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QANTAS and the Bully Beef Bombers

When the Second World War began QANTAS aircraft were part of the RAAF plan Two Empire Flying Boats were taken with their crews To form part of the defence of Australia too These planes were part of the England service The QANTAS flying boats crews continued with war duties and were courageous As they continued to fly through the danger Keeping communication open was their war A QANTAS plane was one of the last aircraft out of Singapore When it fell to the Japanese as the greatest defeat of the British during WW2 Later in the War they flew from Perth across the Indian Ocean To keep communication links open with the Empire They by sheer reckoning delivered Meteorologists to the Cocos Islands There were no radar beacons in those days So that the Allies could have good weather forecasting in the Indian Ocean As supply aircraft they flew with the RAAF and USAAF to supply Our troops on the Kokoda Trail as the famed Bully Beef bombers 18 members of QANTAS died on service during the war The ones who stayed with the airline Did not receive war medals even though they took simPoetryilar chances to RAAF personnel Remember them for what they did Lest we forget all those who did their part In the war against the axis powers in WW2. © Paul Warren Quite rightly Merchant Marine sailors received war medals, surely these brave men deserved them as well!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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