Flying Officer Geoffrey William BROWN

Service No: 426035
Born: Brisbane QLD, 10 December 1922
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 May 1942
Unit: No. 625 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Kelstern
Died: Air Operations: (No. 625 Squadron Lancaster aircraft PB154), Germany, 4 November 1944, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edgar William and Vera Hilda Eugenia Brown, of Corinda, Queensland, Australia
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1715 hours on the night of the 4/5th November 1944, Lancaster PB154 took off from Kelstern detailed to bomb Bochum, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of PB154 were:

Flight Sergeant Derick Bousfield (1237935) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flying Officer Geoffrey William Brown (426035) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Jack Jones (1647936) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant David John Lincoln (1399207) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant Basil Harry Petch (1592800) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Flying Officer Edward Phipps Twynam (422065) (Pilot)
Sergeant Archibald West (2218652) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper 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, 166/6/778

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