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Looking for Walter C Underwood or his relatives

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Rosemary Report 2 Jun 2013 02:19

Walter Charles Underwood served in the RAFVR with 148 Special Duties Squadron based in Brindisi Italy He held th rank of Sgt.He flew on Halifax JP 162FS-S on a supply drop to the Polish Home Army August 4/5th 1944.
The other crew were
Flt LT James McCall RAFVR KIA
Sgt Clifford Aspinall RAFVR KIA
Sgt John Rae RAFVR KIA (he was my father)
Sgt Allen Jolly RAFVR Evaded capture
Sgt Robert Peterson RCAF Evaded capture
F/O PJ Anderson RCAF Evaded capture
The plane was shot down and crashed in the village of Wajnarowa Poland The crew who baled out were rescued by the partisans and were hidden in safe houses till they were able to return to the UK March 1945
I am the daughter of Sgt Rae and I would be please if anyone who knew these men would contact me I have been researching the history of these brave men and have gained a lot of knowledge of their service
Thank you


jax Report 2 Jun 2013 02:36

Have you looked to see if any of these men are in any trees on here?


patchem Report 2 Jun 2013 08:10

Which birth is the most likely (from free bmd)?
Births Jun 1897
Underwood Walter Charles Bromley 2a 44
Births Jun 1902
UNDERWOOD Walter Charles Poplar 1c 562
Births Jun 1924
UNDERWOOD Walter C COWLEY Brixworth 3b 148
Births Sep 1925
Underwood Walter C Crooks W.Ham 4a 238

This gives some more information about nationalities.


Reggie Report 2 Jun 2013 08:38


Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Trade: Pilot.
Service No: 127340
Date of Death: 05/08/1944
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 148 Sqdn.

Grave Reference
1. E. 11.
Additional Information:
Son of Peter Charles Stuart McCall and Janet McCall, of Edinburgh; husband of Catherine Forret McCall, of Edinburgh.


Rosemary Report 2 Jun 2013 12:33

To Reggie
I have the information about Flt Lt McCall thank you
It is the other crew who evaded capture who I am look
ing for Sgt Walter Charles Underwood DOB March 1924 and Sgt Allan Jolly
Thanks for your reply


Rosemary Report 2 Jun 2013 12:38

To Patchem
I have Charles Underwood's date of birth as Jan 22 1924


patchem Report 2 Jun 2013 13:13

Walter Charles Underwood
Birth Date: 22 Mar 1924
Date of Registration: Dec 1997
Age at Death: 73
Registration District: Nottingham
Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
Register Number: E66A
District and Subdistrict: 6891E
Entry number: 64

Are you sure it was January?

Someone has presumably rr'd your opening post because you have similar information in the other one.
But as they are completely different people (Walter for this, Allen Jolly for the other) information is not being duplicated.