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Thread: F/S. J E. Duff RAAF. 70 Squadron. 13/8/43

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    Default F/S. J E. Duff RAAF. 70 Squadron. 13/8/43

    Looking for the details leading to the loss of the following airman.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards
    Peter

    Name: DUFF, JAMES EYVAL
    Initials: J E
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Unit Text: 70 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 13/08/1943
    Service No: 411130
    Additional information: Son of Wlliam Alexander Duff and Alice Emma Duff, of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Coll. grave VIII. H. 11-12.
    Cemetery: SYRACUSE WAR CEMETERY, SICILY

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    Hello Peter,

    13/8/1943
    No.70 Sqn.
    Wellington X HZ427

    Missing - Messina

    1379759 F/Sgt (Pilot) Charles Edward PRINCE +
    1382317 F/Sgt (Pilot) Stuart Bertram BILLING +
    AUS411130 F/Sgt James Eyval DUFF RAAF +
    1376137 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John Ronald CLARK +
    1370571 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Brownlie GILCHRIST +
    CAN R/90569 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) Walter CRAIG RCAF +

    Serial needs confirmation.

    All buried Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 6th July 2009 at 05:10. Reason: minor correction

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    Col,

    Top notch info as always.

    Many thanks

    Regards
    Peter

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    Hi Peter,
    Refer to my reply to loss of F/S Gaze 40 Squadron. The loss on 13/8/43 of 70 Squadron kite that my father mentioned will be F/S Duff's crew.
    Regards,
    Rob Jerram.

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