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The Airmen's Stories - P/O J Bryson


John Samuel Bryson, from Westmount, Canada and formerly of the Royal Canandian Mounted Police, joined the RAF on a short service commission in January 1939. After completing his training at 13 FTS, Drem he joined 92 Squadron when it was reformed at Tangmere on October 10th 1939.

Over Dunkirk on June 2nd 1940 he damaged a He111. On July 24th he shared in shooting down a Ju88 which was bombing shipping in the Bristol Channel. It crashed on Martinhoe Common, near Lynton.


Bryson was shot down and killed by Me109’s on September 24th 1940. His Spitfire, X4037, crashed and burned out near North Weald.

He was 27 and is buried in St Andrew's churchyard, North Weald Bassett, Essex.




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