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    Default F/L C K L Bryson 248Sqn

    Hi,

    today I'm looking for informations about the following airman:

    BRYSON, Flight Lieutenant (W.Op./Obs.) CHARLES KENNETH LESBIREL, 112710, 248 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 9 April 1945. Age 28. Son of Andrew Birrell Bryson, and of Alice Bryson, of Little Brickhill, Buckinghamshire; husband of Ruth Penelope Bryson. Chartered Accountant. Grave Ref. Becklingen 12. G. 12.

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    Mosquito,

    It appears that Bryson died in captivity. I read that he was navigator in a Beaufighter that was shot down over sea on 21-8-1942. Bryson and pilot F/O Standton managed to get into a dinghy, but were captured.

    Found this on a site about Malta airmen: http://website.lineone.net./~remosliema/airmen191570.htm

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    Hello Leendert,

    thanks for the information. I've checked the graves next to Bryson. He rests between two crews which crashed at Barnkrug 9km N Stade and Eilendorf 1km S Buxtehude. So that I believe that his death must have taken place in this region (Stade-Buxtehude W Hamburg).

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    Steve

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    Default F/L C K L Bryson 248Sqn

    Hello Steve,

    21 Aug 1942

    Beaufighter Mk I (T5164 ‘O’) of 248 Squadron took off from Ta’ Qali, Malta at 16.15hrs to escort nine Beauforts of 86 Squadron on a shipping strike on a convoy that had left Messina bound for Benghazi. The convoy was located 19km off Paxos Island, but during the attack the Beaufigher was hit by AA fire and was forced to ditch 19km W of Corfu. The crew survived and were safely picked up by an Axis surface vessel and taken prisoners. They were both held at Stalag Luft 3, but F/Lt Bryson died in captivity shortly before the end of the war, on the 9th of April, 1945. He rests in Becklingen War Cemetery in Soltau, Germany.

    Pilot - P/O G P Stanton RAF 121344
    Obs – F/Lt C K L Bryson RAF 112710

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    Default F/L C.K.L. Bryson - 248 Sqn - 112710

    Thanks Kevin for sharing this info with us.
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    Henk.

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    Many thanks Kevin.

    I think that Bryson was transferred to a pow camp near Hamburg at the end of the war. Otherwise the grave at Becklingen would not be explainable. I'll try to get further informations about this.

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    Steve

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