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    Default Whitley N1476, 77 Squadron, June 1940 - individual code letter?

    Hello again everyone

    I've another request for an aircraft code letter, if anyone can help at all.

    On June 19/20 1940, Whitley N1476 of 77 Sqn was damaged by flak, and then attacked by a Bf-109 on an Op to Wanne-Eickel. The Whitley made it back as far as Hastings, where the pilot, P/O Andrew Woodrow Dunn, managed to ditch the damaged aircraft, and all the crew were rescued. Of the five crew, three received the DFC, and the other two the DFM, Gazetted on July 12th 1940:

    Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Pilot Officer Andrew Woodrow DUNN (41685)
    Pilot Officer Charles Drogo MONTAGU (41863)
    Pilot Officer Leslie Walter James WATT (76929)

    Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal

    568997 Sergeant Joseph Mitchell DAWSON
    581475 Acting Sergeant Bernard Leonard SAVILL

    Bill Chorley in his revised BCL 1939-1940, Edition 2, refers to a report made by Dunn. I wondered if this was a Combat Report, but can't find anything on the National Archives website, nor in the 77 Squadron ORB or Appendices.

    Can anyone help with the Whitey's code letter at this time?

    Many thanks

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hi Simon,
    From Driffield Operation Order No 103. 19/6/40. 77 Sqdn Pilots and letter codes:-

    F/Lt Crockett "E"
    A/F/L Pryde "N"
    P/O Dunn "L"
    F/S Trewin "H"
    F/O Stenhouse "O"

    Rgds

    Pete

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    Hi Pete

    That's very helpful indeed, many thanks.

    Regards

    Simon

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