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    Default NZ PRU 1 Pilot Question November 1940 - Australian?

    Can anyone here supply a possible Identity for a 'New Zealand' Pilot (maybe RNZAF or a NZ in RAF) who would have been in 1 PRU at Heston in November 1940... Of course he could have been an Australian I suppose....


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    Hi Paul

    Possibly F/L L.E.Clark is the chap you are after (or for that matter F/Ls S.J.Millen or C.D.Milne or P/O W.B.Parker). See following link, http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/tei-WH2-1RAF-c5.html go down to p.117

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    Last edited by Pierre Renier; 11th January 2010 at 17:07. Reason: Adding other Kiwis

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    Pierre

    Good catch!

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    Paul

    As Milne was shot down in April 1940.. And Parker Injured in early October 1940 so probably not on Sqn at time..., One of them I am interested in must be either

    1 Squadron Leader L. E. Clark, DFC; Christchurch; born Christchurch, 16 Aug 1906; joined RAF Nov 1939; transferred RNZAF Jan 1944.

    2 Flight Lieutenant S. J. Millen, DFC; born Wanganui, 20 Jan 1914; joined RAF Jun 1938; killed on air operations, 16 Dec 1940.

    Paul
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    Paul,

    Either one could be your man.

    Millen was posted to the PRU on 15 Jul 40 and remained there until killed.

    Clark was with the PRU from c.Nov 39 to Dec 40.

    Errol

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    Errol thanks for that don't suppose in your records there is a reference to one of them being involved in a Spitfire force landing on 17 November 1940? Thanks Paul

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    Hi Paul,

    Do you have a location for the forcelanding on 17 Nov 40 or a serial for the Spitfire

    F/O S.J. Millen was with 'D' Flt at St. Eval during this period.

    F/L L.E. Clark flew his last operational sortie with 1 PRU on 23 Nov 40 from Heston.

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    Andy Fletcher
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