in Java (Dutch East Indies), Johannes Walter served in the
Navy from 1st January 1942, until he arrived in England on
3rd May. He was detached from the Navy, and sent on wireless
training with the RAF in Blackpool, and then based with 320
Sqdn. Around June 1943, he was approached by the SOE which
wanted him as a wireless operator; he was discharged from
the Navy on 12th June 1944.
in England he married an English girl, Margaret. When he left
for his mission to Holland, he was expecting their child.