LEST WE FORGET

Pilot Officer Bryan Martin McDONOUGH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 42137 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: 1939
Unit: No. 236 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Thorney Island, Hampshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 236 Squadron Blenheim aircraft R2774), Querqueville, France, 1 August 1940, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Martin McDonough and Nellie McDonough
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 9, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Remembered: Battle of Britain Memorial, Westminster Abbey, London UK

Pilot Officer McDonough came from Melbourne. He was an Australian Cadet accepted for training by the RAF who embarked for the UK on 9 March 1939.

No. 236 Squadron Blenheim R2774 took off from Thorney Island at 1505 hours on 31 July 1940 to escort bombers attacking Querqueville, France. The aircraft was last seen diving to attack over the airfield and was shot down either by anti-aircraft fire or by Obit Dullberg of III/fG27.

The crew members of R2774 were:

Sergeant Frederick Arthur Percy Head (902546) (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer Bryan Martin McDonough (42137) (RAF) (Pilot)

References:

Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/47/57
Newton, Dennis A Few of the Few: Australians and the Battle of Britain, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT 2600, 1990