Fraser Barron

Fraser Barron

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. James 'Fraser' Barron, DSO & Bar, DFC, DFM was an officer of the Royal New Zealand Air Force who was killed in flying operations during the Second World War. Barron was born on 9 January 1921 in Dunedin, New Zealand. An average student, he was educated at a primary school in Oamaru and then Waitaki Boys' High School. In 1939, he was working in Wellington as a cadet in the Mines Department. Barron enlisted in June 1940 and he commenced training in the RNZAF on 2 July that year. He went through training at Taieri and Wigram with Jimmy Ward, who was to win the Victoria Cross. Barron and Ward sailed together on the Aorangi in January 1941 and were both stationed at 20 OTU Lossiemouth, in Scotland. After leaving 20 OTC, where Barron and his crew survived a ditching in a Vickers Wellington, he was posted to 15 Squadron stationed at RAF Wyton flying Short Stirlings
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136743892
  • 9786136743899