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    Default SP Daniels (No 97 Squadron / No 35 Squadron)

    Does anyone have any details (posting dates / operational sorties etc) relating to SP Daniels whilst he was with No. 97 Squadron (prior to his posting to No. 35 Squadron in November 1943).

    Also, does anyone know where he was prior to his posting to No. 97 Squadron?

    One source I have suggests that he participated in 87 sorties (which means that according to my records he participated in 71 before his posting to No. 35 Squadron)

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Regards

    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
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    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hello,

    Same S. P. Daniels?

    No precise details about postings, dates etc on Daniels, but:

    4-5 May 1941
    No.58 Sqn.
    Whitley V T4336:GE-E
    Op: Brest.

    T/o 2130 Linton-on-Ouse. Crashed 0040 while trying to land by the aid of Drem lights at Church Fenton. Later, Spitfire I X4609 of 485 Squadron* swung taking off and collided with the Whitley, wrecking the fighter.

    F/L S P Daniels
    P/O F J Joshua
    Sgt Hardie
    Sgt Kemp
    Sgt Mole

    See: BCL2/51.

    * Pliot of X4609, NZ39928 W A Middleton RNZAF - injured.

    Sidney Patrick "Pat" DANIELS DSO*,DFC*, RAFVR.
    Served in the ranks 754824.
    RAFVR P/O (P) 13 July 1940 (81676)
    A/F/L.
    No.58 Sqn.
    Served on air ops over Europe.
    DFC LG. 6 June 1941 (58 Sqn.).
    W/S F/O 8 July 1941.
    W/S F/L 8 July 1942.
    A/S/L
    No.83 Sqn.
    Served on air ops over Europe.
    Bar to DFC 4 December 1942 (83 Sqn.).
    DSO LG. 12 March 1943 (83 Sqn.).
    No.97 Sqn. (8 ops. - 22/23-9-43 Hanover to 22/23-10-43 Kassel).
    A/W/C
    W/S S/L 19 January 1944.
    No.35 Sqn.
    Served as Master Bomber over Europe, including raid on Caen 7 July 1944.
    Bar to DSO LG. 29 September 1944 (35 Sqn.).

    See:
    Companions of the Distinguished Service Order 1920 -2006 - Air Awards.
    Hearns,Douglas V P.
    Uckfield:N&M.P. Press,2011.
    pp.107-8.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 10th November 2016 at 03:16.

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    Col

    Thanks; that is absolutely brilliant

    I now have a decent set of "bones" to work with.

    Regards

    Pete
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Hi Pete,

    I have just had a quick look through the 83 Squadron ORB and in the summary the following entry shows

    '81676 F/O. S. P. Daniels. GD. Reported unit on 12.7.42 from 10 O.T.U Abingdon'

    HTH

    Russ

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    Thanks Russ; I have added the information to my notes

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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