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    Default Seeking ID of 3 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    I am seeking to further identify the following pilots of 3 Sqn. RAF:

    Hassal, P/O Ralph (RCAF) [Jun.44-Apr.45] - looking for his service number.

    Jones, P/O A. [Apr.45] - possibly Allen Jones (185477)

    Malia, W/O W. [May 45] - in the book 263 and 137 Squadron: The Whirlwind Years by Robert Bowater, W/O William Malia is listed as serving briefly with 137 Sqn. from 10 March to 10 April 1943 and then posted to 91 Sqn. This is possibly the same individual. However, although listed as RAFVR, no service no. is given. I also do not find him listed in AIR 78.

    Saunders, W/O D. G. [May 45]

    Smith, F/Sgt. D. M. [Jun-Aug.44]

    Wright, W/O E. [May 45]

    Any insights would be greatly appreciated.

    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 3 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Hi Tom,

    R101081 Ralph HASSALL (J91038)

    1046399 Allen JONES (185477)

    936190 W. MALIA

    1553639 David Marcus SMITH (187268)

    569533 E. WRIGHT (Try AIR78)

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 3 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Wow! A great big thank you, Mojmir, for your quick and comprehensive response.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 3 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    W Malia is a bit elusive. Can't find on AIR 78, FWR, or FMP. Possible typo?
    HTH
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