Sergeant Malcolm Stanley BRIGHOUSE

Service No: 405388
Born: Brisbane QLD, 21 February 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 29 March 1941
Unit: No. 408 Squadron (RCAF), RAF Station Balderton
Died: Air Operations: (No. 408 Squadron Hampden aircraft AT228), France, 29 August 1942, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Liesse Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cecil George and Ruby Alice Brighouse, of Wilston, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2009 hours on the night of 28/29th August 1942, Hampden AT228 took off hours from Balderton, detailed to bomb Saarbrucken, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Liesse (Aisne), 15kms north west of Laon, France, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of AT228 were:

Sergeant Malcolm Stanley Brighouse (405388) (First Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Christopher Norman Chalken (R/78950) (RCAF) (Second Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Leon George Lyons (405315) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Keith Thomas Pellett (J/9759) (RCAF) (Observer)


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 163/93/645

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