Warrant Officer David ETHERIDGE

454 RAAF Squadron

Service No. 1801413 (RAF)

Date of Birth :  Unknown

Place of Birth : Unknown

Date of Enlistment: Unknown

Date of Discharge:Unknown

Rank: Warrant Officer

Date of Death: 18 Mar 2009

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Etheridge David and crew
Group photo Shillito to McKee
454 boys playing pool
Baltimore 5
Cyril Mal Self Joe and Johnnie in front of Liberator
Formation over Trieste
Freddy Short
Johnnie Shillito
Mac Len Cyril Self and 3 ground boys
Phil Fisher and Johnnie
Phil Fisher outside barracks
Phil Fisher
Prang_another crew shot
Prang_close up of crew
Prang_crew atop plane
Prang_distant photo with crew
WO Robert Shaw
Glamorous Greta
'Tiny' Dunkley,Ron Thurnham,'Sandy' Dixon & Johnnie Shillito
06_Group Photo
05_David EtheridgeDoug HatcherGeorge Brear  'Taffy Griffiths 1944
04_David Etheridge (2)
02_David Etheridge  Doug Hatcher
01_Taffy' Griffiths 'The best pilot in 454 Squadron
14_Etheridge
David Etheridge & Pam Antonios going through photos
David Etheridge and his granddaughter 250406
A Message from Alan Etheridge dated 20th July 2009

"My brother Steve asked me to drop you a line re photos of my late father during his time with 454 squadron.

 

It has taken some time to sort out, from quite a large number of pictures, just which ones may be relevant to 454 as he also served with 249 squadron, however I think I may have identified those that may be of interest.

 

I feel sure that he must have brought over his album when he last attended a reunion, so I will be surprised if any of these are anything new to you. Although, to my knowledge none of them currently appears on the site.

 

Browsing your website I have not been able to find any reference to several of the names of his comrades, although I feel sure you will have a more detailed list of those that served with the squadron.

 

As there are about eighteen pictures I will send them in three emails in order that they download quicker. One will contain a word document which accompanies a group photo of  sixteen men.

 

I hope these may of interest and some use to you.

 

With the very best regards from all the Etheridge family,

 

Alan Etheridge."

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