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Thread: Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1335053 Ronald Arthur Fleming, 51 Squadron, RAF Vol Res

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    Default Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1335053 Ronald Arthur Fleming, 51 Squadron, RAF Vol Res

    I'm trying to find out where and when Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1335053 Ronald Arthur Fleming enlisted. If a photo of him was available, that would be ideal.

    He was born first half 1923 Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire and died 25/07/1943 (Halifax HR940 that he was flying in was shot down by Oberleutnant Gunther Koberich of 11./NJG3 in his Junkers JU 88 at 01.24 hrs, 1.8 miles north of Sonderborg, Denmark).

    Son of William Henry and Constance Mary Fleming of 18 Alders Road, Fareham, Hampshire

    Any help very much appreciated!

    Also mentioned here:-

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...men-19-12-1943

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    HTSCF, Hi,
    1335053 Ronald Arthur Fleming.
    This another that doesn't work properly. If his b. was Reg Q2 1923 then he would be 18 in Q2 (or Q1?) 1941. Block RAFVR 1330001-1340000 was issued from Uxbridge from 1 Nov 1940. I do not know when they ceased issuing that Block from Uxbridge (so I've no "end date"), because it was the last Block ever issued from there (but it must have been after Q2 1941?). A lot of young lads, in WW2, ‘went early’ and volunteered for the RAF(VR) to try and circumvent being called-up and bunged into the Army. Guestimate Q1 1941 Uxbridge - in the absence of any other evidence?
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Hi

    Contact Soren Flensted.

    http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430062.shtml

    Halifax II HR940 crashed Kær Hesthave near Sønderborg 25/7-1943.

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi,

    1333300 enlisted 2-1941
    1335947 enlisted 27-3-1941
    1337108 enlisted 16-4-1941

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argus View Post
    Hi

    Contact Soren Flensted.

    http://www.flensted.eu.com/19430062.shtml

    Halifax II HR940 crashed Kær Hesthave near Sønderborg 25/7-1943.

    Regards

    Finn Buch
    Many thanks Finn Buch. I had not seen Soren's website. This has filled in some of the gaps, although the news clipping shows that he enlisted in the RAF on 15/09/1942, which conflicts with Mark's posting on this thread.

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