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Book - 'Tales of a Liberator Squadron'

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2 years 3 months ago #5621 by Smith 565
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Hi all,

Does anyone have any information on the above book, by Roy Stuart Andrews of 215 Squadron?

I have seen some reference to it by Matt Poole, but cannot trace the publisher, date of publication etc, nor find trace of a copy anywhere on the entire world-wide-web!. Any info appreciated, as its about the only India related memoire I don't have.

Thanks,

Geoff

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2 years 3 months ago #5622 by brianj
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I would also be very interested in this book - have never heard of it before.
Brian

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2 years 3 months ago #5624 by Matt_Poole
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Damn...The message I tried to post a few minutes ago didn't post. Here I go again.

The book by Roy S. Andrews has a full title/subtitle of "Tales of a Liberator Squadron, Air Operational Missions in the South-East Asia Theatre of War, 1944-1945" It is softcover, and typewritten. Roughly 8 1/4" x 11 1/2" and 60 or so pages with some photos and news cuttings.

I'd written to Roy back in 2006, and he replied by email. We then talked on the phone. His contact details back then:

Phone : 9830.6123
Cell : 0410.340.890
Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fountain Court Apartments
200/100 Station Street,
Burwood 3125,
Victoria, Australia.

I think at the time I found him listed in the Aussie white pages here:

Andrews R S

100 Station St Burwood 3125
(03) 9830 6123 .

That was a long time ago! I can't find an obituary on him. Good luck if you try to find him, Brian.

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2 years 3 months ago #5626 by Smith 565
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Thanks Matt, sounds like it may have had a low print run!

I will ping off an email shortly and see if I get any response; time is the enemy I'm afraid. The Australian Archives site suggests he was born in 1924, so fingers crossed ...

Geoff

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2 years 3 months ago #5627 by brianj
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I sent off an email but it just bounced as not existing.
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2 years 3 months ago #5628 by Smith 565
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Same for me! Will have to see if I can find some second-hand bookshops in Australia and see if they can turn up anything.

Thanks for the info Matt.

Geoff

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