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    Default 20 Operational Training Unit (OTU). Based at Lossiemouth

    Does anyone have copies of pages from the ORB for July to August 1942?

    Looking for 1343515 Thomas Gill and R/84187 Douglas Johnson.

    Gill Arrived at 115 Sdn from 20 OTU on 8/9/1942, I assume his Navigator D Johnson arrived there at the same time but I can't see him in the 115 ORB, seems to be only officers or pilots noted in the record?
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP 26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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    Default Re: 20 Operational Training Unit (OTU). Based at Lossiemouth

    115 ORB, October 1942, Page 2,
    Both are crew on 2nd October, in the same a/c. Wellington Mk.III, "X" BJ879.
    There is an earlier mention of an A, Johnson Sgt, in September, could be a typo error ?
    Sgt A. Johnson is again mentioned on the 5th October, Page 4.
    GILL and D, Johnson are again in the same crew on the 12th of October, Page12.

    GILL is mentioned in earlier months.


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    Last edited by Alex Smart; 12th January 2022 at 21:23.

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    Default Re: 20 Operational Training Unit (OTU). Based at Lossiemouth

    A Johnson is a gunner in another crew.

    I have the 115 orbs...

    Gill is noted to have joined as above. His first dickie trip on 13th Aug etc....
    626 Sqd Pilot F/S Stewart Jacques 1432964 PoW 2133 Shotup DV171 Crash Landed JB595 15/1/44 RIP 1993. Crew: Nav Sgt G C Farran 1512473 injured Branuschweig returned S.S.Gripsolm; F/E Sgt Alfred Arthur Phillips 1583796 RIP Berlin; B/A F/S J G Morton 1335893 PoW 1619 RIP 1997; WOp Sgt Frank Seddon 1536326 PoW 1469; M/U Sgt John Edward Holford 3050007 PoW 1465 RIP 26/3/2013; R/G Sgt Daniel Conolly O'Donnell 1061941 injured Branuschweig returned Letitia; M/U to 3/1/1943 Sgt A A Fletcher 1573497

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