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    Default No. 75 Squadron Wellington E3171 July 16, 1941

    Hello forum,
    I saw an old posting from Pavel referencing the above. Pavel recently welcomed me to the group and I will take him up on his kind offer to post at will!
    Any details on the above loss? I am looking into Sgt. Joseph Harold Campbell Roberts RCAF (R54910).
    Any and all help is sincerely appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Bob

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    The correct aircraft serial number is R3171, serials in the Exxxx series were used during the first world war.

    if you google canadian military service records, you will find from the Canadian library and Congress how to apply for his service file which should contain lots of what your looking for.

    Heres the LAC link
    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/0...909.007-e.html
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Sorry for the error.
    Duly noted.
    Sincere thanks,
    Bob

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    Hi Bob,

    Have the following details on Sgt J. Roberts 75 (NZ) Squadron.

    ROBERTS. Sgt Joseph Harold Campbell R.C.A.F. (R.54910) Observer 13 February to 16
    July 1941. Crewed with T. F. Gill, G. N. Parker then R. E. E. Fotheringham. Died Wednesday 16th
    July 1941. Age 24, during a raid on Duisburg. Buried Amsterdam New Eastern
    Cemetery Netherlands.
    5 ops with F/O Gill.
    2 ops with F/O Parker.
    13 ops with Sgt Fotheringham.
    That's all I have at the moment.
    Cheers,
    Wayne.

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    Hi Wayne, Thanks for info and sorry for my very late reply.
    May I ask where you got the info re: ops flown?
    Cheers,
    Bob

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    Hi Bob,

    The details of op's flown come from the 75 (NZ) Squadron Operational Record Books AIR 27/645 series at The National Archives.
    I'll do a quick search of my files and see if anything else comes to light.

    Cheers,
    Wayne.

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    Thanks Wayne.
    It is very much appreciated.
    Take care,
    Bob

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    Hi Wayne,
    I am double checking all my facts and figures and have since learned how to download and read ORBs (it took me long enough!).
    I know your posting was some years ago but in checking the monthly ORBs, I could only count 10 completed missions with Fotheringham as pilot. I know it is a minor detail but I am striving to be accurate and I am very aware of my limitations. Could I ask you how you got your count? Was it a manual count or do I need to look somewhere else?
    Thanks again,
    Bob

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    Hello,

    Go to: https://75nzsquadron.wordpress.com/?s=Fotheringham Click on "R.E.E.Fotheringham crew 16.04.41 +. Do a Control + "F" search on Roberts = 13 ops with Fotheringham, ie,

    11.05.41
    17.05.41
    10.06.41
    12.06.41
    16.06.41
    18.06.41
    21.06.41
    24.06.41
    27.06.41
    30.06.41
    03.07.41
    05.07.41
    15.07.41 +

    Col.
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    Thanks very much!

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