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    Default 106 Sqdn ORB, April 1941

    Does anyone have the 106 Sqdn ORB leading up to and including 04/04/1941? I am looking for details relating to P/O Walter Brown who was killed flying as Navigator to W/C Polglase aboard Hampden AD738 during the attack on Brest. He trained as a pilot & I suspect he had recently joined the sqdn & was flying with Polglase to gain experience. Can anyone confirm how many, if any, other ops he'd completed?

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    John,
    Just so happens that the 106sqdn ORB for Jan 41 to Dec 42, dropped through my letterbox a few days ago, after being donated to my collection by someone.
    Just to let you know, that it is hand-written, and combine this with the low resolution scanning that has recently been used by the N/A, it is a bit difficult to read, so it might take some time.
    Alan.

    A little easier than i thought, owing to the squadron being mostly on training flights from Jan to April 41.
    03/03/41, Cologne.
    17/03/41, Bremen.
    20/03/41, Gardening, "Jellyfish" (Brest)
    04/04/41, Brest, believed to have crashed into high ground NW of Brest.
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    That's brilliant Alan, many thanks. I don't suppose it happens to mention when he joined the Sqdn? Also, did he fly his first three ops with the same crew or was he flying as a spare bod?

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    No mention of postings in the book, but he appears first, on 03/02/41, with Sgt Metcalfe's crew, on a bombing exercise.
    He flew with Polglase, Allanson and Little to Cologne.
    Polglase, Allanson and Holman, to Bremen.
    Topping (P) Philson and Smedley, Gardening.

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    Cheers Alan, that's a great help.

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