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    I need help identifying some pilots, who at one time or another served with 607 (County of Durham) Squadron, information comes from 607 Sqn ORB:

    Sergeants

    Finch - posted from 615 Sqn on 09/10/40, then no further mention in the ORB
    Goode - no details of posting in or out but appears in the ORB on patrol in November 1940
    D. Wigglesworth - Appears on patrol 13/03/41
    Roberts - Appears on patrol 29/02/41
    B. Hayes - Appears on patrol on 10/04/41, Posted overseas on 19/06/41
    M.W.T.Kidson (1252249) - Posted from 52 O.T.U., posted to 124 Sqn 15/07/41
    A.W. Scragg (1290778) - Posted from 56 O.T.U. 04/08/41, posted to 79 Sqn 07/09/41
    H.W.Forde (R75838) - Posted from 52 O.T.U. on 29/10/41
    D.A.Blythe (R19676) - Posted from 615 Sqn on 16/11/41
    Cyril R. (999645) - Posted from 11 Grp Flight 19/11/41, posted to 174 Sqn 03/03/42
    W.L.Seitz (R68732) - Posted from 1 Sqn 06/12/41
    R.W.Bryant (1270477) - Posted from 151 O.T.U. 14/01/43
    S. Peters (1078291) - Posted from 151 O.T.U. 14/01/43
    C.R.Hutchings - appears on ORB June 1943
    P.Turner (4334047) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43
    P.Moore (1333351) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43
    J. Neville (J1233337) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43
    J. Wilson (J123471) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43
    W.G.Goodwin - Posted in 11/11/43

    Pilot Officers

    Francis - Posted in on 04/01/42
    Wheldon - Posted in on 04/01/42
    Joli -

    Flying Officers

    J.H.Cook (J9454)
    R.E. De Mestre - Posted from 151 O.T.U. on 20/04/43
    G.H. Bennett - Posted from UK on 25/04/43, posted to 176 Sqn 20/05/43
    L.G.Coons (J10094)- Appears in ORB 01/09/43
    Bevan - Appears in ORB 10/10/43
    Falkard - Appears in ORB 03/10/43

    Squadron Leaders

    Bond - Appears in ORB 28/07/42

    Wing Commander

    Boyd - Appears in ORB 23/10/43

    Warrant Officers

    Dutusky - Appears in ORB 12/02/42
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    Jim,

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    http://www.rafcommands.com/air78/

    Use the pasted index in above link and the TNA image browser to find some of the less common ones. A little easier than downloading the big pdf's.
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    Try Kidson for example
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    Great work on that Dennis, I had been trawling through the records on TNA website and found it tricky to search. This will simplify things significantly.

    Many thanks,

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    Its actually just the Discovery index results downloaded. No actual work was done by me

    Well I did paste in a URL then drag it thru all the lines to create the sequential URLs. That was the height of it.
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    Hi Dennis,

    I thought when I replied you had gone through them all, I thought that was an exceptional undertaking. It's still quicker than searching the Discovery Catalogue.

    No joy finding A.W.Scragg :-(

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    May just be a coincidence but 1921788, (vs. 1290778 as above) belongs to a Roy Frederick Scragg.

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    You could be on to something there, I will look into it. Just double checked the ORB and I have the initial and service number correct, as per my original list but I know, especially when a new pilot is posted to a unit, that often the initials are wrong and then corrected later on.

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    I have a PG Turner who pranged a Spit http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=JG380

    W.G.Goodwin - Posted in 11/11/43 - And Goodwin is a casuality listed in CWGC -> F Sgt William Geoffrey GOODWIN*(953856)

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    Finch - posted from 615 Sqn on 09/10/40, then no further mention in the ORB -------- N.F. Finch
    Goode - no details of posting in or out but appears in the ORB on patrol in November 1940
    D. Wigglesworth - Appears on patrol 13/03/41 -------- Wigglesworth, Kenneth Albert (1160049)
    Roberts - Appears on patrol 29/02/41 ----- Roberts, Alexander Cyffin (AUS 402007)
    B. Hayes - Appears on patrol on 10/04/41, Posted overseas on 19/06/41 ---- Hayes, Brian (912501)
    M.W.T.Kidson (1252249) - Posted from 52 O.T.U., posted to 124 Sqn 15/07/41 ---- Kidson, Marcus William Terence (1252249)
    A.W. Scragg (1290778) - Posted from 56 O.T.U. 04/08/41, posted to 79 Sqn 07/09/41
    H.W.Forde (R75838) - Posted from 52 O.T.U. on 29/10/41
    D.A.Blythe (R19676) - Posted from 615 Sqn on 16/11/41
    Cyril R. (999645) - Posted from 11 Grp Flight 19/11/41, posted to 174 Sqn 03/03/42
    W.L.Seitz (R68732) - Posted from 1 Sqn 06/12/41
    R.W.Bryant (1270477) - Posted from 151 O.T.U. 14/01/43
    S. Peters (1078291) - Posted from 151 O.T.U. 14/01/43
    C.R.Hutchings - appears on ORB June 1943
    P.Turner (4334047) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43 ---- Turner, Peter Gledden (1334047)
    P.Moore (1333351) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43 ---- Moore, Peter Edgar Dowson
    J. Neville (J1233337) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43 ---- Neville, Joseph B. (R/123337)
    J. Wilson (J123471) - Appears in ORB 01/09/43 ---- Wilson, Raymond Russell (R/123471)
    W.G.Goodwin - Posted in 11/11/43 ---- Goodwin, William Geoffrey (953856)

    Pilot Officers

    Francis - Posted in on 04/01/42
    Wheldon - Posted in on 04/01/42
    Joli -

    Flying Officers

    J.H.Cook (J9454)
    R.E. De Mestre - Posted from 151 O.T.U. on 20/04/43
    G.H. Bennett - Posted from UK on 25/04/43, posted to 176 Sqn 20/05/43 ---- Bennett, Graham Horwood (AUS404817)
    L.G.Coons (J10094)- Appears in ORB 01/09/43 --- Coons, L. Gilbert
    Bevan - Appears in ORB 10/10/43
    Falkard - Appears in ORB 03/10/43

    Squadron Leaders

    Bond - Appears in ORB 28/07/42 ------- Bond, Peter McCall (40073)

    Wing Commander

    Boyd - Appears in ORB 23/10/43

    Warrant Officers

    Dutusky - Appears in ORB 12/02/42
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