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    Default 53 Squadron at Dorval, Canada December 1942 - Forenames of Sergeants

    Greetings.
    I need some help please. I am missing the forenames, and in some cases, service numbers, of the following crewmen who appear in a 53 Squadron group photo taken at Dorval, Canada in December 1042.
    They are:
    Sgt. F. N. McLoughlin (AUS403202)
    Sgt. J. Fisher (1021844)
    Sgt. D. Thomas
    Sgt. B. A. Wilton

    F/Sgt. A. W. Darlington -navigator (I think his service number ends with 769 or 789, the ORB Appendices are not very clear)
    Sgt. G. Hancox (97868?)
    F/Sgt. R. Cook (631237)

    The last three were the usual crew of P/O Alan A. Morris, who was killed while doing an air-test in Trinidad on 28th Sept 1942. He was accompanied by American servicemen at the time who also lost their lives in the crash.
    Thanks in advance for any forthcoming help with this.

    Jonathan

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    Hi Jonathan,

    403202 Francis Noel McLoughlin from Orange, New South Wales

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Jonathan

    HANCOX, George, 978688 - from Air 78/69.

    COOK, Ronald, 631237 - from Air 78/35.

    FISHER, John, 1021844 - from Air 78/55.

    Can't find an A. W. Darlington in Air 78/42, or a B. A. Wilton in Air 78/173.

    Regards

    Simon
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    Thanks, Simon ... you have been a great help. Just two more to go, and I'll have named everyone in the photo.

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    And thank you, Mojmir, may we not forget them.

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    Greetings again!

    I have one other chap's forename(s) that I wish to source: Sgt. D. Thomas. He also appeared in the same Dorval portrait of 53 Squadron.With thanks, Jonathan

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    Hi Jonathan,

    NZ405533 Bert Alexander Wilton

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    Mojmir

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrajm View Post
    Hi Jonathan,
    NZ405533 Bert Alexander Wilton
    Regards
    Mojmir
    Wilton survived the war. He arrived in Canada from New Zealand in February 1941 for training as a WOp/AG.

    Errol

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    Thank you, Mojmir and Errol, I now have one left to source, the forenames and service number for: F/Sgt. A. W. Darlington -navigator!

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