Pilot Officer
Frank Twain Poole

26 June 1940

Invercargill, Southland - Amsterdam

 


Frank Twain Poole was the son of of Charles Herbert and Mary Jane Poole, of Invercargill,
Southland, New Zealand.

He became an pilot with the Royal New Zealand Air Force and was sent to the United Kingdom early on in the war.

He joined 75 (RNZAF) squadron, flying out of Feltwell, Norfolk. He was an second pilot of the crew of F/O William Coleman.



75 Sqn RNZAF

On 26 June 1940, P/O Poole's crew, captained by F/O Coleman, was scheduled to fly a mission to Kassel. It is thought their Wellington IC R3235 was brought down over the IJsselmeer. The bodies of all six crew washed ashore and are buried in Amsterdam. That of F/O Coleman washed ashore on 3 August 1940.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

See Also:
Sgt John Dowds
F/O William Coleman
Sgt William Annan
Sgt William Nevill
Sgt Norman Brown

Sources:
For Your Tomorrow, Errol W. Martyn, Volplane Press, Christchurch, 1998

Acknowledgements:
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