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    Default What could he have been doing?

    Could anyone provide any thoughts on what a qualified Air Gunner (NCO) would be doing at various operational squadrons and at a Target Towing Gunnery Flight during the period September 1940 to March 1943?

    He did participate in six sorties during the period June 1941 to August 1941 but there is nothing in the ORB's for the remainder of the time.

    As a T. F/S I don't think he would have been training others or a gunnery leader so I need some inspiration on his role.

    Any thoughts?

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    Pete
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    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    2 speculations : )

    (1) Medical problems ??

    (2) Depending on his background ( many early A/G's were armament tradesmen ) - may have been used in a technical instructional/advisory role ?

    Difficult to say anything without knowing the individuals background !

    rgds B

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    Thanks for your thoughts B

    There is nothing in his service record which suggests illness; however, the family that I am doing the research for, believe some of his letters home mention "training others", so they are going to dig them out to see if we can get to the bottom of the mystery.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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