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    I have a reference to a Czech Air Gunner being posted to 63 Group USAAF for special duties in 1942. The record quotes AM Order 8892/42 the posting was for 6 months.

    Has anyone seen AM orders archived at all.

    Has anyone any thoughts upon such a posting, the internet fails to help with this USA unit.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Hi Colin,

    first thanks for information you poated me.
    About the AMO - while serching the TNA I found only:
    AIR 72/90 Index to Air Ministry orders 1918-1946
    Unfortunately I am already back in Prague so I can not check it for you.

    But will keep an eye on this unit if I will found anything in our archive here in Prague.


    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Colin,

    The Armyairforces.com website for USAAF history and discussions does not have a reference to a 63 or 63rd "Group" in any of it's forums for Bomber, Fighter, Transport, etc. units, therefore you may be assured that no unit thus numbered ever existed as a Group.

    However, there are threads on the forum mentioning the 63rd Training Wing USAAF, which included an air-gunnery school located in Florida.

    http://www.armyairforces.com/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx
    Last edited by Ken MacLean; 15th March 2009 at 18:41.

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    Ken / Pavel

    Thank you for the information.

    Ken it looks like you have solved my problem, the subject of my research was an Air Gunner so very much looks like the 6 month period may have been in Florida seconded as an instructor. Very strange that he did not record this in his logbook.

    Pavel. Another piece of information for the Spitz project. It looks like Ken has solved this one, I presume the Czech records might show his posting.

    Thanks again Ken most valued information you found for us.

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    Hi Colin,

    yes it make sense what Ken posted.
    I do not suppose he will mentioned such a posting in his Log Book, hope something will be in his Czech service record.

    Pavel
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