LONG, Byron Vernon

Cadet Flight Sergeant
Bryan Vernon LONG
104 (Cambridge) Squadron, Air Training Corps
Died on Active Service on 24th May 1942
Age 17

Birth registered Mutford, Suffolk in Q3-1924, the son of Vernon Worrell Long and Mildred Ethel Rachel LONG (née EASY), later of 18 Maids Causeway, Cambridge.

Chorley records in his Vol 8:
Wellington Mk1C T2802 took off from Newmarket for fighter affiliation training using cine camera gun. The crew comprised:
Pilot, wireless operator (attached from 138 Squadron), wireless operator air gunner, an air gunner, three ground staff, and an Air Training Corps cadet and an army artillery expert who was attached to 109 Squadron.
At around 16:00, the Wellington's main spar assembly failed outboard of the starboard engine. With a large part of its wing missing, the bomber crashed near Stanton, 6 miles NE of Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, killing all on board
Three were buried in Newmarket Cemetery, Sgt R S Holden; LAC A W Hughes and Cadet F/S B V Long ATC. Capt White was taken to Brookwood Military Cemetery and the rest were claimed by their next of kin- F/O M A Coote MID; F/S J G Y Boyle MID; F/S A Adderly DFM; AC1 W G Boyce; AC1 J Capp and Capt D R White RA.
F/S Adderly had flown a tour of operations with 115 Squadron; his DFM had been published on 2 September 1941

Bryan is buried in Newmarket Cemetery in grave P:416

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