Service number before becoming an Officer R/188144.
Royal Canadian Air Force, 409 Squadron, Navigator.
Awarded the Navigators Badge on November 26, 1943.
His older brother Flying Officer Edwin Sawyne Brenton J/7466 was with the 31 R.A.F. Squadron. On August 15, 1943 he failed to return. The Dakota FD838 took off from Dinjan, India at 1310 hrs that day on a supply dropping mission over Alana Dunaku, India area and had been reported missing. His name is listed at Singapore Memorial.
Mosquito XIII HK382:
During a test flight the aircraft control was lost. It dived down and crashed at Annoeullin, France somewhere around 1440 hrs.
LONG, Richard Hartley Flying Officer (Pilot) J/19116 was also killed during the crash.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!