Historical information

On 5.4.43 after a bombing run over Meiktila in central Burma two Blenheim bombers collided with the result that the crews of both planes were either KIA or taken POW. W/O David Thomas Andrew 400247 RAAF KIA, P/O George Atkinson Foster 407418 RAAF KIA, F/O Harvey Besley "MM" 402942 POW, F/O Edward Francis Appleton 400067 KIA, F/L William Roland Matheson 406253 POW, W/O Thomas Joseph Wixted 404225 KIA. Refer 2085, 2088 re David Andrew.

Physical description

Booklet "Fortunes of War". White cover with B & W photos of Airmen and Aircraft. The book is mainly about an incident in 1943 in the air war over Burma involving David Andrew 400247 RAAF. 28 pages.

Inscriptions & markings

"C. Jean Pattison 7 Bannister St Bendigo" " Ted Wixted 23." (Date unclear)