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  1. ColinA

    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to find out anything about the service history of an airman who died in 1944. If so, how does one go about it please?
     
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    Daft Bat Administrator. Chief cook & bottle washer! Staff Member

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    From the National Archives Research Guides:

    3.2 Airmen (not officers) after 1939
    Records of RAF airmen who served after 1939, and of men whose service numbers were above 562875 are still with the RAF. Look on the GOV.UK website to find out how to obtain service records.

    It can be useful to know his service number. If you do not know his number, browse through the name indexes in AIR 78 to find it.

    3.4 Officers after 1922
    Records of RAF officers who served after 1922 are still with the RAF. Look on the GOV.UK website to find out how to obtain service records.

    Also, see if you can find your chap on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
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    https://www.cwgc.org/
    I hope that this helps. :)
     
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    ColinA Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I guess I could have found that eventually but Mr Google didn't play ball.
     
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    Ma-dotcom A Bonza Little Digger!

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    Your query sent me back to look at my research queries for 1944, similar to yours in a roundabout way. With some wonderful help from members my quest ended up found via Billion graves & then just blossomed.

    I hope your search is as successful.
     
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