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    Default 99 Squadron Wellingtons 29/30 May 1940

    Hi guys

    Perusing Bill Chorley's Volume I of Bomber Command losses, I note that on the night of 29/30 May 1940 three Wellingtons of 99 Squadron crashed on returning to Newmarket due to lack of fuel. These are listed as P9241 (one killed), P9282 (Plt Off J. Brain) and R3196 (Plt Off C.J.A.C. Brain).

    Assuming two the 'Brains' are correct begs one to ask - were they brothers? And who were the other crew members of the three Wellingtons? (not listed by Bill)

    Cheers
    Brian

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    I think that should be C J A "G" Brain:

    Cecil James Algernon Grant BRAIN, D.F.C*. (41660). Got his Bar with 9 Squadron in 1944

    And there was a Jack BRAIN (41661) promoted to Flying Officer in Sept 1940, awarded the AFC in 1944.

    Both survived the war as, by the looks of it, Squadron Leaders

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    P9241 (one killed),


    Pilot Officer (Pilot) James C. Young

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    Default Wellingtons 99 Squadron

    Thanks Amrit and Paul

    Methinks a visit to Kew is still required!

    Cheers
    Brian

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