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    Default Solution Of Some Met Sqn/Flts Anomalies

    Hello All,
    Iím tidying up some of my Met Recce Sqns/Flts data, and Iíve come across several anomalies that I canít de-anomalise!
    1. A Sgt Prag (thatís the spelling I have) was the Nav and/or MAO on the first PAMPA mission on 2 Jul 42 in Mosquito Mk IV DK289. I canít get him to come up in any of the Ďusual placesí! Which Sqn did DK289 belong to?
    2. A Tony Porazka(?) was the MAO(?) on Halifax Mk V, LL221, of 518 Sqn on 15-Apr-44. Sounds originally Polish, but I canít find him in the lists. Anybody know?
    2. 792794 Flt Sgt Ozaist, Eugen was an MAO on 518 Sqn. Can somebody go firm on the correct spelling of his forename?
    3. Can somebody point me in the right direction of the 202 (Met) Sqn Historian? I haven't touched this one before.
    4. Nos 1, 2, 3, and 4 Met Flts were formed in India. Shortly after formation their numbers were changed by adding 1300. They were at Alipore, Delhi, Yelahanka, and Ratmalana. There are differing accounts of which was where/when. Can somebody (Jagan?) tell me where their histories can be found?
    There may be a few more of these over the next few weeks as I attempt resolution of a few more anomalies!
    Thank you, in advance, for your help(s).
    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: Solution Of Some Met Sqn/Flts Anomalies

    Peter

    1. DK289 was with 1401 Flight, and lost on July 26th 1942. Prag is listed as George Anthony PRAG (1260484):

    See: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=DK289

    2. Porazka is probably Antoni Porazka? See: https://listakrzystka.pl/porazka-antoni/

    Ozaist is Eugeniusz Ozaist. See: https://listakrzystka.pl/ozaist-eugeniusz/

    Regards

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 28th June 2022 at 15:21. Reason: added links to Poles
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    Default Re: Solution Of Some Met Sqn/Flts Anomalies

    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    4. Nos 1, 2, 3, and 4 Met Flts were formed in India. Shortly after formation their numbers were changed by adding 1300. They were at Alipore, Delhi, Yelahanka, and Ratmalana. There are differing accounts of which was where/when. Can somebody (Jagan?) tell me where their histories can be found?
    Before i hit the FTRSU book,

    Some losses in the SEAC DB related to Met flights
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...&submit=Search


    Based on the above
    1300 - Alipore and Dum Dum (Close to each other) - confirmed by https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...e/r/h/C7161859
    1301 - Delhi / Nagpur - confirmed by AIR 29/864/2 https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C7161860
    1302 - Likely Yelahanka - but https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...e/r/h/C7161861 says Madras
    1303 - St Thomas Mount - Madras - but https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...e/r/h/C7161862 says Ceylon

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    Default Re: Solution Of Some Met Sqn/Flts Anomalies

    Simon,
    Mni tks for that! I've spent much of the last few days talking to Machines in a Bank, so I was a bit frazzled. Problem now solved, even when a voice speaks too fast and in an unintelligible accent!! And I had forgotten Krystek's List - signs of age!!
    Rgds
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    Default Re: Solution Of Some Met Sqn/Flts Anomalies

    No problem Peter, I'm happy to have been of some help.

    With regards to 202 Squadron, there is a 202 Sqn Association website:

    http://www.202-sqn-assoc.co.uk/noticboard.html

    It does have a Met Recce page:

    http://www.202-sqn-assoc.co.uk/metrecce.html

    Maybe worth an e-mail to them?

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