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    Default RAF Commands Pow Listing error as per TOCH

    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=58773



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    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=P8254

    "AIR81/6988 Sergeant G M Turnbull: prisoner of war; aircraft failed to return from operational flight, Spitfire P8254, 145 Squadron, 18 June 1941."

    "On this evening, 145 Sqn lost Sgt K Palmer (P8254) and Sgt G M Turnbull (P8328). The former was an NZ-er so was he NZ.401406 and was Turnbull "1546947 sic wrong"? Anyone know their christian names? Both were captured probably shot down by Galland and Sprick, the former saying his was 1km east of Ardres"

    NZ401406 Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth Malone PALMER RNZAF.

    748060 was Gordon McDonald Turnbull G M D Turnbull the 'M D' is for McDonald

    not George Morton Turnbull 1546947

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...LL&qnum=748060


    George Morton Turnbull 1546947

    "Sgt George Morton Turnbull 1546947 who was shot down on with 57 Sqn 22-23 Oct 43." This was Lancaster JB237
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    Default Re: RAF Commands Pow Listing error as per TOCH

    Hello

    I confirm Gordon MacDonald TURNBULL 748060 (Mac and not Mc on his PoW questionnaire). Born 25 Septembre 1914, home address in Edinburgh.

    Can someone confirm Malone for Palmer ? It looks more like Maloney in his PoW questionnaire. or even Mallory ? handwriting can be hard to read sometimes.

    Joss

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    Default Re: RAF Commands Pow Listing error as per TOCH

    I think his PoW Record is wrong Scotlands People has



    GORDON MCDONALD TURNBULL
    M
    1914
    685/6 906
    Morningside


    and Air 78

    Gordon McDonald Turnbull 748060 1937 Royal Air Force

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    Default Re: RAF Commands Pow Listing error as per TOCH

    Thanks Paul for the correct spelling of Palmer's middle name.

    I think some of the forms of the PoW questionnaires were prepared in advance, by clerks, and not always written by the people concerned themselves. Hence the Mac/Mc difference here. I only have the front page of the questionnaire, not the third one with the signature, which may have been a good clue.
    There's a "fighter" which has been added on line 3, which is distinctively a different writing, and also "approx" by the same person on line 5. I presume it was added / corrected by Turnbull himself.

    When it will be possible to visit TNA for foreigners, I'll try to put that PoW questionnaire on my wish list.

    Regards

    Joss

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