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    Hello

    Does a forum member can give the names of the pilots of No. 452 Squadron, on the official picture which can be found at the following address :

    http://www.adf-gallery.com.au/galler...on/IWM_CH_2886

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    Joss

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    Hi Joss,

    Take a look here:

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/SUK15118/

    Col.

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    Hello Col,

    I don't know how I didn't pick it up, as I've been on the awm website as well, during that same google image search... I may add that another pilot missing from the group picture is G.C.B. CHAPMAN, who had been posted in on 5th May 1941, according to his service file, and who was killed in action on 9th August 1941, during "Circus 68", and who is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) souvenir cemetery.

    Thanks a lot for the pointer, Col

    Joss
    Last edited by jossleclercq; 7th October 2015 at 07:59. Reason: correcting typo in the "circus" number

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    Joss,

    That would be AUS404198 Sgt (Pilot) Christopher Geoffrey Blomfield CHAPMAN RAAF, lost on "Circus 68". The Chapman family lost another son later in the war, 271349 W/C Francis Blomfield CHAPMAN DFC RAAF. W/C Chapman was posted missing in No.20 Sqn RAAF Catalina A24-22 near Gasmata, on 8 March 1943. Francis Chapman was a pre-war member of the RAF, who took up a short-service commission in 1934. He later rejoined the RAAF, see: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/REL32497/

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th October 2015 at 06:32.

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