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    Default Details mission THOMAS PHILIP Fargher

    Hello,
    I am looking for the date of the mission, and the names of comrades Fargher which is related to the legend of this photo archives. To complete the story of Flight Sergeant. THOMAS PHILIP Fargher. 234 Sdqn. See ORB.

    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205211096
    Cordialement,
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    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

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    At the time of the invasion 234Sqn were still equipped with Spitfire Vs. During the early invasion period they were tasked with maintaining patrols over the beachhead which apparently was a fairly risky business in the face of friendly flak from the Allied ground forces and naval vessels.

    This incident occurred on 14 June 1944. 'Phil' Fargher was hit by flak along with F/Lt Johnny Johnston (not JEJ), and F/Off Bill Painter and they made forced landings at an ELS named as "Coulambs" (not sure if this spelling is correct?). They were moved to B2/Bazenville to try to hitch a lift home.

    From "Dragon Rampant" by Nigel Walpole

    Steve

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    Hello,

    1511188/(184932) Thomas Philip FARGHER RAFVR (later DFC,MiD)
    754350/(113857) Walter Leslie Hunter JOHNSTON RAFVR
    1382230/(135140) William Henry PAINTER RAFVR

    Col.
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    Default B6 Coulombs

    Hello,

    Just a correction to Steve's post, as he anticipated. Correct spelling is Coulombs. This airfield was known as B6.

    Joss

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    Thank you very much for the answers.
    In the book of Dragon Rampant by Nigel Walpole he noted the letter, coded AZ-?. Spitfire Vb individual AA973, loss July 11, almost a month after his forced landing at B6.
    Cordialement,
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    Dan

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