LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Francis Egerton BRYANT

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 87049
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 218 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Marham
Died: Air Operations (No. 218 Squadron Wellington aircraft T2806), Germany, 29 June 1941, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Edward Egerton Bryant and Madge Bryant, of Evandale, Tasmania, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown

Wellington T2806 took off from RAF Marham at 2250 hours on the night of 29 June 1941, detailed to bomb Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base. It was later learned that all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of T2806 were:

Sergeant Allan Ernest Ross Barton (400074) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Francis Egerton Bryant (87049) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Pilot Officer Ernest Edward Ellner (89596) (RAFVR) (Observer)
Sergeant John Johnstone Jordan (949055) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Thomas Robson Marshall (611372) (RAF) (Air Gunner)
Sergeant Donald Charles Smallbone (943284) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)

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

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