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    Hi All,

    I am looking for anyone that has the ORB's for 635 Sqn for the last year of the war. I am looking for Ops done by Selwyn Booth DFC RAAF who is now in his 90's, to present to him.

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    John.

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    John,
    If you pm your email address to me, i'll get back to you when i've found the information you want, and send the pages to you. I'll have a better look when i get in from work later. Just quickly glancing through, i've found a P/O S.D. Booth, under a pilot called C.A. Ottaway. Have an approx date for the crew joining...

    Just discovered the typo in the ORB should read S.J. Booth, after looking at his name on the Nominal Roll.
    Last edited by AlanW; 12th March 2013 at 05:59.

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    Hello,

    That's AUS427543 F/O (Pilot) Colin Lindsay OTTAWAY DFC.
    (P/O C L Ottaway's older brother, AUS38181 F/O Greer Winton OTTAWAY RAAF, lost his life on
    21/22-11-1944, when No.460 Sqn RAAF Lancaster III PB469, FTR from Aschaffenberg.).

    23 Oct 1944
    635 Sqn
    Lancaster III ND812:F2-N
    Op:Essen

    T/o 1641 Downham Market. Overshot and crash-landed 2215 on return to base. There are no reports of anyone injured.

    AUS427543 P/O (Pilot) Colin Lindsay OTTAWAY RAAF (later DFC)
    Sgt R S Grist
    F/S A W Brown
    AUS423442 F/S Selwyn* John BOOTH RAAF (later DFC)
    AUS427633 F/S Walter George James BLACKBURN RAAF
    F/S J R Pierce
    AUS437286 F/S Gordon Mackenzie CORNETT RAAF

    See: BCL5/460

    * Also rendered as: Selweyn.

    Col.
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    Hi Alan/Col,

    Many thanks for the information. Alan my email is harley.158ATbigpond.com replace the AT with the usual.

    Regards,

    John.

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    John,
    44 ops, first on 14th Oct 44, last on 18th April 45. Will get them together later this afternoon, and send via zip file.
    Alan

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    Hi guys
    Hope you donít mind me intruding on this topic, but Iím also researching a 635 squadron Lancaster that crashed in 1945. It also happens to have the same ID (F2-N).
    Do the 635 squadron ORBs mention anything about Lancaster PB228 (F2-N) that was lost on the 6th January 1945? If there is any info regarding this plane then please can you let me know.
    Many Thanks
    Neil

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    Hello,

    Here is a little of what is already known!

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6646-Hanau-6-7-Jan-1945

    Col.

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