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    Default Reargunner W/O A.A.Munro DFM, 1075155, 11 April 1944, 61 Sqdn ORB's

    I am looking for further info about W/O A.A. Munro DFM who was killed 11 April 1944 flown with 619 Sqdn(Sqdn/Ldr McGilvray crew in Lanc LL784). He flew his first tour with 61 Sqdn in 1943 as a reargunner. Who can help me with the 61 Sqdn ORB's for reargunner W/O A.A.Munro DFM, seems also to get more details of his DFM gazetted 11 June 1943 but can't find it. Maybe wrong date,page?? Think that Munro flew his first Ops with Sqdn/Ldr McGilvray(619 Sqdn,LL784) on 22 November 1943 can someone confirm this??

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    Adrian

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    Adrian,
    I can certainly help out with the 61sqdn ORB, but it will be later this evening as i'm just on my way out.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanW View Post
    Adrian,
    I can certainly help out with the 61sqdn ORB, but it will be later this evening as i'm just on my way out.
    Alan
    Hi Alan,

    Superb!! I am looking forward to hear from you. Can't tell you when Munro was assigned with 61 Sqdn, only that he possibly flew his first Ops with McGilvray crew(619 Sqdn) in November 1943.

    Cheers and Many Thanks,
    Adrian

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    http://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-455087.html

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    Adrian

    From Ian Tavender’s book “The Distinguished Flying Medal Register for the Second World War”

    Munro, Alexander Armstrong 1075155 Flight Sergeant, No. 61 Sqn.
    L.G. 11/6/1943, Sorties 32, Flying hours 199.45, Air Gunner

    This NCO has flown on most of his 28 successful raids with his Flight Commander, taking part in 5 raids on Bremen, 4on Essen and those on Italian targets including the daylight raid on Milan. Ever alert in his turret, he has greatly assisted his Captain on all occasions by his fine commentaries while his inherent cheerfulness and courage have been a fine example and an inspiration to the other members of his crew. For his exemplary service, he is recommended for the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal.
    27th. April 1943.

    Regards

    Douglas

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    Many Thanks Douglas and Col.Bruggy for the info you supplied to me.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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    Adrian,
    No posting date for Munro coming in to 61sqdn, but his pilot (W. I. Deas) came in on 03/04/42 from 14 OTU, so he possibly came in at same time. I have 32 ops for Munro, mostly with W.I. Deas as his pilot, but a couple with others. 31 of these ops were in 1942, only one in 1943. He was eventually posted from 61sqdn to 1661CU on 07/03/43.
    I'll sort the individual pages out for each op, and send via email within the next couple of days.
    Alan

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanW View Post
    Adrian,
    No posting date for Munro coming in to 61sqdn, but his pilot (W. I. Deas) came in on 03/04/42 from 14 OTU, so he possibly came in at same time. I have 32 ops for Munro, mostly with W.I. Deas as his pilot, but a couple with others. 31 of these ops were in 1942, only one in 1943. He was eventually posted from 61sqdn to 1661CU on 07/03/43.
    I'll sort the individual pages out for each op, and send via email within the next couple of days.
    Alan
    Terrific and magnificent info Alan!!. Looking forward to hear from you soon.

    Regards,
    Adrian

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    He was my uncle, I have a wee bit info , I have a photo of flight which they all signed the back,

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    Hi,
    If you would like the pages from the ORB, it'll be no problem. Would it be possible for you to send me a scan of the photo to put with my 61sqdn files please.
    Alan.

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