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    Thomas Francis BEAUMONT, 516439, Flight Sergeant, Royal Air Force, 277 Squadron, died 3rd June 1942..this has me puzzled as I have not found 277 Squadron in the Mediterranean theatre. My googling finger is sore with trying to find how this airman came to be lost in the Med, so I turn, as ever, to the experts for help


    A thought just struck me, was he perhaps ferrying a Spitfire from HMS Eagle to Malta ? I believe 4 were lost of that shipment.
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    Yes No.277 was his previous unit.

    He was lost flying for OADU in Spitfire BR313.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...f-Rouleau-rcaf

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    Thanks Ross , chuffed I remembered the HMS Eagle deliveries but had no way of checking on the missing aircraft without adding still further to my library. As ever, saved by the forum

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    Hi Tony
    My mother in law- Shirley Sowell- has been trying to find out more about her uncle Tom Beaumont so your thread has been very useful. I am now in contact with Dave O'Malley who wrote the David Rouleau article and he is keen to know more as he knew nothing about Tom or the other 2 lost that day. I am interested as to why you were trying to find out about him too?!
    Fiona

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