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    Default Some first names pilots and air gunners 96 Sqn

    Morning All,

    I'm unable to find the service number (Officer) of:

    1062618 Jospeh Irven Phoenix. He is in the Oct 45 AFL but can't read it, the res is too low.

    Also, on 16 Oct 41, Defiant T3921 crashed. The AG was Sgt H.W. Brunkhorst. In the ORB, he reported as being RAAF, but I can't find him in the official site WW2 nominal roll.

    Any one can help?

    Thanks in advance.


    Phil

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    Phil, Hi,
    J. I. PHOENIX (66591).
    Don't know about Brunkhorst - but all the Bronkhorsts in CWGC are from S Africa
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Phil,

    AUS404438 Howard Walter BRUNCKHORST RAAF.

    http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.as...eranId=1041933

    (Pilot of Defiant T3921 - 66587 P/O Michael George HILTON RAFVR

    Re: Brunckhorst. Of minor interest is the fact that he later served on No.277 Squadron on air-sea rescue duties*. You will find mention of him in Norman Franks', Another Kind of Courage (pp.34, 145 & 215, albeit, as - F/Sgt H W BRUCK-HORST!).

    * He was instrumental (along with, P/O P.C.Standen and F/O F.E.Wilson), in the rescue of No.609 Squadron's, P2217 P/O Tadeusz Stanislaw TUREK PAF (Typhoon IB JP745, Flak, ditched 20-9-43), off the French coast, on 21-9-1943.

    Col.
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