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    Default Re: Air29/40

    Good Evening,

    Would anyone have a copy of Air29/40 (specifically 2 AACU's ORB for 1940) they they would be willing to share. This has not been digitised so it's a bit of a long shot.

    Many thanks
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    Andy Mitchell
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    Greetings, I wonder if anyone has 570 squadron ORBS from 43 to end of war ? These would be AIR 27/2041 and AIR 27/2042

    I'm trying to help a friend whose father was F/O T.W. CASS 135921 (Navigator) and flew on both Operation MARKET and VARSITY glider drops.

    for MARKET (Sept 44) his was part of this crew:

    Aircraft Type & Number: Stirling IV V8D LJ.616. Crew: F/O J.A.C. RODGERS A.425056 R.A.A.F. (Pilot), F/O T.W. CASS 135921 (Navigator), P/O R. MAREHALL J.86628 R.C.A.F. (Air Bomber), F/S WRIGHT E. 1128834 (WOP/AIR), F/S LEON A.H. 1892611 (Air Gunner), SGT HYMAS T.R. 1623089 (Flight Engineer), S/L R.W.F. CLEAVER 124411 R.A.F. Time Up: 11.13. Time Down: 15.43. Detail: Uneventful.

    for VARSITY (March 45) pretty much the same crew

    Aircraft Type & Number: LJ.616 V8D. Crew: F/O J.A.G. RODGERS A.425056 R.A.A.F. (PILOT), F/L T.W. CASS 135921 R.A.F (Navigator), F/O R. MARSHALL J.86628 R.C.A.F. (AIR BOMBER), W/O WRIGHT E. 1128834 R.A.F. (W/OPERATOR), F/S LEON A.H. 1892611 R.A.F (AIR GUNNER), SGT HYMAS T.B. 1623089 R.A.F (F/ENGINEER). Time Up: 07.45. Time Down: 12.45.





    Family legend has that he was shot down, yet made it home to Deptford in 2 days. This seems improbable, but it would be interesting if he was shot down at any point. My friend is ordering his service records, it's possible that this occurred with another squadron.

    many thanks

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    Default Re: Air29/40

    [QUOTE=jives11;173405]Greetings, I wonder if anyone has 570 squadron ORBS from 43 to end of war ? These would be AIR 27/2041 and AIR 27/2042

    He was still operational with 570 Squadron in October 1945 (05/10/1945 Operation), but I can't find anything regarding ops or postings after this date

    Regards

    PeteT
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    - 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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    Default Re: Air29/40

    [QUOTE=PeteT;173407]
    Quote Originally Posted by jives11 View Post
    Greetings, I wonder if anyone has 570 squadron ORBS from 43 to end of war ? These would be AIR 27/2041 and AIR 27/2042

    He was still operational with 570 Squadron in October 1945 (05/10/1945 Operation), but I can't find anything regarding ops or postings after this date

    Regards

    PeteT
    Many thanks Pete, that's useful to know. My friend inherited silk escape maps from his father, but interestingly they were all of Asia ? Perhaps they were preparing to be deployed to Asia but the war ended before it happened

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    Default Re: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Hi,

    There is very little information in the 210 Squadron ORB about the combat on the 29th January 1941 when Sunderland L2163 was damaged by fire from a FW200 and Sergeant R C Williamson (RG): injured. I would greatly appreciate if I could receive a copy of the information in AIR81/4950 (C16689048).

    Thanks in advance
    Peter

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    Default Re: Looking for RAF Airfield ORBs

    Does anyone happen to have any of the following ORBs on hand?

    14 Sqn May 1943
    21 Sqn July 1943
    23 Sqn April 1943
    23 Sqn June 1943
    39 Sqn April 1943
    46 Sqn November 1942
    55 Sqn July 1943
    69 Sqn January 1943
    142 Sqn May 1943
    150 Sqn May 1943
    221 Sqn January 1943
    272 Sqn May 1943
    458 Sqn June 1943
    608 Sqn September 1943
    828 Sqn January 1943
    1575 Flight September 1943

    Thanks in advance. I am trying to track down information on a few missions.

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    Default Re: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by phasselgren View Post
    Hi,

    There is very little information in the 210 Squadron ORB about the combat on the 29th January 1941 when Sunderland L2163 was damaged by fire from a FW200 and Sergeant R C Williamson (RG): injured. I would greatly appreciate if I could receive a copy of the information in AIR81/4950 (C16689048).

