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    Hello ,

    Is there someone who can help me with some info on Sgt Howell Frank from 87 squadron who was shot down over Belgium on may 12 1940.

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    Alain12

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    Large piece in "Men of The Battle of Britain". Posted to 87 Sqn in September 1939 in France.On December 9th 1939 he force landed a Hurricane in Belgium, then neutral, and managed to get back across the border into France before the police arrived.

    I will send you the rest if you forward me an e mail.

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    Alain,

    There is a very good phtograph of Frank Howell after he and Sidney Hill had shot down 609 Sqn's 100th aircraft 12 October 1940 in my copy of F/Lt. D.M.Crook's "Spitfire Pilot' Published. 1942
    Cheers,
    Digger.

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    Thanks gentleman

    Alain12

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    Hi guys

    Two different Frank Howells - 87 guy was not the 609 flight commander!

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Alain,
    LG:
    Plt. Offs. on prob. (emergency): 565595 Francis Vincent HOWELL (47751), 26th Jan. 1942
    Flg. Offs. on prob. (war subs.), 1st Oct. 1942:
    Flt. Lts. (war subs.): 26th Jan. 1944
    Adolf Gallandīs 1st or 2nd kill 12.5.1940 :
    Hurricane I L1632 of 87 Sqn RAF (Sgt Frank V Howell baled out)
    Hurricane I L1970 of 87 Sqn RAF (F/O Jack A Campbell killed)
    F.V. Howell died 5 March 1984.
    Regards
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    Hello Gents ,

    Thanks once more for your help.

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    Alain

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    Hi guys

    Two different Frank Howells - 87 guy was not the 609 flight commander!

    Cheers
    Brian
    Thanks, 'Roger' that.
    Digger

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