Flying Officer John De Vernet BROUGHTON

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 82722 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 12 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Binbrook, Lincolnshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 12 Squadron Wellington II aircraft W5375), Netherlands, 10 April 1941, Aged 33 Years
Buried: Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery, Friesland, Netherlands
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Herbert Henry and Ida Mary Broughton, of Edgecliffe, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Wellington W5375 took off from Binbrook at 2230 hours on 9 April 1941 to attack Emden, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter (ObIt Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld, 4./NJGl) and crashed 0059 in the Ijsselmeer. All the crew members were killed.

The crew members of W5375 were:

Sergeant George Henry Bishop (747971) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Wing Commander Vyvian Quentery Blackden (16236) (RAF) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer John Crewdson Ashton Bond (85271) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Flying Officer John Du Vernet Broughton (82722) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Flying Officer Harold Marshall (77376) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Duncan McDougall (751148) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)


Chorley W R Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War Volume 2 Aircraft and Aircrew Losses 1941, Midland Counties Publications Leicester UK, 1993
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records

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