"Voices from Overseas", Flight Lieutenant Virgil Paul Brennan DFC DFM, RAAF

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Accession Number S00433
Collection type Sound
Measurement Duration: 4 Minutes
Object type Radio series
Physical description Disc 78rpm - Acetate
Maker Brennan, Virgil Paul
Place made United States of America: New York
Date made c late 1942- early 1943
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

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Description

Flight Lieutenant Paul Brennan is interviewed in this Red Cross "Voices from Overseas" radio recording. He was a decorated war hero, winning the DFC and DSM. He served six months at Malta. He gives his mother and two brothers his love and discusses some of the flyers he served with on Malta: New Zealander Ray Heston, DSO and Bar; Tony Boyd fron Queensland who flew Hurricanes; Tim Goldsmith of Sydney, who was decorated twice. His book "Spitfires over Malta" had just been released in England and he was working on his second book, about Malta and the airforce. It was two years since he had been studying law prior to enlisting as a flyer. He mentions his friend Quentin Reynolds, the American correspondent, who had published a book "Dress Rehearsals".
FLTLT Brennan died as a result of an accident on 13 June 1943.