Brodie, Ian George (Flight Sergeant, b.1915 - d.1943)

Accession Number PR03346
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1.5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book
Maker Brodie, Ian George
Place made Australia, United Kingdom
Date made 1941-1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the Second World War service of 401739 Flight Sergeant Ian George Brodie, 460 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force, Australia and the United Kingdom, 1941-1943.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one log book of Flight Sergeant Brodie, with entries dated between 22 November 1941 and 23 January 1943. It covers the period of his air gunner training, and service with 460 Squadron. The log book records dates and times of flights, aircraft types and numbers, pilots, and purposes of flights. Some of the purposes of flights include bombing and gunnery training, air firing practice, cross country flights, mine-laying operations, and bombing operations targeting enemy-occupied Europe. This log book also includes a card, on which is printed “A Sergeant’s Prayer”, bearing the name of Sergeant Hugh Brodie, a possible relative of Flight Sergeant Ian Brodie.

History / Summary

Flight Sergeant Ian George Brodie enlisted to the Royal Australian Air Force on 28 March 1941. He trained in Australia and the United Kingdom as an air gunner, and went on to serve with 460 Squadron, based at Binbrook, United Kingdom. With this squadron, Flight Sergeant Brodie participated in mine-laying and bombing operations in enemy-occupied Europe. On 27 January 1943, Flight Sergeant Brodie and his crew were declared missing after failing to return from a bombing operation over Germany. They were later found to have died in a flying battle. Flight Sergeant Brodie is buried at Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.