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    Default Wg Cdr W V Crawford-Compton, D-Day

    Crawford-Compton of 145 Wing (320, 340 & 341 Sqns) shot down a Ju-88 on 7 June, but could someone with access to the relevant ORBs please advise me if he also flew on D-Day (the 6th) itself? I imagine that he almost certainly did, but would appreciate confirmation.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance offered.

    Errol

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    Hi Errol

    It was 329 Squadron that was part of 145 Wing. 320 was part of 139 Wing, flying Mitchells

    From:

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/dday/timeline_june6.html

    "As an example of the level of 2nd TAF activity on 6 June, these were the sorties flown by a single Spitfire Squadron, No 329:

    329 acted as low beach cover in the following waves:
    0900-1050 12 aircraft patrolled Caen Bayeaux (led by Wg Cdr Crawford-Compton)
    1400-1555 12 aircraft patrolled Le Havre Trouville
    1720-1920 12 aircraft patrolled Caen Bayeaux (led by Wg Cdr Crawford-Compton)"

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    Thaks for that Amrit.

    What a piece of luck that 'my' man should be one of the few to appear in that item, and with his sortie details into the bargain! Sorry about the 320 Sqn. A typo that I need to speak to my keyboard about.

    Errol

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