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    Hello All,

    I 've come across a Mustang pilot named Pilot Officer MILNE serving No.168 Sqn in 1942, without his initials.

    I lost his trace in the ORB, and I guess that he served in another Mustang I unit around that date.

    Does anyone know a P/O MILNE who served any Mustang Mk.I unit?

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    I have 168 squadron being formed in June 1942 on Typhoons? Could it be that a Mustang 1 was allocated as a Squadron hack at this time?

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    That would be Pilot Officer Eric James Milne RAFVR 122226 posted to No.268 Sqdn on 12.12.1942. Served two tours of operations with 268, DFC 25.01.1944, ended up as S/L OC No.16 Sqdn (renumbered 268 Sqdn) late 1945.

    168 Squadron was formed on Tomahawks out of No.268 Squadron on 10 June 1942. Operated Mustangs in Tac/R role until October 1944 when converted to Typhoons in fighter bomber role.
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    That guy fits perfectly as there were strong links between Nos.168 and 268 Sqns in 1942.

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    Hi
    Milne Eric DFC. He took a break from 268 Sgn and was posted to Hawarden 41OTU on 8/6/44 as Flying instructor by then he was a F/O

    He flew a low tac/R and air combat practice with my father David G-Heygate on 16/7/44.
    Any chance anyone has a photo of him I could have?

    Cheers
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    While on the subject of 168 Sqn: Does anyone happen to know the code letter for Mustang Ia FD554? Lost with Norwegian pilot Jan Gert von Tangen near Dol in Bretagne, France. Date was 31 Oct.-43.

    TIA Stein

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    For photo of E J Milne, in the public domain, Imperial War Museum, London, Negative Number IWM CH.9671

    Promotion from F/O to F/L recorded in No.268 Sqdn ORBs as wef April 10, 1944 (All entries past that date show as F/L ). Posted to ADGB wef 25 May 1944. Then to 41OTU wef May 27 1944, , then 84GSU wef Dec 1 1944, then 268 Sqdn wef Jan 5 1944 - 268 Sqdn renumbered 16 Sqdn Oct 1945, OC 16 Sqdn from Dec 1945 until May 29 1946 when 16 Sqdn disbanded and replaced by renumbered Sqdn.

    Was only with 168 Sqdn from Sept 29, 1943 to Dec 12, 1943.
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