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    Gents,

    In desperation I am asking for help identifying the above pilot. He trained with No.1657 Co.Unit before posting to No.623 Squadron and then on to No.199 (SD) Squadron.

    The 199 ORB gives a smudged service number which I cannot read, the 1657 & 623 Squadron ORB do not record service numbers. He is operational up until Feb 1944 then simply vanishes.

    ANY HELP appreciated.....!

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    Steve
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    Steve

    There are only two S. Darbyshires I can see in AIR 78:

    DARBYSHIRE, Stanley, 987933
    DARBYSHIRE, Stanley, 1436081

    Do either of these match up, even partially, with the “smudge”?

    HTH
    Niall

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    Hi Mate,

    Yes, to a point !

    DARBYSHIRE, Stanley, 1436081

    However I cannot find anything on this chap on the LG website, I know he was promoted to at least flying officer before 1945.

    Thanks for your help on this but this skipper is proving to be a bit of a tease!

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    Steve, I have checked the Air Force List for Apr 45 and there is neither an S. Darbyshire nor an S. Derbyshire. Also nothing on the CWGC site. Regards, Terry

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    Hi Terry,

    Long time no contact.

    Yes I cannot understand it, information I have been given suggests that he reached the rank of Flying Officer before 1945. Further investigation needed on my part, but thanks again Terry.

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    Steve
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    From the 199 ORB, 1436081 F/Sgt. S. Darbyshire was posted to 199 from 623 Squadron wef 6/12/1943.

    Douglas

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    Hi Douglas,

    Thank you for your post, I had however established that, please see my previous post. Thank you anyway for your posts.

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    Gent,

    Before I put this enquiry in the "Pending further investigation" file, one last try in the hope someone can shed any light on this individual.

    I have checked the 199 ORB up until May 1945, nothing. No posting details, movements etc. I have also checked postings to other No.100 Group Squadron using their ORB's and No.3 Group, all to no avail.

    So, anyone with an idea. I am all ears !!

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    Steve
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    Whats is the source of the commishioning information? Is it likely to be acurate? Does it come via family, who maybe have mixed something up?
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Dennis,

    The info is via a researcher which he obtained from the family in 1996. I have my doubts about the accuracy of this information.

    I have checked 99% of all the squadron ORBs for No.3 & 100 Group for the period March - April -May 1944 in the hope I could find a posting from 199 Squadron. Sadly I found nothing.

    Any help or advice appreciated.

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    Steve
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