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Lerew, John Margrave
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Second World War, 1939-1945
Lerew, John Margrave (Wing Commander, DFC, RAAF b.1912)
Signal sent by Wing-Commander J M Lerew to RAAF HQ, from Rabul, 21 January 1942. Message in Latin reads: "Morituri - vos - salutamus" (We who are about to die, salute you). Follow up message (EXDOC169) was sent to clarify what he meant by this.