GREEN Bryant Francis 406804

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Sergeant Bryant Francis Kingdom GREEN

Service No: 406804
Born: Mile End SA, 9 February 1919
Enlisted in the RAAF: 26 April 1941 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 51 Squadron (RAF), RAF Snaith, Yorkshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 51 Squadron Halifax aircraft HR787), Germany, 27 April 1943, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Henry and Margaret Elizabeth Green, of Highgate, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Perth WA
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Halifax HR787 took off from RAF Snaith at 0026 hours on 27 April 1943 detailed to attack Duisburg, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it did not return to base. Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was established from German documents that the aircraft crashed 2 kms east of Kleinen Broich, and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of HR787 were:

Flight Sergeant Clifton MacLeay Brigden (411439) (Pilot)
Flight Sergeant Wesley Victor Chittock (408564) (Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Bryant Francis Kingdom Green (406804) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant William Donald Griffith (1237253) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Sergeant George Clare Peters (657052) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Sergeant Richard George Henry Sees (577651) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Norman Thompson (1334603) (RAFVR) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant William Holding (1078836) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator)

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 Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9301, 406804