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Thread: F/O R.J. Tomlinson, 418 Squadron, died 3 June 1944

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    Default F/O R.J. Tomlinson, 418 Squadron, died 3 June 1944

    Hi All, I am trying to find out wheter Flying Officer Robert James Tomlinson and his Navigator Charles Esam (both burried in the cemetary of Poix-de-Picardie, Northern France) were killed on a Daylight "Day Ranger" mission or a Nighttime Intruder Sortie. They were downed on the 3rd of June 1944.

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    I don't have a time for take-off, but they were airborne late on the evening of the 2nd and tasked to patrol A/D's at St. Dizier and Laon/Athies.

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    Many thanks!!! Thats all the info I needed. I have his log book and several letters/photos and the last entry in his log is made by blue pen and dated the 2nd of June, clearly made by someone else. He went on a Night Intruder sortie then.

    Cheers!! Chris

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    Chris,

    Do any of his log book entries/letters mention that he was stationed at RAF HOLMSLEY SOUTH?

    Regards,
    Simon

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    Something that intrigues all manner of reserachers is matching No.418 Squadron serials with aircraft letters. Could you post here, please, a list of his sorties, as shown in the logbook, together with serials and/or letters that may be noted in said logbook ?

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    Hello Goofy ,

    Mosquito HR179 crashed 500 m. south Campneuseville ( 25 km NW Poix ) at 0057 , 3 june 1944 . Could you possibly contact me offboard ? laurent.viton(at)neuf.fr

    Thank you ,

    Laurent

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    Hi All,

    many thanks for the replies. I will be posting loads of pictures of the log book on my website in the coming days: www.raflogs.co.uk , hopefully they will be on by tomorrow night, got some 20+ logs on there now. The log book also mentions Holsmley. In all he flew 9 intruder sorties before being shot down.

    Cheers, Chris

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    Hi All, all photos have been uploaded now to: www.raflogs.co.uk

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