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    Hello everyone

    Could someone with Baumgardner's DFC book please see if there's a citation for the above Navigator, if possible? The announcement in the LG (February 16th 1945) doesn't give any details, so I wondered if the book had anything further?

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    I've found him in the 9 Sqn ORB, as Navigator to P/O R. J. Harris. Is this 174625 Raymond John Harris, whose D.F.C. was also gazetted on the same day?

    Harris was posted from 51 Base in May 1944, and Harris and his crew completed 30 Ops between May and October 1944. Adair was posted to 2 P.D.C. in February 1945.

    He lost his life after baling out of a 99 Squadron Liberator that had been badly hit by flak on June 15th 1945.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    I've found him in the 9 Sqn ORB, as Navigator to P/O R. J. Harris. Is this 174625 Raymond John Harris, whose D.F.C. was also gazetted on the same day?

    Harris was posted from 51 Base in May 1944, and Harris and his crew completed 30 Ops between May and October 1944. Adair was posted to 2 P.D.C. in February 1945.

    He lost his life after baling out of a 99 Squadron Liberator that had been badly hit by flak on June 15th 1945.

    Regards

    Simon
    Hello,

    Re: Adair. Lost from No.99 Sqn Liberator B.VI KH361. Attacking shipping in Gulf of Siam. Aircraft crash-landed at Cox's Bazaar, eight of the crew survived (per: Matt Poole).

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    Check at Kew, AIR 2/8829 which may have recommendation.

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