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    Default Sgt Plt G. R. Graham 1941

    Bit of a tough one, but it's all I have...

    I am trying to identify one Sgt Plt G. R. Graham who was posted to 41 Sqn on 15 October 1941, from 412 (Can) Sqn. A check of the 412 Sqn ORB confirms he served with them 26 Sep-13 Oct 1941, but does not give amy other information, e.g. a service number, but no surprises there, really.

    He may possibly be Glenn Roland Graham, R.62937, RCAF; b 14 Dec 20; served 23 Sep 40-25 May 45; 55 OTU; Flt Sgt, 3 Sqn, 9 Jun 42 (& throughout Op Jubilee); com Plt Off (J.17350), 16 Apr 43; rejoined RCAF (32382), 1 Aug 50-29 May 71

    However, without a service no., it is impossible to say if the man mentioned in the 412 and 41 Sqn ORBs is R.62937 Glenn Roland Graham; his full service file cannot be accessed until a man has been dead for 20 years.

    Does anyone have anything on a pilot of this name that may help, please?

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    Steve
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    Hello Steve,

    Just to confirm your information from No. 3 Squadron ORB, I quote :

    "Hunsdon 9th June 1942 [...] R.6237 Sgt Pilot Graham G.R. (CAN) joined No. 3 Squadron from 55 O.T.U.. "

    I have him flying 2 ops during "Jubilee". Very few ops listed in the form 541, he was a Flight Sergeant on 26th July 1942. That day he flew as wingman to Fred Ruppert VARRICK, another Canadian in the Squadron, in which I'm very interested, for he crashed not far from my home in the early hours of 28th August 1942.

    Not enough so far to confirm he's the man you're researching, but I find it rather odd that he would have flown with 412, 41, then OTU, then back to an operational Squadron, and still a Sergeant ! The OTU bit should be a rest from operations, as an instructor, but it doesn't look like it here.

    Joss

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    Thanks Joss, I appreciate that info.

    Good point re going back to OTU, unless he had issues with flying capability? I had someone earlier in the war sent back to flying training. However, point taken, nonetheless. The issue, though, is that I cannot find any other G. R. Graham at all!

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    Steve
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    Old thread, however, update: pilot was Glenn Roland Graham R.62937/J.17350. Due to health related issues flying high altitude reassigned after OTU to low level operations. Served with no.3, no. 530 and no. 515 (mosquito).
    Last edited by GrahamGR; 27th September 2016 at 03:59.

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    Hi GrahamGR

    Thanks for your reply. With a screen name like that, I assume you are related?

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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