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    Hi All
    I am endeavouring to establish the Christian names and RAF number of the following:
    F/Lt N. WAGGETT
    F/O G. ROBERTSON
    F/O GREGORY
    P/O H.R. RODGER
    F/Sgt T. HARRIS
    F/Sgt F. WHITE
    Sgt W. BARCLAY
    Sgt G. HALEY
    Sgt A.P. WALKER
    Sgt M.O. FORNEE
    Sgt ROBERTS
    Sgt Thomas BARR
    Sgt POMROY
    Sgt P.R. JAMES
    Sgt E.C. BUTLER

    Any help appreciated
    Cheers
    Pavel
    Last edited by 68 Sqn; 23rd April 2017 at 10:46.

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    Hello,

    F/Lt N WAGGETT possibly:
    J5680 F/L Henry Alfred Stanley WAGGETT DFC RCAF - DFC - 23 Sqn. 7-1-1944.

    F/O GREGORY possibly:
    116966 F/O William Allison GREGORY DFC RAFVR - DFC - 23 Sqn. 25-5-1943.

    F/Sgt F WHITE possibly:
    172583 F/O Frank Edward WHITE DFC RAFVR - DFC - 23 Sqn. 9-6-1944.

    Sgt Thomas BARR possibly:
    1554924 W/O Thomas Robertson BARR DFC RAFVR - DFC - 23 Sqn. 20-2-1945.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd April 2017 at 18:10.

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    Hi Col

    Thank you very much. I am thankful.
    Regards,
    Pavel

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    Hi Pavel,

    1078500 William Barclay (182193) P/O 24.7.1944

    I tried No. 605 Squadron:

    F/Lt Gordon Robertson (134367), R.A.F.V.R., 605 Sqn.received a DFC 2nd Oct 1945

    1387023 W/O Thomas Harris

    The crew of F/O Bob Brigden and W/O Tom Harris failed to return from a strafing sortie to the airfields of Gilze and Eindhoven on the last night of August; their aircraft had been hit by ack - ack fire and had crashed near the River Maas.
    Sometime later it was heard that Bob had been killed but Tom had managed to bail out and was taken prisoner by the Germans. The Germans buried Bob as a then unknown English pilot in the little cemetery of Heesbeen where he still rests to this day.

    http://www.605squadron.co.uk/We%20Ne...20Squadron.pdf

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=50202

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    Mojmir

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    Hi Mojmir
    Brilliant and excellent. Thanks
    I checked the information in the ORB. Everything is right.
    Thank you once again.
    Regards,
    Pavel
    Last edited by 68 Sqn; 6th May 2017 at 13:33.

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    Mojmír,
    Mystery solved. Sgt FORNEE is right:
    1247554 Norman Charles FERNEE (185472) RAFVR
    Pavel

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