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    Default Squadron Leader Count Franz Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld

    Does anyone have information where Squadron Leader Count Franz Ferdinand Colloredo-Mansfeld trained in the RAF?
    I have a record of a FT Colloredo-Mansfeld on 5 SFTS No 65 course Tern Hill starting on 13/09/41.
    His course photo looks very similar to one on the hen.valka.cz website I wonder if it is a typing error and this is the same chap.

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    Hello

    Course 65 started on 13 August 1941. LAC "F.T." Colloredo-Mansfeld had service number 1385480.

    S/L Franz Ferdinand Colleredo-Mansfeld who is buried in Boulogne-sur-Mer cemetery had service number 112005.

    With the new London Gazette webpage, I can't find the LG entry about his commission, which would prove he's the same and one man. To me that's a typo in No. 5 S.F.T.S. ORB.

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    igth Nov. 1941.
    i'3~85486 Franz Ferdinand COLLOREDO-MANSFIELD
    (112005).

    Not sure why its missing the latter number, the enlistment number its clear why that not captured by the search!

    That enlistment number is 1385430 from reading the page.
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5398/page/7381

    So, one and the same man, that name is fairly unique. Found that by searching for Colloredo only, during period 1939-1946 only.

    That page is within the results if you serach for the 112005 number, its just the page is dirty so the text preview is not what you would expect.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks for confirmation.
    I thought as much as the Turn Hill SFTS List has a couple of errors.
    Also on the same course is G B Garland.
    I wondered if he was any relative of Donald, John, Desmond and Patrick Garland, all pilots and all were killed during the war.
    Donald Garland was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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    Morning All,

    Back to an old thread, I was wondering what were the citizenships F.F. Colloredo-Mansfed had? Autrian (from the pre-WWI Empire), born in Italy from an Austrian father and American mother and married with an American woman and living in the USA, but his f became part of the Czechoslovakia in 1919. In enlisting in the RAF, what citizenship he gave?

    Thanks

    Phil

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