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    Killed / died on 21st October 1943. Fl/Sgt. Edwin Robert Cole 1390924 RAFVR Pilot 616 Squadron. I have been contacted by a relative requesting details on his loss etc. Downloaded the ORB's from N/A this evening - nothing?
    Does anyone have any details on him please? Really appreciate help that I can pass on to his family. They applied for his service records but surprisingly told them nothing?
    Many thanks
    Kelvin.

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    Dave, you are a star. Thank you so much for this it is much appreciated.

    Kelvin

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    Kelvin,

    http://www.redtwo.plus.com/616/personneln_gr.htm

    P/O Alan Finlay Smith - killed in a flying accident on 21st October 1943, apparently in a Tiger Moth during a cross country flight. His passenger, Sgt Robert Cole was also killed. He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetary.
    http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/L...bjectID=738656

    Lot Description A Royal Canadian Airforce Pilot's flying log book relating to the Second World War service flying of Sgt E.R. Cole, RAF covering flying training in the USA in Steermans, Vultees and Harvards, graduating in September 1942 and progressing to conversion on to Miles Masters and finally Spitfires including active service with 616 Squadron and ending in October 1943 with entry KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE apparently as the result of a flying accident
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    Dave

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    Many thanks Dave, the relative is thrilled and asked me to pass on their thanks. They have contacted Christies and they have informed them that they will pass on his contact details to the buyer, assuming that he is still available that is. Once again, thank you very much.

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