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Thread: F/L H V Bang (169453, RAFVR), Danish, 179 Sqn, 1944?

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    Default F/L H V Bang (169453, RAFVR), Danish, 179 Sqn, 1944?

    Looking for information on the Danish Hans Vilhelm Bang I once again tested the London Gazette search engine and I had - to my surprise - 3 matches.

    According to Gazette Issue 39262 published on the 15 June 1951 he retains rank and is appointed to commission (5 years) as F/O on 5.2.1951 in the reconstituted RAFVR.

    I am a bit surprised to find a Dane in RAFVR in 1951. A UK Incoming passenger list from 1956 confirms that while he still lived in the UK, he was a Danish citizen. Would it be normal to see a foreigner in service 6 years after the war?

    Furthermore, I have indications of the man serving in the 179 Sqn in 1944. Would anyone be able to confirm this?

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    Mikkel Plannthin
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Would anyone be able to guide me to a reference on 179 squadron / squadron history ?

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    Mikkel,

    There was a short history of 179 Sqn published on pp1110-1112 of the 13-26 April 1990 issue of 'Aviation News' as part of its 'Lesser Known Squadrons' series.

    Errol

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    Errol,
    Thank you. Just the kind of lead I needed.

    Mikkel
    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
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    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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