Andrews, Donald George DFC

Don once commented that he had a charmed life, and was always in the right place to get promoted or the best jobs. It was a modest statement in light of the times he had while combating the Luftwaffe in the skies over England and Europe. Don, a Queenslander, enlisted on the 8th November 1940 and soon found himself at … Read More

Chrystal, William J.H.

William was born on the 13th October 1920 in Wellington in New South Wales. William’s first tour of operations was in the UK with 79 Squadron in January 1942. He was then posted to 245 Squadron between February 1942 and December 1943. Later on, he was posted from No. 2 Officers Training Unit (OTU) for a second tour of operations … Read More

Mawer, Granville Allen

Granville, who was known as Allen, was born on the 31st October 1919 in Canterbury, New South Wales. Before the War, he worked for the National Bank in Manly and also served as a Sergeant with the 17th Machine Gun Militia. After the outbreak of the War in Europe, he enlisted in the RAAF in Sydney on the 9th December … Read More

Broomhead, Jeffrey “Bob” Earnest

Jeffrey, or Bob as he was known to his friends, was born in Glenelg, South Australia on the 28th January 1916. He enlisted at Tamworth on the 8th October 1940. He was sent to Bradfield Park, then posted to No 10 Elementary Flying Training School, Temora, where his training was delayed because of bad weather. He then went to No … Read More