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    Hi,
    I am looking for informations about F/O K.W. Sim (Simm?), 245 sqn. He was shot down 4.1.1944 NW of Brussels, Balfe, Typhoon JR238. He evaded capture.
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    Mojmir,
    Took off from West Hamptnett 10.10hrs 04/01/44. Engine cut without warning approx 1 mile from French coast, crash-landed on mudflats between Ault and Cayeux.
    Two nearby Frenchmen told him to hide in woods close by until dark. When dark, he was taken to Brutelles, next morning he was taken to Fruille-Escarbotin and stayed there until 29/01/44. Then taken by train to Abbeville, and then by car to Maison Ponthieu, on the 30th Jan, taken by foot to Gueschart and stayed on a farm until 11th Feb when he was taken by car to Amiens, picking up two US airmen ( Harms and Fruili) on the way. Stayed at Amiens until April 17th. Taken to Gibraltar and left for UK on June 5th 44.

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    Hi Alan,
    Thank you very much. There were three places of the crash in my notes Brussels, Brutelles as well as Yvrencheux.
    What was the full name, service number and nationality of F/O Sim? There is nothing in the LG about him.
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    Mojmir,
    J.9435 Kenneth William Sim, Canadian. Will email you a file later.
    Alan.
    Last edited by AlanW; 6th December 2009 at 12:36.

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    Thanks a lot, Alan, for the quick reply and your mail. It is interesting that this man was not mentioned in The Typhoon and Tempest - the Canadian Story.
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    Mojmir

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