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    Default 1113555 Sgt Sidney Martin Girvin RAFVR

    Can anyone provide any details regarding this airman.

    I understand he was with 97Sqn. when he was lost over Holland 4th/5th September 1942.

    I work with a family member and seek any information regarding his service and loss.

    Thank you in advance

    Chris Davies
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    CWGC clearly lists him with 97 Squadron

    http://www.97squadronassociation.co.uk/flightops2.html
    website lists some/all his flights with the unit.

    Listed in that site, probably from ORB as S F Girvin and Girvan

    Aircraft Lancaster R5496 U
    Sgts J.S.Cooper, R.Oxley, T.Whitehead, F/Sgt G.H.Dean, Sgts S.M.Girvin, R.Brook, W.F.Gray.

    have they requested his service record?
    All the names above can be confirmed and corrected from the CWGC website.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Dennis,
    Thank you,
    I had already cross-referenced with the CWGC & have contacted 97 Sqn association.

    Family have applied for the service record but at present there is an 18 month turnover.
    Once again

    Thank you

    Chris

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    18 months Chris? With my my last request 4-6 weeks ago I was advised 22 weeks.

    Brian

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    The AWM site has this:

    Lancaster R5496 took off from Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, at 0040 hours on the night of 4/5th September 1942 to bomb Bremen, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.
    Crew:
    RAF Flt Sgt J S Cooper, Captain (Pilot)
    RAF Sgt R Oxley, (Flight Engineer)
    RAF Flt Sgt T R Whitehead, (Navigator)
    RAF Flt Sgt G H P Dean, (Air Bomber)
    RAF Sgt S M Girvin, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAAF 401587 Sgt R Brook, (Mid Upper Gunner)
    RAF Sgt W F Gray, (Rear Gunner)


    Simon

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    Simon,

    Thank you,
    That positions the crew members, and a brief of what happend.
    They made it to Germany.
    All the crew are buried in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Niedersachsen Germany.

    Kind regards

    Chris

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