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    Default Coastal Command 220 Squadron.

    Hi i am trying to find out about my uncles squadron based in St Eval, Azores, Gibraltor, in 1944/5.
    He has given me a list of names from his crew, and his airforce number. Is there anyone who can help me with this project please.
    I have tried the local library, and been trolling the internet. But all i can find is the squadrons emblem and motto.

    Please please help me...............


    Thanks Andy.

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    Hi Andy,

    Have the Operations Record Book for 220 Squadron and have substantial background on the unit at Benbecula and in the Azores. The crew list and the period in question would help me get started.

    Robert

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    Hi Robert,
    The details i have been given by my uncle are as follows,

    St Eval, Azores, Gibraltor. 220 Squadron, ZZ, Dec 44-April 45.

    1st Pilot, F/L SHAAK from CANADA, 2nd Pilot, F/O DAVISON, NEW ZEALAND, Front Gun, Sgt MACMORHAN, LONDON, Rear Gun, Sgt FRANK ROGERS,(my uncle), EAST LONDON, W/Op, F/Sgt BEASTON, 1st Nav, F/L LANYARD, WOODFORD, 2nd Nav, F/O THOMAS, WALES, Bomb AIMER, W/O (no name) from CANADA, and F/Engineer, F/Sgt KING, from UP NORTH, as my uncle put it.


    TOTAL "OPS" FLYING TIME = 108hrs 15mins

    TOTAL "NON OPS" FLYING TIME = 91hrs 35mins

    TOTAL FLYING TIME = 199hrs 40mins.


    My uncles Airforce number was 1878406, he was flying the Mark VI Liberators at the time, and remembers being shot down 3 times. The ZZ was markings on the plane, but thats all he can remember.
    I hope this is of use, and you can help shed some light on what my uncle and his crew were doing.

    Regards Andy.

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    Hi Andy,

    Will do a lookup for you this week and email the pages - the name Shaak sounds very familiar. 'ZZ' was the 220 Sqn code later in the war, carried on the Fortress III and the Liberator VI.

    Regards,

    Robert
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    Hi Andy:

    Have emailed the pages with Shaak as captain plus monthly summaries.

    Robert
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    Hi Robert, thankyou for the emails of the flight ops for 220 squadron. On looking through them i have seen my uncles name and am surprised to see that most of the records show him either having engine probs, or landing gear troubles. Makes me think he was a bit of a "jonah". There were 3 pages that wouldnt open, i will check which ones they were and let you know, maybe you would be able to resend.

    Just checked my emails and they were 0749, 0750 and 0764 that had trouble loading.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Regards Andy.
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    Coming up, Andy.

    Robert

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    Suggest you buy a copy of the following book:

    Boeing B-17 Fortress in RAF Coastal Command Service
    by Robert M. Stitt

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