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    Hello,

    Could anyone please help me with the first names of this pilot ? He was with 107 Squadron from at least December 1939 to at least June 1940.
    I have checked the Air 78 files, the 107 Squadron ORB and Appendices, the CWGC website, the London Gazette, Google and the Flight Archives. If he is on AIR 78 - and he should be - then perhaps his name has been misplaced.

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    Martin.

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    Hello,

    Not quite what you wanted, but here goes:-

    13-1-1941
    School of Flying Control.
    Blenheim IV V5639

    Crashed on take-off at Sealand, wing dropped, hit ground and cart-wheeled.

    Sgt E SARLL - slightly injured.

    The Bristol Blenheim (2nd.ed.)/Warner. p.309.

    Col

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    Possibly

    Births Dec 1916 (>99%)
    Sarll Eric H Nobbs

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    And:-

    SARLL ERIC HERBERT 1916 1993 1993 England & Wales deaths 1837-2007 Surrey North Western, Surrey, England
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    From the info given by Col,

    F1180 confirms Sgt E H Sarll and give service number as 741354.

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    Hello

    This needs checking with AIR 78 etc., but 741354 gives Sgt J E Rowlett, Air Ministry Casualty Comm. No. 59, in Flight 13 Feb 1941.

    Just out of interest, there is a surname Sarll, given as G R G Sarll RAFVR General Duties Branch listing in Flight 9 January 1941 on page 41?

    Regards Mark

    Correction
    Sorry Martin, Ross, Col and All,

    My eyes must be going as Flight did/does give for Sgt J. E. Rowlett 741334.

    Regards Mark
    Last edited by Mark Hood; 2nd June 2015 at 17:03. Reason: Correction

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    Hello,

    Rowlett's service number was 741334, not 741354

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2940674/

    Here are a few SARLL's:

    903757 George Robson Gratwick SARLL (88234) - George SARLL, although born in Chertsey (3rd Dec. 1919), was ex-RAAF (267930). He was granted a Commission as PO on prob., w.e.f. 1st Nov. 1940. He passed away in the UK, on 15th February, 1964.
    32252 James Horatio Gratwick SARLL DFC
    40024 Jack Charles Gratwick SARLL DFC
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 2nd June 2015 at 10:58.

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    The flight image for the page shows 741334.

    it is the OCR that is in error and has been indexed by search engines as 741354 for Rowlett.

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    Superb ! Thank you all very much. Eric Herbert it is.

    I had the same problem with Rowlett on the 'Flight' Archives. It is unusual - quite apart from his apparent absence on AIR 78 - that there is no mention of an NCO 1939 pilot anywhere else in the normal available online and published sources and especially for one who survived the war and was not a POW. Most 1939/1940 Sgt. pilots were decorated and/or commissioned. Eric Herbert Sarll probably did his duty well for six years at least and all we remember him for are two accidents !

    Thank you again, I would not have solved this otherwise.

    Regards,

    Martin

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