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460 Squadron RAAF

Discussion in 'Air War in Western Europe 1939 - 1945' started by Fred Wilson, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Please feel free to chip in any memories of or links to 460 Sqdn.

    I was downright shocked at the number of brand new websites dedicated to 460 Squadron.

    A couple of years ago, there was one (1) only which could be found by searches.
    In the interim some older website managers learned about "Page Properties" which greatly enhances searches and brought me great satisfaction to find. :listen:

    I have long since lost count of how many (extended) family members and friends were lost in this squadron during WW2. 18 at last count. [​IMG]
    - I wish I had kept the list. It would be a huge effort to have to rebuild it. A few are noted above in the roll of honour. More to come.

    My Dad participated with 460 Sqdn in Operation Manna / Chowhound (Food drop to Holland) from 29 April to the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May 1945.

    See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operations_Manna_and_Chowhound

    Operation Faust: http://www.aircrew-saltire.org/lib191.htm
    and http://operationmanna.secondworldwar.nl/foodtrucks.html
    and http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/07/a8984307.shtml
     
  2. Fred Wilson

    Fred Wilson "The" Rogue of Rogues

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    Whilst researching my distant relative Joan G Miles I came across the story of Warwick Hilliard Tubman, a Warrant Officer in 460 squadron who was taken prisoner after the loss of his aircraft, Vickers Wellington Z1259. The rest of the crew lost their lives in the crash. I suspect he met Joan Miles before his imprisonment and they became engaged. He was repatriated early in 1946 but then, according to the Canberra Times, he hitch-hiked from Sydney to Perth, bummed a lift on a flight to Ceylon where he persuaded the Captain of the Lancastrian on it's record breaking flight from New Zealand to Britain and turned up at the house of his fiancées parents in Hove, Sussex. They were married within 3 months, had a couple of kids in England before returning to Aus. where they lived in Dundas N.S.W. Warwick died on 24th November 1995.

    It's a lovely story and if anyone could add anymore detail I'd be grateful.
     

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