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    Default Meteorological Air Observers Possibly of Eastern European Origins

    Hello All,

    I have come across the following in “Even The Birds Were Walking”, Kington/Rackliff:-

    Sgt S Chlebecki, RAFVR, Met Air Observer, located on 517 Sqn Brawdy on 4 Jun 1944
    Sgt A Porazka, RAFVR, Met Air Observer, located on 518 Sqn Tiree on 6 Jun 1944
    Sgt E Ozaist, RAFVR, Met Air Observer, located on 518 Sqn Tiree on 6 Jun 1944

    My expertise in European Surnames is strictly limited! I suspect Poland and/or Czechoslovakia. I would be grateful if our correspondents in those areas could comment.

    TIA

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    St. sierż W/O Stanisław Józef Chlebicki 782628;
    st. sierż F/S Antoni Porażka 792945;
    st. sierż W/O Eugeniusz Ozaist 792794;
    all Polish Air Force.

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    Franek,
    Many thanks your rapid reply - much appreciated. Porazka was Naturalised on 23 Oct 1948 (Well, at least I think he was! The LG will give me the heading but not show the document! So what is new?).
    Tks again.
    Peter Davies
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    Tks, Ross,
    The LG has extremely acute hearing. I only very quietly muttered a blasphemy against it - but it heard me!!!
    Peter Davies
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    Peter, apart from your three Polish airmen who flew operationally as Air Met Observers in RAF Sqns, there were two more:
    - PAF no. 781402, Sgt Jozef Rubinkowski, who served in 517 Sqn,
    - PAF no. P-1920, P/O Kazimierz Jurgin who served in 519 Sqn.
    All of them apparently flew in the same period of time.

    Regards,
    Greg
    Last edited by Grexx; 22nd May 2016 at 17:04. Reason: .

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    Greg,
    Many thanks for that additional information!
    Peter
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