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    Default Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    I'm looking to further ID the following pilots of 152 Sqn.:

    Armstrong, Sgt. T. (July 43) [possibly same individual who was a W/O in 323 Sqn. in July 44 also possibly 1032515 Thomas Armstrong later commissioned as 185336]

    Ash, F/Sgt. R. H. (posted in 27 Feb. 43)

    McLean, P/O C. S. (RCAF) (posted in from 412 Sqn. 29 Oct 41 - posted out to 401 Sqn. 01 March 42)

    MacPherson (also given as McPherson), P/O M. (He was shot down on 25 Nov. 42 becoming a PoW - the only likely match I found on the RAF Commands PoW list was Malcolm Robert MacPherson RCAF J15743)

    Paris, Sgt. (later) P/O W. P. (Nov.42 to at least Mar.43 - commissioning was noted in the ORB on 19 March 43)

    Thomson, Sgt. A. S. (Feb.43) [possibly 1346341 Alexander Sutherland Thomson]

    Thomson, P/O T. R. (Nov.41) [possibly Thomas Russell Thomson (85246)]

    Tindale, Sgt. (later P/O) J. W. (Dec.42 to March 43)

    Tooth, F/O J. A. "Tony" (May to July 43) [possibly James Anthony Tooth (113420)]

    Unsted, F/Sgt. Ernest T. H. RAF 920507 {middle names? - AIR 78 only shows first and last name)

    Walker, F/O L. (posted in as Sgt, on 26 May 42 - WiA on 28 Nov. 42)

    Thanks for any insights.
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    Tom

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Tom,

    Ernest Thomas Henry Unsted.

    MacPherson (spelling is according to the casualty lists) was from Toronto. Wife given as NOK. Appears in the Montreal Star 4 January 1943 as POW. By August 1945 is shown in the Canada Gazette as T/F/L.

    J16950 F/Lt William Philip Paris.

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    Dave
    Last edited by alieneyes; 21st September 2023 at 20:19. Reason: added Paris

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    Dave,

    Thank you for your excellent information. May I ask from where you got Unsted's full name?

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Tom,

    From a paysite "My Heritage" (free to search) I found an entry that said Ernest TH Unsted and a date of death of 2007. Underneath that:

    Ernest Thomas Henry Unsted

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    If you are looking for bio info on him he was born East Preston, Sussex. Mother's maiden name was Hobden.
    He had two siblings. Peggy PM Unsted born East Preston September 1923 Qtr and John (NMI) was born East Preston in the September 1929 Qtr.

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    Dave

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    Again many thanks, Dave.

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Hi Tom,

    I have Thomas Armstrong as RAFVR.1032515. Not sure of source, possibly John Engelsted who is on the forum.

    Also have an unconfirmed note he was an Australian in the RAF, however it is a difficult name to research. There could be some confusion as an odd name/nationality mixup with Joseph Armstrong Turner (Aus.403082).

    regards, Drew

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Armstrong, Sgt. T. (July 43) = 1032515 Thomas Armstrong later commissioned as 185336

    Ash, F/Sgt. R. H. (posted in 27 Feb. 43) = Ash, Reginald Henry (1270402)

    McLean, P/O C. S. (RCAF) (posted in from 412 Sqn. 29 Oct 41 - posted out to 401 Sqn. 01 March 42) = McLean, Charles S. (R/69850)

    MacPherson (also given as McPherson), P/O M. = Malcolm Robert MacPherson (RCAF J15743)

    Paris, Sgt. (later) P/O W. P. (Nov.42 to at least Mar.43 - commissioning was noted in the ORB on 19 March 43) = Paris, William Philip (R/102782)

    Thomson, Sgt. A. S. (Feb.43) [possibly 1346341 Alexander Sutherland Thomson]

    Thomson, P/O T. R. (Nov.41) [possibly Thomas Russell Thomson (85246)]

    Tindale, Sgt. (later P/O) J. W. (Dec.42 to March 43)

    Tooth, F/O J. A. "Tony" (May to July 43) [possibly James Anthony Tooth (113420)]

    Unsted, F/Sgt. Ernest T. H. RAF 920507 {middle names? - AIR 78 only shows first and last name)

    Walker, F/O L. (posted in as Sgt, on 26 May 42 - WiA on 28 Nov. 42)

    /John Engelsted

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Hi,

    William Philip Paris https://cahf.ca/william-philip-paris/


    R69850 Charles McLean (J15068) pilot comm 25 Nov 1941 Item 107 of 176 1942-02-21

    https://recherche-collection-search....=7185&q=J15073

    Spitfire Vb AB974 401Sq 'YO-S' 26-9-41 Overshot and tipped on nose Biggin Hill AC 29-3-42 P/O CS Mclean (RCAF) safe.

    401 Sqn ORB (p. 26/26): P/O C.B. McLean was posted to 603 Sqn w.e.f. 2-4-42 for flying duties.

    249 Sqn ORB: 4.6.42 P/O C.B. McLean posted from 603 Sqn

    Spitfire Vc (T) BR323 249Sq 'T-S' Shot down in sea off Malta CE 18-7-42 W/O CB McLean (RCAF) rescued by HSL107 FH44:05

    https://www.rafcommands.com/database...php?uniq=BR323

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    Mojmir

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Thanks, Drew. John does in fact give that info below.

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    Default Re: Seeking ID of 152 Sqn. RAF Pilots

    Thank you, John, for your always excellent input.

    Regards,
    Tom

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