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    Hi Errol,

    I have a New Zealander serving with 607 Squadron between 9th October 1940 and 3rd March 1941, when he was posted to 258 Squadron. His name is P/O R. Barrett but I have no forename of service number.

    Do you have a record of him?

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Jim,

    This be him:

    From my For Your Tomorrow:

    BARRETT, Flight Lieutenant Richard.
    NZ391324 (prev A391324); b Auckland 30 Nov 19; Wgtn Coll; clerk - Land & Income Tax Dept, Wgtn. RNZAF Levin/GTS as Air Observer u/t 20 Nov 39, remust as Airman Pilot u/t, 2EFTS 18 Dec 39, 2FTS 11 Mar 40, Pilots Badge [wef 13.5.40] & Comm 28 Jun 40, att RAF & emb for UK 12 Jul 40, 1 Depôt 27 Aug 40, 6OTU [redesignated 56OTU 1.1.40] (Hurricane) 14 Sep 40, 607 Sqn (Hurricane) 9 Oct 40, 258 Sqn (Hurricane) 5 Mar 41, 485 Sqn RNZAF (Spitfire - 62 ops) 27 Mar 41, 602 Sqn (Spitfire - 5 ops) 5 [25?] Feb 42, 222 Sqn (Spitfire - 54 ops) 31 May 42 [att CGS in Dec], Acklington 1943, Tangmere 2 Sep 43, 65 Sqn (Mustang - 35 ops) 1 Feb 44, kao 17 May 44. Frederikshavn Cemetery - Allied Plot, grave 64, Jutland, Denmark. Son of Charles John & Doris Barrett (née Cox), Auckland. [OHT2 & phot. TWN 2.8.44].

    Cheers,
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    Hi Errol,

    Many thanks for your prompt reply. That's my man!

    Jim
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    Hi Jim,

    If you look at the site on airwar over Denmark under the date of his death 17 May 1944 you will see the circumstance of his loss. I think you will find it of interest.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Hi John,

    That's interesting, thanks for pointing out that website.

    Jim
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