Brian Ernest LONG


LONG, Brian Ernest

Service Number: 403888
Enlisted: 31 March 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, 17 May 1918
Home Town: Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia , 17 June 1942, aged 24 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 403888
31 Mar 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, No. 13 Squadron (RAAF)

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Son of Ernest George and Isabel Long


RAAF Lockheed Hudson aircraft A16-132 of Number 6 Squadron was reported missing on an operational flight from Hughes Airfield, Darwin - all crew killed:

Pilot Officer Gordon Robert Crawford 403802

Sergeant Maurice McGuire 401137

Pilot Officer Colin Vivian Cantor 411861

Pilot Officer Brian Ernest Long 403888

Sergeant Lawrence Rex Hayward 411908

(USAAF info from Baugher - Aircraft A16-132 was built as 41-23202 - MIA in Timor Sea after engine failure)


All crew are commemorated on the Northern Territory Memorial to the Missing located at Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT