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    Default 429 Squadron assistance

    Hello all,

    whilst reviewing my transcription of the 78 Squadron Operational Record book I have noticed that for a period in 1942 it seems that the Squadron took a number of individuals on Second Pilot trips and that two of them were from 429 Squadron. Can anyone help with further details of these two gentlemen:

    PO J Johnson RNZAF a pilot who flew as a second dickie on 28th November 1942

    PO L S Knott a navigator who flew as a second dickie on the 6th December 1942

    Thanks in advance

    Daz

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    Default Re: 429 Squadron assistance

    Daz

    Might J. Johnson possibly be Ian Sinclair Johnson RNZAF?

    Ian Sinclair Johnson was a pilot with 429 Sqn, lost in January 1943:

    https://aircrewremembered.com/johnson-ian.html

    https://www.rafcommands.com/database...php?uniq=BK432

    L. S. Knott is probably Leslie Sidney Knott? Lost in April 1943:

    https://www.rafcommands.com/database...php?qnum=87716

    Regards

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    Default Re: 429 Squadron assistance

    Possibly:-
    Leslie Sidney Knott
    B Q1 1917 West Ham
    Volunteered 127847 (Block 1150001-1299800 UK various centres).
    Commissioned (aged 25) RAFVR GD (127847) from Cpl (trade not known) 15 Aug 42.
    Hope this helps!
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    Peter, Simon

    perfect both are a match. A look at the Squadron ORB shows that they were indeed flying with 78 Squadron for experience. Many thanks

    Daz

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