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Flight Lieutenant Neil Frank MARTIN

459 RAAF Squadron

Service No. 400561

Date of Birth: 25 Jan 1918

Place of Birth: NEWCASTLE, NSW

Date of Enlistment: 15 Sep 1940

Date of Discharge: 7 Dec 1945

Rank: Flight Lieutenant

Date of Death: Unknown

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  • 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)


Extract from 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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