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Raises, Brian

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rank: Pilot Officer
status: kia
airforce: RAF    (no: 136319 )
born: 1921-03-22 Melbourne Australia

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Braham RAISES (also known as Brian RAISES)

Service No: RAAF 136319 P/O
Service No: RAF 913822 W/O

From the London Gazette 8th Aug 1939. Page 5484 (This might not be him)
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GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
The undermentioned are granted short service commissions as Acting Pilot Officers on probation for six years on the active list on the dates stated:— 22nd July 1939...Braham RAISES.

From the London Gazette 9th Feb 1943.
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GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
To be Pit. 'Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
Wt. Ofis
913822 Brian RAISES (136319). 14th July 1942



Brian Raises joined 54 Squadron RAF on 13th February 1940

Sergeant B Raises: injured; aircraft accident, Upminster, Magister P6358, 54 Squadron, 15 March 1940.

MIA assumed KIA 10/12/42 while flying with 601 Squadron over Tripoli (Ras Lanuf)

10-Dec 1942

RAISES, BRIAN (136319) RAFVR - age 21

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He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ER461 of No 601 Sqn, which was probably shot down near Marble Arch by enemy fighters. He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

From the National Archives 601 Squadron ORB AIR 27 2070

10th Dec 1942
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During the afternoon, 12 aircraft took off on an Offensive Sweep and reconnaissance of the MARBLE ARCH AREA and LANDING GROUND.
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After the engagement and on reforming, it was found that No. 913822. W/O. B. RAISES (Australian) pilot in SPITFIRE V.B. No. E.R. 461, was missing. No trace could be found of this pilot or aircraft, and none of the other pilots were able to give any further information. W/O. RAISES was therefore reported MISSING cause unknown the aircraft being CAT III (Missing).

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RAF 54 Squadron 1940-02-13
RAF 601 Squadron 1942-10-21
RAF 127 Squadron 1942-07-05

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
ER461 1942-12-10
N3187 1940-02-18
N3172 1940-02-22
BP977 In ORB as BR977) 1942-10-21
BR132 1942-10-22
BR192 1942-10-28
AB345 1942-11-03
EP827 1942-11-06
BP959 1942-11-13
EP334 1942-11-20
ER229 1942-11-26
ER162 1942-12-01
AR286 1942-12-05
ER461 1942-12-06

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