Braybrook (403470) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Ronald Casey (126898) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant H Clarke (1168167) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant W A Elliot (1105223) (RAFVR) PoW
Sergeant Robert Thomas Morris (1230755) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Caudray Albert Charles Pithers (538317) (RAF) PoW
Pilot Officer Cyril Charles Spencer (126854) (RAFVR) (Pilot) PoW


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, 163/93/549

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