Pilot Officer Braham (Brian) RAISES

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Victorian Births Registry shows his name as Abraham Isaac Raises

Service No: 136319 (RAFVR)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 601 Squadron (RAF), Melah el Nogra, Libya
Died: Air Operations: (No. 601 Squadron Spitfire aircraft ER461), 10 December 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Nahum and May Raises, of Tel Aviv, Israel
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Column 249, Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Remembered: Jews in the RAF Website

On 10 December 1942, aircraft from the No. 601 Squadron were tasked for an offensive sweep and reconnaissance of the Marble Arch area in Libya.  Flying Officer Raises in Spitfire ER461 went missing during the mission with his loss being unobserved and no trace of him or his aircraft was found.


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))
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/35/691
RAF Commands Website

Storr lists Pilot Officer Raises’ mother as Mrs Raises, Address: c/- Rossnive Marvelwear Knitting Mill, 155 Victoria St, East Brunswick, Victoria

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