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    Does anyone know of a resource (internet or book) which lists the service numbers, forenames (and photographs, if possible) of Caribbean Airmen who served during WWII?

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    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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    Pete

    Have you taken a look at this website? I'm not sure how comprehensive it is.

    https://www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com/?page_id=949

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    This is what I work from:

    LOMUM HINUM HIISS No Location Date
    700801 700820 700820 20 RAFVR Local Trinidad 01-Sep-41
    700821 700850 700830 10 RAFVR Local Bermuda 01-Jul-42
    713000 715899 715899 2900 RAFVR Jamaica 01-Dec-43
    715900 715999 715921 22 RAFVR Br Honduras 01-Mar-44
    716000 716799 716590 591 RAFVR Barbados 01-Mar-44
    716800 716999 716833 34 RAFVR Trinidad 01-Apr-44
    717000 717099 717095 96 RAFVR Grenada 01-Apr-44
    717100 717199 None Issued St Lucia
    717200 717299 717201 2 RAFVR St Vincent 01-Apr-44
    717300 717399 None Issued Dominica
    717400 717499 717420 21 RAFVR Leeward Is 01-Mar-44
    723000 726999 725650 2651 RAFVR Jamaica 01-Sep-44
    727000 727499 727499 500 RAFVR Br Guiana 01-Dec-44
    727500 727999 727714 215 RAFVR Trinidad 01-Dec-44
    728000 728499 728099 100 RAFVR Barbados 01-Dec-44
    796751 797750 797091 341 RAFVR Bahamas 01-Jan-44

    The proviso "Local" - AFAIK - was, primarily, for service in the 'home' territory

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    I am trying to trace the life of AA Graham, a pilot from Trinidad & Tobago, and have some information about him. If that is of interest to you, please pm your email address and I'll send what I have to you. Cheers, Andrew

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    Thanks for all your responses.

    I am trying to identify those that served with No. 35 Squadron, but at the moment, I can only find the details for one (although I am sure there were others)
    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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    I'm not sure that this helps but, as far as I'm aware, AA Graham served with 118 Squadron and, sadly, lost his life in a flying accident while serving with No.1690 B(D)TF. Cheers, Andrew

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    Andrew (et al),
    A A Graham
    Enlisted 710238 in Block 710061-710999 (Highest 710446) Local. Rhodesia. Issued from 01-Nov-41.
    18 Sep 1943 710238 LAC Allan Albert Graham Cmd Plt Off(p) RAFVR GD (160087).
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    Peter

    I'm not sure that this is the same chap> The one I am looking at was Ambrose Alexander Graham, and had the service number 1391860. No.1690 B(D)TF's ORB (AIR29/882) has the following entry for 12/09/44: ‘A flying accident occurred at Hucknall involving this unit’s Martinet HP.321 on 12/9/44 in which 1391860 W/O Graham, A.A. - pilot and 1454475 LAC. Lewis V.E. – F.M.S. (passenger) were fatally injured.’ His Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference is: Sec. D. Grave 7A. Cemetery: HUCKNALL CEMETERY, UK.

    I hope this helps,

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    Hi,

    1391860 – A.A. Graham – Trinidad – W/O – Pilot – attested 6.6.41 – K. 12.9.44

    https://www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com/?tag=kia&paged=11

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    Ambrose Alexander Graham
    b. 1920
    Enlisted 1391860 in Block 1375001-1400000 RAFVR Issued Euston 01-Aug-40 to 30-Nov-41. Aged 21?
    d. 12 Sep 1944 Reg Basford 7b 155
    Basford is a suburb of Nottingham and is 2nm SE of Hucknall (which was a grass a/f in 1944)
    Tue 12 Sep 44 High over N Sea. Fresh ENE/NE wind. Good Vis. Var cloud.
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