Author Archives: Pilot Officer Colin Dunford Wood

March 9th 1942


Parry-Keene says I am to stay here and that he won’t promote me if India won’t. Some drinking with Lakri Wood, Neil Elliot and Dudley Withers who turns up here. Yesterday Lakri and I drive out to Yenangyaung, the BOC … Continue reading

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March 6th 1942 – Magwe


I go up to Zigon again to see S/Ldr Andrews. The strip now 1200 yds and I have lunch and a rest. Very pleasant, lolling in the chattai shade and a cooling breeze whistling through the side. Scott is there … Continue reading

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March 4th 1942


AOC says I need a rest but I’m not allowed one and have to do silly jobs in the Lysanders. I take one Mr Scott of the Forestry Department to Zigon, a damn small place, and back. I can’t even … Continue reading

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March 2nd 1942


Much confusion – we expect to evacuate any minute during the last four days. The Army withdrawing down Pegu road and round North on the Poonie road. We, us and the fighters move to Highland Queen to support the withdrawal. … Continue reading

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February 27th 1942


Am sitting in Watch office and we see 12 Jap bombers come over. Then like a bucket of gleaming fish we see the bombs falling, then the whistle, and as they seem to be using the Watch office as their … Continue reading

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February 25th 1942


Yesterday I do a recce of Moulmein aerodrome with fighter cover. Nearing it I see a cloud of dust and expect something to be taking off, but no, and from 6000′ I see something like a DC2 and four fighters … Continue reading

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February 24th 1942


I go to Bassein and back in a Lysander. F/Sgt Falconer and his men drive off to Magwe, after I have gone down to docks the night before and stole what rations they want. Yesterday we are all packed up … Continue reading

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