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    Default 177 Wing, Officer Commanding, Spring 1944 ?

    I am researching the service of a Danish RCAF serviceman, S/L Sven Olaf Meyer (J 6145), who was awarded the DFC in 1944. The recommendation (via the information provided by Hugh Halliday on airforce.ca) gives the following information:

    "Since the formation of the [177] wing he has been Wing Navigation Officer, and navigator in Officer Commanding Wing's crew."

    I am trying to locate the name of this Officer Commanding, but have to admit that my knowledge of China-Burma-India theatre of war, even if it has been growing in the last few weeks, is not that big. Neither is the number of titles I have at home on the subject.

    What I have gathered, though, is that the Officer Commanding seems to have become the deputy of Brig.Gen. William Old, when he assumed command of Troop Carrier Command in December 1943.

    Would anyone know of a reference on this?

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    Seems to have been G/C George F. K. Donaldson, D.F.C., A.F.C.

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    Last edited by Mikkel Plannthin; 16th August 2011 at 19:06. Reason: details added
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