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    Default S/Ldr Alexander Stewart Turnbull KIA

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    Looking for details please on the above killed with No.153 Squadron January 18th 1943.

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    Steve
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    What details have you already?

    Have you the ORB read online?

    Are you seeking family details?

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    And have you used the database search function on rafcommands?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...0216#post70216

    You have an old 2011 post about him on TOCH also

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    Hi Steve

    I have him as probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, V8548 of No 153 Sqn, which he abandoned off Cap Sigli during a convoy escort following an engine failure, but he did not survive.

    Malcolm

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    page 10 and 15 of 20 gives what was known. P/O Murray was the other officer with him

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8389764

    All in the ORB online and readable

    The ASR Squadron ORB's might mention a rescue mission for the nav.
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    Thank you all, appreciated.

    Steve
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    Hello,

    A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945, Vol.3/Shores et al, p.259*, names the navigator on No.153 Squadron Beaufighter VIf V8548 as Plt Off J H R Murray (with a question mark on his fate!). That being the case, he is probably; 1559577 P/O James Horsburgh Ramsay MURRAY (132992) RAFVR. James Murray survived the war.

    * HOTMAW3, gives date of incident as 17 January, 1943. Murray's Unit given as 253 Sqn in index (p.645)!

    F/L J H R Murray relinquished his commission (retaining the rank of Flight Lieutenant), w.e.f. 26/5/1954 - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/6355

    Col.

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