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    Hello,

    The information I provided did not come directly from Roger Freeman's book (which is now nearly twenty years old!). I have a copy, but the info came from elsewhere, actually from Freeman's co-writer, David Osborne.

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    Fair enough, Col.

    I made my notes from the ORB entries.

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    Hello,

    Dave Osborne's updated work is available online, here:

    http://www.91stbombardmentgroup.com/...ID/FORTLOG.pdf

    Col.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Hello,

    Dave Osborne's updated work is available online, here:

    http://www.91stbombardmentgroup.com/...ID/FORTLOG.pdf

    Col.

    That's some impressive list!!

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    After a double-check I agree with Ian regarding the career of SR383 with 214 Sqn.
    AMF78 for SR283 gives the following:
    214 Sqn 29.01.44
    1699 Flt 08.12.44
    Cat E 04.07.45 (I add possibly as war weary)
    SOC 01.08.45.
    There is no reference as having served with 223 Sqn nor 1483 Flt. Also why it should have been? In April 1945 the RAF had plenty of brand new of Fortress IIIs in the MU and full equipped for the role. I don't see the interest of using SR383 instead of a brand-new III.
    I know that those cards are not always reliable but it would be very interesting to know when SR383 was used by the 223 and 1483 Flt especially for the latter as far as I know 1483 Flt was a target-towing unit disbanded on 11.03.44...

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