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    Default 440713 KIA Loss over Italy

    Hello,

    Am seeking a Fighter pilot loss over Northern Italy on the 13th July 1944. He was Killed.

    Could be RAF, RAFVR, RAFAFF, RAAF, RCAF, RNZAF, SAAF or even Free French.

    Any help welcome.

    Alex

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    Alex
    Do you have his name ?

    There is a Thomas Ian Moody from Herberton Qld. in the National Archives of Australia service records --with that service number 440713 [not digitalised] but he's not listed on the CWGC site [though there are 3 Moodys] ?

    Go to ---
    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=5530835

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    Alex
    The NAA link I gave doesn't work .

    Try ---
    http://www.naa.gov.au/
    then click on Collections ,scroll to Record Search [it's a bit haphazard at the moment]click on Search now ,put in his Service number in the top line ,click on Search at bottom ,click on Display .

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    Hello Anne,

    They are a bother these URLs. I think you mean:

    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/ItemDetail.asp?M=0&B=5530835

    440713 = 13 July 1944 in Americanese.

    Col.
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    Col
    Ha ha !!

    I thought the number was odd, beginning 44 !! But it did produce a name at the NAA, surprisingly !!

    And the link I've given is the same as yours -see my first reply .
    Google didn't recognise it when I tried it

    Anne
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    Hi,

    The difference? "M=0&B". "0" = Zero, not the letter "O".

    I did tell you they are a bother!

    When Hugh Halliday first published his long listing of DFC winners, I thought, "Boy! has he got it wrong." The penny dropped after about 5 minutes. English as she is spoken, it ain't.

    Pardon me, Alex.

    Col.
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    Hi Alex,

    The best I can do via the hut-six CWGC searcher (UK, Aus, NZ, CAN, SA) is this chap

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2097731

    Buried at Arezzo - not-particularly-northern Italy. Probably flying a Spitfire IX.

    There's not a whole lot to go on!

    Regards,

    Jeff

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    Alex,

    Definitely not RNZAF - no fighter pilot of the service lost this day.

    Errol

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    Hello,
    Thank you for your replies.
    They are most welcome.

    Anne, Sorry no I have not a name , a/c type or serial number. Just a reported loss of an airman from a Fighter. Over Northern Italy on the 13th July 44. Some witnesses are not certain of the date but a record made by a Priest has this date , his other records have been accurate so far.

    Col, you lost me with the M=O or was it 0&B ?Thanks for the input anyway.

    Errol thanks re the RNZAF, I do not have to search them out.

    Jeff, thanks for the Hut six check, I have looked up the 4 Sqdn Spitfire ref and it was a Mk. IX serial number MK348 but only info is hit by flak, abandoned .
    So the pilot must have baled and either died of injuries or was killed in the fall ?

    Crash 8 miles NW of Arezzo.
    This is too far south to be the pilot saught.

    So the search goes on.

    Many thanks to you all
    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 25th June 2010 at 20:05.

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    Default F.A. O'Connor (100766V) 4 Sq. SAAF

    KIA 1944/07/13 flying Spitfire IX MK348 KJ-Q when he was hit by flak on an evening patrol.

    /John

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