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    Default 179 Sqn / St Eval / 1944

    Researching a Danish RAF navigator I have found information stating, that he served on Wellington, Sunderlands, Catalina and in 1944/45 Warwicks at 179 Sqn on St Eval, Cornwall.

    Could anyone confirm that No. 179 Sqn did not operate Sunderlands and Catalinas?

    I that case the information would suggest that he was taken on strength at No. 179 Sqn during 1944.

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    Hi Mikkel

    179 did not operate flying boats, they were definitely land based

    Malcolm

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    Default 179 Sqn St. Eval 1944

    Hi Mikkel,
    179 Sqn Had Wellington XIV's and exchanged them for Warwick's at St. Eval.
    In February the Sqn destroyed U-927 off the Lizard.
    Alex

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    Thank you for your help.

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    Flying boats solved. He was posted to 179 Sqn from No. 302 Ferry Training Unit operating Sunderlands and Catalinas on 25.1.45. Now I only have to trace him from enlistment in 1941 to this date :-)

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