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    Default Charles Edward Esam & Richard Terrell Esam, 418 Squadron

    Hello

    I'm looking for détails about Charles Edward Esam, Navigator on Mosquito VI HR179 who crashed at Campneuseville, in the Seine-Maritime département, during the night 2/3rd June 1944. They took off at 00:10 and crashed at 00:57 according to German documents, also a Gendarmerie report states the crash occuped in the afternoon, but is likely in error, as this is more like the time when they were informed, rather than the time of the event itself.

    Pilot was R.C.A.F. F/O Tomlinson, and the subject has been covered here
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...ed-3-June-1944

    the raflogs website which is mentioned in the thread is sadly no longer active. Perhaps someone has saved Tomlinson's logbook to his computer ?

    No. 418 Squadron had two navigators with the surname Esam in their roll :
    Charles Edward, service number 153311 who was killed in action on 3rd June 1944
    Richard Terrell, service number 153312, who survived the war. He flew with Flight Lieutenant D.E. Forsyth, and the pair claimed several V1s shot down.

    As the service numbers follow each other, I'm keen on thinking that they were twins, or at least brothers. Can a forumite confirm or help ?

    thanks in advance

    Joss

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    Joss, Hi,

    Twins seemed to run in that family!!!

    Marriages Q4 1915
    Esam, Edward S m Minnie C Shorter Reg Edmonton 3a 1344

    Births Q4 1916
    Esam, Jeanne M (MMS Shorter) Ref Edmonton 3a 769

    Births Q4 1921
    Esam, Constance M (MMS Shorter) Reg Edmonton 3a 750
    Esam, Mary C (MMS Shorter) Reg Edmonton 3a 750

    Births Q1 1923
    Esam, Charles E (MMS Shorter) Reg Edmonton 3a 756
    Esam, Richard T (MMS Shorter) Reg Edmonton 3a 756 (d. Jan 2002)
    (both born 13 Dec 1922)

    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Hi Joss,

    Yes, I have a copy of Tomlinsons' logbook. If you contact me off board I would be happy to share any information.

    Cheers,

    Russ

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    Hello

    Thanks for your contributions.

    Peter, perhaps can you help me further ? There might be a "met" connection ? I found this via a Google search, but not being a member doesn't allow me to have access, although I spotted Richard Terrell Esam's name in the preview.

    TIA

    Joss

    https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.co...qj.49707130921

    All comments welcome.

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