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    Default Pilot Sgt Wells RAF 1253005

    Hi all I would like to ask if anybody has any additional info about this pilot?

    According to the CWGC site he survived the war.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Can you give us any context to him, did he fly with Czech Squadrons? Where did you come across his name. No initials available I take it.
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    Sorry Denis, I have only very limited info and no initials.
    All what I know about his service is that he was in July 1941 with the No. 4 AOS in West Freugh and once parachuted to the safety when on 13. 7. his Battle N2024 catch fire in the air. Two Czech AG cadets perished.

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    Error posting.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 3rd July 2010 at 15:27.
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    Hi all I would like to ask if anybody could advice me where I can search for more about this pilot?

    CWGC - no record so I suppose he survived the war or left the RAF during war
    POW - no record here in the list provided by the Ross
    LG - no info so probably he never reached the officer rank
    4 AOS ORB - no info about him.

    Is there any other source I can check if I know only that he was with the 4 AOS in the July 1941?

    TIA

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    Hi all again, further research showed that this Sgt Wells finished his training on 10.5.1941 at No. 12 SFTS.
    Anyone has more info about the course where should be more details about this pilot?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hello Pavel,

    Have you checked for a form 1180 ? If one exists, and if he was the pilot in charge, this would confirm the service number he had, and possibly give his initials. Then it could be possible to check the AIR 78. Wells is quite common, and I presume there must be pages of them, and checking only with the service number would be a very very long process, and the initials would help to narrow down the possibilities.

    Strange that the unit ORB makes no mention of that. I found the same with other training units, no mention of incident / accident, but that may be explained by the fact that there was no loss of human life.

    Good luck

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    Hi Joss, many thanks!
    Yes I have already checked FAC - got only service number there.
    But I have totally forgot for AIR 78!
    Will make a try!

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    So it took only an hour and several hundreds of pages to find out it was:

    1253005 John Leslie Wells

    Anyone has more details about him please?

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    Pavel, Hi,

    This possibly your man:

    Civil registration event: Birth
    Name: WELLS, John L
    Registration district: Reading County: Berkshire
    Year of registration: 1920 Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Mother's maiden name: Sullivan
    Volume no:2C Page no:894

    Civil registration event: Death
    Name: WELLS, John Leslie
    Registration district: Reading County: Berkshire
    Year of registration: 2004 Month of registration: October
    Date of Birth:5 March 1920
    District no: 320/1 Reg no: C14B Ent no: 116 DOR: 1004

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