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    After coming home from the pub with boys i got on to ebay and made 4 bids on Raaf/Raf Items imagine my surprise and my wifes when i won them all.
    May have spent a little to much but over all happy Thanks Ebay and double thanks beer

    Also any ideas what the raf jacket is i dont think its WW2 vintage waiting for it to arrive.

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    anyone want to comment help with raf jacket would be great thanks guys

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    The RAF SD jacket is certainly post war and fairly modern.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by michael77 View Post
    anyone want to comment help with raf jacket would be great thanks guys
    Great that you are really happy with your items and ebay sure does throw up some good gear for us collectors a times. Tim.

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    thanks ade and tim .
    I struggle to find much cheap raaf in collectable shops so i think ebay is my best bet.
    Anyone in Oz Victoria/Nsw know of anywhere please email me thanks fellas

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    Hi mate, just replied to your PM good scores you got there I saw them on ebay myself, the kit bags are great have you searched for the original owners yet?

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    Name

    BARNBAUM, SAMUEL



    Service

    Royal Australian Air Force



    Service Number

    434572



    Date of Birth

    19 May 1919



    Place of Birth

    BRISBANE, QLD



    Date of Enlistment

    16 Dec 1942



    Locality on Enlistment

    Unknown



    Place of Enlistment

    BRISBANE, QLD



    Next of Kin

    BARNBAUM, ABRAHAM



    Date of Discharge

    19 Feb 1946



    Rank

    Flight Sergeant



    Posting at Discharge

    3 OPERATIONAL TRAINING UNIT



    WW2 Honours and Gallantry

    None for display



    Prisoner of War

    No
    not a great deal of info except for

    RAAF PBY-5A Catalina, A24-69, (USN 34056) of 11 Squadron RAAF (Rathmines) caught fire and was totally destroyed while it was moored at East Arm near Darwin in the Northern Territory at 2330 hours on 14 December 1945. The aircraft was written off. The crew at the time was:-

    F/Lt M. C. Vicar?, Pilot
    F/O Eric Marsh, 2nd Pilot (412820)
    F/Lt Serpell, Navigator
    F/Sgt Barnbaurn (possibly Samuel Barnbaum (434572))
    Sgt Byron Caskey Pierson, Fitter 11A, (47822)
    Sgt Woodward
    Sgt West

    Two crew members were detailed to sleep on the aircraft overnight. They were Flying Officer Eric Marsh, and Sgt Byron Pierson. F/O Marsh had been asleep on the top of the hull above the navigator's compartment. He woke up and moved to the 2nd Pilot's hatch where he noticed what he thought was smoke coming from the Engineer's compartment. Sgt Pierson who was on the deck above the Navigator's compartment, noticed the smoke at the same time.

    Sgt Pierson entered the Engineer's hatch, and gave the warning of a fire. F/O Marsh grabbed the fire extinguisher from No. 4 bulkhead and handed it to Sgt Pierson who directed the CO2 at the seat of the fire. F/O Marsh then went to find another extinguisher. They were unable to extinguish the fire. Sgt Pierson believed that the rear petrol gauges must have been alight. Being almost overcome by smoke and gas, Sgt Pierson gave the warning to abandon the aircraft. A dinghy was thrown overboard and both crew members jumped into the water.

    With some difficulty they caught the attention of the crash boat. By the time the crash boat picked them up, the fire had obtained a hold on the mainplane and the fabric was burning furiously.

    A work boat patrolled the burning wreckage until it was totally burnt out, and any danger to other aircraft had passed.

    Sgt Pierson believes an electrical fault in the Engineer's panel may have started the initial small fire which spread to the petrol gauges.

    This aircraft had originally been delivered to the RAAF in December 1943. The Catalina was on transport duties at the time and was due to leave for Cairns at first light the next morning.

    This aircraft was also involved in an earlier accident on 21 February 1944 when it collided with a seaplane tender during fuelling operations at an unknown location (can anyone confirm the location please?). The pilot on that occasion was Flying Officer Herbert Alan Tregaskis (409009).

    Isnt history great

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    AIF
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    haha yeah what a great story, where did you manage to find that?

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    Quote by AIF View Post
    haha yeah what a great story, where did you manage to find that?
    Peter Dunn
    Not a bad source of info but a bit dated

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    Good stuff I hadnt seen his site before, does he do research on servicemen?

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