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    Default F/L T. E. Lawrence RNZAF - 229, 41 Sqns - Typhoon pilot?

    Hi,

    Thomas Edward Lawrence NZ411494

    Flight Lieutenant T. E. Lawrence; born Auckland, 16 Oct 1918; architectural draughts man; joined RNZAF 2 Mar 1941.

    http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/schol...2-3RAF-c8.html

    NEW ZEALAND TYPHOON PILOTS EFFECTS.

    …a New Zealand pilot, Ft.Lt. Thomas. Edward. Lawrence RNZAF, born 1918, he joined as a pilot in 1941 and is known to have flown as a fighter pilot in North Africa, Malta, Italy, France & Germany, flying Hurricanes, Spitfires, Tempests & Typhoons, known to have joined 41 Sqd RAF in 1945, …
    …have flown in support of the invasion of southern france "Operation Dragoon" and to have flown rocket fireing missions in normandy…

    http://www.tigercollectibles.co.uk/o...ogue.aspx?id=N

    229 Squadron

    … Pilot Officer T E Lawrence RNZAF flew with 229 Squadron flying Hurricanes in Malta in 1942. He delivered a Hurricane to Hal Far from Libya on 19th April 1942, left again on the 21st to pick up another aircraft from North Africa. He returned to Malta on 5th may and then flew a Hurricane out to Egypt on the 27th may …

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...-ww2-271246322

    41 Squadron

    http://brew.clients.ch/pilotsl39-46.htm#Pilots

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07218.php

    Did he really fly with Typhoons/Tempests? Maybe OTU, FLS, … I am in some doubt about his „rocket fireing missions in normandy“…


    What is known about Thomas Edward Lawrence NZ4310812 RNZAF, please?

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Hi Mojmir

    According to my information:

    229 Sqn, Nov 41, Hurr IIc
    94 Sqn, Jun 42, Hurr IIc
    93 Sqn, Apr 43, Spit Vc/IX
    145 Sqn, Oct 44, Spit VIII/IX
    41 Sqn, 20 Feb-Aug 45, Spit XIV

    Regards
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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    Hi Steve,

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    During looking for T. E. Lawrence I discovered your Data Sought on 41 Squadron Pilots, 1939-1946
    I am sending several names:

    1428494 Harry ASH
    1385571 Stanley Leonard Theodore BRETT
    700764 Peter Angus CAMPBELL
    1587477 David George EVANS (164718), ACM Sir David George Evans, GCB, CBE
    1501388 Kenneth KNEEN
    1386265 William Forster MORLEY

    1313024 Robert Clarence George WHITE
    926918 Malcolm Percy ROWE
    1624619 Peter Frederick SCOTT
    1387647 Peter Robert WALL
    1432641 Jack WESTWELL, AFC

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Many thanks, Mojmir; that's a great help. Very kind of you.

    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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