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    Hi, I wonder does anybody have access to the 504 Squadron ORB for the 9th February, 1942. I am trying to find the serial numbers and pilots names for three Spitfires scrambled from Kirkistown. The scramble resulted in one Spitfire setting down in a field near Westfreugh in Dumfries, Scotland, while another reached base with just six gallons of fuel left. The third disappeared without a trace. I Have found a Sergeant Cannon with 504, lost on the 9th February, but which aircraft was he in?

    Any help greatly appreciated.

    Stevie

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    Stevie,
    I believe that there were only two Spitfires scrambled,
    Spitfire P8576 403424 F/Sgt Rdward Dennis Cannon RNZAF washed up in his dinghy Scotland, buried Stoneykirk Cemetary nr Stranraer
    Spitfire AB240 P/O Mc Kenzie Scrambled at 12.30 landed 14.35
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    Tony K

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    Thanks Tony,

    Putting 403424 F/Sgt Rdward Dennis Cannon RNZAF in Spitfire P8576 is a great help. Not sure where the notion of a third aircraft came from, although it is mentioned on a number of webite....???

    Kind regards,

    Stevie

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    Apologies Stevie,
    It should read F/Sgt Edward Dennis Cannon not Rdward,............. finger trouble, it's an age thing!
    Tony K

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    Not a problem Tony, looks like I have a similiar problem with website - webite....??? Fingers getting in before brain...

    Stevie

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