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  • Name Felix BURROWS 
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Born 24 Feb 1924  North Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AKA Flip 
    Military Service Between and 15 Nov 1942 
    World War 2 - W55772 - Rear Gunner in Royal Australian Air Force 
    Died 15 Nov 1944 
    Cause: Shot down in a plane while on a mission over Dortmund, Germany 
    Person ID I36588  MyBradyTree | SMD, PMJ, LW, GW
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2019 

    Father Frederick William BURROWS,   b. 19 Dec 1881, Hammersmith, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1971, North Doubleview, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Mary Maud MORTIMER,   b. 2 May 1897, Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1994, Mount Lawley, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 1920  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number #44 
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F5731  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • Those with ## were the regular crew those with @ the extra two.
      The curator of 115 sq are Barry and Sue Aldridge of 3 West End ELY Cambs CB3AY who run a museum on the site of the old Airodrome.

      Aircrew Remembrance Society

      Mission: Dortmund
      Date: 15th November 1944
      Unit: No. 115 Squadron ("Despite the Elements")
      Type: Lancaster I
      Serial: HK595
      Code: KO-A
      Base: Witchford, Cambridgeshire.
      Location: Leverkusen, Germany

      Pilot: Sq/Ldr. Hugh Wilfred Castle 122360 R.A.F.V.R. Age 30. Killed - Captain

      Pilot 2: F/O. Peter Derek Mullett 153056 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed

      ## Fl/ Eng: Sgt. Graham Mortimer Sampson 1608556 R.A.F.V.R. Age 21. Killed - Fl Engnr
      @ Air/Bmr: Fl/Sgt. Bernard Collinson 1549496 R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Killed - Air bmbr
      ## W/Op/Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Arthur Horace Gribble 1397763 R.A.F.V.R. Age ? Killed - Wop
      ## Air/Gnr: P/O. Felix Milton Burrows 427230 R.A.A.F. Age 20. Killed - Gnnr
      ## Air/Gnr: P/O. Robert John O'Sullivan 415910 R.A.A.F. Age ? Killed - Rear Gnnr
      @ Air/Gnr: P/O. Gordon Forbes Dawson J/89896 R.C.A.F. Age 22. Killed
      ## Air/Gnr: Fl/Sgt. Ronald Stuart Stickland 430523 R.A.A.F. Age 19. Killed - Mid Gnnr

      Took off at 12.40 hrs from Witchford near Ely in Cambridgeshire to attack Dortmund. 177 Lancaster's took part in this G-H attack (1) on the oil plant in Dortmund which had been classed as very accurate even though the raid took place with thick cloud.

      This Lancaster HK595 collided with another Lancaster NN706 in a mid air collision also from the same squadron. These were the only aircraft to be lost on this raid. The crew of the NN706 Lancaster flown by Fl/Lt. John William Davidson R.C.A.F. were also all lost - details will be added in another section of the website.

      Very unusual crew formation on Lancaster HK595 - normally a 7 man crew this Lancaster had a crew of 9 - made up with an extra pilot and an extra air gunner who operated in the mid-under (belly) gunner position.
      (1) G-H - A two station radio direction finder system - Instruments in the bomber measured its position from one station and distance from another. It could be used by up to 80 bombers from any one pair of stations. By using more than one pair of stations, multiple targets could be attacked at the same time without the aid of pathfinders and markers. Once a major part of Bomber Command was fitted with the technology, G-H became a most useful blind-bombing device.
      Regards Geoff Castle - 2013 - castles4-at-care4free.net

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2019, July 24). Felix BURROWS. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?cmtx_sort=2&personID=I36588&tree=BRADY2008


Specific Comments For


Topic: Felix BURROWS
GH Castle (Haywards Heath, UK) says...
Felix Milton Burrows air gunner p/o
was killed in a collision between HK595 in which he served captained by my father S/L HW Castle and NN706 both planes were from 115 Sq FMB is commemerated on panel 258 @ Runneymead in England
All these crews are rembered by me by way of a wreath at Witchford 15/11 each year. If you have more information or have questions please get in touch.
Thanks GH for the comment and extra info on Felix.
28th May 2013 6:41pm
Gavin Wilkinson (Perth, Australia) says...
My uncle was Felix Burrows. If you have any further information about the last flight, or photos of the crew, I would appreciate it, as i would pass them onto my mother and aunty.
Hi Gavin
Thansk for the comment. i will forward your details to GH Castle and maybe together we can get some extra info on Felix.
29th May 2013 10:36pm
Valiant Asfar (Perth, Australia) says...
Hi Gavin, I am a student and my school is currently gathering information on war veterans to put into a book. It is for a competition and the book will be published for public consumption. I'd greatly appreciate it if you would give me information regarding your uncle to help commemorate him.
16th March 2018 1:53pm
Valiant Asfar (Perth, Australia) says...
If possible, may I know some of the missions he flew?
26th March 2018 9:03am
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