Dudley Marrows - Flying Sunderlands

Running time
1 min 41 sec
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Most of the time I was Sunderland, flying with other types of aircraft just up and down from UK heading south across the Biscay keeping the U-Boats underneath, you know, something we'd just steady them down apart from occasions when we contacted them etc.

Unfortunately for us France became fully controlled by the Germans and they were able from the French coast, the French west coast, to put out their fighter aircraft to meet with us and shoot us down, well right, they did shoot many of us down and I still have memories of some of the finest men I've ever known, talking to them one day and next day, gone.

Was this page helpful?
We can't respond to comments or queries via this form. Please contact us with your query instead.