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    I am seeking information regarding the above pilot , biographical information ?, did he survive war .?
    any information that is forthcoming would be most welcome
    He was at 53 OTU KIRTON LINDSEY FEB 1944 , i have a service no of 30924
    THANK YOU
    PHILL JONES

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    Phil,

    François, Pol, Maurice Roos born on feb 1917.

    Free French who joined UK via USA on 12.1941. He spent some months in jail following an evasion from North Africa.

    Then 6EFTS/ SFTS Cranwell/OTU58/sqdn340/sqdn341 in march 1943/OTU53/sqdn 341/FLS/84 GSU sqdn 341 up to 11/1944. 1er Escadre in April 1945. After war some months at the Centre d’essai en vol ; then Indochina and left French Armée de l’air in 1954.

    I met him regularly then last years.

    HTH,

    Bertrand

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    I found him listed among the people on the SS leopold arriving at Philadelphia, on Nov 28 1941 sailing from Casablanca on Nov 15.

    He is entered as a "French" "Aviator", having stowed away on his way to Canada to join the "Free French Air force RCAF"

    He arrives then on the 'Llangibby Castle' from Halifax, into Glasgow on the Dec 24, 1941. Named only as Francois Roos but he is listed as a Lieut. Aviaton French and his address was c/o Free French HQ Westminister.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Wonderful Dennis ! F. Roos had not in his files the names of the two boats he used from North Africa to USA then Canada to UK !

    He remembers only that the second ship had large fans in the rooms because this ship used in Africa service

    Bertrand

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    Superb gents , thanks so very much
    very best wishes
    phill jones

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