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    Default Pilot Sgt Swan, 23 Squadron, summer 1940

    Hi all, I am trying (in vain) to identify a pilot recorded as "Sgt Swan" in the ORB of 23 Squadron. I have found just very few non-operational flights in June 1940 and that is all.
    No operational flights recorded with his nam so no luck with bio on this site https://bbm.org.uk/the-airmen.
    BUT he is mentioned in the caption of 23 Squadron group photo in GOODRUM, Alastair. No Place for Chivalry: RAF Night Fighters Defend the East of England Against the German Air Force in Two World Wars.

    Any ideas about his possibly indetify would be much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Pilot Sgt Swan, 23 Squadron, summer 1940

    Hi Pavel,
    That must be Sergeant A D Swan A. D. Sgt (745084)
    He went from 14 E & RFTS Castle Bromwich to 10 SFTS.
    He was on 17 Course, 10 SFTS, from 9 December 1939 to 8 June 1940 when he joined 5 OTU on May 27th 1940 for
    training.
    He was posted from 5 OTU to 23 Squadron, 17 June 1940.
    Gerry

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    Default Re: Pilot Sgt Swan, 23 Squadron, summer 1940

    Hi Gerry, thank you very much!
    I think it really must be him as he is mention in 23 Sq ORB on 21.6.40 for the first time.

    Pavel
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    Default Re: Pilot Sgt Swan, 23 Squadron, summer 1940

    Hi Pavel,

    Alfred Donald Swan.

    Pretty sure this was him.

    Born 7 January 1915 Barton, Lancs
    Deceased December 1992 Birmingham

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: Pilot Sgt Swan, 23 Squadron, summer 1940

    Dave, thank you for additional info, much appreciated.

    Pavel
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