George Arthur Marrows
Hi, I know that this thread is quite old now but I've only just found this website and the thread. Im keen to find out more about George Marrows (the pilot) and his operations prior to the faithful night of his plane coming down. I believe he flew other bombers before the Halifax. If anyone can help, I would really appreciate any information.
For info just scanning through this thread - "Toon" was Larry Taylors Pilot before Larry went on leave to return to find he has been KIA whilst he was away . . .
thats right, Larry spoke at length about it when I went up to interview him.
Originally Posted by Caz
send me a PM with your email address and I will see what information I can provide for you.
2nd August 2012 01:15
In answer to your query (Post# 29), re a Casualty File at the NAA for AUS403883 John Patrick WHELAN RAAF, when he baled out of No.78 Sqn Halifax W7939, on 29/30-3-1943.
Generally speaking, RAAF personnel only had one A705 Casualty File created when they sustained an illness/injury. All subsequent entries were simply added to the existing file. In Whelan's case, he has 2 (two) A705 Casualty Files! The situation is complicated by the fact, that one of Whelan's A705's (for the 29/30-3-1943 bale-out), is filed under an incorrect surname, ie (WHEELAN), and an incorrect service number, ie (403888), making it doub'ly-difficult to locate.
If you go to RecordSearch and enter 403888, Whelan's first (undigitised) A705 should come up amongst a few other unrelated files.
Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 2nd August 2012 at 02:39.
2nd August 2012 08:16