Seeking ORBs for 7 Sqdn 1942

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  1. bilnrobn

    bilnrobn New Member

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    Hi. Not sure if I am in the right forum for this, but I am trying to find information about an RAF airman who was with 7 Sqdn in 1942. I know the Stirling bomber in which he was crewing crash landed in Holland on 16th August 1942 and that he subsequently ended up in Stalag VIIIB. I am seeking information from the ORBs of that month. The airman I am seeking information on is Sgt F Thompson. Ultimately I want to contact members of his family if possible, but at present, apart from his serial number, all I know is contained above.
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    Bill, Denmark Western Australia.
     
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    Bill, is the man in question Australian? If so the War memorial will have his service record which you can get a copy of.
     
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    To my knowledge he wasn't Australian, though it is possible. The story is, I have a colour pencil sketch of my brother and me as children taken from a photo my father sent to an Australian friend of his who was a POW in Stalag VIIIB (later known as 334). Another POW, Sgt F Thompson, RAF, did the sketch from the photo. When my father's friend returned after the war he brought us the sketch. I now have it framed and hanging by my computer. It is signed "Sgt F Thompson, RAF, Stalag VIIIB, Germany". Starting with that information I have managed to find the other detail in my earlier post. I assume he was British, but as there were many RAF personel at that time who were from abroad he could have been from Australia, Canada, USA or even elsewhere.
     
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    Hello

    My name is Agnieszka Modrzejewska and I’ m qualified and experienced researcher at the National Archives. I provide search services of various historical subjects including Royal Air Force and Polish Air Force.
    I would be able to copy for you ORB's for 7 SQDN, let me know if you still interested.

    Regards
    Agnieszka
     
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    Witaj...już się cieszę na możliwości korzystania z twej wiedzy. Serdecznie pozdrawiam z Krakowa:)
     
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