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    Default Full names of 2 Air Gunners of 106 Sqdn - late 1942

    These chaps all flew with Jim Cooper (later DFC) August - December 1942

    F J Tucker (mid upper gunner) I found 4 possibles in Air 78 so need another route to identification.
    H R Bailey (rear gunner) I cant find a likely man in Air78

    Any help is appreciated. I am stuck !

    thanks PeteS

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    Hello,

    1313519 Frederick John TUCKER (146036). Moved to 617 Sqn (from 619 Sqn.) with Cooper, shot down (POW), 24/25-4-1944, No.617 Sqn. Lancaster I DV394 - BCL5/190.

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    Am I missing something here?
    Frederick John Tucker (Officer Number 146036) when Commissioned (13 Apr 43) seems to have been a Flt Sgt (Enlisted Number 1313519). Have we got some crossed wires?
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    Peter Davies
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    Hello,

    Yeah! Apologies, I wrote down an incorrect number (now corrected). 1313519 is the correct NCO number for Tucker - Haste makes Waste!

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    There are two Canadian airmen called H R Bailey on the CWGC Site. Both Flight Sergeants
    Harold Roy Bailey R196067 killed 23rd May 1944 on 57 Squadron (Lancasters)
    Harry Russell Bailey R82988 killed 19th February 1943 on 426 Squadron (Wellingtons)
    Can't see any suitable Australians

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    Col,
    Usually it is others that inform ME of errors of commission/omission!
    Check. Check. Check, is always a good thing.
    In the very early days of my meteorological training we were being taught the rules and regulations of making entries in the Daily Register of Observations. This was (in those days - and may still be?) a Formal, Legal, Document within the purview of the Public Record Office (now the UK TNA). The Instructor said (and I have used the same phrase when briefing my meteorological and/or RAF "troops") " . . . . and at the subsequent Court Of Inquiry, it was stated . . . . .". And I've been on, or provided evidence to, a few of those!!
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    Very many thanks chaps
    PeteS

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