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    Default Flt. Lt. John D. 'Mac' McCarthy 147196 RAFVR

    Does anyone have any information on the following pilot, please, particularly in regard to unit postings, though any biographical information would be appreciated.

    Sgt. Plt. (918006), date unknown
    Prob. Plt. Off. (147196), 26 Apr 1943
    Prob. Fg. Off. (WS), 26 Oct 1943
    Flt. Lt. (WS), 26 Apr 1945
    41 Sqn., 3 Sep 1945
    Released under Class A, 4 Jan 1946

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    Fligth magazine August 1944, Casualty Comm. 417 lists a

    F/O J D McCarthy Wounded or Injured in Action

    Might be him?

    A John Dudley McCarthy died in July 1994 in Redbridge District Essex, DoB 25 March 1918.

    The following border crossing:
    Name: John Dudley McCarthy
    Arrival Date: 16 Jul 1941
    Age: 23
    Birth Date: 25 Mar 1918
    Birthplace: Mount Norfolk
    Birth Country: England
    Gender: Male
    Race/Nationality: English

    Port of Arrival: Buffalo, USA
    Departure Contact: Father J R Mccarthy

    He was on his way to Southern Aviation School, Camden S.C.
    Confirms the date of birth above.

    From Ancestry.com

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    Default J.D. McCarthy

    He was wounded with 130 Sqd May 21st 1944.

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    John

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    Thank you gentlemen
    That's a great help, and gives me some leads to follow up.
    Cheers
    Steve
    41 (F) Squadron RAF at War and Peace, April 1916-March 1946
    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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