William Edward (Ted) BRINE


BRINE, William Edward

Service Number: 406023
Enlisted: 25 May 1940, Perth Western Australia
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: 39 Squadron
Born: Mount Lawley, Western Australia, 30 October 1919
Home Town: Kalamunda, Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Flying Battle, Derna, Libya, 15 June 1941, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Roll of Honour Kalamunda, Western Australia
Memorials: Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 406023, 39 Squadron
25 May 1940: Enlisted Perth Western Australia

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Pilot Officer William Edward Brine 406023 RAAF and Sergeant Douglas Charles Gordon 644693 RAF (from Canada) were killed when Maryland AH283 of 39 Squadron RAF crashed in the Derna area of Libya - their bodies were not recovered and they are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

Pilot Officer Brine is mentioned in the book “Hatching an Air Force” by Peter Ilbery

Survivors (Prisoners of War): Pilot Officer Robert Arnold Malloch 402078 RAAF (discharged December 44) and Warrant Officer Ronald Milton Hines 402086 RAAF (discharged October 1945)