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    Default 72 Sqn & 603 Sqn Casualties, Circus 48 to Hazebrouck Marshalling Yards, 14 July 1941

    I have two casualties for the above-mentioned Circus that I cannot identify.

    Can anyone provide forenames, please, for 72 Sqn's Sgt Plt W. (W. M.?) Lamberton, who was shot down and wounded in Spit Va, R7219, and captured?

    In addition, according to the 11 Group ORB, 603 Sqn reported "Sgt Hunter" as a casualty; Franks states he failed to return, but I cannot find any further information. Can anyone identify the pilot and aircraft in question, please, and perhaps provide some information pertaining to the circumstances of the incident that led him to be listed as a casualty?

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    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Hello,

    754699 Sgt William Melville LAMBERTON RAFVR - Co-author of several volumes in the Harleyford series.

    Col.

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    Steve,

    from Gifts of War

    Spitfire X4665 'Royal Scot' ex 'Earl Shilton' (renamed). Circus 48

    "Shot down by Bf109's south of Gravelines, Sgt AC Hunter 903682 baled out and was captured to become PoW No 39373 at Stalag 357 at Kopernicus at the end of the war."

    I have no idea about what 'at the end of the war' is supposed to mean, but that is how it is written.

    DaveW

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    Anthony Challis Hunter.

    John Engelsted

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    Thanks Col, Dave and John

    Just what I was after, thank you

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
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