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    AIR81 to the rescue once again

    AIR81/9055 Pilot Officer R O H Down, Flight Lieutenant R T R Cowper, Sergeant G W Barrowman, Sergeant R T Peat: prisoners of war; aircraft force landed near St Malo, France, Hudson AM548, 233 Squadron, 14 September 1941.

    Strangely, I was looking at Cowper's 1945 application to stay in Australia in late 1945, and its a specific scheme for former British Armed Service members. He signed it at Parafield on Oct 28th 1945. I noted that 300 Group had been there and sure enough he was posted into 238 Sqn (Dakota's) on Oct 23rd from HQ 300 Group.

    I don't suppose any one had any call to get a copy of AIR81/9055 above? I thought it strange that a man who was, and I assume only, a POW until May or June 1945, to head back into active service so quick.

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    Great find Dennis. That clears up that little mystery.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    Sergeant George William Barrowman (648322)

    Sergeant Richard Greatorex Peat (908689)

    P/O Roderick Thomas Redpath Cowper (41988)

    P/O Ronald Oliphant Halkett Down (85251) ex 748058

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    Hi Bertrand,

    Yes, these photos certainly help with this loss.

    Many thanks,

    Martin.

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    If only they took selfies back then with the crew I'd be sorted. Can't seem to find relatives or photo of Cowper. Good find and so clear.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Re: Hudson AM548 of 233 Sqn, lost 13-9-1941.

    I dont suppose any intelligent soul retained copies of those photos of AM548 did they please ?
    cheers
    PeteS

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    Pete,
    Yes, I kept one of them. Let me have your email address and I'll fire it over.
    Andy

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    Pete,

    I think I have all five of them. I will attach them to an email for you.

    Regards,

    Martin Gleeson.

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    Default Re: Hudson AM548 of 233 Sqn, lost 13-9-1941.

    Thank you very kindly Martin
    super stuff !
    PeteS

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