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    Default 10 OTU, RAF Coastal Command, Operational Records?

    In continuation of my thread on the loss of Whitley V BD414 of this unit, cf
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9959-10-OTU-Whitley-V-BD414-lost-3-Jun-1943,

    I would be interested, if anyone knows if there is a Operational Record Book that records the operational sorties of the 10 OTU Detachment, RAF St Eval for May/June 1943. The only record I can find referring to 10 OTU is :

    AIR 29/640- No. 10 Abingdon, Babingdon. Includes 11 photographs depicting: 10 OTU: synthetic training equipment and personnel Dated 1940-1945. 1940 July-1946 Oct.

    This does not really seem to indicate operational records.

    Anyone?

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    Hello Mikkel,
    I have found some operations records for 10 OTU in Air 29/638 in relation to ops around the south coast of Ireland January to March 1943 and known as Fastnet Patrols.
    Hope this helps.
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    Tony K

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    Tony,
    Thank you. It helps.

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    I can probably help - what info you do you need?
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    Elliott,
    Thank you. Basically I am interested in knowing if "my man" R.10786 Sergeant Eric Haakon Neilson (Pupil A/G), RCAF, flew any other operational missions. He finalized training as A/G on 23 May 1942 at No. 10 OTU. This leaves litte time to operational service.

    Regardining the question of who shot down Whitley BD414, cf.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9959-10-OTU-Whitley-V-BD414-lost-3-Jun-1943&p=58471

    Chris Goss has answered on another forum, that he believes the Whitley was indeed the victim of Hermann Mannetstetter, 8./JG 2.

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    I have the records you want

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    Do the records mention any operations on 3 June 1943 or in the period before this day?

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    A brief update in another thread, cf.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8652

    Again thank you to all who helped back then.

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