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    Hello,

    I'm looking for additional information on this loss.
    [COLOR=#000000]30/08/1943.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#000000]Flight Lieutenant.[/COLOR] HOLLOWAY G. (RTD).
    Squadron ?
    Coded ??-?
    Cordialement,
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    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

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    I am interested to know Holloway's first names.

    AP263 was a Mk I Mustang the Mk IA had four 20mm cannon and FD serials.

    Aircraft and pilot were from 16 Sqn. The a/c would not have carried sqn codes; I don't know the individual code letter. Holloway was flying with S/Ldr K Mackie on a Rhubarb mission over Britanny during the afternoon of 30/8/43 they were attacked by Fw190s and Holloway was shot down and apparently ditched in the sea. Although he was spotted several times by ASR searches he was not actually picked up until 2/9/43.

    Steve

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    Hi Dan,

    Big piece about this in 2ND Tactical Air Force volume 1
    cheers peter

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    There's a [40829] George Holloway who might be yr man?
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    if he was not a Commonwealth officer then there are three RAF officers with name G () Holloway in the Sep 1943 Air Force List
    https://archive.org/stream/airforcel.../1021/mode/2up

    G Holloway 40829 Column 605b G.D. bracnh F/Lt
    G E Holloway 125200 - This officer is either Training Branch or Met branch as their Graduation coulumn numbers are not quoted, he does appear in 1947 in London Gazette under Training branch.
    G L Holloway 81092 Column 1394 Technical Branch

    That first man is George HOLLOWAY (40829) per the London Gazette.
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    Thanks from me Dennis it looks like George from my known information.

    There is a substantial piece on the rescue of Holloway in "Another kind of courage" by Norman Franks.

    Steve

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