    Thanks in advance
    Peter
    Peter, I don't have a copy of AIR81/4950 but I have seen it. I have the following details:

    Crew
    F/Lt Barry Thomson AIKMAN DFC 70002 RAFO
    PM/Pilot Raymond Paul André BETTE 30562 FNFL
    P/O William Patterson BOYD AFC 44310 RAF
    P/O Basil Douglas LARBALESTIER 84706 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Reginald Claude WILLAMSON DFM 646510 RAF
    Sgt Kenneth Laurence Harold ALLINGTON 751398 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Leslie SODEN 620009 RAF
    LAC Ronald JONES 523946 RAF
    AC Raymond Vincent JONES 611397 RAF
    AC Roy LEESE 935090 RAF(VR)
    Sgt David Casswell THOMPSON 647372 RAF
    Sgt Ronald Victor Neal MCKAY NZ40922 RNZAF

    DA-G was airborne from RAF Oban at 0900 hours on a convoy escort patrol. At 1127 hours a Fw200 Condor was sighted at a distance of six miles. The Condor attacked with a shallow dive from the port quarter, opening fire at a range of about 500 yards. The Sunderland gunners waited until the enemy was within range before returning fire. Bullets were seen to enter the cockpit and an engine. The Condor broke off the attack and retreated with the port inner propeller ‘wind milling’. The rear gunner, Sgt Williamson suffered wounds to his legs. Though damaged, the Sunderland returned safely to Oban at 1425 hours.

    Chris

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    Default Re: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy711 View Post
    Peter, I don't have a copy of AIR81/4950 but I have seen it. I have the following details:

    Crew
    F/Lt Barry Thomson AIKMAN DFC 70002 RAFO
    PM/Pilot Raymond Paul André BETTE 30562 FNFL
    P/O William Patterson BOYD AFC 44310 RAF
    P/O Basil Douglas LARBALESTIER 84706 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Reginald Claude WILLAMSON DFM 646510 RAF
    Sgt Kenneth Laurence Harold ALLINGTON 751398 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Leslie SODEN 620009 RAF
    LAC Ronald JONES 523946 RAF
    AC Raymond Vincent JONES 611397 RAF
    AC Roy LEESE 935090 RAF(VR)
    Sgt David Casswell THOMPSON 647372 RAF
    Sgt Ronald Victor Neal MCKAY NZ40922 RNZAF

    DA-G was airborne from RAF Oban at 0900 hours on a convoy escort patrol. At 1127 hours a Fw200 Condor was sighted at a distance of six miles. The Condor attacked with a shallow dive from the port quarter, opening fire at a range of about 500 yards. The Sunderland gunners waited until the enemy was within range before returning fire. Bullets were seen to enter the cockpit and an engine. The Condor broke off the attack and retreated with the port inner propeller ‘wind milling’. The rear gunner, Sgt Williamson suffered wounds to his legs. Though damaged, the Sunderland returned safely to Oban at 1425 hours.

    Chris
    Thank you Chris, much appreciated.

    Peter

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    Default Re: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    Hi, together
    I´m not sure if my post is placed correctly here. I´m looking for for the following files:

    Reference: AIR 81/1
    Description:
    Pilot Officer W J Murphy, Flight Lieutenant W F Barton, Flying Officer H L Emden, Flying Officer H B Lightoller, Flying Officer J F Ross, Aircraftman 1st Class R Evans, Sergeant L R Ward, Sergeant S G M Otty, Corporal J L Ricketts, Aircraftman 2nd Class E Pateman, Sergeant O L D Howells, Aircraftman 1st Class E W Lyon and Sergeant A S Prince: report of deaths. Sergeant G F Booth and Aircraftman 2nd Class L J Slattery: prisoners of war. Pilot Sergeant R C Grossey: missing presumed dead; raid by Blenheims N6199, N6184, N6186, N6189 and N6240 on Wilhelmshaven, 4 September 1939

    Anyone can help?

    Kind regards
    Jens-Michael

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    Default Re: NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread

    I am trying to see if the ORB for 12 EFTS at Prestwick exists.. Could not locate it in NA. The EFTS was disbanded in April 41 and is there a chance they never filed a Form 540?

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