Brandon Boyce KERSEY

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KERSEY, Brandon Boyce

Service Number: 410811
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flying Officer
Last Unit: Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units
Born: Cambridge, New Zealand, 28 September 1922
Home Town: Brighton, Bayside, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Student
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, 19 July 1943, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Dauphin (Riverside) Cemetery, Valley River, Manitoba, Canada
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

19 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Flying Officer, SN 410811, Royal Canadian Airforce Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flying Officer Brandon Boyce Kersey 410811 was killed when his aircraft - Cessna Crane 8665 - collided with Cessna Crane 7777 being flown by Pilot Officer Glen William Monks J/23318 RCAF (of Oakmont, Pennsylvania) in mid-air.

The aircraft from Number 10 Service Flying Training School RCAF collided seven miles south west of the aerodrome at Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada while being tested for night flying operations.