Flight Sergeant Philip Munro BROOK

Service No: 421563
Born: Bexley NSW, 14 September 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 28 February 1942
Unit: No. 15 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Mildenhall
Died: Air Operations (No. 15 Squadron Lancaster aircraft EE912), Germany, 1 September 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Albert Edwin and Ida Eliza Brook, of Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Kogarah MSW
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2011 hours on the night of 31 August 1943 Lancaster EE912 took off from Mildenhall to bomb Berlin. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. It was established post war that the aircraft crashed at Roskow, 13kms north east of Brandenburg, Germany. All the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of EE912 were:

Flight Sergeant Philip Munro Brook (421563) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Sergeant Ronald Charles Haigh (1587219) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flight Sergeant Allan Hooker (420753) (Rear Gunner)
Warrant Officer Joseph Limmett Milner (R/79162) (RCAF) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Joseph Ryan (R/137429) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer)
Sergeant John Michael Stringfellow (1045932) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Edward John Wright (1044677) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


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, 166/6/262

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