FRANK DIXON
POW IN STALAG 111
467 SQUADRON RAAF

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Subject:    G for George
Date:             Sun, 27 Feb 2000 23:01:46 +1100
From:           "Jeff Death" <thisweek@dynamite.com.au>

"G" for George is now at the Treloar Centre in Canberra awaiting refurbishment.

You can visit the Treloar Centre Sundays & Wednesdays or groups by appt.

It is hoped George will be back at the AWM by April 2001 for the new ANZAC aircraft hall.

JEFF

 


 

Subject:   G for George
Date:           Tue, 29 Feb 2000 09:11:27 +1100
From:          "Jeff Death" <thisweek@dynamite.com.au>

Hi Peter. Thanks for the Email.

No I don't work at Treloar, I work for a tourism magazine called This Week in Canberra.

I am interested in Lancaster as my Uncle was a pilot in 467 Squadron.

I live about 5-6 klm's from Treloar so if you ever want anything give me a yell.

I liked your home page on 460, and would like to do something for 467.

Cheers

JEFF

 


 

Subject:    460 Sqn
Date:             Fri, 24 Mar 2000 01:32:26 -0800
From:           Jeff Death <thisweek@dynamite.com.au>

Received your email as I an subscribed to Topica

My Uncle Frank Dixon was a POW and in Stalag Luft 111.

He related some to me in 1978.

Left Stalag Luft 11 Late January.

Marched westwards in the snow for 8 days.

Snow was up to 2 ft deep.

Had 5 hrs notice before they left.

Luckenwalde was very crowded. They had little to do and no Red X parcels. Severe shortage of food.

Could see the RAF bombing Berlin at night.

For the few days before 22/4/45 the camp was very close to small arms fire and low flying riussioan planes.

Was " liberated " by the Russians on 22/4/45.

Spent till 19/5/ "prisoner" of the Russians, until being transported across the Elbe river.

I too am reresearching my Uncle's story.

I would appreciate any information on Stalag Luft 111. He was a RAAF pilot in 467 Squadron.

Regards

JEFF

 


 

Subject:     460 Squadron Book
Date:              Sat, 25 Mar 2000 10:53:25 +1100
From:            "Jeff Death" <thisweek@dynamite.com.au>

Peter

Thought you might be interested to know about this book (if you don't already) being written by Peter Firkins.

JEFF DEATH

Tony
Crusader Trading
Web Site at www.crusaderbooks.com.au

 

 

STRIKE AND
RETURN

THE UNIT HISTORY OF
460 RAAF HEAVY BOMBER
SQUADRON

by

PETER FIRKINS

This is a reprint of a book first published in 1964 and details the WW2 exploits of a famous Australian squadron that flew from Britain.

During the air war against the Germans, thousands of Australian airmen paid the ultimate price and No 460 had more than its share of men killed.

The squadron participated in all the major air battles over Europe and in doing so, faced heavy anti-aircraft concentrations as well as the highly skilled German night-fighters.

One historian described this book as: a worthy history of a great Australian squadron and will be read with keen interest not only by former members of a magnificent unit, but by very many others, old and young, seeking to know what it was like to serve in Bomber Command.

Peter Firkins served with the squadron and later became a well-known historian and the author of 10 other books.

ISBN: 1-876439-84-X

HARDBACK

RRP $29.95

DUE FOR DELIVERY IN APRIL 2000

AVAILABLE FROM

CRUSADER TRADING

WWW.CRUSADERBOOKS.COM.AU

Ph 02 6239 2332 Fax 02 6239 2334

Pre-order your copy now

 


 

Subject:     460 Sqn
Date:              Mon, 03 Apr 2000 02:19:46 -0700
From:            Jeff Death <thisweek@dynamite.com.au>

Reply-To:       460sqdn@topica.com
To:                 460sqdn@topica.com

Roger

I have "Avro Lancaster - The definitive Record"

Author: Harry Holmes

Published by Airlife Publishing Ltd.

$105-00 AUD

I got mine from the Australian War Memorial Shop. They don't hold many in stock.

Also try

www.crusaderbooks.com.au

info@crusaderbooks.com.au

and tell Tony I sent you.

They have a small shop in Canberra and are getting me some books at present.

DV 193 Mark 1111, 460 sq. 1LFS, 103 sq Became 4959M 4sTT Dec 44

I'm not sure what that all means. but that's what it says on page 187.

Regards

JEFF

 

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