E-MAIL ON "G" FOR GEORGE
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I would be very interested to receive any stories or recollections by former Air Crew of their time with 460 Squadron. I am also interested in borrowing any photographs of 460 Squadron that I can scan, to place them on this Home Page. 

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Regards Peter Dunn

 

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Frank Maher

Frank advised me via a friend Mick Flanagan of two 460 Squadron members living in Bentleigh, Melbourne.

Susan Salvair

Susan's father (name unknown) queried whether Flight Sergeant W. Rose would have received a DFC?

Bob Ward

Bob's father was stationed at RAF Mamby during WW2  and was still residing in England in December 1997. He is curious to know which bomb sight is fitted to "G" for George. He believes it would be either the Mark IV or the SABS.

Bruce McDonald

Bruce McDonald is a collector of aircrew memorabilia for both wars. He has a number of aircrew medals in his collection and is trying to identify 8246 F/O A.J. Jackson RAAF.

Daryl Cowley

Daryl is a self confessed "Lancaster Nut" who works at the AWM's Trelaor Centre. Over the years he has collected many movies and books on Lancasters, but the one thing he can't find is a set of plans for a Lancaster to scan.

Bronwyn Ryan (nee Llewellyn)

Bronwyn Ryan's late father, Albert Edward Llewellyn was a navigator in 460 squadron. He flew one mission in "G" for George when "K" for Kitty was out of service. His pilot was Neil Peters and the bomb aimer was Harry Britton.

Tom Mc Guinness

Tom McGuinness offered information on the "Hammer and Sickle" painted on one of the bomb tallies on "G" for George.

Wim Govaerts

Wim Govaerts in Belgium has sent me a photograph of a cardboard poster commemorating 79 missions for "G" for George. The card was sent home to his parents by Austin Edwards, who was the flight engineer of the crew of F/O Leggett.

John Currie

John Currie, 427806 is an ex member of 460 Squadron. He has done a lot of work analysing the operational records of 460 . Eventually he hopes to have a complete record of the crews on every sortie in a readily accessible data base.

Matthew Ford

Matthew, who lives in Goondiwindi,  often visits the Australian War Memorial and pays his tributes to "G" for George and thinks of the Australians that gave their all in those magnificent aircraft.  His Great Uncle Patrick Ford flew with no 12 Squadron RAF Wickenby with Lancasters during WW2.

Cheryl Bruce

Cheryl's grandfather, Selwyn Truman (Augustus Selwyn Truman) No. 3160, was an aeronautical engineer and flew under the Sydney Harbour Bridge in "G" for George.

Sharon Bruce

Sharon Bruce is also researching the above Selwyn Truman.

Tom Allibone

Tom Allibone's mother, Anne Walder was a WAAF in 460 Squadron.  Her nickname was "Blue".

Judy d'Arcy Thompson

Judy's father, Harry Priestley, flew Lancasters with 207 Squadron.   Judy has helped me with some wonderful information on Wilfred Starkey an ex air gunner of "G" for George.

Michael Nelmes

Michael works at the Australian War Memorial and he is in the final stages of writing a book on "G for George".

Elva Dimsey

Elva is the brother of F/Sgt Ronald Gooding who flew in "G" for George at least 8 times and was killed in action on 4 April 1943 in a raid over Kiel.

Maurie Isaac

Maurie wondered whether it was Peter Isaacson who flew "G" for George under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Don Dennis

Don is a retired Australian Army aviator. He knows another ex Army aviator, Bernie Forrest, formerly an RAAF apprentice, who helped assemble "G" for George in the museum when it was originaly installed.

John Poulter

John knows Squadron Leader Frank Lawrence, DFC, DFM who lives in Maryborough.

Bernie Forrest

Bernie told me how he helped to erect "G" for George in the Canberra War Memorial in about May 1955.

Andrew Shaw

Andrew's wife's uncle was a Victor Clemence who Andrew believes assisted in the building of "G" for George.

Greg Wright

Greg Wright, from Port Alberni, in British Columbia, Canada, has always had an interest in "G" for George since he was a young boy growing up in Granville,Sydney. His father and grandfather always talked to him about his great uncle Jasper Peters, who flew in Lancasters.

Tony Smith

Tony's ex mother in law, Pat Hope, of West Wallsend, NSW was the daughter of "Bunny" Smith the second pilot on "G" for George during its trip to Australia & the tour around the country. He died or was killed in Lebanon in the mid 50's.

Neil Currie

Neil sent me an article on the restoration of "G" for George

Cameron Allen

Cameron's great uncle, F/Sgt Russell Allen, was an ex pilot of "G" for George.

Andrew & Tim Hebron

Andrew and Tim are the sons of Sergeant George Herbert "Bert" Hebron of 460 Squadron. George prepared the engines on "G" for George prior to its flight to Australia. George also served with 455 Squadron for a bit.

Eunice Williams

Eunice's father, William Edwards, helped to build "G" for George at AVRO in Manchester.

Ian Jenkins

Ian Jenkins is co-author with Michael Nelmes of a new book on "G" for George.

Jeff Death

Jeff works for a tourism magazine called "This Week in Canberra". He is interested in Lancasters such as "G" for George as his uncle Frank Dixon was a pilot in 467 Squadron.

Erica Long

Erica visited the Treloar Centre in Canberra in June 2000 and saw "G" for George in pieces. She sent me a few photos.

DC Agle

DC Agle is an aerospace writer from southern California interested in Lancasters.
Jeff Richmond Jeff's uncle, Alec St. Smith, was a pilot of "G" for George.

 

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