LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Cedric Tyson BROWN

Service No: 404197
Born: Townsville QLD, 22 February 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1940
Unit: No. 203 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Air Operations (No. 202 Squadron Blenheim aircraft V6294), off the North African Coast, 19 December 1941, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Cedric Tyson Brown and Gertrude Mary Brown, of Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 2, Column 1, Malta Memorial, Malta
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 19 December 1941 Blenheim V6294 failed to return from an operational patrol over the Mediterranean. Following post war enquiries and investigations when no trace of the missing aircraft or crew was found, it was recorded in 1948 that the missing crew members had lost their lives at sea. At the time the Squadron was operating in the Western Desert from Suqa, Egypt, Sidi Barrani and Tobruk, Libya, including emergency Landing Grounds in that area.

The crew members of V6294 were:

Sergeant Cedric Tyson Brown (404197) (Observer)
Sergeant Alfred McLevy (809126) (RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)) (Wireless Operator Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Arthur Thomas Read (84674) (RAFVR) (Pilot)

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, 163/93/371