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    Hi All

    Looking for confirmation of

    Mohawk, BT471 or BT472 of No 155 Sqn
    Flt Sgt BOULT, ADAM DESMOND STANLEY (1078250) RAFVR; age: 22

    Kittyhawk III, FL889 or FR301 of No 250 Sqn
    Sgt KIRKMAN, BASIL CEDRIC HAROLD (656749) RAF; age: 24

    Kittyhawk III, FR279, FR329, FR345 or FR415 of No 450 Sqn
    Flt Sgt CAMERON, GILBERT HARRY (401416) RAAF; age: 25
    Sgt HARRISON, MAXWELL CHARLES (408093) RAAF; age: 26

    Halifax II, W7844 of No 1 OAPU
    Flt Lt HARRISON, FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN (41018) RAF; age: 23
    Cpl HEYWOOD, FREDERICK WILLIAM (1051229) RAFVR; age: 27
    Cpl MUNSON, HERBERT LEONARD (1268225) RAFVR; age: 35
    Cpl ASHWORTH, WALTER ALEX (1023874) RAFVR; age: 22
    Fg Off HAMILTON, HENRY FORBES (105996) RAFVR; age: 25
    AC2 SMITH, LAURENCE LEONARD (1238554) RAFVR; age: 20
    AC2 HADRILL, VIVIAN GEOFFREY BARNES (1411069) RAFVR; age: ?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hello,

    No.450 Sqn RAAF losses 14-1-1943.

    AUS401416 F/Sgt Gilbert Harry CAMERON RAAF + - Kittyhawk III FR279:OK-P
    AUS408093 Sgt Maxwell Charles HARRISON RAAF + - Kittyhawk III FR415:OK-K
    R/90247 Sgt Lawrence Andrew FROST RCAF - Safe - Kittyhawk III FR329:OK-W
    R/86113 F/Sgt A D NICHOLSON RCAF - Safe - Kittyhawk III FR345:OK-D

    See:
    Desert Warriors:Australian P-40 pilots at war in the Middle East and North Africa 1941-1943.
    Brown,Russell
    Maryborough:Banner Books,2000.
    p.220

    Confirmed in No.450 Sqn RAAF ORB. pp.498-9 & 524-5 of 1503.

    Col.
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    Many thanks Col

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    Malcolm,

    F/Sgt BOULT not yet in my files, however Errol Martyn confirms in his "Four Your Tomorrow" Vol.2, page 51, that 155 Sqn AX893 collided 14-1-1943 with 155 Sqn BT472. (12 miles SE of Comilla).

    Have on Halifax W7844 also as casualty: F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) Thomas J.G. THOMAS - 615005.
    Groundcrew killed were all 5 MU.
    Please confirm F/Sgt THOMAS.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    I have FYT but A-B states BT471 collided with BT472 and AX893 broke up in cloud with no mention of a collision, thats the dilemma

    The problem I have with Thomas is that all the others are registered in Chippenham but I cannot find Thomas anywhere in the Eng/Wales registers, which is why I didn't include him, can anyone else confirm his registration district

    Malcolm

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    Default Sgt KIRKMAN, BASIL CEDRIC HAROLD (656749)

    Hi Malcom

    FL889 is correct for SGT Kirkham.

    Buz

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    Thanks Buz for confirmation KIRKMAN and FL889.
    Regards,
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    Many thanks Buz

    Sorry for not replying sooner, I've only just returned from a week in Northumberland and slowly working my way through the backlog.

    Malcolm

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