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    Default British F/Sgt serving in the Czechoslovak Depot at Wilmslow 1941

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask for help - I have a signature only (see picture) and I am trying to identify this man.

    So far I have not been successful I am afraid:

    AIR 78/12

    Bean - no A. J. or full names starting A... J...
    Beau - no such a surname
    Beall - no A. J. or full names starting A... J...
    Beale - but I do not think it is correct name according to the picture:


    252856 A. J. Beale
    1.4.18 RNAS Enlistment 1918
    Nebyl důstojník není v LG

    4191192 Alan John Beale
    post-war

    2269772 Alfred Jamed Beale
    X.45 Padgate Non ATC

    4171904 Anthony Joseph Beale
    post-war

    Maybe I am incorrectly reading the signature?
    Any suggestions and help much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 22nd November 2016 at 06:40.
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    Hello Pavel,
    Is there any chance your 'man' is a woman?
    Just a thought.

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    Hi Bruce, thanks for your idea. To be honest I did not take it into account.
    But as this signature is from the leave permission of Czech airman I am pretty sure it was a man:)

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    If you showed us more of the document, including the complete signature, you might get somewhere!

    Col.

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    Hi Colin, I am sorry I have used improper tag - there is uploaded the full signature but I have used the Thumbnail. So once more and correctly here:



    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    Thank you. I'll have another look at it.

    Col.

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    Hi Colin,

    any luck or new idea which surname is on picture?
    I got stuck with my previous ideas:(

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    In my opinion, the surname is BEALL. Can't help further than that, but thanks for showing the complete item.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 6th December 2016 at 00:27.

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    Collin, thanks for looking.
    I agree with you the Beall seems the most probable. I will try my luck with AIR 78 once more.

    BR

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