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    Hello Gents

    Does anyone know any Squadron Leader FORSTAD, a pilot in service in FE in 1945 who flew as supernumerary SL with 146 Sqn that year. Seems not to be a RAF pilot.

    Any details on him like his initials, and service number would be very appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    Hi Phil,

    no luck with this surname at all - in common RAF, RAAF, and RCAF sources. The only fact I was able to find out is that this surname is or was used in the UK but it is quite rare.

    Are you sure with the spelling?

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    And in case anybody is wondering, there was no commissioned officer in the RNZAF in WW2 with that name, or anything even close to that.
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    Hi Phil,

    http://113squadron.com/113_squadron_personnel.htm
    http://113squadron.com/id161.htm
    http://113squadron.com/113_squadron_photographsa9.htm

    There are photos with notes concerning F/O George Fortad/Forstad

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    Hello Pavel,

    Actually I made a mistake, it is FROSTAD and not FORSTAD. Don't know if that changes anything.

    Thanks

    Phil

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    Ok I think I have a lead. Thanks to Mojmir I could verify that a F/O G.C. FROSTAD was serving 113 Sqn at the time the unit was flying on Hurricanes, I will the first name written in the site but need confirmation. It seems there is no FROSTAD in London Gazette, so does anyone know his origin and service number?

    Thanks in advance

    Phil

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    No officer by name of Frostad in wartime RNZAF!
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    Phill , not much but i hope this helps , i have just been through the 113 SQD ORB , i can confirm WITH EARLIER COMMENTS of this thread A F/O GEORGE C FROSTAD JOINED 113 SQD WEF 10/12/43, THIS IS MENTIONED IN THE ORB , it also states he arrived at 113 from ATP ? POONA, The ORB goes on to mention him right through 1944 BUT HIS NAME IS NOT MENTIONED DURING EARLIER PART OF 45 , IT LIST THE SORTIES HE FLEW but sorry no serial no or nationality . note spelling of name .
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    Hi Phil,
    http://www.canadianhorseracinghalloffame.com/builders/1999/george_frostad.html
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    The Canada Gazette volume 75, number 51, 20 June 1942, page 88:
    R114603, le sergent George Carmon Frostad, (J10648)
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    It was not RAF, neither RAAF or RNZAF, the last remaining chance was RCAF...Many thanks. Phil

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