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Old 20th May 2020, 16:54
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333 Squadron Catalina 1942

Hi guys

I've checked with TNA but can't find an ORB for 333 Squadron for 1942. I'm trying to find that actual date in August 1942 when two Norwegian SIS men were delivered to Russia. Identity of Catalina pilot would be a bonus.

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Old 20th May 2020, 17:05
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Re: 333 Squadron Catalina 1942

333 Sqn was not formed until May 1943

Before that you want to look for 1477 Flight and before Feb 1943 something called the Norwegian Detachment

On the 10th August 1942 210 Sqn Catalina flew two passengers on a special flight to Archangel AH559 N

They returned on the 12th August

https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8393492


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Old 20th May 2020, 18:21
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Re: 333 Squadron Catalina 1942

Hello,

From 210 Sqn History, To The Ends Of The Earth:

ORB 10/8 (1942) 'AH559/N F/O (W.S.) Duffield*, Sgt Joe Corfield 2nd pilot, 11.49 N. Unst, s/c for Archangel. 01.12 landfall Rinda (Russian Lapland), 03.53/11 w/b L. Lakhta. 16.20 hrs . 'Navigator Ken Gay had a 'stooge', newly qualified 'O' George Adamson, who recalls three passengers as a Flight Lieutenant interpreter, Norwegian officer - Turner and two Norwegian civilians.
Then 12/8 19:10 Lakhta to Grasnaya 3.20, followed by: '00:40 Grasnaya to Sullom 13 hours.

* 1168337 F/O William Sydney DUFFIELD (69247).

See:
To The Ends Of The Earth - 210 Squadron's Catalina Years.
Seymour,Mike & Bill Balderson.
Pembroke Dock:Paterchurch Publications,1999
p.30

Col.

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Old 20th May 2020, 22:28
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Re: 333 Squadron Catalina 1942

Many thanks, Martin and Col (once again)

Very much appreciated.

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