Brian Barry McSweeney
Son of Morgan Patrick and Evelyn Gertrude McSweeney, of Ngatapa, East Cape.
While engaged in an exercise with other aircraft, the Hudson, flown by William Marshall and Harold Beard took evasive action, spun in a climbing turn and crashed into the sea near the mouth of the Rangitikei river. The navigator was William Plant, wireless op., John Aubrey and Brian McSweeney was the air-gunner. All were killed and their remains lost to the sea.
[For Your Tomorrow, Errol Martyn, Vol.2 p.133]
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