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    Default Canadian W/Cdr G T Wynne Powell DFC

    Looking for details on this officer pre September 1943.

    Any details very welcome.

    Steve
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    From the London Gazette.

    There also appears to be another, older Wynne-Powell, Thomas G.

    No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Squadron.
    Geoffrey Trevor WYNNE-POWELL is granted
    a commission as Pilot Officer. 19th June
    1935.

    No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) (Bomber) Squadron.
    Pilot Officer Geoffrey Trevor WYNNEPOWELL
    is promoted to the rank of Flying
    Officer. 10th Jan. 1937.

    GENERAL DUTIES BRANCH.
    The undermentioned Acting Pilot Officers
    on probation are confirmed in their appointments
    and graded as Pilot Officers:
    3rd Sept. 1940.
    Geoffrey Trevor WYNNE-POWELL (90195).

    Fit. Lts. to be Sqn. Ldrs. (temp.).
    1st Dec. 1941:
    G. T. WYNNE-POWELL (90195).
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    Default W/Cdr. GT Wynne-Powell

    Steve

    You may have already received information about W/Cdr. GT Wynne-Powell since your post in January but I hope the enclosed is of some use. He served with 199 Squadron from at least January 1943 to his transfer to 623 Squadron wef 4 September 1943. From the ORB, as S/Ldr. GT Wynne-Powell, he flew Wellingtons and his operational record with 199 in 1 Group was as follows : -

    14 January 1943 : Lorient (Artichokes) : Mining
    29 January 1943 : Lorient : Bombing
    19 February 1943 : Wilhelmshaven : Bombing
    1 March 1943 : Lorient (Artichokes) : Mining
    9 March 1943 : Location not stated : Mining
    10 March 1943 : Frankfurt
    16 March 1943 : Ludwigshafen
    26 April 1943 : Duisburg
    23 May 1943 : Dortmund
    27 May 1943 : Essen
    11 June 1943 : Dusseldorf

    As 199 were leaving 1 Group and their Wellingtons to join 3 Group and Stirlings at Lakenheath from mid-June 1943, S/Ldr. Wynne-Powell transferred to 1657 HCU at Stradishall on 17 June 1943 to convert to Stirlings. I do not know what flight he commanded during his Wellington days but he was B Flight commander from July 1943. After converting to Stirlings, he operated on another four occasions until his transfer to 623 : -

    1 August 1943 : Gironde River (Deodars) : Mining
    16 August 1943 : Turin
    23 August 1943 : Berlin
    30 August 1943 : Munchengladbach

    The ORB confirms his service number as 90195.

    Best wishes

    Douglas

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    Hi,

    I'm his grandson and may be able to help you out with any information if you need it. I would also be interested in anything you find out.

    Tom Wynne-Powell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theletterwriter View Post
    Steve

    You may have already received information about W/Cdr. GT Wynne-Powell since your post in January but I hope the enclosed is of some use. He served with 199 Squadron from at least January 1943 to his transfer to 623 Squadron wef 4 September 1943. From the ORB, as S/Ldr. GT Wynne-Powell, he flew Wellingtons and his operational record with 199 in 1 Group was as follows : -

    14 January 1943 : Lorient (Artichokes) : Mining
    29 January 1943 : Lorient : Bombing
    19 February 1943 : Wilhelmshaven : Bombing
    1 March 1943 : Lorient (Artichokes) : Mining
    9 March 1943 : Location not stated : Mining
    10 March 1943 : Frankfurt
    16 March 1943 : Ludwigshafen
    26 April 1943 : Duisburg
    23 May 1943 : Dortmund
    27 May 1943 : Essen
    11 June 1943 : Dusseldorf

    As 199 were leaving 1 Group and their Wellingtons to join 3 Group and Stirlings at Lakenheath from mid-June 1943, S/Ldr. Wynne-Powell transferred to 1657 HCU at Stradishall on 17 June 1943 to convert to Stirlings. I do not know what flight he commanded during his Wellington days but he was B Flight commander from July 1943. After converting to Stirlings, he operated on another four occasions until his transfer to 623 : -

    1 August 1943 : Gironde River (Deodars) : Mining
    16 August 1943 : Turin
    23 August 1943 : Berlin
    30 August 1943 : Munchengladbach

    The ORB confirms his service number as 90195.

    Best wishes

    Douglas
    Douglas,

    Thank you so much for the detailed information, W/Cdr Wynne-Powell joined No.623 Squadron on September 7th replacing W/Cdr E.J Little DFC 3 x MiD who was lost on the Berlin raid of August 23/24th. Great stuff thanks Douglas.

    Tom, I have contacted you off board.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomWP View Post
    Hi,

    I'm his grandson and may be able to help you out with any information if you need it. I would also be interested in anything you find out.

    Tom Wynne-Powell
    Tom

    If you wish any further information from the 199 ORB about your grandfather's operations with the Squadron, I will be happy to help.

    Best wishes

    Douglas

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    Hi Tom

    Are you still receiving messages from this forum?

    I would like to ask you a question or two about your grandfather, if I may please?

    Thanks
    Steve
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    http://brew.clients.ch/41sqnraf.htm

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