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    Default RAF 227 Squadron Balderton Dec 1944 - Lancaster PB 646

    I am trying to develop a background to Warrant Officer John Paterson White who was lost during the Giessen Raid on 6/7 Dec 1944. He was RAAF on attachment to the RAF and was posted to 227 Squadron at Balderton. His Avro Lancaster PB 646 was shot down by night fighters over Altenkirchen (en route to Giessen) with the loss of all the crew, now buried in the Hanover War Cemetery. John is the last of that line of my Family and I feel it important to honour him as much as I can. Hence I would be grateful for any information that might flesh out that part of his short life. I have his Papers from the Australian War Museum but would like to add meaning to the bare statistics.

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    P/O Bendall's casualty repatriation file is online at naa.gov.au. (63 pages)

    Use "419604" as your search parameter.

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    Please can the relative of Warrant Officer John Paterson White contact me by sending me an E-mail me to:

    pandjmilner@yahoo.co.uk

    I have alot of information about this particulary aircraft and the airmen. I think I might be able to help you.

    Looking forward to hopefully making contact with you.

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    Tom

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    Thanks Tom. I have posted a message to your e-mail address in response to your message and look forward to hearing from you. Best wishes.

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    Thanks Adam for that reference to the Australian National Archives. I have those documents and am trying to extend that detail to his actual experience in the UK. Best wishes.

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    Thanks Dave. I am certainly interested in members of that flight crew and will follow up. Best wishes.

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    If you search the naa.gov.au site using his name you get his Personal File also - 29 pages. Personal Files are prefixed with A9300 (generally) in the archives.

    Adam

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