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1062192   Flight Sergeant John Bracken Coffey
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 31/01/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 153 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Date Of Birth: 24/10/1917
Died: 05/04/1945 (Killed in Action)
Age: 27
John Bracken Coffey was the second son of John and Martha ‘Lily’ Coffey. He was born on 24th October 1917 in Belfast. John Bracken Coffey served with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in World War Two. Flight Sergeant John Coffey was serving with 153 Squadron, when his Lancaster bomber (Serial No. NX-563) was engaged in a mine laying operation in the Kattegat region, between Denmark and Sweden on 6th April 1945. It was shot down by a night fighter. All seven of the crew were lost without trace
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Runnymede Memorial
  Runnymede, Surrey, 
Grave Ref: Panel 270
CWGC Casualty 1084671
This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
References and Links
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1 British Genealogy Brother Bill Coffey was in the navy
2 Facebook - 153 Squadron Assoc. Photo of John Bracken Coffey and details of living relatives
3 International Bomber Command Shot down by night fighter
4 RAF Commands - archive Archived forum discussion
5 RAF Commands - NX563 Details of crew and crash
6 Runnymede - panel 270 Middle Photo of Flight Sergeant John Coffey's inscription
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