Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack BROWNE-GAYLORD DFC

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BROWNE-GAYLORD, Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack

Service Numbers: 421579, O23665
Enlisted: 28 February 1942, Sydney, New South Wales
Last Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Last Unit: No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Quirindi, New South Wales, 24 October 1921
Home Town: Potts Point, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Book salesman
Died: Killed in Action (flying battle), Haeju, Korea, 27 January 1952, aged 30 years
Cemetery: United Nations Memorial Cemetery, Busan, Korea
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cootamundra Korean War Memorial, Korean War Memorial (Ipswich, Qld), Lithgow War Memorial, Memorial Lane Murals (Gympie, Qld)
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World War 2 Service

28 Feb 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, SN 421579, Sydney, New South Wales
7 Jan 1946: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN 421579

Korean War Service

27 Nov 1950: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN O23665, Sydney, New South Wales
26 Nov 1951: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant, SN O23665, No. 77 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography

Enlisted RAAF in WW2 as Henry BROWN - reinlisted for Service in Korea as Mark Astil Baren Henry Aytack BROWNE-GAYLORD

"2 airmen missing in Korea

Two R.A.AF. pilots Flt.-Lt. M. A. B. Browne-Gaylord, of Pott's Pt., Sydney, and Sgt. B. T. Gillan, of Canberra are reported missing in Korea. R.A.A.F. headquarters said yesterday both were Meteor jet fighter pilots. They were posted missing after making an armed reconnaissance over enemy territory. Flight-Lieut. Browne-Gay lord joined the R.A.A.F. in 1942, and went to Korea last November. Sgt. Gillan, who enlisted m August, 1949. was trained at Pt. Cook, and was posted to Korea last September." - from the Melbourne Argus 31 Jan 1952 (nla.gov.au)

Shot down by ground fire during a strafing run over Haeju. Flight Lieutenant Browne-Gaylord's body was never recovered and is therefore regarded as missing, presumed killed in action.

 

 

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