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    Default 222 Sqn March 1945 ORB lookup request

    Hello all,

    Currently putting together a magazine article about 412624 F/L Leo McAuliffe, an Australian pilot killed with 222 Sqn in March 1945. Wondering if anyone has the 222 Sqn ORB for that month? Specifically looking at incidents on three days:

    2nd March 1945: there was an encounter between a bunch of 222 Sqn pilots and about 12 German fighters that resulted in an Ar234 and at least two Me109s being shot down. How many aircraft were on this patrol, and what's the full name of McAuliffe's No. 3, Berg?

    14 March 1945: McAuliffe shared the destruction of an Arado Ar234 with F/L McCleland (or McClelland). Full name for McClelland?

    17 March 1945: McAuliffe failed to return on this day from a patrol over Holland. He was flying in NV710 - his No. 2 was F/O SJ Roberts: what was Roberts' full name, and what does the ORB show for this date?

    I see the ORB can be downloaded from TNA but thought I'd try here before stumping up the cash...

    Thanks,
    Adam
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    Hello,

    2 March 1945 - BERG - 740375 F/L Victor William BERG (70717) RAFVR

    14 March 1945 - F/L McCLELAND - 1807219 F/O Desmond Geoffrey Claude McCLELAND (164003) RAFVR

    17 March 1945 - F/O S J ROBERTS - 1624622 F/O Seth John ROBERTS (1643760) RAFVR

    If you haven't already seen it, a bit of bio material on McAuliffe, here:

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102097502

    Col.
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    Hello Adam,

    I have sent this ORB to you when you were researching McAuliffe. Have you misplaced it ?

    Joss

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    Thanks Col, that's what I was looking for - much appreciated.
    Joss - you did indeed send me some 222 ORBs, but the pages cover September 1944 only. In the last year or so I've been contacted by one of McAuliffe's nephews so he's sent me a whole heap of photos and even a few letters, so I thought it time to update what I wrote a few years ago.

    Adam

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    Adam,

    Have you pursued the AUS409203 F/O Colin Campbell GILMOUR AFC RAAF angle?

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article188511164

    Gilmour was a member of No.84 Group Communications Squadron, No.3 Air Despatch Letter Service Flight, on the award of his AFC.

    Col.

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    Hello Adam

    I did copy the March 1945 ORB for you 4 years ago, and sent it to you... Will send it again

    J

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    Oh. Thanks Joss, I can't find it in the usual places I keep these things!

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    Hello

    Have you received the message and downloaded the file I've sent you ? It'd be nice to acknowledge receipt...

    Joss

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    Sorry Joss, no I haven't. Try adam@somethingverybig.com.

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