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    I am seeking information on the following
    1/ ANDRE IMBERT FFAF 791047 , KIA 27/7/43 Spitfire AR609 165 SQD,
    SEEKING ANY BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY ,
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    2/ SAMOUELLE CHARLES JAMES 113341 , SEEKING SAME AS ABOVE .

    THANKING ANYONE IN ADVANCE WHO MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST ME
    BW PHILL JONES

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    Hi Phil,

    The book "Aviateurs de la liberté" gives 25 july and Spit Vc EE603 SK-M

    Some details on him here :

    http://www.francaislibres.net/liste/fiche.php?index=110267

    Service number is 31.114

    Are you sure that Samouelle charles is French ?

    Bertrand

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    Hi Phil
    Norman Franks FCL Vol 2confirms EE603,M, as the a/c of S/Lt A Imbert lost over Ostend on Ramrod154. He gives AR609,C, as the a/c of Flt Sgt J H Curry lost on the same op and KIA
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    Default Samouelle charles james 113341

    Quote Originally Posted by phill jones View Post
    I am seeking information on the following
    1/ ANDRE IMBERT FFAF 791047 , KIA 27/7/43 Spitfire AR609 165 SQD,
    SEEKING ANY BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY ,
    ALSO
    2/ SAMOUELLE CHARLES JAMES 113341 , SEEKING SAME AS ABOVE .

    THANKING ANYONE IN ADVANCE WHO MAY BE ABLE TO ASSIST ME
    BW PHILL JONES
    Hi Phill

    From the superb 41 squadron website of Steve Brew http://brew.clients.ch/raf41sqdn.htm

    Name SAMOUELLE, Charles James
    Number 113341
    Rank Flight Lieutenant
    Nationality British
    Born Islington, London, 2 February 1920
    Arrived 3 October 1944
    Departed 10 January 1945
    Decorations DFC (1943), Bar to DFC (1943), OBE (1971)
    Notes Commissioned November 1941; retired 2 February 1975, retaining Wing Commander; died March 1997

    Allan
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    Gents , many thanks for your help with this one ,and putting me strait and pointing me in the right direction , i am very grateful to you all

    bw phill jones

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    Hello Gents ,

    Here some more about Imbert :





    http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/spip.php?page=mpf3945_fiche&id_tnqc=118289&debut_r esultats=&lang=fr



    IMBERT


    André Norbert
    Born 04-05-1920
    Place Lédas et Penthies
    Department 81 - TARN
    Rank sous lieutenant
    165 Squadron Royal Air Force - Forces aériennes françaises libres (FAFL)
    Date of death
    Date of death 25-07-1943
    Place of death Flushing
    Netherlands


    Regards

    Alain12

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    Gents,
    I've IMBERT (31114) also on EE603; crashed 1 km east of Borssele - 15.09 hrs. Initially buried in Vlissingen (Flushing) in 1949 exhumed and reinterred in Kapelle (French Field of Honour in Netherlands).
    Henk.

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    Henk , thank you for your additions
    phill jones

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