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Old 3rd September 2014, 12:06
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Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

Dear Guys,

Have you the full names of these airmen of 272 Squadron?


  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Forrest;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Dutton;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Colwell;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Jackson;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Taylor;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Gill;
  • W.Op/Obs Sgt Glover.
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Old 3rd September 2014, 14:29
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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

The Armed Rovers: Beauforts and Beaufighters over the Mediterranean by Roy Conyers Nesbit
pp 41-48
25 Nov 1941 Flt Lt Maurice Bartlett / Sgt George Forrest
02 Dec 1941 Fg Off Albert A. Salter / Sgt Albert E. Glover ; POWs
06 Dec 1941 Plt Off William G. Snow / Sgt John K. Dutton ; POWs
19 Dec 1941 Plt Off H.H. "Heck" Crawford / Sgt Keith McL. Taylor ; POWs (Crawford escaped and returned to LG 10 on New Year's Eve).
22 Dec 1941 Plt Off Kenneth B. Orr / Sgt Kenneth T. Jackson ; POWs
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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

Thanks a lot UDF!

I still miss these...

W.Op/Obs Sgt Colwell normally flying with Sgt Demoulin

and

W.Op/Obs Sgt Gill normally flying with P/O Watters
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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

Gill was Sgt John B. Gill PoW on April 5, 1942 with P/O Gee FTR from mission on Jalo aerodrome.
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Colwell was crash landed (safely?) with Sgt Demoulin on January 9, 1942 near Mersa Matruh but by this point I have not heard from him...
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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

971469 George Brown Forrest DFM

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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

Great UDF...

Missing only Colwell...
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Re: Names 272 Squadron - Nov 1941

And the full name of W.Op/Obs Sgt Hobbis normally flying with Sgt Norman A. J. Price WiA on November 21, 1941?

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