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    Default RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    I'm looking to find which squadron Harry St George Holmes (RAAF) flew with? Last posting/discharge location was ACHU Cranfield, according to the DVA Nominal ROLL and using Malcolm's brilliant RAFWEB website, found out that it was No. 16 ACHU at Cranfield when he was discharged. Is there a way to reverse track Holmes' squadron via 16 ACHU?

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    Default Re: RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    Hello,

    Service number was 420752. Service file is digitized at NAA.

    naa.gov.au and use his service number to search.

    Passed away at Coff's Harbour Nursing Centre, Coff's Harbour, NSW 22 November 2012.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...quadron-claims

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    Default Re: RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    That is absolutely brilliant! Thank you, Dave. Could I push you far enough to ask when he joined 19 Squadron?

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    Default Re: RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    Hi,

    25 June 1944.

    You really should have a look at his service records, complete with photographs.

    Things don't get much better than that when researching someone. If you don't look you won't learn why he spent 21 days in detention.

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    Default Re: RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    Thank you for the wise words, Dave. I will look through all the photographic records this week.

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    Default Re: RAAF Officer - Harry St George Holmes

    He joined 19 Sqn in Feb 1944, not June.

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C262778

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