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    Default Michael Fredrick Nathan, 122 Squodron

    Hi All

    Firstly it's nice to have the forum back.

    Secondly does anyone know how the above was killed or died on 1 Sep 1942?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    hello Malcolm,

    There's nothing on that date about him in the ORB of No. 122 Squadron.

    Joss

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    Hi Malcolm

    Abingdon School has this recorded on their In Memoriam website:

    http://www.abingdon.org.uk/oa/in_memoriam/

    "NATHAN, Michael Frederick (1922-42). AS 1936-39. Served, WW2. Sergeant (pilot), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 122 Squadron. Killed on patrol over English Channel 01.09.1942. Runnymede Memorial [obituary, Abingdonian, vol. viii, p. 107.]"

    Might be worth contacting them for a copy of the obituary

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    Malcolm!! serach function:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?5464-Sgt-NATHAN-MICHAEL-FREDERICK-1239636

    Perhaps resurrect the old thread rather than a new one.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Sgt M.F. Nathan - 1239636

    Do believe he was on Spitfire AB859, crashed in sea on patrol. Date of death CWGC 1-9-1942 may be incorrect.
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    Henk.

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    Thanks everyone

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    Hello,

    With the new input of information, I confirm the ORB gives the date of the accident as 16th September 1942. So the CWGC date is incorrect, and FCL volume 2 has errors once more...

    Hornchurch, 16th September 1942 : A clear, crisp morning, reminding us that winter is close at hand. No operational flights. Sgt Nathan was lost when his plane went into the sea while on patrol, not due to enemy action.

    The form 541 doesn't show his flight. It shows several patrols by pairs of Spitfires, and only single pilot, F/Sgt G. Foreman (BM318) 11:45-13:20. It's likely that Nathan was his wingman. Foreman lost his life less than two months later and is buried in Merville cemetery, 20 km from my home).

    The form 540 is contradictory when it says no operational flights, as to my humble opinion, these convoy patrols were indeed ops...

    Can't see previous flights for Nathan, nor a posting, but I'll give it another go.

    The other similar name was Nadon. I think this is where Franks made his confusion.

    Joss

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