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    Hello,

    Could anyone provide any details from the 37 OTU ORB.
    I am unsure as to the origins.
    However I am researching a 56 OTU Typhoon crash on 08/03/1945 in Northumberland, P/O Smith RCAF, killed.
    According to the F1180, he was involved in an unauthorised dog fight with a Spitfire of 37 OTU, piloted by P/O DJ Howes.

    all help accepted.

    Kind regards

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 24th December 2011 at 19:51. Reason: Typo

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    The Spitfire may have come from 57 OTU, it maybe that there is an error on the F1180.
    Does anyone have the ORB for 57 OTU March 1945 (Eshott)
    that they could pass on please.

    regards

    Chris

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    Chris , I had a gut feeling that the 37 OTU , May in fact be 57 OTU , however the ORB for 57 OTU mentions nothing relating to the incident , The ORB for 56 OTU , does mention the incident , both does not give you any addtional information ,

    i relate the comments from the ORB , 8/3/45
    F/O RFD SMITH RCAF was killed in flying accident ,Through losing control of Aircraft ,Leader of Spitfire formation made a deliberate attack ,F/O SMITH was engadged in Turning Combat , which was a breach of flying displine and bad airmanship ,

    Funeral of the ,F/O RFD SMITH took place at RAF REGIONAL CEMETERY STONEFALL HARROGATE ,took place on the 13/3/45 ,
    sorry i have no more for you

    bw Phill jones

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