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    Hello,

    Does anybody know how long time Lyonel G.R. HUTT (DFC) spent with 250 Sqn? According to his citation, he was serving in there in July 1944.

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    Phil

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    My uncle was Lyonel Hutt. He served as a pilot in the RAF during WWII. I'm wondering if this is the same L. Hutt. I have his flight log book.

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    Hi Phil,

    Could this be the same, "Hutt"?

    The first mention l can find of Sgt Leo Hutt, is here:

    20 October, 1942

    "Again l (Sgt Bill West*), turned along the coast for Alexandria and wondered why they did not gang up and attack me again. Soon another Kittyhawk joined me, a Free French pilot (Sgt Leo Hutt) who flew with 250, and we came home together."

    * William G. H 'Bill' West RCAF

    See:
    Kittyhawks Over The Sands
    Lavigne,Michel & James F. Edwards
    Victoriaville:Lavigne Aviation Pubs.,2002.
    p.280

    Hutt is also mentioned on pp.295 & 299, and a group shot of No.250 Sqn pilots (which includes Hutt), appears on p.289.

    Col.
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    Gents

    As promised updated information on LGR Hutt

    SGT L Hutt was at the Unit by early Sep 1942, first seen on ops 3rd Sep 1942, stayed with the Squadron throughout 1942, slowly progressing up the ranks, until 8th Aug 1943 he was a FLGOFF when he force landed his aircraft into the sea.

    As a FLGOFF he's back in the Squadron Mar 1944, by May 1944 he's a FLTLT and last record I can find is 13th Aug 1944 when he leaves as B Flt Commander 250SQN, having been replaced by CAPT R.C Hirst SAAF.

    Brinley60 does that match with the Logbook you hold?


    Buz
    Last edited by Buz; 20th June 2015 at 00:45. Reason: updated info

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    He was with the 250 squadron from September, 1942 until August 13, 1944.

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    Yes, this is my Uncle. His log book states he was in the 250 squadron. Oct. 20, 1942 he was bombing - DABA(?) and was a bomber escort through the end of October. His aircraft was a Kitty Hawk. His entry on Aug. 8, 1943 was his last until Dec, 1943. This missing period of time he was injured from his landing into the sea as you stated. He was very badly injured as I understand. His next entry is Dec. 18, 1943 with the A.F.U. B.A.N.F. unit. It appears he was practicing flying and air testing. Then in March, 1944 he was back in the Kitty Hawk IV in the 250 squadron until Aug. 13, 1944. Aug. 29 - 31, 1944 he flew with Capt. Hirst from Iesi-Sienna-Perugia-Rome and back. Oct. and Nov. 1944 he flew a Hurricane but doesn't mention which squadron. January - September, 1945 he was in the 137 squadron flying the Hurricane and Auster V. In May, 1947 it appears he was flying a Fairchild for Shell Oil of Venezuela. August 7, 1947 was his last entry still flying for Shell Oil. He lived in Venezuela with his wife and owned a company that developed film for MGM. I don't recall the exact year he passed, it was in the late 90's I believe. I can probably find out if you're interested. He was my Father's brother, Claude A. Hutt. I also have a picture of him with his squadron.

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    Hello,

    Not mentioned, but aircraft ditched by P/O Hutt, possibly: Kittyhawk III FR353 (ex-42-46146), 250 Sqn. Hit by flak and ditched 8 August, 1943.

    On his stint with Shell:

    Register of Shell Aircraft, 1927-1987;

    The Associated Companies, Venezuela Compania Shell de Venezuela.

    Fairchild F.24.R9 (c/n.423) YV-P-AEA - (1940-1952).

    See:
    Winged Shell:Oil Company Aviators 1927-87
    Scanlan,Hugh.
    Penzance:Alison Hodge,1987.
    p.227.

    A little more on the Fairchild, here: http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_YV-.html

    Col.
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    Thank you Col Bruggy. Appreciate the information.


    Lorraine Brinley

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