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    Default Pilot Officer 107996 Bruce Michael Osborn 609 Squadron Died 1/5/1942

    Hope someone can please supply details for a colleague regarding Pilot Officer (107996) Bruce Michael Osborn
    of 609 Squadron who died 1/5/1942.

    Any help appreciated
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    Autogiro, Hi

    Bruce Michael Osborn
    b. Q4 1920 (MMS Moore) (Reg Richmond(Surrey) 2a 958.
    c.Aug 1940 Enlisted (1191717) in Block 1150001-1250000 Cardington aged (?)19.
    8 Sep 1941. 1191717 Sgt Bruce Michael OSBORN Cmd Plt Off RAFVR(GD) (107996).
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    d. 30 Apr 1942 or 1 May 1942

    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    From Roy, It makes a change to help you
    OSBORN BRUCE MICHAEL ‘WHISKEY’
    HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORD.
    RAFVR-1191717/107996.
    KOAS -1-5-42, CAR ACCIDENT, AGE 21.
    SGT, PO.
    UNITS - 54, 609.
    W3173/P, 2 sorties,

    ??-?-21 - Born at Henley-on-Thames, Oxford.
    ?-4-40 - Enlisted in RAFVR at Cardington.
    ?-8 -40 - 7 OTU, Hawarden, Spitfire 1. Sgt
    14-10-40 - 54 sqn, Catterick, Spitfire 1a,
    16-10-40 - 54 sqn, Catterick, Spitfire 1a, X4236, Sector recce, 1755-1805hr.
    8-9-41 - Commissioned to PO
    11-1-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, W3173/P, Convoy patrol, 1300-1430hr.
    11-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB975, Convoy patrol, 0835-0950hr.
    12-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, Sea sweep, Operation ‘Fuller’, seeking Scharnhorst, Gneienau, Prince Eugen, 1500-1620hr.
    15-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AD202/U, Convoy patrol, 0800-0940hr.
    15-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, X4930, Convoy patrol, 1020-1145hr,
    16-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, W3173/P, Dusk patrol, 1710-1845hr.
    18-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AD212, Convoy patrol, 1205-1350hr.
    19-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, Scramble, 0740-0840hr.
    26-2-42 - 609 sqn, Manby, Spitfire Vb, AD205, Convoy patrol, 1550-1720hr.
    27-1-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AD202/U, Convoy patrol, 0725-0915hr.
    27-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AD202/U, Scramble, 1000-1100hr.
    28-2-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, W3173/P, Sea sweep, Ramrod 13, U-Boat dockyards, Ostend, Escort Blenheim IV, 1620-1730hr.
    9-3-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, Scramble, 1040-1125hr.
    10-3-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, Scramble, patrol sector, 0655-0830hr.
    23-3-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, Scramble, 1205-1240hr.
    24,3-42 - 609 sqn, Digby, Spitfire Vb, AB859, 12 Grp, Escort Wing Digby Wing, Circus 116B, Abbeville railyards, 1440-1610hr.
    1-5-42 - While on leave PO Bruce Michael Osborn was involved in a motor accident near his home at Henley and was killed, aged 21.
    4-5-42 - He was cremated at Reading Crematorium, commemorated on Panel 2. Son of Frederick John and Winifred Ethelwyn Osborn from Henley-on-Thames, Oxford.

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    Peter and Roy

    Thank you both for your comprehensive information about Bruce, my colleague will be most appreciated for it.
    Thanks also Roy for the list of Ops. in the Spitfires again I will pass this on.

    DJP

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