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    Default Location of Ron Read DFC 78 Squadron pilot

    Trying to find whereabouts of Ron Read DFC who was the pilot of my uncle, Sgt A F "sunshine" Smith, at 12 OTU in 1942. They went as a crew to RAF Riccall in Sep 42 where my uncle joined a 76 Sqn crew flying as an air gunner with P/O Bill Hillier until shot down and killed in Dec 42. The Ron Read/12 OTU connection has only just come to light, in fact 12 OTU is not even mentioned on Alans service record. Found out about it from a book by Martin Bowman titled "Flying Into The Flames Of Hell" which there are 2 chapters taken from Rons memoirs which go into detail of his early flying at 12 OTU and 78 Sqn. I have spoken to Martin and he gave me an address in Malaga,Spain which was his last known contact for Ron. I wrote to the address in Feb this year but as yet have had no reply. If anyone out there could help it would be much appreciated by our family.

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    Iain

    can you send me a PM with your email address, I might be able to give you some assistance.

    Regards

    Daz

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    I can be contacted at IFS1966@talktalk.net

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    Iain

    I have sent you a PM with my phone number if you want to give me a ring.

    Daz

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