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    Hi,

    While waiting on their aircraft to be delivered pilots and crew from 330 (N) Squadron undertook a number of patrols as passengers onboard Sunderlands. I believe these Sunderlands may have been from 201 or 204 Sqn's. The dates I have for these flights are:

    12/05/41, 2 officercs.
    13/05/41, 2 officers and 1 airman.
    14/05/41, 4 airman.
    15/05/41, 4 airman.
    05/06/41, 1 officer and 1 airman.
    10/06/41, 2 officers.
    11/06/41, 2 officers.

    Could anyone with access to the ORBs for these two Sunderland Sqns check the above dates and see if the Norwegians are named?

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    Alex

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    Alex,

    Ragnar J Ragnarsson (an expert contributor to this Forum) in Reykjavik might know? If he doesn't then he will probably know who does. Might be worth a PM?

    HTH
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    Hi Peter,

    I'll try and get in touch with Ragnar.

    Alex

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    Alex,

    204 Sqn was based at Reykjavik during this time, but 201 would also detach aircraft to Iceland during this period, especially during the Bismarck search in late May. Unfortunately, neither squadron records the names of the full crew/passengers in their respective ORB (Form 540 and 541). Usually they record only the name of the captain or officers only. I checked the ORBs for both squadrons for the dates you listed and there is no mention even of Norwegians being carried on board. No. 330(N) Squadron's ORB does not list thjeir names either, as you probably know.

    Ragnar

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    Hi Ragnar,

    Thank you for taking the time to have a look, I appreciate your effort.

    I'll keep looking. You never know something may turn up.

    Regards,

    Alex

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