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    Default F/O Sturgess Mystery Pilot

    Hi all,

    A bit of a mystery and a problem.

    F/O Sturgess who was on attachment from RAF Lossiemouth undertook an operation with 218 Squadron on March 12th 1941. He is not mentioned in the Squadron ORB, but is in the RAF Marham Station Records Book. There is no other mention of this officer.

    Anyone any idea who he could be?

    TIA


    Steve
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    Steve,
    There's a couple of brace of RAF Officer Sturgess' - one of which might be yr man?:-
    Robert Tennant Sturgess (40762)
    George Sturgess (90858)
    John Arthur Dicken Sturgess (39582)
    Hubert John Sand Sturgess (80132).
    HTH
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    Steve,
    on 12 Mar 1941
    Robert Tennant Sturgess (40762) was a Fg Off 3 Sep 40, and a Flt Lt 3 Sep 41 (b. Q3 1919 Croydon d. 2011 Eastbourne - lots of hits. Looks like he's yr man?)
    George Sturgess (90858) was already a Flt Lt 7 Sep 39
    John Arthur Dicken Sturgess (39582) was promoted Sqn Ldr 1 Dec 41
    Hubert John Sand Sturgess (80132). Was not Cmd Plt Off until 29 Jun 1941
    HTH
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    From Naval-History.net

    There was this Naval Airman -

    STURGESS, Anthony W S, Act/Sub Lieutenant, Heron, 8 March 1965, air crash near Ilchester

    Did he have war service ?

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    Hello,

    40762 A/S/L (Pilot) Robert Tennant STURGESS RAFO.
    DFC - LG: 10/09/1943 p.4012 - 101 Sqn (No Citation).
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4012

    Photo/Caption:
    http://550squadronassociation.org.uk...ler/img275.jpg

    Bunch of instructors at 1656 HCU Lindholme, Aug 1944 (C W/C Sturgess DFC, Nav Ldr Flt Lt Headings) Back Row (standing 5th from left: P. H. Spindler).

    Col.
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    Steve,

    Before being posted to command "B" Flight on No. 101 Squadron, S/Ldr RT Sturgess was an instructor at No. 30 OTU.

    I don't have that portion of the No. 30 OTU ORB which would show where he was before Hixon.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: F/O Sturgess Mystery Pilot

    Robert Tennant Sturgess was my great uncle, and I am privileged to possess his pilot log book. On March 12th 1941 (yes, Iím a Yank), F/O Sturgess was flying a mission over Bremen. However, he did fly from Marham to Lossiemouth on March 15th, w/ Ground Crew Smyth-Pigott, Wing Commander MacDonald and Flight Officer Canton. His logbook gives no indication of being in Hixon.

    i hope this helps in your quest to identify the mystery Sturgess, and Iím happy to help further in any way I can.

    Respectfully,
    Bowe Carter

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