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    Default Seeking ID of 23 Sqn. Aircrew

    I have been through the Sqn. ORBs, Combat Reports, the London Gazette, the Air Force Lists, the NAA and AIR 78. I have been unable to further identify a number of aircrew who were involved with claims (air and ground) against enemy aircraft. I am hoping that some of you may have further info on them, for example full names and/or service numbers. The dates in parentheses are when they are known to be on 23 Sqn.

    Pilots:
    Sgt. Hawkins (Nov.41)
    P/O Offord, T. (Apr.42) [possibly Samuel Frederick Offord 46533]
    Sgt. Williams, E. (Apr.42) [possibly Emrys Williams 1152055]

    Air Gunners/Observers/Navigators:
    F/Sgt. Anderson, H. (Apr.42)
    Sgt. Bunting (Nov.41)
    Sgt. Canon, F.R. (Jul.42)
    Sgt. Clarke (Clark?), J.S. (Apr.42)
    Sgt. Cosoff (Nov.41)
    F/O Davies, M. (Jan.-Apr.43)
    Sgt. Firth (Apr.42)
    Sgt. Hanbury (Sep.41)
    Sgt. Hannaford, F.C. (Aug.43)
    F/Sgt. Harris, A. (May 42)
    Sgt. Hodson, W. (Jul.42)
    Sgt. James (Jan.43)
    Sgt. Leslie, J. (Apr.42)
    W/O McConnell, D.L. (Apr.42)
    Sgt. Martin (Feb.41)
    Sgt. Mooney, J. (Apr.42)
    P/O Morris, C. (Mar.41)
    F/Sgt. Murray, F.T. (Aug.43) [possibly Fergus Thomas Murray 1322574]
    W/O Norris, C. (Aug.41-Apr.42)
    F/O Page (Apr.42)
    F/O Reid, R. "Jock" (Jan.-Jul.44)
    Sgt. Richardson (Jul.41)
    Sgt. Smith, C.F. (Dec.41)
    Sgt. Sperrin, C. (Dec.41)
    W/O Thompson, K.S. (Apr.42)
    Sgt. Tilbury (Sep.41)
    Sgt. Walker, A.P. (Mar.43) [possibly Arthur Patterson Walker 1148245]
    F/Sgt. White, F.E. (Mar.44)
    Sgt. Windsor (Apr.42)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 23 Sqn. Aircrew

    Tom

    Bunting and Tilby:

    http://aircrewremembered.com/love-arthur-jack.html

    Regards

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

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 23 Sqn. Aircrew

    Thanks Simon. I suspected that Bunting was Malcolm. Tilby's name is shown as "Tilbury" in the combat report of 8 Sept. 1941, however looking back at the Form 541 he is clearly shown as "Tilby."

    Regards,
    Tom

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