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    Default Sqn Ldr R Lewis, CO - 504 Sqn, Feb '42 - Jan '43 - First Name and any details?

    Hi Guys

    I'm trying to confirm the identity of Sqn Ldr R. Lewis, CO of 504 from Feb '42 to Jan '43 - a first name and brief service details - would really appreciate any input.

    Hoping you can help!

    Thanks as always!

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    Default Re: Sqn Ldr R Lewis, CO - 504 Sqn, Feb '42 - Jan '43 - First Name and any details?

    Hello,

    I believe your man could be:

    F/Lt (W.S.) Ronald Edward LEWIS DFC, RAF (General Duties Branch) - See: LG 29/08/1941. p.5022: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...260//page/5022

    Can't offer substantive proof that he is your man, but can't find another that fits the bill!

    His D.F.C awarded whilst serving with No.214 Squadron RAF: http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/i...5183/page/3229

    Transferred from Equipment Branch to General Duties Branch: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...4881/page/3867

    Col.
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    Default Re: Sqn Ldr R Lewis, CO - 504 Sqn, Feb '42 - Jan '43 - First Name and any details?

    I have him as James Ronaldson Herbert Lewis (39997).

    6 OTU from October 29th 1940
    46 Squadron from January 6th 1941
    CFS from March 22nd 1941
    52 OTU from May 19th 1941
    504 Squadron from December 16th 1941 - January 1943 (CO from February 1st 1942)
    CO 603 Squadron from December 1st 1943 - June 6th 1944


    John Engelsted
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    Default Re: Sqn Ldr R Lewis, CO - 504 Sqn, Feb '42 - Jan '43 - First Name and any details?

    I have him as below, James Ronaldson Herbert Lewis (39997)

    born 1917 Newton Mearns. promoted Flying Officer on 24 Jan 1940, promoted Flight Lieut on 24 Jan 41, awarded DFC in the London Gazette 26 Nov 1943 as Squadron Ldr, RAFO, 227 Sqn (anti-shipping strikes and had shot down 3 aircraft), promoted Squadron Ldr (permanent commission) on 1 July 1946. Died 8 Jan 1992 Gatehouse of Fleet.

    cheers Pete
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    Default Re: Sqn Ldr R Lewis, CO - 504 Sqn, Feb '42 - Jan '43 - First Name and any details?

    Pete, John, Col, thanks so much for your input and help in clearing this one up - I really appreciate your help all!

    Thanks again

    Shawn

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