LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Brian Joseph KAIN

Service No: 442516
Born: Mannum SA, 7 January 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 11 September 1943
Unit: No. 3 Operational Training Unit, Rathmines NSW
Died: Ground Accident, Darwin NT, 30 August 1945, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Coleman and Rosalia Kain; husband of Pauline Beatrice Clarissa Kain, of Dulwich, South Australia
Roll of Honour: Mannum SA
Remembered: Panel 9, Northern Territory Memorial, Adelaide River NT
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On the 30th August 1945, Flight Sergeant Kain, a Pilot, fell from the main plane of Catalina A24-61 and it was presumed that he lost his life by drowning. The accident occurred at 2045 hours at the East Arm Flying Boat mooring at Darwin.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
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, 442516

Bibliography:

McFarlane, C.C. (Cyrus C.) Tojo’s Fate: Australia’s secret war, Sid Harta Publishers Glen Waverley VIC 3150, 2009
McMillan A. (Andrew) Catalina Dreaming: rescues exciting missions and other stories about the famous Australian flying boats of WWII, Duffy and Snellgrove Potts Point NSW, 2002
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Catalina, Neptune and Orion in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991