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Subject:     Congratulations great site
Date:             Thu, 05 Mar 1998
From:            John M Currie <jmcurrie@highway1.com.au>

Great site Peter - I have just found it. I am ex member of 460 Squadron running a Macintosh since 1984. I have been doing a lot of work analysing the operational records of 460 . Eventually I will have a complete record of the crews on every sortie in a readily accessible data base.This all started when I tried to identify names of members in squadron photo taken in June 1945. I have about 200 of the 360 in the photo. More of that later however I'll check out the site properly and let you have some more material in the meantime press on regardless.

John M Currie 427806

 

460 Squadron Photograph - June 1945

 

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Subject:   Congratulations great site
Date:           Mon, 16 Mar 1998
From:          John Currie <jmcurrie@highway1.com.au>

Gidday Peter,

Great to hear from you too.

I am in Fremantle Western Australia but I am about to go to a 460 reunion in Victoria leaving tomorrow back on the 30th March. I will certainly advise any of the attendees if they dont already know of your site to consult their grand children and get to have a look at it.

I'm lucky I am still a bit ahead of my grandchildren computerwise. As soon as I get back I'll get serious about providing you with some info and tables.

By the way I didn't see any photos of Jan Goulevitch with the top hat. There is one in a brochure on "G" George published by the Australian War Memorial.Let me know if you havent got it and i'll send a scan

Regards John Currie
jmcurrie@highway1

 

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Subject:    Peter Firkins
Date:             Fri, 12 Nov 1999 01:02:08 +0800
From:           John M Currie <jmcurrie@highway1.com.au>

G'day Peter

I wrote to you sometime ago advising that I was transferring the 460 operational records to a data base. I am still plugging away but I hope to complete it early in the new year.

You are still running a wonderful site which I visit at frequent intervals. I see you have compiled an great index of Peter Firkin's Strike and Return. I/ll be ring him tomorrow to find if he knows about it . We will be having this years 460 Association AGM and Xmas get together at my place. I am planning to set up the computer and let all those (which is most unfortunately) who are not aquainted with the marvels of the Internet enjoy it. Your site will be centre stage of course. Peter Firkins has some of his books for sale. Golden Eagles and Burma Surgeon.

Hope to see you at the Queensland reunion in May 2000

John M Currie
427806

 

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Subject:   Don Roberts
Date:           Wed, 1 Dec 1999 15:25:51 +0800
From:          John Currie <jmcurrie@highway1.com.au>

G'day Peter again

I have another favour to ask.

Don Roberts has asked me to see if I can trace a wife and relatives of two friends of his who were killed in Bomber command.

Regards John

Don ( Robbie) ROBERTS DFC R.A.F. flew as rear gunner on 45 operations (including 25 with 460 Squadron). He would like to contact the widow of Flt/Lt James Henry MARSH 157200, Air Gunner who was killed on 16th January 1945, formerly of 12 Squadron RAF and 460 Squadron RAAF. Her name was Christine Marsh and she was in the nursing profession. If anybody has any information concerning Christine, please email to jmcurrie@highway1.com.au.

Don would also like to contact any relatives of Sgt Albert Charles COTTON Air Gunner RAF 1376525 of 460 Squadron RAAF, who was killed on 22nd June 1943. Cotton's pilot was F/O L HARRISON RAAF 416669, who was killed with all his crew on a raid on Mulheim. Please contact via email jmcurrie@highway1.com.au

 

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The following information is from the Commonwealth War Graves home page:-

 

In Memory of

JAMES HENRY MARSH

Flight Lieutenant
157200
Air Gnr.
12 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Tuesday, 16th January 1945.

Cemetery:  DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY, Bayern, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number:   Coll. grave 1. B. 15-18.

Location:  Durnbach is a village 16 kilometres east of Bad Tolz, a town 48 kilometres south of Munich. Durnbach War Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of the village Gmund am Tegernsee. Using the A8 from Munich, turn off at the junction Holzkirchen, taking the 318 road in the direction of Gmund am Tegernsee. At the crossroads with the 427, turn left into Miesbach. The cemetery is situated approximately 500 metres on the left from the 318/472 crossroads.

Historical Information:  The site for the cemetery was chosen, shortly after hostilities had ceased, by officers of the British Army and Air Force, in conjunction with officers of the American Occupation Forces in whose zone Durnbach lay. The great majority of those buried here are airmen shot down over Bavaria, Wurtemberg, Austria, Hessen and Thuringia, brought from their scattered graves by the Army Graves Service. The remainder are men who were killed while escaping from Prisoner of War camps in the same areas, or who died towards the end of the War on forced marches from the camps, to more remote areas. One of the graves in the cemetery contains the ashes of an unknown number of unidentified war casualties, recovered from Flossenburg. Within the Indian section of the cemetery will be found the Durnbach Cremation Memorial, commemorating 23 Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the army of undivided India who died while prisoners of war in various places in France and Germany and who were accorded the last rites required by their religion - committal to fire.

 

NOTE:- I could not find an entry for Albert Charles Cotton but found him as Kenneth Albert Charles Cotton on the Commonwealth War Graves home page and I also found an entry for Harrison and other 460 Squadron members who died on that date and were buried in the same cemetery at Reichswald.

 

In Memory of

KENNETH ALBERT CHARLES COTTON

Sergeant
1376525
460 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Tuesday, 22nd June 1943.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number: Joint Grave 6. B. 5-6.

Location: The cemetery is 5 kilometres south west of Kleve. From Kleve take the Hoffmannallee from the town centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow the directions for Gennep, and on entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left.

 

In Memory of

LEONARD ERIC HARRISON

Flying Officer
416669
Royal Australian Air Force
who died on
Tuesday, 22nd June 1943. Age 26.

Son of Eric Hylton Harrison and Hilda Adelaide Harrison, of Glenelg, South Australia.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number:  6. B. 8.

 

In Memory of

WILLIAM HENRY BARTLETT

Flight Sergeant
1525488
Nav.
460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Tuesday, 22nd June 1943. Age 22.

Son of George Robert and Susan Bartlett, of Liverpool; husband of Margaret A. Bartlett, of Waterloo, Liverpool.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number: 6. B. 4.

 

In Memory of

STANLEY KENNETH BROWN

Sergeant
1199948
W.Op./Air Gnr.
460 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on
Tuesday, 22nd June 1943.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number: Joint Grave 6. B. 5-6.

 

In Memory of

JACK SIDNEY CALLCUT

Sergeant
517656
Flt. Engr.
460 (R.A.A.F.), Royal Air Force
who died on
Tuesday, 22nd June 1943.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY, Germany
Grave Reference/Panel Number: 6. B. 7.

 

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