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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J S Brennan


Jack Stephen Brennan was born in Auckland, New Zealand on July 18th 1918. He volunteered for aircrew duties in September 1939 and reported for ground training at Weraroa on December 18th, moving to Ohakea in mid-January 1940 for gunnery training. On March 23rd Brennan sailed for England in the SS 'Akaroa' and arrived at Tilbury on May 9th.

He was posted to 5 OTU, firstly at Chivenor and then Aston Down. Brennan joined 23 Squadron at Collyweston on July 6th as an Air Gunner on Blenheims.

In the late evening of August 21st 1940, whilst on flarepath duty, Brennan was struck by a Blenheim coming in to land and killed.

He is buried in Wittering churchyard, Lincolnshire.

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