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    Can anyone provide me with details of the operational history of H Pettifer's crew (Posting in / Out Dates and Operational Sorties) whilst serving with No 51 Squadron.

    He was posted in to No 35 Squadron on 19th November 1944 and I am wondering if the following crew came with him (and flew with him whilst at No 51 Squadron)

    H Pettifer (Pilot)
    M McMath (Navigator)
    MG Williams (Air Bomber)
    S Caddle (2nd A/B)
    KJ Bullock (Wireless Operator)
    E Dent (Air Gunner)
    KF Judd (Air Gunner)
    TC Williamson (Flight Engineer)

    [I know that McMath, Judd and Williamson initially flew together as part of Hopkin's crew whilst with No 51 Squadron, but not sure if they also flew with Pettifer]

    Your usual help would be much appreciated

    Regards

    Pete
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    - 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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    Pete
    Pettifer posted in to 51sqdn from 102sqdn on Feb23rd 1944. Flew on 34 ops, starting 13th March to Le Mans, last one 27th Sept to Calais. No posting out info in ORB. None of the above crew flew with him at 51sqdn. His main crew consisted of

    F/Sgt V.H. Haywood, Nav.
    F/O L.E. Dovey, A/B.
    P/O H.B. Wilson, W/Op.
    Sgt E. Boyles, F/E.
    Sgt C.W. Hatton, M/U.
    F/Sgt A. Westhead, R/G.

    To help out with ops/crew details,keep an eye on your email, as i will zip up a copy of the 1944 ORB and send later today.

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    Alan

    Information (and file) received with thanks

    Regards

    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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