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    Default Looking for information on PO D K Coutts

    Good morning all,

    I wonder if anyone has any information on the above officer. From my own research I have PO D K Coutts leaving 78 Squadron on 14th June 1940 on posting to 12 O.T.U. I can find no record of him after this time, he doesn't appear to have been a casualty or a POW and as far as I can see he doesn't gain any medallic recognition.

    I can't find him in the London Gazette either; I have found two possibles which are 41667 Desmond Christian Frederick Coutts and 86543 Donald Lucas Coutts from the Air Force List, which may be him and that the error on the initials is from the ORB. but other than that I can't think of any thing else. There is an entry with the christian names of David Kenley in AIR 78 but in hindsight I don't think that they are him, as the service number allocated to them suggests and enlistment of 1943.

    any suggestions welcome

    Thanks
    Daz
    Last edited by 78SqnHistory; 27th September 2020 at 11:20. Reason: Additional information

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    Default Re: Looking for information on PO D K Coutts

    Hello,

    12 Nov 1940
    No.102 Sqn.
    Whitley V P5005:DY-N
    Op: Cologne

    Damaged By flak and fuselage stripped. Pilot awarded DSO.

    P/O (Pilot) G L Cheshire - Uninj.
    P/O (2nd Pilot) D C F Coutts - Uninj.
    Sgt (W.Op.) H Davidson - Wounded. (Awarded DFM).
    Sgt Roberts - Uninj.
    P/O R C Rivaz - Uninj.

    See:It's Suicide But It's Fun/Chris Goss/pp.38-9 & 166.

    2-3 Jan 1941
    No.102 Sqn.
    Whitley V T4227:DY-R
    Op: Bremen.

    T/o 1641 Topcliffe. Believed shot down by an intruder (Fw Hans Hahn, 3./NJG2) and crashed 1900 some 30 miles E of Withernsea, Yorkshire. All are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    F/O D C F Coutts +
    Sgt K H Smith +
    Sgt N Stephenson +
    Sgt J Kennedy +
    Sgt T F Behan +

    See: BCL2/12.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 27th September 2020 at 14:07.

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    Default Re: Looking for information on PO D K Coutts

    Col,

    many thanks, much appreciated.

    Daz

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