Brian Robert BRIGHT

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BRIGHT, Brian Robert

Service Number: 407841
Enlisted: 1 February 1941
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia, 24 April 1917
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Aircraft accident), Beverley Islands, Northumberland Group, Queensland, Australia, Off Queensland Coast, Australia, 23 May 1942, aged 25 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Sydney Memorial, Rookwood, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Sydney Memorial (Sydney War Cemetery) Rookwood
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World War 2 Service

1 Feb 1941: Involvement Sergeant, SN 407841
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Adelaide
1 Feb 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Sergeant, SN 407841
23 May 1942: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, No. 32 Squadron (RAAF)
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography

Rank - Sergeant

Plane was Hudson A16-190. 32 Squadron

Son of Henry Garrood Bright and Mary Margaret Bright, of Broken Hill, New South Wales.

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Lockheed Hudson A16-190 of 32SQN crashed into the sea off the Beverley Islands (part of the Northumberland Group) south-east of the city of Mackay - all crew were lost:

Pilot Officer John Desmond Power 416230 - Son of Francis and Mary Power of Reade Park, SA (body recovered, buried in Townsville War Cemetery)

Flying Officer Arthur Ernest Adams 692 - Son of Arthur George and Dora Emily Adams (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 5 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Brian Robert Bright 407841 - Son of Henry Garrood Bright and Mary Margaret Bright of Broken Hill, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

Sergeant Beverley Kilgour Chandler 21351 - Son of Wallace Dorman Chandler and Elizabeth Emily Chandler of Newcastle, NSW (body not recovered, he is memorialised on the Panel 6 of the Sydney Memorial)

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