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    Default W/o p.g. Spooner raaf

    Hi guys

    W/O Spooner was an Australian Beaufighter pilot with 603 Squadron.

    I'm seeking his forename, please


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    Brian

    If you check here http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/ it seems he was Philip Greer.

    Steve

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    His file is not yet digitised at the National Archive of Australia to confirm service with 603 sqdn.

    Maybe he gets a mention in the 603 sqdn history. *

    Ian

    PS - * nothing in the sqdn history.
    Last edited by ian94avenge; 23rd May 2012 at 20:18. Reason: PS added

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    Default P.G. Spooner

    Many thanks guys.

    Philip Spooner

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    Hi Brian,

    I can confirm Philip Spooner (A.416622) was a pilot and one of several Australians with 603 Squadron around 1943/44. Dates of posting likely to have been 28 Jun 43 until 26 Jun 44. It is also possible he was involved in shared claims for an Ar 196 and Ju 52 on 27 Jan 44.

    Regards, Drew

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    There is a W/O Spooner mentioned on p181 of David Ross' et al "The Greatest Squadron of Them All - Vol II". But no initials mentioned.

    Event was 27 January 1944, Spooner in aircraft C in flight of 4 which shot down 2 JU52s and 3 Arado Ar196 near Kithera.
    Interests include Spitfires in Malta 1942 and 460 Sqdn 1943-44 (including Black Thursday)

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