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AIR81/10Whitley L8985 Acting Flight Lieutenant W C G Cogman, Pilot Officer A W Mack, Sergeant G T Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class A Steel and Corporal S R Wood: prisoners of war; Whitley L8985 forced to land in Belgium, 9 September 1939.C14141989


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AIR81 Errorsanyone know what the actual serial for this is? It says Whitley but it doesnt exist.? [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L8985[/url] ....Read More.Jagan on 9th October 2021 01:37:44
AIR81 Errors[QUOTE=Jagan;165979] Might be worthwhile for me to add a field to the table with the corrected serial that can come up in searches.[/QUOTE] As a follow up to the above, An example of a [B]corrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985[/url] Shows up as : [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/10[/TD] [TD]Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=K8985"]K8985[/URL][/TD] [TD]Acting Flight Lieutenant W C G Cogman, Pilot Officer A W Mack, Sergeant G T Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class A Steel and Corporal S R Wood: prisoners of war; Whitley [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L8985"]L8985[/URL] forced to land in Belgium, 9 September 1939.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14141989"]C14141989[/URL] [/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] This preserves the original text of the AIR81 file description but shows the actual aircraft it was referring to. An [B]uncorrected [/B]entry will show up as [url]https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653[/url] [TABLE="width: 1170"] [TR] [TH="align: left"]Citation[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Aircraft[/TH] [TH="align: left"]AIR81 Casualty File Description[/TH] [TH="align: left"]Link[/TH] [/TR] [TR] [TD]AIR81/11097[/TD] [TD][URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL][/TD] [TD]Sergeant R R Hart (RAAF): injured; Flight Lieutenant K R Smith, Sergeant J E Walsh, Flying Officer N R Thompson, Sergeant E R Head: uninjured; enemy action off the coast of Malaya, Hudson [URL="https://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=A1653"]A1653[/URL], 1 Squadron, 20 December 1941.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C17058826"]C17058826[/URL][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Obviously the serial needs to be updated to A16-53 and type will be Hudson.. there are a couple of thousand AIR81 entries that need correction! ....Read More.Jagan on 9th October 2021 11:53:50


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