Research Notes - Aviator Mouse

The photo shows the air and ground crew of 453 Squadron after their move from Perranporth, Cornwall (where they first met William Brambleberry) to Skaebrae in the Orkney Islands. Commanding Officer, SQNLDR D.G. Andrews stands in the middle in his flying jacket.

A great deal of work went into researching my children’s picture book, The Adventures of William Brambleberry: Aviator Mouse. This research involved searching records from the Australian War Memorial and the National Library of Australia’s Trove archives, including squadron logs, operation reports, and photographs, to ensure that the information about 453 Squadron, Spitfires, air combat tactics, geography and biographical information was accurate.

The list of notes with their links is provided below:

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