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Old 8th August 2007, 09:46
Mikkel Plannthin Mikkel Plannthin is offline
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28 squadron, S/L H G F Larsen, DFC, 1944

I am looking for further information regardning this squadron, i.e. squadron history etc. My interest in the unit origins in the fact that a Henry Gordon Francis Larsen is awarded the DFC in 1944 and LG notes his rank and posting as acting S/L in No 28 sqn. He is appointed W/C in 1953.

A record in the LG from 1932 indicates that he (or rather his father) is Austrian, but a Danish source records him among Danish pilots. The family name sounds Danish/Scandinavian rather than Austrian! Hence my interest.

I have searched the NA for a reference to the 28 sqn ORB of the period. Is it true that only a WWI and from Oct. 1945 is available?

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Old 8th August 2007, 12:23
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Re: 28 squadron, S/L H G F Larsen, DFC, 1944

Hi Mikkel,

Just my two cents worth. The surname and the spelling of it (as you know) is either Norwegian or Danish. However his given names are all British. I would therefore imagine that it is far more likely that he has Danish or Norwegian ancestry on his paternal side but was born in the UK.

Something to consider,

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Old 8th August 2007, 13:01
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Re: 28 squadron, S/L H G F Larsen, DFC, 1944

I agree, but neither sounds Austrian!

Light has been sheed at the RAF Commands Forum:
http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/D...ID6/15037.html

Following this reply I have tried to locate the family in the US records, but without luck.

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Old 8th August 2007, 13:37
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Re: 28 squadron, S/L H G F Larsen, DFC, 1944

American born and English educated.

Possibly from a British family with a father working in either the diplomatic, financial or academic spheres?
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Re: 28 squadron, S/L H G F Larsen, DFC, 1944

His father was Paul Larsen, Picture Dealer, Duke Street, London at least in 1950.

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