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Mr and Mrs A. A. Brett, of Toorak, have received official notification that their son, Flt-Lt Beamish Gore i Brett, RAAF, who was posted miss-

ing after air operations over Europe on December 20, is now a prisoner of war in Germany.

Advice has been received that Flying Officer Gregory J. Black, who has been missing since April 3 as a result of air operations over Ger

many, is now pre- sumed dead. He was 31, and completed his training in England. He was a navigator in a Lan- caster bomber, and was attached to an RAF Pathfinder Squadron. He was formerly on the staff of the State Savings Bank, and was a keen tennis player and member

Flyinsr Officer G. J.


of Caulfield lacrosse team, having won the cup for best and fairest player during his last season. He leaves a widow. His brother, Flt Sgt Stuart Black, is serving with RAP India Command in Bombay.

Advice has been received by Mr and Mrs A. Alexandratos, of Wyndham st, Shepparton, that their son, Flying Officer D. Alexandratos, 21, is re- ported missing from air operations on January 20. He was a member of a Lancaster crew which left to attack Berlin and failed to return.

News has been received that Flt Sgt John Douglas Malcolm has been officially reported missing after a Lancaster bomber flight to Berlin on November l8. In 1939 he was awarded the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for the rescue of his parents and other members of his family from a motorcar which caught fire after an accident near Geelong. Before his enlistment in the RAAF he was an employee of the Sutex Hosiery Co.

Flt-Sgt Ronald Arthur Hatfield,

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eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. H. Hatfield, of Woori- nen North, who was posted missing on June 14, 1943, in operations over the North Sea, has now been pre- sumed dead. He was aged 19, and enlisted in the RAAF immediately after completing his education at

Swan Hill High School, where he was a prefect.

Mi' and Mrs A. H. Dallwitz, of Wangaratta, have received word that their sou, Flt-Sgt Raymound Ernest Dallwitz, 26, pre- viously missing as result of air ope- rations, is now reported missing, be- lieved to have lost his life. Inter- national Red Cross, Geneva, has ad- vised that according to German in- formation the body of Flt-Sgt Dall- witz had been washed ashore in a locality not stated, and had been buried in Vlissighen cemetery. Fit- i Sgt Dallwitz enlisted in 1941, went to Canada in March, 1942, and to England in November, 1942. He was one of the crew of a Lancaster bomber. Since hearing that he was missing, Mr and Mrs Dallwitz have received letters from parents of 3 other members of the crew to the effect that they were prisoners of


Pte Charles Leslie Plowright, 21,

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son of Mr and Mrs W. Plowright, Elma rd, Chelten- ham, who died of wounds in New Guinea on Decem- ber 9, was educated at Cheltenham, and before enlistment was employed at Moran and Cato Pty Ltd for 5 years. A younger brother, Laurie, is serving in the RAAF.