Connett, Frederick

Fred, as he known by his mates, was born on the 15th March 1908 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He enlisted on the 30th June 1940. He was originally a Flight Rigger, then a Fitter IIA. He was an original member of 457 Squadron from its inception at Williamtown, NSW, followed by tours of operations in the UK and the North-Western area. His … Read More

Johnstone, Harold “Hank” Wilmot

Harold, or Hank as he was known to his friends, was born on the 25th May 1907 in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and he enlisted in the RAAF in Brisbane, Queensland, on the 7th February 1941. Unfortunately, we do not know much about Hank. However, we do know that at some stage, he was posted to 32 Squadron, which was established as a … Read More

Price, Benjamin Leslie

Ben, as he was known to his friends, was born on the 27th September 1918 at Nantmel, near Rhayader, Radnorshire in Wales. He joined the RAF at Brough, UK, on the 23rd September 1937 as a pupil pilot. After one year’s training, he joined the Class A Reserve of Air Force Officers.   On the 11th November 1939, he was called out … Read More

Thomas, Owen Francis Youl

Not much is known about Frank, as he was known to his mates. The World War Two Nominal Roll has no reord of his date of birth, or where he was born. All we have is the following report, which was written by Frank: “To prepare for the long haul to Darwin, the air party moved from Camden Richmond on Thursday, … Read More

Anderson, Robert “Andy” Edmund

Robert was born in New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland on the 22 October 1920. He enlisted in the RAAF at Sydney on the 9th April 1940. After initial training in NSW, he was shipped out to Vancouver on the 28th November 1940 where he was attached to the RCAF. He left Nova Scotia on the 17th March 1941 and after arriving … Read More