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    Default American pilot with 417 Sqn - end 1942

    Good afternoon,

    If I believe 417 ORB, at the end of December 1942, one American pilot was serving with this squadron. Does anyone know who he was?

    Below the list of some pilots I noticed for the period. I do not list the ones for whom I'm sure they are not Americans:


    F/O RL Paterson
    W/O HG Conn
    P/O AE Pourbaix
    F/Sgt DP Gaudin
    Sgt JR Harmer
    Sgt SA Corbott
    F/O HMB Sutton
    W/O JA Trist
    P/O JR Riloy
    W/O RB Henderson
    F/Sgt JW Richford


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    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    What about John Francis Koplitz?

    http://www.budslc.com/ww2/

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    Mojmir

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    R82756 in his photo

    http://www.budslc.com/ww2/Rcaf.jpg

    J16766 in his letter

    http://www.budslc.com/ww2/vmail.jpg

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

    R82756 John Francis Koplitz (J16766) 21st Dec., 1942

    Mojmir

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    Koplitz was not in my initial list but indeed he appears in the ORB by the end of Dec.42. I think that's the guy I was looking for. Thanks Mojmir.

    Phil

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