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    I'm hoping someone may be able to assist with information about Ernest Harvey. He was from Norwich but is now living in Auckland, New Zealand. He flew PR Spitfires during WW 2 and appears to have been a commissioned officer. Sorry, not much to go on!

    Any information gratefully received
    Gordon

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    Hello,

    Welcome to the Forum.

    One "possibility":

    5-11-1942
    No.8 (C) OTU
    Spitfire Ia R6886

    Engine fire, aircraft abandoned. No further details.

    -- ? -- Sgt -- ? -- HARVEY - Believed unhurt.

    Maybe others can add more.

    Col.
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    Maybe P/O Ernest Arthur HARVEY #158041 (i5th Aug. 1943) was #1331711

    there is a Ernest A HARVEY born Qtr 1 1923 in Norwich

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    Same bod for both posts by Col and Paul and probably the chap you are asking about since No.8 OTU was the training unit associated with PR crews.

    F1180 for R6886 confirms pilot as Sgt E A Harvey 1331711 baled out when cockpit filled with smoke.

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    Gentlemen,

    Many thanks for your information. At least a point to start from!

    Cheers
    Gordon

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    Same as above, but taken from accident report.
    After loss of oil pressure, engine started smoking, then failed. As no suitable landing ground available, pilot abandoned aircraft over Newton Moor, Inverness-Shire.

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    Also Spitfire N3059 ,1406 flt , 15/1/43, Hit Vehicle while taxying while weaving to improve vision Wick

    Sgt EA Harvey 1331711 Source 1180.

    phill Jones

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    So it would appear he was a met recce pilot (at least initially) rather than a photo recce pilot.

    This ties in with the earlier incident as 8(C) OTU was also responsible for training met recce pilots.

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    Andy Fletcher
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    Gordon

    Harvey was promoted to F/O on 15 Feb 1944, then Flt Lt on 13 Aug 1945. No other references in the London Gazette.

    His original service number, 1331711, suggests he enlisted at either Uxbridge or Weston-Suoer-Mare during the autumn of 1940.

    Brian

    PS. I'd very much like to contact him in respect of his 1406 Met Flight connection (see my pm).

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    Many thanks Guys,

    Apologies for the late acknowledgement. Information much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Gordon

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