A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Dennis Brennen -

Unknown person Name : Dennis Brennen

Son of : Benjamin and Dorothy May Brennen (née Simmonds); husband of Dorothy Ena Brennen, of Upper Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born : 1922 Brading.

Married : 1942, Dorothy Ena Tribbick, St Paul's Church Gatten. One daughter, Maureen Elizabeth, born 1943.
  Electoral roll information :

1922 : The family are at The Cot, Landguard Road, Shanklin.

  Service Details :

Sergeant 1600210 Dennis Brennen (Air Gunner), 83 Sqn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

  Casualty Details :

Died : 4th April 1943 aged 20.

Buried at : Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Shanklin War Memorial
  Further Information :

Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.I R5626 OL-M of 83 Sqn
Pilot :Flt/Lt R B Hope, DFC CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt R G Pegg CWGC record ...
Navigator :WO II L N McArthur, RCAF CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :Flt/Sgt J S Keay CWGC record ...
Air Bomber :Sgt C L Billington CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt W Billington CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Sgt D Brennen CWGC record ...

The aircraft left RAF Wyton at 19.50 on Ops to Essen. All the crew were killed when the aircraft crashed near the target area. Flt/Lt Hope came from Balwyn, Victoria, Australia. It is not known whether the Billingtons were related.

  Links :

83 Sqn., Royal Air Force
  Acknowledgements :

John Bloodworth for Royal Air Force research
  Page status :
Page last updated : July 2012


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