LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Raymond Leslie BROOK

Service No: 423613
Born: Ringwood VIC, 18 June 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 71 Squadron, Detachment Coffs Harbour NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 71 Squadron Anson aircraft DG936), off the East Coast, 27 November 1943, Aged 29 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Horace Leslie and Anne Brook; husband of Isla Brook, of Mosman, New South Wales. B.A., Hons. (Melbourne). Economist and Journalist
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 6, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 103, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Avro Anson DG936 went missing off the Eastern Australian coast after departing from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, at 0403 hours on 27 November 1943. The crew members of DG936 were:

Sergeant Raymond Leslie Brook (423613) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Neville Sinclair Orr (416451) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Keith Valentine (421526) (Wireless Air Gunner)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 63

Bibliography:

Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992