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    Hello ,
    Who can help me with the firstnames and service number
    personnel off No. 139 Squadron RAF

    28/07/1944 RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk UK
    Mosquito LR475 139 Sqdn crashed
    During landing crew injured
    pilot F/O B.C. WITT
    navigator F/Lt R.V. DODDS

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    Hi Pavel,

    possibly:

    1620789 Roland William DODDS (153968) - commissioned 29.10.1943
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/.../supplement/92

    I hope someone would be able to confirm him or not.

    Pavel

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    BTW are you sure about the date and spelling of navigators name? There is quite different in another source:

    26/27 July 1944 Mosquito IX LR475 XD-Op.Givors
    F/O B C Witt injured
    F/L R V Dobbs injured

    T/o Upwood 2325 Crashed 0410 while making a single-engine approach towards Woodbridge airfield in Suffolk

    http://www.rafupwood.co.uk/139lossesin1944.htm
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 4th April 2017 at 13:01.

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    Hello Pavel

    The ORB 139 Sqdn written:
    pilot F/O B.C. WITT
    Navigator F/Lt R.V. DODDS

    F/L R.V. Dobbs - error
    Roland William DODDS (153968) - unlikely.
    October 29, 1943 - P / O
    April 29, 1944 - F / O
    October 29, 1945 - F / Lt
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    Hi Pavel,

    I agree that Roland William DODDS (153968) would not be "your man".
    Unfortunately I have no luck in finding another R. V. Dodds.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Hi Pavel
    Unfortunately I have no luck in finding (London Gazette / awm.gov.au) R.V. Dodds and B.C. Witt.
    Probably the RCAF or RNZAF.

    Pavel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 68 Sqn View Post
    Hi Pavel
    Unfortunately I have no luck in finding (London Gazette / awm.gov.au) R.V. Dodds and B.C. Witt.
    Probably the RCAF or RNZAF.

    Pavel
    Neither man appears to be RNZAF.

    Errol

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    Hi Pavel,
    What about

    R86129 Charles FS Charles Benjamin Witt (J18743) P/O 1.9.1943 F/O 1.3.1944 ?

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

    Pilot P/O C. B. Witt of Morden, Manitoba

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/37433297/
    http://acesofww2.com/can/aces/northcott/
    https://billiongraves.com/grave/CHAR...ITT/14857919#/

    Regards/Ahoj

    Mojmir

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    Hi Pavel again,

    Ronald Vic Dodds of Vancouver
    Dodds gained his news handling experience with The Canadian Press at Vancouver and Toronto arid with the British, United Press at Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria. He enlisted in the RCAF in 1941 and after a period as an instructor went overseas in 1942 as a navigator on Mosquito, night bombers of the RAF.

    https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/48646774/

    Navigator R87713 Sgt. Ronald Victor Dodds (J9153) P/O 24.11.1941, to Rederve as F/L 2.4.1945

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

    Regards/Ahoj

    Mojmir

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    Thanks, Pavel, Errol and Mojmir
    The Stone rolled away.
    Once again thank you very much for your help. I very much appreciate.
    Regards Pavel

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