SGT Guy W Underwood 921292

Squadron/s135 SQN RAF
457 SQN
Rank On Discharge/Death Sergeant (SGT)
Mustering / SpecialisationPilot
Contributing Author/sNone credited
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Guy, who was known as Glop to his mates, is not listed in the Australian World War Two Nominal Roll because he was with the RAF. As a consequence, we do not know much about him.

However, we do know that he was with 605 Squadron RAF, a fighter squadron that took part in the Battle of Britain. In September 1941, he was posted to 457 Squadron RAAF for a few weeks before being posted back again to 605 in October. It is not known where he joined the Squadron, or if he actually did so because 605 was shipped overseas that month and was enroute to Singapore to be soon caught up in the disastrous first months of the war in the Far East.

In any event, Glop ended up with 135 Squadron, accompanying the unit to the Far East, and arriving in Burma in February 1942. On arrival, the Squadron was engaged in heavy fighting with the Japanese and all its aircraft were almost entirely lost. Glop was one of the casualties. He was shot down by ground fire on the 26th February 1942 and spent the rest of the war as a PoW.

Glop had two confirmed victories with 135 Squadron. He was a Sergeant when he was with 457 Squadron and was commissioned in October 1941 when he posted.

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