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    Default 53 Squadron at Limavady January 1942 - Forenames of Pilots & crew.

    Greetings from Antalya!
    I have to thank all those who helped me name sergeants who appeared in the 53 Squadron Dorval photograph.
    I am now applying the same to a 53 Squadron group photograph taken in January 1942 at Limavady in Ireland.
    These are the people I am having trouble identifying (forenames and service numbers):

    P/O G? Fairbairn
    P/O S. Davey
    P/O W? Woodhall
    P/O ? Jacobs
    F/O ? Hood
    P/O Ray
    P/O R. S. Davies
    P/O F. Wright ('Frank')
    P/O Middleton
    Sgt. D. Morgan ('Danny')
    Sgt. N. Weitzell
    Sgt. D. Corden
    Sgt. D. Thornhill
    Sgt. H. Clarke
    Sgt. N. Smith
    Sgt. D. Roberts
    Sgt. A.W. Newhouse
    Sgt. L. Diamond ('Jack')

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
    Thanks in advance, Jonathan

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    Hi Jonathan,

    First you can try http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/ - 53 Sqdn

    Many of those boys were killed.

    For example:
    Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner)
    NEWHOUSE, ARTHUR WILLIAM
    Service Number 645144
    Died 04/05/1942
    Aged 22
    53 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force
    Son of John William and Annie Newhouse, of Earby, Yorkshire.

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    P/O G? Fairbairn - not sure if your man ?? Robert Douglas-Observer- 24/2/42 Missing Canadian??
    P/O S. Davey - not sure if your man?? G.F? Fl/LT Pilot killed 28/7/43??
    F/O ? Hood -Tom Collier- Navigator- missing 27/8/44
    P/O Ray- David Arnold - Pilot-Missing age 25 years 24/02/1942 Australian
    P/O R. S. Davies - Keith Selwyn WO/AG -Missing 24/2/42 Canadian
    Sgt. D. Morgan ('Danny') Dennis Richard Irving- WO/AG Missing, age19 -11/04/42
    Sgt. D. Corden Dennis George Stanley- Flight Sergeant -Pilot -missing- 16 or 17/4/42
    Sgt. D. Thornhill - DC -pilot 8/4/42 POW Stalag VIIIB
    Sgt. H. Clarke not sure this is the man ??RJ?? WO/AG Killed 15//11/43
    Sgt. N. Smith - Norman Flt/Sgt WO/AG Missing 20 or 21/11/43
    Sgt. A.W. Newhouse - Arthur William - WO/AG -Killed age 22 4/5/42
    Sgt. L. Diamond ('Jack'). L.A.W.- WO/AG - 8/4/42 - POW Stalag VIIIB

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    Hello,

    J6846 P/O Keith Selwyn DAVIES
    J8609 P/O Robert Douglas FAIRBAIRN
    F/Lt Norman Edward Boyle WEITZEL (Briton from Argentina, Claudio Meunier should have RCAF service number)

    Dave

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    Thank you, Dave, I now have Weitzel's RCAF Service number: R.74292.

    Jonathan

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    Thanks, Motherbird, every bit helps :)
    Jonathan

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    Weitzel.NEB. R-74292 commissioned number J-17861
    Richard

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    Thanks, Richard

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