RAF 1058585 Sgt James Bernard Brennan

This man (third from right) lost his life along with most of his crewmates when his Avro Lancaster Mk.I R5904 (LS-G) of 15 Squadron crashed near Oosterhout on 21 July 1944 on returning from an operation to Hamburg out of RAF Mildenhall. His family wanted to have his St. Christopher medal back, but it was not found.

Recently, Dutch amateur military historians have made futher enquiries…

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northdurham/chesterlestreet/11287508.Discovery_of_St_Christopher_medal_prompts_search_for_dead_airman__39_s_family/

and their persistence has paid off…!

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/11300521.Mystery_of_St_Christopher_medal_solved/

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