DRAKE-BROCKMAN, Desmond James

Previous service school cadet. Plane was a Blenheim V6223 of 70 OTU which flew into the ground on night navigation exercises in cloud at Mbagathi, near Nairobi, Kenya.

Last Name
DRAKE-BROCKMAN
Given Names
Desmond James
Service Number
406553
Date of Birth
27/05/1922
Birth Location
Toodyay W.A
Enlistment Date
03/02/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
06/03/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 11
Intake Date
06/03/1941
Finish Date
22/09/1941
To
2BAGS
Kill Date or Discharge Date
05/06/1942 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
70 OTU
Rank
Sergeant
Operations
Aircraft accident Kenya,Middle East
Date of Death
05/06/1942
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Nairobi [Forest Road] Cemetery Kenya
Medals
AIr Gunners badge War medal
Notes

Previous service school cadet. Plane was a Blenheim V6223 of 70 OTU which flew into the ground on night navigation exercises in cloud at Mbagathi, near Nairobi, Kenya.

Posting on Death
70 Operational Training Unit
NAA Status
DIGITIZED

Acknowledgements

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