by Don Wilkin
During the Second World War my father's youngest brother Noel was trained to fly and flew aircraft during the North Africa campaign. He was later asigned to a R.A.F. bomber with an all Australian crew. They were to fly supplies in the Burma Airlift.
Their aircraft was shot down on it's maiden flight with no survivors.
I believe that there is a memorial somewhere in Australia with his name on it. I am South African and all my father's family grew up in Johannesburg in South Africa. I am definately a little vague on details.