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    Default RAF BENJAMIN, Sydney Hyman 1435sqn

    Hello all,

    do you have more information about: RAF BENJAMIN, Sydney Hyman 1435 sqn, (1272288) shot down in Sicily 12 july 1943?
    Pictures, books or family site.

    How can i identify the area where he was shot down in sicily?

    thanks.

    Salvo
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    Hi Salvo,

    First step would be to look at the squadron's Operational Records Books for the period, which are available to download (for about GBP 3.50 each) from http://http://www.nationalarchives.g...oks-1939-1945/ - I would get both the Summary of Events and the Record of Events for July 1943. I'm not familiar with that squadron, but the ORBs of other squadrons I've read record all losses at least, although perhaps not in very much detail.

    Cheers, Pat

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    Hi Salvo

    I've checked my book SPITFIRES OVER SICILY and I mention him being shot down on 12 July 1943. Apparently his body/remains were recovered and he is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Grave reference II.A.4.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Thanks For all,
    I have just download the orb's sqn.

    see you soon.

    Salvo

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