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    Good Day All,

    I'm looking for help for some first names I was unable to find out myself:


    EL BANK (J15931) - RCAF
    PB BROWN (1800332) - RAF
    HH DAVIDSON (J.14041) - RCAF
    RF GAINFORTH (R.115364) - RCAF
    GW GOW (J.27304) - RCAF
    J. HARMILL (R.117550) - RCAF
    VE McMANN (J.13598) - RCAF
    G. PETERSON (R.190893) - RCAF
    GT PRASSUS (R.146978) - RCAF
    EW WALCROFT (R.57612) - RCAF
    GR WOOLATT (R.72124)- RCAF

    Many thanks for the help you will provide

    Phil

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    Phil,

    Here's two:

    R146978 Sgt George Thomas PRASSUS RCAF + 1-7-1943 126 Sqn RCAF Hurricane 5692.

    R72124 WO1 George Randall WOOLLATT RCAF + 8-2-1943 126 Sqn RCAF Hurricane BW854.

    Col.
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    Hi Phil,

    Robert Ford Gainforth

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    VE McMANN (J.13598) - RCAF - Victor Ernest
    EW WALCROFT (R.57612) - RCAF - Ernest William

    John Engelsted

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    Hi Phil,
    CWGC
    P/O Harold Hastings DAVISON (J14041) Died 19/03/1943 (Davison)

    R76102 Earl Leopold Banks (J15931) (Banks)
    R165750 George William Gow (J27304)

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    1800332 Peter Corin BROWN

    F/Sgt Gordon PATERSON, R/190893, 133 RCAF Squadron. Kittyhawk "1039" (!) crashed 29-9-1944 in the NW-outskirts of Vancouver, B.C., commemorated on Panel 3, Column 5 of the Ottawa War Memorial.

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    R117550 Sgt. J. HAMMILL

    133 Squadron RCAF 28 August 1942 Hurricane XII 5380 crashed; aircraft damaged beyond repair.

    Pilot suspended from further training as a fighter Pilot.

    A/c SOC: 11 February 1943, currently under restoration in Ontario, Canada (?)

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    Dear Phil

    PB BROWN (1800332) - RAF think this is incorrect.

    Sgt PC BROWN (1800332) - RAF Peter Corin BROWN of 56 Squadron (Punjab) flying Tempest MkVs. British born at St Pancras 5/06/23. July 1945 Royal Photgraphic Society magazine show him as F/Sgt PC Brown 1800332 and back with the squadron after the crash landing in Germany (3/4/45) at Friesoythe, Germany


    Pretty sure that this is my uncle Peter. Claim and other info from 56 Squad Ops Records held in National Archives which i downloaded today

    22 March 1945
    (1 Fw 190 destroyed)
    I was flying Red 4. As F/L Milne opened fire on a 190, I saw another break up and to starboard. Following, I climbed slightly to stbd. of the hun in a turn. Closing to approx. 50 yds., I fired two long bursts and saw strikes on the port wing. The e/a flicked violently onto its back and dived away below me. I broke stbd. and down to follow the 190. I could see black smoke coming from its port wing. I had to break off as I was under the impression that my a/c had a fuel leak. I found that the stbd. jet. Tank was not turned off. I last saw the hun about 5 miles south of Dummer Lake still diving N. at an angle if 60. Cine camera not used.

    I claim one FW.190 destroyed.
    Sgt P.C. Brown
    US-O reg NV970 Tempest V

    in July 1945 he was F/Sgt. Look at "Junior members" : Brown, Peter Corin and Brown, Richard - the same address

    https://archive.rps.org/archive/volu...an%20wadenoyen

    56 OTU, Course No. 1A (Tempest) Duration of Course 10 weeks 2.1.45 - 13.5.45

    Sgt. 180032 (sic) Brown, P. C. Brit. Assessment A 13.3.45 Posted to 83 G.S.U. Flying Hours Day 52.05 Night 0,50

    14/01/1945
    56 OTU
    Tempest V JN819
    Damaged in landing accident, Milfield
    Sgt P C BROWN (p.213)

    03/04/1945
    56 Sqn.
    Tempest V NV728 "US-X" marking
    Engine failed, forced landed E of Friesoythe, Germany.
    Sgt P C BROWN (Safe) (p.214) but seriosuly injured in crash landing in to trees where a/c broke up and exploded.

    22/03/1945
    Sgt P C Brown, flying No.56 Sqn Tempest V NV970, claimed a Fw 190 in the Hesepe area. (p.191)

    See:
    The Typhoon & Tempest Story.
    Thomas,Chris & Christopher Shores.
    London:Arms & Armour Press,1988.
    pp.191. 213 & 214.
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