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    Default Flight Sergeant Brnard Haines Travel from Australia to UK

    Hello,

    It may of some interest to someone.

    Depart 5ED/ Perth 11/12/1942 by train to 1ED/ Melbourne
    Melbourne - San Francisco 06/03/1943 by ship "SS New Amsterdam" with a stop in NZ
    From San Francisco to Taunton (Massachussetts) by train then
    Taunton - Halifax (Canada) by train
    Halifax to UK (where ?) debarked 17/04/1943 ship "Ile de France"

    I look after photo de the 2 ship;

    Best regards

    Rene

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    Rene

    Is the date of 17/04/1943 correct for the Ile de France; the ship's movements show that it was in Durban on that date. However, it did dock at Greenock from New York around that date in 1944

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    Pete
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    Hello Pete

    Yes date is correct;
    Posted to 11 PDRC on 18/04/1943

    An other question 09/09/1945 Any idea what ship and the route

    Best regards

    Rene

    He disembarked Sydney on 09/0

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    That is very odd ... I will do a bit more digging. Do you have a departure date from Halifax?

    A bit more information on the New Amsterdam ... it arrived in San Fransisco from Melbourne on 22/03/1943

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    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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    Rene,

    The correct name of the ship is Nieuw Amsterdam.

    Errol

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    Hello Col, Errol and Pete

    Thank for the different informations.
    They are useful and permit to be more complete inhis biography

    Best regards

    Rene

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