John Prower Braund                               Updated: 23 DEC 2019                                       

 Gravene*John*John og Paul*tvillinger*sten for forældrene*Efterskrift         The graves*John*John and Paul*twins*stone to the parents*Post-script

Airman:
 a088001.htm Surname: Braund Init: J P Rank: F/Lt Service: RAF Sqdn: 77                                             Photo 01 SEP 2015 by AS

P_link: p396.htm Plane: HAL MZ924 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Smålandsfarvandet

Crash_d: d140245 Buried_d: b140545 C_link: c088.htm At_Next: Skælskør, Plot L 1, 2.

"I forbindelse med en mineudlægningsoperation natten til den 15. februar 1945 nedstyrtede en "Halifax"
i havet et sted syd for Sjælland. Hele besætningen omkom. Flyets pilot, J.P. Braund, blev begravet den
14. maj 1945." (FAF) Han blev fundet ved Kobæk Strand (omkring her) og begravet den samme dag.
(Kilde: Kirkebogen) 
Se Google Map p396 * Maleri af HAL KN-D.

Se det danske monument og sten for forældrene.
"Flyverløjtnant i Royal Air Force John Prower Braund født i Plymouth 23. august 1922, død 15. februar 1945.
Flt. Lt. Marwood Paul Braund twin brother died 12th January 1945.
Both brothers lost their lives in flying operations near Zealand."
"Rejst af de lokale soldaterforeninger 7.10 1945." (KM)

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) John Prower Braund, 22 år, var søn af William Powell og Greta Emily Braund,
Pinner, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Hans bror Marwood Paul faldt også.
(Kilde: CWGC

Besætningen på HAL MZ924 er begravet i Skælskør (1), Brarup (2), Stubbekøbing (1), Svinø (2)
og Bogø (1).
7 flyvere.

"In connection with a minelaying operation the night before 15 February, 1945 a "Halifax" crashed into
the sea somewhere south of Zealand. All of the crew perished. The pilot, J.P. Braund, was buried on 14 May, 1945." (FAF) He was found on the Kobæk Beach (about
here) and buried the same day. (Source: Parish register) See Google Map p396 and Painting of HAL KN-D.

See the Danish monument and stone to the parents.
"Flight Lieutenant in Royal Air Force John Prower Braund born in Plymouth 23 August, 1922,
died on 15 February, 1945. Flt. Lt. Marwood Paul Braund twin brother died 12th January 1945.
Both brothers lost their lives in flying operations near Zealand."
"Erected by local associations of soldiers  7.10 1945." (KM)

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) John Prower Braund, 22, was the son of William Powell and Greta Emily Braund,
of Pinner, Middlesex, United Kingdom. His brother Marwood Paul also fell. (Source: CWGC) Both parents are buried in this plot!
Both of the twin brothers were Pilots of 77 Squadron. They are still remembered in 77 Squadron Association, see NICKEL 59 and NICKEL 58 (pdfs).
See also NICKEL 60, DEC 2017: 7 Planes and 47 Aircrew from 77 Squadron, p23-24*25

The airmen of HAL MZ924 are buried in Skælskør (1), Brarup (2), Stubbekøbing (1), Svinø (2) and Bogø (1). 7 airmen.
No.77 Squadron RAF * 77 Squadron Association * Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * LAN-HAL.
Halifax III MZ924 KN-D took off from RAF Full Sutton at 18.05 hrs on 14 FEB 1945. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) Google Map 77 Squadron DK