BROCKSOPP, John Bentley

Plane was a Baltimore AH171 which crashed on to Gambut after losing height on a night take off. Four crew were lost.

Last Name
BROCKSOPP
Given Names
John Bentley
Service Number
407489
Date of Birth
02/02/1912
Birth Location
London England
Enlistment Date
12/10/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
14/11/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 7
Intake Date
14/11/1940
Finish Date
05/03/1941
To
1BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
08/06/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
IRAQ HQ
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Killed in action [Flying battle], Middle East
Date of Death
08/06/1943
Age
31
Cemetery / Memorial
Tobruk War Cemetery
Notes

Plane was a Baltimore AH171 which crashed on to Gambut after losing height on a night take off. Four crew were lost.

Posting on Death
AFHQ IRAQ 454 Squadron RAAF
NAA Status
NOT YET EXAMINED
1WAGS - BROCKSOPP John Bentley - Service Number 407489 (edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs