LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Arthur Hugh Steyning BROWN

Service No: 404867
Born: Maryborough QLD, 18 May 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 6 December 1940
Unit: No. 51 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 51 Squadron Whitley aircraft Z9133), Bay of Biscay, 16 October 1942, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frank Henry and Maude Eleanor Brown, of Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Maryborough QLD
Remembered: Panel 111, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1000 hours on 16 October 1942 Whitley Z9133 took off, for an antisubmarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay. At 1516 hours a signal was received from the aircraft reporting it was being attacked by enemy fighters. No further communication was received and the aircraft and crew members are assumed lost at sea.

The crew members of V29133 were:

Sergeant Reuben John Benn (701008) (RAF) (Second Pilot)
Pilot Officer Arthur Hugh Steyning Brown (404867) (Pilot)
Sergeant Ronald Smith Fielding (655280) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Andrew Arthur Gillies (636033) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Philip Marsden Jones (1052291) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Jack Vage Kerr (959887) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)

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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/93/545