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Subject:    Re: "G" for George
Date:            Sat, 25 Apr 1998
From:           Cheryl R Bruce

Hi Peter,

Thanks for the chat and the information on "G" for George. At this point I don't know a lot only what one aunty told me.

My grandfathers name was Selwyn Truman (Augustus Selwyn Truman) No. 3160 and he was an aeronautical engineer at the time that the plane went under the Sydney Harbour bridge. He came out from Wales in the twenties, but still had an accent. My mum was away in the land army so she wasn't aware of this until I told her what her sister had said. I'll ask around and see what other information they can remember.

In the meantime I'll check out those two sites... thanks for that.




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Subject:    "G" for George
Date:            Mon, 27 Apr 1998
From:           C R Bruce

Hi Peter

Me again... just finished browsing through your pages, but couldn't find any reference to the flight under the Harbour Bridge... Have you any idea when this took place - I want to look up the back copies of the newspapers and get copies... my aunt said that my grandfather had been interviewed about it and that it kicked up quite a storm, because they weren't supposed to fly under.

Bye again



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Subject:     Re: "G" for George
Date:              Mon, 27 Apr 1998
From:            Cheryl R Bruce

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your emails.

You said: "I remember that it (G for George going under bridge) happened but unfortunately have no info on it, but would love to get it if you find it."

Just thought you might like to know that I've spoken to one of my other aunties and she thinks she has the sickbag signed by all onboard the plane after that flight. She's going away tomorrow, but is going to see what see can put her hands on when she comes back. Hopefully she didn't clean it out when she moved.

Thanks for the site, I'll check it out.



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Subject:    "G" for George
Date:              6 Jun 1998 21:45:56 +1000
From:            Sharon Bruce


My name is Sharon Bruce and I have been searching for some information on the G for George. My Grandfather was stationed at Richmond Air Base at the same time as the G for George. I understand that he (Sgt A.S. Truman) who was an Aeronautical Engineer, was aboard the plane when it flew under the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown around 1945 I think) to raise funds for War Bonds. Information about this is somewhat sketchy as our grapevine is somewhat unreliable. We cannot seem to find any photos or information about it although we have a sick bag from the plane with signatures of all the crew aboard at the time.

If you have any information or photos of the event we would appreciate it immensely.

Thank you.

Sharon Bruce


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Subject:    "G" for George
Date:             Wed, 10 Jun 1998 20:16:09 +1000
From:           Matthew Bruce

Hi Peter,

It's Sharon Bruce. Yes, Cheryl and I are related (cousins). I didn't realise she had already E-mailed you although I should have known she would have. When she gets some information I'll get it from her - that will save any double handling.

Thanks for replying - this internet thing is really new to me so I find it pretty exciting when I actually get some mail!! Getting the computer away from the kids is somewhat of a feat in itself.

By the way your web page has a lot of interesting things!

Bye for now


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Subject:    Sydney Harbour Bridge
Date:            Fri, 7 Jan 2000 20:00:02 +1100
From:           C R Bruce"

Hi Peter

Checked out your site....very good. Did I mention that I have seen the "sick bag" that was signed by everyone on the flight... it also had the number of the aircraft on it, which corresponds to "Q for Queenie" and not "G for George". All the aunties still insist that he was on "G for George" so the only thing I can think of is that being stationed at Richmond at the time he may have had flights on both these planes and the stories have become blurred over the years. Still trying to get a decent copy of this, but it is quite faint so may be difficult to copy.

Thanks again.



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Subject:   Sydney Harbour Bridge
Date:           Sun, 9 Jan 2000 21:52:08 +1100
From:          "C R Bruce"

Hi Peter....

The names that she can make out are:

Peter Isaacson
Don Delaney
Harvey Neill
A S Truman
Doc Page
and one other she can't work out.

Any help?

Cheers Cheryl


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