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    Default Albert Edward Fairman

    Has anyone come across this person while researching bomber command units.

    The little we know about is from the LG, CWGC and short service histroy in the accident reprot concerning his death while with the ATA.

    Service No. (926563) indicates NCO enlistment at Uxbridge September 1939.

    London Gazette, Issue 36100 16th July 1943, as of 14th April 1943 Warrant Officer 926563 Albert Edward Fairman (146431) commissioned at the rank of Pilot Officer

    London Gazette, Issue 36219 19th October 1943, as of 14th October 1943, 146431 A.E. Fairman promoted to Flying Officer.

    Transferred to Air Transport Auxiliary at the rank of First Officer, recorded by Commonwealth War Graves Commission as, Third Officer Albert Edward Roy Fairman, ATA.

    Killed 15th February 1945.

    He was recorded as having flown operationally on Whitley and Lancaster aircraft before being injured by enemy action and dropped from operations for medical reasons but was still fit to fly in non-op areas so went to the ATA.

    A similar thread has been posted over on the key publishing forum, http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?p=1328167&posted=1#post1328167 with a little more about his personal history. As I have put in that thread I considered going to Kew and spending a day looking at the ORBs for Whitley squadrons on the off chance he is in a crew list somewhere.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Al,
    Source: http://www.raf-lichfield.co.uk/ATA%20Casualties.htm

    14 FPP - Mustang IV serial KH838, ferry Kirkbride to Meir. Crashed at Wrightington, Lancs. when pilot thrown out of aircraft during roll.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Alan

    Still puzzled by the lack of link between Whitleys and Lancasters - thought it might be a clue (and we are short of those!), but there does'nt seem to be any squadron's that flew both, so it does'nt get us any closer to a possible squadron for him & we could do with some idea of where to start at Kew! Thought someone on here might have an idea? Especially with him having some 500 hours operational flying to his credit - surely someone must have come across him?

    Regards - Nick

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    Yesterday I decided to go to Kew and look at all of the ORBs for Bomber Command Whitley squadrons and found nothing about him at all. I noticed that the squadrons that went to Coastal Command and then returned to Bomber duties tended to retan crews throughout the period.

    Would it be likely that a pilot would serve in a Coastal squadron (there are only a couple that operated Whitleys without spending time with Bomber Command) and then transfer (without the Squadron moving) to a Bomber Command unit.

    I could go back and check Lancaster operating squadrons but there are a lot more of them and with no clues at all it would be a complete waste of time.
    Alan Clark

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    Default Roy Fairman

    Roy was my mother's first husband. Please contact me through the forum if you are still looking for info.

    Paul Isaacs

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