Born: 1921, Ipswich.
Died: 5th March 1945; age: 23; aircraft accident.
Residence: 125, Boyton Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Flight Lieutenant/Wireless Operator; Service Number: 155069.
Regiment: Royal air Force Volunteer Reserve, 161 Squadron. R.A.F. Special Duties.
Medals Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross – Gazetted 19th January 1945.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Leonard Owen Sharman & Eva Alice Sharman, of ‘Homeleigh’ 42, The Strand, Wherstead, Suffolk.
Father: Leonard Owen Sharman, born 1897, Ipswich. A Lorry Driver.
Mother: Eva Alice Sharman (nee Mears), born November 1894, Carleton Rode, Norfolk.
Probate to Thomas Philip Sharman – paternal uncle, a Boilermaker.
5th March 1945
Aircraft: Stirling; Serial number: LK 312. On a mission to drop supplies for the resistance fighters in northern Jutland. The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed into Limfjordan, off Livo Island, Denmark. On the 5th May, a carpenter’s apprentice sailed out on the Fjord of fish, and found the body of Michael Brogan. He was buried on the 15th May, 6-700 people of the city followed the coffin. On the 20th May Harold’s body was found in Limfjorden at Bygholm Vejler. His funeral was held on the 23rd May, where he was laid to rest next to Michael.
Michael Andrew Brogan D.F.C.; Wing Commander/Pilot; age 32; R.A.F.V.R.