Wendy wrote this about her father…and shared two photos.
My father’s name is Robert Davis (Bob). He was in 24 BG & NS Ansons, 76 O.T.U RAF MEF on Wellingtons in 1944 as bomb aimer and navigator, then Oxfords at the beginning of 1945 in the 1331 conversion unit, after which he moved to the Dakota, 1334 TSTU Gujarat India, finally ending up in the 238 squadron.
He kept the front page from The News, Adelaide, Wednesday July 11 1945, “First RAF Squadron now at Parafield”.
Attached a couple more photos.
Robert Davis on the left at P/O Speed’s wedding
Wendy has commented on this blog about 238 Squadron stationed in Australia.
My father, was P/O Speed’s navigator, according to his log book.
Have forwarded front page of Australian newspaper that my father kept, about the squadron coming to Parafield.
Original sent by Larry.
This is my first post. I am looking for information on Flying Officer Ian Walter Matthews RAF 10209.
He was a pilot with 238 Sqn and was killed on 1/09/1942.
According to his logbook, on his final flight he was flying Hurricane FM-P. The KIA entry in the log book is signed by Flt Lt Peter Oliver B Flight Commander.
Flying Officer Ian Matthews is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.
The information is for my brother in law who is the nephew of Flying Officer Matthews.