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    Default Florian Franciszek Kramp 706963

    I have just found this thread, on my research for a friend.

    We are looking for any more information which might exist on
    Florian Franciszek Kramp, born 4 October 1924.

    He sailed for South Africa on 12 October 1948, and on the passenger list he is described as being of RAF Dunholme Lodge, Glazier.

    I have found him here http://listakrzystka.pl/en/?p=139840

    Brian Riley - I hope you might be able to help with this one?

    Many thanks,
    Jenny Terras

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    Jenny,
    If you have any idea which squadron he served with, I can possibly put you in touch with a specialist in that squadron

    Neville

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    Thank you for such a quick response.
    Unfortunately I do not know this.
    His RAF Service Number is given as 706963, but suspect this has nothing to so with the actual squadron.
    Although my friend, for whom I am researching, believes she may be related, there is little else to go on.

    Jenny

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    Hello Jenny and welcome to the forum. I have moved your post from the original thread (Polish resettlement) to its own thread as I think your question will get more views here.

    Good luck.

    Bruce
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    Hello Jenny,

    He is listed as a Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator. So, unless he was a ground operator, he would have been attached to one of the four Polish Bomber squadrons 300, 301, 304 0r 305.

    304 is my speciality and I cannot find any reference so we are down to 3 Squadrons. If you will bear with me I will look a bit further and get back to you.

    Neville

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    Hello Jenny,

    Try an enquiry on this group. It is not just for 300 Squadron and they have some very knowledgeable people https://beta.groups.yahoo.com/neo/gr...hSquadron/info

    Neville

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    Jenny,
    His service number indicates that he enlisted to Polish Air Forces in the end of November 1943. He was born in 1924 so he was too young to volunteer to PAF earlier. This suggests that he could have arrived to UK from Russia via Middle East. Despite the fact that he was wireless operator I don`t think that he managed to take part in operations. So perhaps we was a member of ground personnel. I didn`t find him on the list of aircrew of 300 Polish bomber squadron. So he could have served in 301 or 304 Squadrons in 1945 when those units were transferred to Transport Command.
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    I have checked all the entries referred to by Grzegorz on the 304 Squadron ORBs and I can't find him there so 301 Squadron looks like your best bet. Have you thought about contacting his lawyers and asking them to pass on a message to his family in South Africa. Direct contact with the family might get results.

    Neville

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    Many thanks indeed for all your help. Somehow I had missed these replies, so my apologies for the tardiness of my reply. It is a work in progress. I think my friend will write to the solicitors in South Africa.
    Jenny

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