Marks, Rodney Stuart (Warrant Officer, b.1921 - d.?)

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Accession Number AWM2017.1112.2
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Log book, Memoir
Maker Commonwealth of Australia
Marks, Rodney Stuart
Place made Australia, United Kingdom
Date made 1943-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of 422280 Warrant Officer Rodney Stuart Marks, No. 466 Squadron Squadron (RAAF), United Kingdom and Australia, 1943-1945.

Collection includes W/O Marks' RAAF 'Oberserver's Air Gunner's and W/T Operator's Flying Log Book' and records his service as an air gunner in various aircraft, but primarily Halifaxes as part of Bomber Command. Also included is a typescript account entitled 'God Help Me!' of W/O Marks' experience in a Halifax when two of four engines failed, causing an emergency landing in a field. All survived despite most of the aircraft's payload still being in situ.