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    Hello, anybody can help with first names of those airmen?
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    Franek

    80 Squadron
    S/L T.M. Horger
    P/O Reynolds
    F/Sgt Wintersdorff
    Sgt Comfort
    Sgt Crouch
    Sgt Cross
    Sgt McVean
    Sgt Smith

    4 SAAF Sqn
    Lt Chadwick
    Lt Greenberg
    Lt Richardson
    Lt Thorpe
    Lt Visser

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    Bert Reynolds
    Pierre Wintersdorff

    Name: COMFORT, ALEXANDER CHARLES
    Initials: A C
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 80 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 25/05/1942
    Service No: 122925
    Additional information: Son of James B. and Jeannie Comfort, of Alford, Aberdeenshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 248.
    Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

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    Franek,

    Pierre Phillip Leon Wintersdorff.

    Second Supplement to the LG of 25 Dec 1942 published 29 Dec 1942, page 5641 - promoted P/O on probation, and here:

    http://surfcity.kund.dalnet.se/commonwealth_woods.htm

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    Hello Franek,

    One of these four men might be the Lt Richardson of 4 Sqdn SAAF. No. 3 is, because of his rank, unlikely to be the Richardson you're looking for:
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    1. Name: RICHARDSON
    Initials: C G
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Lieutenant (Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Unit Text: 30 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 14/03/1945
    Service No: 103984V
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave IV. C. 11-15.
    Cemetery: UDINE WAR CEMETERY
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    2. Name: RICHARDSON, GORDON H.
    Initials: G H
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Lieutenant (Obs.)
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Unit Text: 15 Sqdn.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: between 27/04/1945 and 28/04/1945
    Service No: 241963V
    Additional information: Son of John P. and Jean G. A. Richardson, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave IV. A. 7-9.
    Cemetery: PADUA WAR CEMETERY
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    3. Name: RICHARDSON, LANGFORD RUSSELL
    Initials: L R
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Second Lieutenant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Date of Death: 23/04/1943
    Service No: 206771
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 7.
    Cemetery: RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
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    4. Name: RICHARDSON
    Initials: S V
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Lieutenant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Unit Text: 72 (R.A.F.)
    Date of Death: 27/03/1944
    Service No: 207322V
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. F. 11.
    Cemetery: BEACH HEAD WAR CEMETERY, ANZIO

    Source: CWGC

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    Possibility for Lt Greenberg, 4 Sqdn SAAF:

    Name: GREENBERG, HARRY NOEL
    Initials: H N
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Lieutenant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Unit Text: 28 Sqdn.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 19/04/1945
    Service No: 206825V
    Additional information: Son of Harry N. Greenberg and Ethel Greenberg, of Muizenberg, Cape Province, South Africa; husband of Maureen M. Greenberg.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 10. Row A. Grave 2.
    Cemetery: MAZARGUES WAR CEMETERY, MARSEILLES

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    Possibility for Lt Chadwick, 4 Sqdn SAAF, 1941

    Name: CHADWICK
    Initials: C A E
    Nationality: South African
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: South African Air Force
    Unit Text: 15 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 12/12/1943
    Service No: 206388V
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Column 277.
    Memorial: ALAMEIN MEMORIAL

    Source CWGC.

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    Hi Franek

    This may help a little with your quest.

    122925, Alexander Charles, Comfort. RAF (VR). 80 Sqn RAF
    402643, Hugh James, Cross. RAAF 80 Sqn RAAF.

    I am not able to give much info on the SAAF personnel other than these individuals who were registered as being with 4 Sqn SAAF around this time.

    Lt R.E. Chadwick
    Lt Y. Visser
    Lt V.A. Greenberg.

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    Thanks, guys. Step by step gaps are being removed. Nonetheless it always amazes me, how hard is to find first names of Commonwealth airmen.

    80 Squadron
    S/L T.M. Horger
    P/O Bert Reynolds
    F/Sgt Pierre Phillip Leon Wintersdorff
    Sgt Alexander Charles Comfort
    Sgt Crouch
    Sgt Hugh James Cross
    Sgt McVean
    Sgt Smith

    4 SAAF Sqn
    Lt R.E. Chadwick
    Lt V.A. Greenberg
    Lt Richardson
    Lt Thorpe
    Lt Y. Visser

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    Franek,

    "S/L T.M. Horger"
    This 40114 Thomas Michael Horgan (note spelling of surname)
    (source Oct 1940 AFL)

    Errol

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    Should anyone have any further details re Alexander Charles COMFORT I would be interested - he's on my local war memorial.

    Thanks & Regards
    Linzee

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