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    Please can anyone confirm these details and who was the Pilot

    Hurricane BE552 . Ditched after being hit by Flak during a Ramrod to ST-OMER .30/7/42

    Pilot rescued the next day .

    TIA Phill Jones

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    Pilot: Sgt Maurice Boyer. Take-off 18.30.

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    FCL has 'Sgt. Boyer'

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    Hello

    "aviateurs de la Liberté - mémorial des Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres" by Colonel Henry Lafont and published by the French Service Historique de l'armée de l'air show that Maurice Boyer (aka Val Charny) went missing in action on 17th April 1942, lost in operations over the sea. That was his 11th ops.

    I'm just quoting from the book, which may be in error

    JohnE, do you quote from the Squadron Operations Record Book ?

    Joss

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    Yes, I quote from the ORB.

    There seem to have been both a Sgt Maurice Boyer who joined the squadron on May 27th and a P/O M.R. Boyer WHO joined on March 3rd and was KIA on April 17th in BE671.

    John E.
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    Hello John

    I agree that the Maurice Boyer who went missing on 17th April 1942 was a sous-lieutenant, rank equivalent to that of a Pilot Officer. He was the first casualty of the Squadron, one of the founding members of No. 174 Squadron, having been transfered from No. 607 Squadron, with 2 other Free French.

    I don't have archives readily available about a Sgt Maurice Boyer. He's not mentioned in "Croix de Lorraine sur Dieppe" who only mentions P/O Maurice Boyer, KIA 17th April 1942.

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    Thank you John and Joss , for your replies , ,However still Rather Inconclusive , Looks like it back to the Drawing Board , on this one Many thanks

    phill jones

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