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    Default ORB 100 Sqn June-Aug 1944 - look up request

    Hi, does anybody have access to the ORB for 100 sqn for the period June 6th to Aug 13th 1944? I am trying to find out what operations Sgt J A Downie (FE) flew before being shot down on the night of 12/13th Aug. He is only entitled to the France & Germany star so he would not have flown operationally before the 6th June 44 although he may have joined the Squadron before then.
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    Rick

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    Default 100 Sqn ORB June-August 1944

    Hi Rick,
    Sgt.Downie was posted in to 100 Sqn on 8/5/44 as F/E on F/L Paston-Williams crew and flew the following sorties that I can find;
    24-25/5/44 Le Clipton ,gun battery near Dunkirk.
    28-29/5/44 Eu,gun battery near Cayeux.
    31/5-1/6/44 Tergnier.
    2-3/6/44 Berneval.
    5-6/6/44 St Martin-de-Varreville.
    6-7/6/44 Vire.
    7-8/6/44 Foret de Cerisy.
    10-11/6/44 Acheres.
    11-12/6/44 Evreux.
    12-13/6/44 Gelsenkirchen.
    14-15/6/44 Le Havre.
    24/6/44 Les Hayons.
    25/6/44 Ligescourt.
    5-6/7/44 Dijon.
    6/7/44 Foret du Croc.
    12-13/7/44 Tours.
    18/7/44 Sannerville.
    18-19/7/44 Scholven.
    25/7/44 Coquereaux.
    25-26/7/44 Stuttgart.
    28-29/7/44 Stuttgart.
    4/8/44 Pauillac.
    5/8/44 Pauillac.
    12-13/8/44 Brunswick (missing).
    Regards,Mark.

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    Hi Mark,
    very many thanks for the info, it's exactly what i was looking for...is there any chance I can get copies of the ORB?
    Cheers,
    Rick

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    Rick - I have done a load of research on this crew which I'd be happy to share with you. I'm sure I also have a photo of Sgt. Downie in my files somewhere too. You may already be aware that Gerald Hood, who was the Nav on LM658 the night she went down, was subsequently murdered by the Gestapo. I have a copy of the Imperial War Crimes Court hearing transcript.

    Drop me an email (gregATgreg-harrisondotcodotuk - remove and replace the obvious bits!!) and maybe I can get some stuff copied and in the post to you?

    All the best,

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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