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    Franks Vol.2 p.23:
    64 Sqn - P/O D.A.S. COLVIN - sweep Somme estuary - Spitfire BM294 returned damaged byond repair and SOC.
    Australian archives: BM294 of 64 Sqn crashed at Dymchurch, Kent 22-5-1942, killing Sgt Lewis TRUNLEY - RAAF 403610.
    Air Britain (latest edition): Damaged by flak on sweep 17.4.42; SOC.
    Who may help me to solve this black spot in my files.
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    Henk.

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    G'day Henk

    According to the Spitfire 'bible' (Morgan and Shacklady):

    No. 12 Maintenance Unit... 29th of March 1942
    No. 64 Squadron...12th of April 1942
    Category E...22nd of April 1942
    Flying Hours...65

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks Chris. Now we have three dates: 17-4-1942 - 22-4-1942 - 22-5-1942, and two names: COLVIN and TURNER. No light in the darkness !
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    ............read TRUNLEY instead of TURNER !

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    Why can't COLVIN be on BM294 on 17-4-1942 where it was damaged but NOT RE-Cat as E. And then fixed and written off 22-5-1942 with TRUNLEY ?

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    Paul,
    A possibility; made some annotations in my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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