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    Default Help identifying first names of RNZAF, RCAF aircrew

    Good afternoon,

    I wonder if anybody can help confirm the first names of any of these 78 Squadron aircrew:

    NZ428194 PO J ADLAM RNZAF

    R204598 FSGT W AGNEW RCAF

    NZ413169 FLT J F ALABY RNZAF

    R194846 WO W ALDRIDGE RCAF

    R186102 FSGT H T ALSOP RCAF

    R220991 SGT R F ANDERSON RCAF

    J26294 FO R H ANDERSON RCAF

    R211774 SGT W J ASHBY RCAF

    R104833 FSGT W J ASHWORTH RCAF

    R71699 SGT J A D ATTWELL RCAF

    If anyone has any other information or pictures of them I'd be grateful.

    Many thanks

    Daz

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    Default Re: Help identifying first names of RNZAF, RCAF aircrew

    Daz

    Here are a couple.

    R71699 SGT J A D ATTWELL: Jack Albert Daniel Attwell

    See: http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...les/z6656.html

    R104833 FSGT W J ASHWORTH: William James Ashworth

    See: http://aircrewremembered.com/hunter-james-albert.html

    Regards

    Simon
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    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Thank you both, much appreciated.

    Daz

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    NZ413169 James Frederick Ashby, RNZAF

    Photo here: https://fotoweb.airforcemuseum.co.nz.../?q=jf%20ashby

    From Colin Hanson’s By Such Deeds – Honours and awards in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1923 – 1999 :

    ASHBY, Flight Lieutenant James Frederick, DFC.
    NZ413169; Born Nelson, 15 Mar 1921; RNZAF 25 May 1941 to 3 Oct 1946; Pilot.
    Citation Distinguished Flying Cross (17 Jul 1945): [78 Sqn RAF (Halifax)] As deputy Flight Commander and captain of aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Ashby has an outstanding record of operations. He has attacked most of the heavily defended targets in enemy-occupied territory. On one occasion his aircraft was attacked by two enemy fighters, which kept up a running combat for 15 minutes before Flight Lieutenant Ashby, with skill and coolness, succeeded in evading them. On another of his sorties the elevator controls of his aircraft sustained severe damage and one turret was rendered unserviceable. Despite these difficulties this officer flew the aircraft safely to base. He has never failed to press home his attacks with outstanding gallantry and determination. Flt Lt Ashby flew one sortie with 76 Sqn RAF (Halifax) to gain operational experience before serving as an instructor. He later flew 35 sorties with 78 Sqn.

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    Hello,

    R211774 Sgt W J ASHBY RCAF.

    https://legionmagazine.com/en/last-p...ntry&id=308979

    (Wilfrid Joseph? ASHBY).

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    Errol, Col,

    Thank you both, much appreciated. The Legion magazine is a new one for me, I wish I'd known about it years ago.

    Daz

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    Daz,

    You might find the following helpful - Hugh spent quite a bit of time on this effort!

    http://rafcommands.com/forum/showthr...9242#post49242

    You will still need to do a manual search to get the details. You need to kick off here:

    https://legionmagazine.com/en/last-post/

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    Default Re: Help identifying first names of RNZAF, RCAF aircrew

    Hi Daz,

    Do you have more variants of the serial for F/O R H ANDERSON? What was his trade?

    J26294 was Thomas James CHIVERTON

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Quote Originally Posted by vrajm View Post
    Hi Daz,

    Do you have more variants of the serial for F/O R H ANDERSON? What was his trade?

    J26294 was Thomas James CHIVERTON

    Regards

    Mojmir
    Sadly all I have is that he was a Navigator. I have another which is R220991 Sgt R F Anderson RCAF I wonder if this is him before he was commissioned?

    Regards

    Daz

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