working at Number 2 Technical School at RAF Karachi in the
late 1930s, Sgt. Eliot took a keen interest in the state of
European politics and watched the build up of German forces,
ending with the invasion of Poland. During the next few years,
Sgt. Eliot monitored the developments in Europe and, increasingly,
felt that he was not contributing enough to the war effort.
In 1942 he applied for a transfer back to England and also
into aircrew, where he thought he could be of more use. His
application was accepted and, on his return to England, he
was sent on a course to become an Air Gunner.
is shown in the records regarding Sgt. Eliot's career, and
I have not been able to find any information prior to his
joining 161 Squadron, other than that he transferred to 161
Sqdn. from No. 31 Base.
is buried at Makkum, Holland.