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    I am researching a ww2 airman for a friend and need some help with his citation please . His fathers name was Arthur Simpson 1623962 of 625 sqn. He served from 12/2/42 to 9/11/46 and was awarded the DFM London Gazette 20/7/45. I have obtained a copy of the Gazette and have given him the address for the records office. He has a great photo of his father and crew alongside a aircraft called Teutonic Terror and his log book shows in excess of 40 sorties through the war.Also alot of maps etc.Though he only has his boxed DFM, I explained he would have been entitled to some ww2 medals, so i have also given him the medal office address as these have possibly not been claimed.His log book shows that he trained in Canada for 10 months but thats all he knows.

    Names on the back of the photo show F/O Crooks, Sgt Russel, f/o Fletcre(Could be Fletcher)f/s Simpson, F/S Forscutt ,F/s Brady next to Teutonic Terror

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

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    Hi Col
    For some reason, it will not open for me.
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    Chris 8755,
    I have a copy of the 625sqdn Operations Record Book, if you need any information from it about the ops listed in the logbook.

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    Hi Alan,

    OK down here in OZ! Lot of Pop-ups on the site! Try this:

    http://lancaster-archive.com/lanc-noseart-t-u.htm

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    Perfect...thanks.

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    Alan,

    Try these names in association with Arthur SIMPSON, in the No.625 Sqn ORB:

    55790 F/O Harold William George CROOKS DFC RAF
    DFC. No.625 Sqn. LG: 22/5/1945. p.2625

    and...

    154890 F/O Joseph Norman FLETCHER DFC RAFVR.
    DFC. No.625 Sqn. LG: 20/7/1945. p.3782

    Col.
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    Thanks chaps

    The photo you have kindly redirected me to is the same as the one my friend has on the wall . His father is the on the right at the back, so I assume the names i listed are in order as they stand

    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Alan,

    Try these names in association with Arthur SIMPSON, in the No.625 Sqn ORB:

    55790 F/O Harold William George CROOKS DFC RAF
    DFC. No.625 Sqn. LG: 22/5/1945. p.2625

    and...

    154890 F/O Joseph Norman FLETCHER DFC RAFVR.
    DFC. No.625 Sqn. LG: 20/7/1945. p.3782

    Col.

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