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    Default Forenames 90 / 186 Squadron Crew

    Can anyone help with identifying the forenames of the two air gunners in this crew .... neither of whom appear on the AIR78 listings (as far as I can see):

    1409285 Edward Ernest RITSON (152612) [Pilot]
    1397979 William Frank PHILPOT (189997) [Navigator]
    1561153 John Roy GRAY (154211) [Air Bomber]
    1394526 Darrel Pearce Gabriel FLOYD [Wireless Operator]
    651482 TW ROWAN [Air Gunner]
    1594355 TE ARCHIBALD [Air Gunner]
    1896213 Cyril James SHARPE [Flight Engineer]

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Pete

    Couple of typos in their names:

    Rowan - Air 78/138 has 651482 ROWAN William - no T. initial.

    Archibald - Air 78/4 has 1594355 ARCHBOLD Thomas Edward.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon

    Thanks very much; it was very important to get the correct names as they are being engraved on a family memorial to the crew.

    Regards

    Pete
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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