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    Default Help to decipher entries on RAF service record in India, Burma, Java.

    I have recently received my late fatherís RAF service record. He was a wireless operator and served in India, Burma and Java. Some of the handwritten entries are difficult to decipher and I am hoping that someone may be able to clarify them for me.

    The record shows HQ (U) 221 Group from 31/03/43, renamed SE Asia 16/11/43.

    The subsequent entries are hard to read but may be 41 P 814 (or 811) or 41 P f14 (or f11) date 9/6/44 then may be
    41 I CW date 15/6/44 , then
    5756 Mobile Signals Unit 22/8/44

    Then H.E. (or may be M.E.) followed by 9PDC 95MU (or MW) 5/6/44.

    I am aware that Dad was stationed at Belvedere in Calcutta and was also at Imphal and Broadway. I understand he took part in supply drops behind enemy lines and was one of the people who pushed the supplies out of the planes which I believe were Dakotas.

    I am also seeking help from anyone who may be able to tell me what his duties would have entailed during this time. Any information would be greatly appreciated or advice of further reading.

    My late father was a wireless operator in the RAF (5756 Mobile Signals Unit) and after service in India and Burma, was stationed in Batavia in Java between 1945-1946.
    I believe that this was a Dutch colony at the time.
    Can anyone explain the role of the RAF at this time in Java and what work a wireless operator would have carried out.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    I have recently received my late fatherís RAF service record. He was a wireless operator and served in India, Burma and Java. Some of the handwritten entries are difficult to decipher and I am hoping that someone may be able to clarify them for me.

    The record shows HQ (U) 221 Group from 31/03/43, renamed SE Asia 16/11/43.

    The subsequent entries are hard to read but may be 41 P 814 (or 811) or 41 P f14 (or f11) date 9/6/44 then may be
    41 I CW date 15/6/44 , then
    5756 Mobile Signals Unit 22/8/44

    Then H.E. (or may be M.E.) followed by 9PDC 95MU (or MW) 5/6/44.

    I am aware that Dad was stationed at Belvedere in Calcutta and was also at Imphal and Broadway. I understand he took part in supply drops behind enemy lines and was one of the people who pushed the supplies out of the planes which I believe were Dakotas.

    I am also seeking help from anyone who may be able to tell me what his duties would have entailed during this time. Any information would be greatly appreciated or advice of further reading.

    I have recently received my late fatherís RAF service record. He was a wireless operator and served in India and Burma. I am aware he sailed to India in December 1942 and was part of 168 Wing stationed at Belvedere in Calcutta and then HQ (U) 221 Group throughout 1943.

    I am seeking help from anyone who may be able to tell me what his duties would have entailed during this time. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Simon
    Last edited by Jagan; 22nd November 2018 at 21:14. Reason: Merged multiple posts and threads as they deal with same individual

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