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    Default J R Sherburn, Sherburne or Sherbourne? RCAF, 214 Sqn, 1944. Canadian experts?...

    Hi all

    Would anyone please be able to confirm the definitive spelling of the above chap's surname?

    He was an Air Bomber by trade and flew with 214 Sqn (RCM Fortresses - no bombs) between April and November 1944, rising in rank from Sgt to P/O.

    I think his service number was R.165036, changed to J.88317 upon becoming commissioned.

    However the ORB lists his surname with 3 different spellings as shown!

    Are there any primary sources as to his correct name. Haven't managed to find anything via Goggle.

    Hope someone can help. Many thanks

    Ian

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    There is a reference at the 214 Squardron site: http://www.214squadron.org.uk/Personnel_S.htm

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    Hi Dave and many thanks for that, but as there are a few errors here and there on the 214 website I was trying to see if there are any 'official' RCAF records that would give his name.

    Thanks again for the pointer though.

    Ian

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    Hello Ian ,
    A search through The Canada Gazette online finds your man as J.R.Sherburne J88317 (Can.Gaz. 1/9/45,page 3794).
    Regards,Mark.

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    Default Sherburne, RCAF, 214 Sqn

    Hi Mark

    That's brilliant. Thank you!

    Ian

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