The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J S Brennan
Jack Stephen Brennan was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th July 1918, the son of John and Olive Brennan.
He volunteered for aircrew duties in September 1939 and reported for ground training at Weraroa on 18th December, moving to Ohakea in mid-January 1940 for gunnery training.
On 23rd March Brennan sailed for England in the SS 'Akaroa' and arrived at Tilbury on 9th May.
He was posted to 5 OTU, firstly at Chivenor and then Aston Down. Brennan joined 23 Squadron at Collyweston on 6th July as an Air Gunner on Blenheims.
In the late evening of 21st August 1940, whilst on flarepath duty, Brennan was struck by a Blenheim coming in to land and killed.
He is buried in Wittering churchyard, Lincolnshire.