© 2009 454 & 459 RAAF Squadrons


459 RAAF Squadron


Middle East


Flight Lieutenant Neil Frank MARTIN


Service No. 400561



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Date of Birth: 25 Jan 1918


Place of Birth:  Newcastle, NSW


Date of Enlistment : 15 Sep 1940


Date of Discharge: 7 Dec 1945


Rank on Discharge:  Flight Lieutenant


Posting at Discharge : 24 Squadron


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The crew:


Squadron Leader Phil Howson

Sergeant Neil 'Dooley' Powell (Nav) - RAF

Sergeant Neil Martin (WOP/AG)

Sergeant Alan Norton-Baker (WOP/AG)

 

L-R: Sergeant Neil Martin (WOP/AG); Sergeant Neil 'Dooley' Powell (Nav); Squadron Leader Phil Howson (Pilot) and Sergeant Alan Norton-Baker (WOP/AG)


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Professor Leon Kan-Maguire's book

"Dessert Scorpions" noted on Neil's post war years -


"Neil farmed lambs and Hereford cattle on the Campaspe River north of Melbourne for a number of years before taking up a managerial role in a flour milling and grain merchant firm.  His work involved extensive travel selling grain to South-East Asia and to Saudi Arabia and Yemen.  He has since passed away."


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Neil Frank MARTIN