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    Hello,
    I am researching my second cousin Sgt Kenneth Stoddart Preston (observer) who was KIA on the night 6-7 June 1942 whilst a member of 150 Squadron during an op to bomb Emden. Taking off from RAF Snaith flying in Wellington X3279 JN-M, the pilot was F/O M A Blunt RAAF. They were shot down by night fighter ace Oblt. Ludwig Becker of 6./NG2. Sgt Preston is buried at Kollum in Holland.
    I would be grateful if anyone could provide me with a copy of the 150 squadron ORB for 1942 or any other information which may be useful to me?

    John

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    John,
    Are you aware that the NAA have digitised Blunts casualty file for viewing on their website. There are some files in it that may be of interest to you

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    Alan

    Thanks for that information. I will check out the file on the NA web site.

    John

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    John,
    Thats NAA (Australian) not the NA UK.
    Cheers....Alan

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    Alan

    Many thanks. I have found the file at NAA.

    John

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    I guess you have found this link ? pictures of his grave/ headstone

    http://ww2museums.com/article/20870/Commonwealth-War-Grave-Kollum.htm?p=1

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    Bob

    Yes thanks for that. I also have seen a photograph of the wooden cross placed on Kenís temporary grave when he was buried by locals after he was washed ashore.

    John

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