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Old 12th January 2021, 20:56
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ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

I have been through the Sqn. ORBs, Combat Reports, the London Gazette, the Air Force Lists, the NAA and AIR 78. I have been unable to further identify a number of aircrew who were involved with claims (air and ground) against enemy aircraft. I am hoping that some of you may have further info on them, for example full names and/or service numbers. The dates are when they are known to be on 23 Sqn. are in brackets.

Pilots:
P/O Bullmore (Oct.41)
Sgt. Hawkins (Nov.41)
P/O Offord, T. (Apr.42) [possibly Samuel Frederick Offord 46533]
Sgt. Williams, E. (Apr.42) [possibly Emrys Williams 1152055]

Air Gunners/Observers/Navigators:
F/Sgt. Anderson, H. (Apr.42)
Sgt. Bunting (Nov.41)
Sgt. Campbell, D.B. (Aug.41)
Sgt. Canon, F.R. (Jul.42)
Sgt. Clarke (Clark?), J.S. (Apr.42)
Sgt. Cosoff (Nov.41)
F/O Davies, M. (Jan.-Apr.43)
Sgt. Firth (Apr.42)
W/O Gregory, A.E. (Apr.-May 42)
Sgt. Hanbury (Sep.41)
Sgt. Hannaford, F.C. (Aug.43)
F/Sgt. Harris, A. (May 42)
Sgt. Hodson, W. (Jul.42)
Sgt. James (Jan.43)
Sgt. Leslie, J. (Apr.42)
W/O McConnell, D.L. (Apr.42)
Sgt. Martin (Feb.41)
Sgt. Mooney, J. (Apr.42)
P/O Morris, C. (Mar.41)
F/Sgt. Murray, F.T. (Aug.43) [possibly Fergus Thomas Murray 1322574]
W/O Norris, C. (Aug.41-Apr.42)
F/O Page (Apr.42)
F/O Reid, R. "Jock" (Jan.-Jul.44)
Sgt. Richardson (Jul.41)
Sgt. Smith, C.F. (Dec.41)
Sgt. Sperrin, C. (Dec.41)
P/O Terlinden, L.A. (Bel. 87685) (Mar.-Apr.42)
W/O Thompson, K.S. (Apr.42)
Sgt. Tilbury (Sep.41)
Sgt. Walker, A.P. (Mar.43) [possibly Arthur Patterson Walker 1148245]
F/Sgt. White, F.E. (Mar.44)
Sgt. Windsor (Apr.42)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Tom
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Old 12th January 2021, 22:03
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

There is a Malcolm Bunting mentioned on this page (search for Bunting):

https://no23squadron.wordpress.com/c...unsung-heroes/
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Old 13th January 2021, 00:54
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

Thanks for that very likely possibility.

Tom
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Old 13th January 2021, 01:22
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

David Baillie Campbell http://bbm.org.uk/airmen/CampbellDB.htm


Albert Edward Gregory: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gregory
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Old 13th January 2021, 01:37
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

Bullmore:

402045 P/O Herbert James Bullmore, RAAF

http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york41/l6743.html


Leon Albert Terlinden (b. De Haag 16 October 1916, d. Vancouver 17 July 1997)

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Old 13th January 2021, 03:59
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

Many thanks to you both RSwank and alieneyes1.

Terlinden's birthplace of "de Haag" is this in Belgium?
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Old 13th January 2021, 04:57
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Re: ID of 23 Sqn. aircrew

Typo, Tom. Should have read Den. The Hague.

As I look, there was also a notice to creditors in the Vancouver papers after he passed.

There he's shown as "Leon Albert Marie Octavius Cornelius Terlinden, baron."
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Old 14th January 2021, 03:22
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Quite the handle! Thank you for the further info.

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