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    Default AIR 2/15738 - Any ideas what's in it?

    I'm off to Kew in the morning and while looking for something else came across AIR 2/15738 (Polish personnel serving with RAF: casualties). I'm probably going to get it out anyway as I'm intrigued enough to want to know what is in it but if anyone else has ever viewed it what does it contain?
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    Alan - I'm afraid I can't answer your question, but as there were a lot of Polish lads in 1 Group (which I research) I'd be grateful if you could post back what you do find in the file, as it might well be worth my getting it out on a future trip to the NA :)
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    Alan & Greg,
    I am also keen on seeing what is in this file as I have been researching Polish squadrons flying within 1 Bomber Group.
    I would appreciate to get a sample of the content in order to learn if it is worth to copy.

    Regards,
    Greg

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    Two Gregs, both researching 1 Group!! Greg, drop me an email if you like: -

    gregATgreg-harrison.co.uk

    All the best,

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    Greg, check your e-mail box.

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    The file is a bundle a few inches thick, mostly memos acknowledging receipt of documents referring to casualties, usually by name, the odd letter (of the type you might see in a casualty file ie A705 or similar) and monthly break downs of figures from 1940 until the end of 1944, they give number of casualties per unit per occurrence (accident / incident). There are comments along side, most give the aircraft type and a brief run down on the circumstance. The most interesting thing is in 1940, there is a list of all casualties (including injuries) giving date, unit, place (rough), casualty type (injured / killed), name and service number. It does run into the start of 1941 but abruptly ends.
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