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    Default 430102 - Unaccounted airman - 2-1-1943 (ME/Med)

    Sgt (Pilot) Francis H. BARON - 1167725 - 250 Sqn (El Chel 2, Libya), buried Tripoli War Cem.
    Looking for his aircraft serial. It's known that 250 Sqn lost Kittyhawks III FR244 and FR321 (FR244 pres. shot down by Bf 109s near Chiurgia; FR321 lost with no further details).

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    Henk.

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    Default Losses of FR321 and FR244

    Henk

    SGT Baron was flying FR244 coded LD-X when he took off as part of 12 aircraft escort to 2 TACR Hurricanes of 40Sqdn SAAF at 1510hrs for Recce over Front lines. 250Sqdn reported that 2 Bf109's were encountered, 1 being damaged by PltOff Collier.

    This aircraft was believed shot down by a Bf109 of JG77, along with that of PltOff S Holland who was flying FR321 coded LD-R.

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    Last edited by Buz; 14th February 2010 at 11:46. Reason: Can't spell....lol

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    Thanks Buz for this much appreciated info on the Kittyhawks. HOLLAND not in my files as a casualty or PoW; must have survived.
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    Hi Henk

    Holland became a POW, a further aircraft flown by FSGT Graham was shot down and he was injured...

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    Thanks Buz; amended my file on HOLLAND being PoW.

    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Sgt (Pilot) Francis H. BARON - 1167725 - 250 Sqn (El Chel 2, Libya), buried Tripoli War Cem.
    Looking for his aircraft serial. It's known that 250 Sqn lost Kittyhawks III FR244 and FR321 (FR244 pres. shot down by Bf 109s near Chiurgia; FR321 lost with no further details).

    Regards and thanks,
    Henk.
    I an a caregiver to Graham who was downed at same time. I am looking for info on Holland as weoll as his first name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buz View Post
    Hi Henk

    Holland became a POW, a further aircraft flown by FSGT Graham was shot down and he was injured...

    Buz
    I am a caregiver to Graham at present time and looking for Hollands first name. Graham is 94 yrs old .

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    Edith,

    Henk passed away last year.

    Hopefully, another member will be able to assist you.

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    Dave

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    There are 10 men named Holland/Hollands on this list provided by the forum moderator Ross:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20H_1.html

    perhaps someone can clarify whihc one of these might be Holland lost in North Africa? None of them are an S Holland it must be noted.

    At that time in January 1943, there were three officers named S... Holland in teh RAF

    Only one seems to be a Pilot Officer rank, S W C Holland 120529, he might be missing from those lists due to being a prisoner of the Italians rather than the Germans?

    thE London Gazette website SEARCH TELLS ME THIS OFFICER WAS STANLEY WILLIAM CHARLES HOLLAND.

    Oh and Edith, if you back on, please Please don't use the quote function when replying, hate to see all the same text repeated everytime a reply is given.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 15th March 2013 at 15:24. Reason: ADDED HIS NAME
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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