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Information on Pilot Officer John Robert Brannan required

Discussion in 'The War In The Air' started by temptage, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Could any body add any details to the demise of this individual. I cannot find a single thing about him on the Internet, so was hoping someone may be able to add the wheres, whens, hows and whys.


    BRANNAN, JOHN ROBERT

    Rank:

    Pilot Officer

    Trade:

    Air Gnr.

    Service No:

    52826

    Date of Death:

    02/10/1943

    Age:

    31

    Regiment/Service:

    Royal Air Force

    Grave Reference

    Sec. 116. Row I. Grave 11.

    Cemetery

    GRIMSBY (SCARTHO ROAD) CEMETERY

    Additional Information:
    Son of James Michael and Harriet Mary Brannan, of Grimsby; husband of Connie Brannan, of Birkby, Huddersfield.



    Appreciated as always

    Tony
     
  2. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    Hi Tony,

    From page 252 of Chorley's Volume 7, (OTU Losses). Unit was No. 15 OTU. A training exercise. Your man was the only officer in a crew of six. In the matrix appears last so Air Gunner as you pointed out. Kite was a Wellington X, serial LN497, t/o at 1101 from Hampstead Norris for a cross-country. Ran into bad weather and in steadily worsening visibility crashed 1226 into the side of a hill on Swindhope Common near Westgate.

    Other five crewmen(in order of Chorley's maxtrix) Sgts Lay, Creamer, Nichol. Postlethwaite and Churn.

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2764218/

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2623512/

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2406829/

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2699927/

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2706261/

    Regards,

    Dave
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Remembered Beaconsfield War Memorial,Buckinghamshire and Headstone from Beaconsfield Cemetery

    CHURN, THOMAS BERNARD Rank: Sergeant Trade: Air Gnr. Service No: 1586295 Date of Death: 02/10/1943 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Grave Reference Grave 1792. Cemetery BEACONSFIELD CEMETERY, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Additional Information:
    Son of Ronald Cyril and Gertrude Mary Churn, of Beaconsfield.
     

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  4. temptage

    temptage I thought it would only take a few weeks......

    Excellent. Thanks fellow forumites. T's crossed and i's dotted.

    Ciao
     

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