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Old 23rd October 2018, 09:29
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Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

Morning all. A few questions on P8588

I see it was involved with 610, 161 and 315 Squadrons. It crashed under 132 squadron.

Can anybody confirm the history of P8588?

Also, Any history of Sgt (1376331) A.G. RUSSELL (pilot) RAFVR who was injured
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Old 23rd October 2018, 10:23
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

Hello,

P/O A G RUSSELL*, in 124 Sqn Spitfire VI BR567, claimed a damaged FW 190 at Dieppe on 19-8-1942.

1376331 P/O Arthur George RUSSELL (115544) RAFVR.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...35460/page/780

See also: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...1-October-1941

* There was another P/O A G Russell - 745042 Anthony Gerald RUSSELL (120491) RAFVR.

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5557/page/2078

He claimed a FW 190 on 19/8/1942, in 124 Sqn Spitfire VI BR567.

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Old 23rd October 2018, 11:40
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G. Russell

Thanks Col.

Quote a selection to choose from.

132 Squadron records may be best place for me to visit to see if I can narrow down the correct AG Russell
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Old 23rd October 2018, 11:42
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

AIR 27/943 may have it
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Old 23rd October 2018, 12:52
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

Question.
In the London gazette, it lists the likely pilot as

1376331 Arthur George RUSSELL (115544).

What do the numbers in brackets mean? that his service no changed?
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Old 23rd October 2018, 13:26
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

Commissioned service number and in brackets non-commissioned
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Re: Spitfire P8588 / Sgt A.G> Russell

Col,
Some confusion here.

I have P/O A G Russell with an FW 190 dam at Dieppe in BR567 with 124 Sqn.

F/L A G Russell with 1/0/1 FW 190 at Malta on May 21, 1943 with 229 Sqn.

F/L A G Russell with 0/1/2 Me 109s on July 7, 1944 with 132 Sqn.

You have two different A G Russells at Dieppe flying the same Spitfire.

I have no idea how many different A G Russells are involved here.

Chris,
I think you have it backwards. The 7 digit number would be his enlisted number, and a 5 or 6 digit number would be his commissioned number.

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