Pilot Officer Leo Frederick Joseph BROWN

Service No: 416018
Born: Stirling West SA, 26 December 1915
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 156 Squadron (RAF), RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations (No. 156 Squadron Lancaster aircraft EE127), North West Europe, 25 June 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Joseph Henry and Emily Edith Brown; husband of Erica Jean Brown, of Port Lincoln, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Port Lincoln SA
Remembered: Panel 190, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 119, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Lancaster EE127 of No. 156 Squadron took off from RAF Station Warboys at 2313 hours on 24 June 1943 to carry out a bombing raid on Wuppertal, Germany. No messages were received from the aircraft which failed to return to Base.

The crew members of EE127 were:

Sergeant Ivor Hall Bradley (569239) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer Leo Frederick Joseph Brown (416018) (Pilot)
Sergeant Cecil Easton (1330123) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner Rear)
Sergeant Ronald Gilbert (1264739) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Malpass (1207245) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Albert Victor Newell (1391936) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Robert Franklin Worthington (J/17985) (RCAF) (Bomb Aimer)


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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/186

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