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    Does anyone have access to the ORB of No.50 Squadron ? My query relates to one Frank Doolittle, a Bomb Aimer, who may have joined the unit in August 1944 but perhaps as late as October 1944. More specifically, I wish to determine his dates of being Taken on Strength and Struck Off Strength of No.50 Squadron,

    Additionally, I wish to confirm the names of his crew (tentatively identified as Noel Ograan (Wireless Operator), one Gregains (Mid-Upper Gunner), Denis Smith (Navigator), Adrian Nisbet (Pilot), Sonny Green (Rear Gunner), Alex Fraser (Flight Engineer), and Doolittle himself. Nisbet was RAAF and awarded a DFC.

    Apart from confirmation of the crew, I wish to confirm his sortie list (dates and targets); some destinations are reputed as being Stettin, Darmstadt, Konigsberg, Le Havre, Boulogne, Bremerhaven, Rheydt, Munster, Dortmund-Ems Canal, Karlsruhe, Bremen, Kaiserslautern, Wilhelmshaven, Flushing, Brunswick, Bergen, Homberg, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Mitterland Canal, Munich, Heilbronn, and Geissen.

    Regretably, this is a rather urgent request (deadline 31 December 2012) and so expeditious help will be doubly appreciated.

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    Hugh,
    I'll have a look later this evening.
    Alan.

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    Hugh,
    Crew details differ in spelling only. This is how the ORB lists them........
    P/O A.D. Nisbett.
    Sgt A.F. Fisher.
    F/Sgt D.A. Smith.
    F/Sgt F.C. Doolittle.
    Sgt N.D. Ogram.
    Sgt D. Greggains.
    Sgt A.W. Green.

    Posted in from 5 LFS on 11/8/44.
    Ops.......
    Aug 44...
    15th, Gilze Rijen.
    16th, Stettin.
    18th, Foret de L'Isle Adam.
    25th, Darmstatd.
    26th, Konigsberg.
    29th, Konigsberg.
    September....
    10th, Le Havre.
    11th, Le Havre, AM.
    11th, Darmstatd, PM.
    12th, Stuttgart.
    17th, Boulogne.
    18th, Bremerhaven.
    19th, Rheydt.
    23rd, Munster, Dort/Ems canal.
    26th, Karlsruhe.
    27th, Kaiserlautern.
    October.....
    5th, Wilhelmshaven.
    6th, Bremen.
    7th, Flushing.
    11th, Flushing.
    14th, Brunswick.
    28th, Bergen.
    November.....
    1st, Homberg.
    2nd, Dusseldorf.
    4th, Ladbergen.
    6th, Gravenhorst.
    11th, Harburg.
    21st, Ladbergen, Dort/Ems canal.
    26th, Munich.
    December.....
    4th, Helibronn.
    6th, Giessen.

    The ORB has the individuals of the crew being posted out on several days between the 9th and 14th of December, to different units, but Doolittle and Nisbet not among them. But they do not appear again in the ORB, so may have been accidently ommitted from the postings list.
    Alan.
    Had another closer look, and have just found Doolittle as being posted out on 16th Jan 45, to RCAF "R" Depot.
    Last edited by AlanW; 20th December 2012 at 04:31. Reason: Further details.

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    Hello,

    You will find a Record of Service for AUS422975 F/O (Pilot) Adrian Home NISBET DFC RAAF, here:

    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=5247683

    See: p.14 of 55

    It indicates that F/O Nisbet RAAF was posted from No.50 Sqn to No.1654 CU on 18-2-1945.

    Col.

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