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    Default Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    Hoping someone can positively identify the following 80 Sqn. pilots:

    P/O L. Buchan (Sep. 1942)

    F/O J. Hunter (July 1943) (possibly either John Hunter RAFVR 117495 or John Hunter RCAF J21851)

    F/O W. J. Morris (March 1943) (possibly Wollfie Jack Morris RAFVR 138904)

    P/O R. O. Smith (Aug. 1942) (possibly Ronald Oakley Smith RAFVR 80375)

    Sgt. C. B. Stewart (Nov. 1942) (possibly Charles Bates Stewart RCAF R82277)

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    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    Hi Tom,

    1059001 John Laing BUCHAN (101005)

    Look at 12-28.2.42

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8454359

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    Mojmir

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    Thank you, Vojmir, well spotted. I managed to miss that entry while going through the ORB.

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    P/O L. Buchan (Sep. 1942) - see answer from Mojmir

    F/O J. Hunter (July 1943) (possibly either John Hunter RAFVR 117495 or John Hunter RCAF J21851)

    F/O W. J. Morris (March 1943) (possibly Wollfie Jack Morris RAFVR 138904) - confirmed

    P/O R. O. Smith (Aug. 1942) (possibly Ronald Oakley Smith RAFVR 80375) - confirmed

    Sgt. C. B. Stewart (Nov. 1942) (possibly Charles Bates Stewart RCAF R82277) - confirmed


    /John Engelsted

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    Hi Tom,

    1365340 John HUNTER (117495)

    Hunter, John "Jack" … On Jan 9th 1943 was posted to No. 80 Squadron ‘somewhere in Libya’. …

    https://www.unithistories.com/office...icers_H01.html

    also 'Jock'

    1153735 Wollfie Jack MORRIS (138904), LG

    Woolfie Jack MORRIS, AIR 78

    Woolf Jacob MORRIS (138904) LG again

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4616

    his nickname ‘Wolf‘

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    Many thanks, John. May I ask the source of your confirmation on Morris, Smith and Stewart?

    Regards,
    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    Great research, Mojmir! Curious about the name change for Morris.

    Again, many thanks.

    Tom

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    As an adjunct question on Wollfie J. Morris of 80 Sqn., is Sgt. W. J. Morris who served in 238 Sqn. at least from Jul. to Nov. 42 the same person?

    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 80 Sqn RAF Pilots

    commissioned:

    SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 9 MARCH, 1943

    commissioning mentioned in 238 ORB: 28 Feb 1943

    27 Apr 1943 from 238 Sqn to No.1 ADU

    14 Jan 1944 reported with 80 Sqn

    Regards

    Mojmir
    Last edited by vrajm; 10th September 2022 at 19:28.

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    Again, I am in your debt, Mojmir.

    Many thanks,
    Tom

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