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    Default 35 Squadron (1941 Aircrew)

    Could anyone offer any thoughts (service number / forenames) for these airmen who served as aircrew with No. 35 Squadron during 1941.

    Armstrong, (Observer)
    Barker, (Observer)
    Berwick, (Flight Engineer)
    Bird, (Pilot)
    Burry, (WOP/AG)
    Crowther, (Flight Engineer)
    Croxford, (WOP/AG)
    Elcoate, (WOP/AG)
    Graham, (Pilot)
    Gregson, (Flight Engineer)
    Gresham, (Pilot)
    Harvey, (WOP/AG)
    Hewlett, (Observer)
    Hill, (Air Gunner)
    Johnson, (Observer)
    Palmer, (Flight Engineer)
    Perecone (Major), (Pilot)
    Pugh, (WOP/AG)
    Ritson, (WOP/AG)
    Roberts, (WOP/AG)
    Robinson, (Air Gunner)
    Sankey, (Air Gunner)
    Sarsby, (Pilot)
    Trewin, (Pilot)
    Turner, (Air Gunner)
    Tweddle, (Pilot)
    Tyler, (Air Gunner)
    Viner, (WOP/AG)
    White, (Observer)
    Williams, (Observer)

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron (1941 Aircrew)

    Pete,

    Trewin:

    Sgt Wallace Howard Trewin RCAF (R/69644) http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k41/l9566.html

    Gresham:

    Sgt Edwin Frederick Gresham RAFVR (1285564) http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...41/l9486b.html

    Sankey:

    612042 F/Sgt Thomas Neville Sankey DFM https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/52131

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron (1941 Aircrew)

    Hi Pete
    There was a S/L Charles Frederick Sarsby (34112) who was a pilot (died Nov 1983).
    the only other candidates I can see might be 1159910 Gordon Edward Sarsby or maybe 1234350 Derek Walter Sarsby, their enlistment dates might need checking
    1365114 David Sarsby enlisted too late to be an operational pilot in 1941

    cheers Pete
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    Hi Pete,

    Sgt Samuel PALMER 526215 RAF

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Pete

    I have 746881 Sergeant (Observer) Ronald Ernest HEWLETT moving from 78 Squadron to 35 Squadron at the start of April 1941, date not specified. He had served with 78 Squadron since 1940. He was subsequently commissioned and won a DFC with 161 Squadron, L/Gaz 09/07/43.

    No record of any of the others.

    Daz
    Last edited by 78SqnHistory; 2nd November 2021 at 10:32. Reason: additional information

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    Thanks all for the information to date

    Re: 612042 F/Sgt Thomas Neville Sankey DFM: I know he was with the squadron in 1943, but I have no evidence to date to show whether he was also there in 1941 (but he is favourite at the moment) UPDATE: His DFM citation confirms he was with the squadron in 1941 .... so that one is now sorted

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    - 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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    Hello All,
    I hate being defeated by mere technicalities.
    We can do some of this the hard way! At least for the more unusually spelled Surnames!
    I have reduced the “Burrys” to 23 ‘maybe possibles’ – below.
    With a bit of ‘crowd-funded’ effort, all the probable ‘non-runners’ can be removed thus (theoretically!) leaving a single Burry who is the missing WoP/AG!!
    George Bernard Burry 564128 1926
    Edward George Burry 700653 1934
    Arthur Clarence Burry 798745 1940
    Arthur John Frederick Burry 1263389 1940
    Douglas Herbert Burry 1299049 1940
    Douglas William Burry 1398128 1940
    Harold John Burry 923754 1940
    Henry John Burry 1242846 1940
    Kenneth Eli Burry 1199727 1940
    Lloyd George Burry 798507 1940
    Owen Harold Burry 1177082 1940
    William Pratt Burry 1369468 1940
    William Thomas Burry 903211 1940
    David Sutherland Burry 1464673 1941
    Henry Joseph Burry 1642551 1941
    Jack Mursell Burry 1602987 1941
    Noel Anthony Burry 1523212 1941
    Well, it will keep you off the streets!!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: 35 Squadron (1941 Aircrew)

    Peter,

    It might keep you on the streets.

    You have to keep in mind that as you troll Google for this man, Burry, it is also spelled "Bury" in some places. Eg. http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k41/l9605.html

    Cheers,

    Dave

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    Default Re: 35 Squadron (1941 Aircrew)

    Dave,
    You are absolutely right (good to hear from you!).
    However, my reason for my suggestion was that there is an enormous amount of expertise on this forum which is not, I suggest, being used to its best ability!
    We must be able to invent a system whereby half-a-dozen (or a dozen!) volunteer members take a list (like this one - and there have been others in the past) and go away quietly into a corner and work through it - as a group, off forum - and by proving, or deleting, persons until (s)he, or they, that remains must be the answer?
    There must be a way?
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    PS Hope the wing is mended?
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
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