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    Does anyone have a photo of Thomas Archibald Burke and does anyone know where he was posted between before October 1943?

    I have him with 65 Squadron in early 1942.
    Does anyone have the ORB for 65Sqn?
    He was then briefly posted to 127 Squadron in the Middle East in October 1943.

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    Andy

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    Hi Andy,

    F/L T A Burke - the son (seven children) of Tom Archibald Burke a Alice Mary Burke.
    Born in Malaysia on July 1, 1920 and died in Oxfordshire, England in Aug 2003.

    More:
    http://www.cieldegloire.com/002_raf_burke_t_a.php

    61 OTU ORB:
    …3.12.1942 „F/O Burke (G.D.) posted from R.A.F. Eglinton for flying duties“
    17.2.1943 crash-landed at Montford Bridge, Spitfire P7444 (That day the P7366 also crashed, Sgt. F.W. Doidge)

    (The accident of the P7366 is there: http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/p003.html , the one of P7444 isn’t.)


    266 Sqn ORB, May 1943:
    „F/L T.A.Burke from 61 OTU w.e.f. 20.4.43 but has not yet joined us"
    Nothing more.

    His photo with personnel of the Supermarine High Post Experimental Airfield in 1945:

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchi...0-%201804.html

    Regards
    Mojmir

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    Thanks Mojmir
    Every little bit helps.
    Interesting there is another 127 Squadron pilot in the photo from Flight Global (Peter Hillwood)

    Regards

    Andy

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