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Thread: F/Lt Ernest Charles LANE-SANSAM (42236): Which squadron/-s before April 41

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    Default F/Lt Ernest Charles LANE-SANSAM (42236): Which squadron/-s before April 41

    Hi,

    Having read The Distinguished Flying Medal Register for the Second World War by Ian Tavender I believed he joined No. 203 Sqn in the middle of 1940. Flight Sergeant Robert Douglas Lewis, 653884 was Air Gunner in Lane-Samsan’s crew and in the citation for his DFM dated 30 July 1941 it was written: “He has been flying with this pilot for about a year and done 60 operational raids.”

    However Lane-Samsan and Lewis are mentioned for the first time in the ORB of 203 Sqn in April 1941 indicating that they must have joined in another squadron. I hope someone can confirm which squadron/-s Lane-Samsan served before he joined 203 Sqn.

    Thanks in advance,
    Peter

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    Hi Peter,

    P/O Lane Sansam was with 15 Squadron in July 1940.

    Regards,
    Hans
    Last edited by Hans Nauta; 15th February 2015 at 19:13. Reason: correction name

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    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for the reply. I did not expect to find him in a UK-based squadron.

    Regards,
    Peter

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