researching my late fathers wartime memoirs and would dearly love to know
what became of the two Australians he flew with.
My Father flew for a year with the same crew, they flew 450 hours together
and completed 64 op's whilst with "A" flight 7 squadron RAF.
They were: Fred Phillips DFC & bar, pilot RAAF from Melbourne Stan
Williamson, wireless operator RAAF from Sydney Dave Goodwin, navigator
RNZAF Thomas Jones DFC, flight engineer RAF (my Dad) Clive Thurston, H2S
operator RNZAF Ron Wynne, mid-upper gunner RAF Arthur Harper, bombaimer
RAF Joe Naylor DFM, rear gunner RAF.
I have a
wonderful photograph of the crew together in 1944, so can put faces to
Jones e-mail (for reply) firstname.lastname@example.org
My late father flew
with QANTAS during WWII and during that period was First Officer on
Catalina's that operated from the Swan River, Perth, non-stop to Kogala
Lake, Ceylon (Sri Lanka). This became known as "The Secret Order of
the Double Sunrise". Following the arrival in Perth from one such
flight he reported sick and learnt that he was stricken with Polio. He
returned to the Eastern States and in the process never recovered his Log
His name was EDGAR HURLSTONE NEAL (Ted) formally of Wellington NZ. He flew
with Air Flight, Guinea Airways and with Kingsford Smith flying School.
His Qantas time also saw flying on Short Empire Flying Boats. As Qantas
was a "Front Line" Airline he held a RAAF Commission in the
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of this Log Book, please contact,
Bruce (Blue) Neal on email@example.com
of the Squadron or their families are invited to view my website history
of the Squadron on-line at:
I'd be most grateful if any ex-RAAF members wished to contact me about
their own 211 Squadron experiences, or with information about other RAAF
personnel of the Squadron.
PO Box 96
LATHAM ACT 2615 AUSTRALIA
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bundaberg & District (Queensland) Branch's adopted school,
Bullyard State School is seeking names of persons from Albionville, Kolan
North, Bucca or Bullyard who served in the World Wars, later conflicts or
peace-keeping missions, for its memorial.
If you have any information Please send to Leone Wilson, Email: email@example.com
I am looking for service comrades of P/O Ewan Moore Taylor who lost his
life on 22nd Oct 1943 when his Lancaster crashed near St. Albans on his
final Command Bullseye exercise from 1654 HCU at Wigsley.
His postings were: Pearce 15/5/40, Perth 3/4/41, Pearce 12/10/41,
Cunderdin 5/2/42, Geraldton 6/4/42, Bradfield Park 18/9/42, Sydney
17/10/42, Bournemouth 16/12/42, South Cerney 30/3/43, Upper Heyford
18/5/43, and Wigsley 5/8/43.
Please write to; Harry Green, 101 Mendip Vale, Coleford, Radstock,
Somerset, BA3 5PP, U.K. or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org