BRECHIN Angus Edward 427586

LEST WE FORGET 

Flying Officer Angus Edward BRECHIN

Service No: 427586
Born: Clare SA, 18 March 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 4 August 1942 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 75 Operational Training Unit (RAF), Shallufa, Egypt
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 75 Operational Training Unit Baltimore aircraft FW754), Egypt, 16 March 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William David and Olive Sarah Brechin, of Cunderdin, Western Australia
Roll of Honour: Cunderdin WA
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 16 March 1945, Baltimore FW754 took off from RAF Shallufa and crashed near Ames at 2230 hours. All on board were killed.

The crew members of FW754 were:

Sergeant Asrielis Blumbergus (774962) (RAF) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)
Flying Officer Angus Edward Brechin (427586) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant James Lawson (1823777) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Lieutenant Hartley Derek Roper (46734) (RAF) (Pilot)

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, 166/6/1015