Beryl Jewell and her little Ditties about 6 of “Our Gunners”  As related by John Jewell

My sister Beryl Jewell’s little ditties about six of “our” A24 gunners from the 8th Squadron, 3rd Bombardment Group stationed at Charters Towers, North Queensland, Australia during 1942. These six gunners (Jim and I called them “The Gang of Six) were always very welcome guests into my parent’s house in King Street whenever they were able to do so. Our Parents treated them like their own sons. I do not have any photos of the other four gunners who occasionally visited our house. They were killed on the 29th July 1942 raid.

Sadly not all returned to their homes in the United States.