John Henry BROWN

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BROWN, John Henry

Service Number: 418915
Enlisted: 20 June 1942
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: No. 463 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder - Western Australia, Australia, 4 August 1912
Home Town: Zeehan, West Coast, Tasmania
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Mining Engineer
Died: Aircraft JO-E shot down during night bombing raid - Lille (Fr), Lille, France, 10 May 1944, aged 31 years
Cemetery: Hellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery
Row A. Grave 6.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

20 Jun 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), SN 418915, Aircrew Training Units
10 May 1944: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flight Sergeant, SN 418915, No. 463 Squadron (RAAF), Air War NW Europe 1939-45

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Biography contributed by Steve Larkins

Flight Sergeant John Henry BROWN was the  Wireless Operator of Lancaster tail number LL891 C/S JO-E of No. 463 Squadron RAAF based at Waddington in Lincolnshire.

He was killed in action in the course of a night bombing raid on the French city and major rail junction of Lille, in northern France, on the night of 10/11 May 1944.  There were no survivors.