Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

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Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by smudgersmith218 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:55 pm

Gents,

A real long shot here. Looking for a photograph of the above pilot who completed a full operational tour with No.115 Squadron in 1941 and was awarded a DFM in the process. He reached the rank of flight lieutenant on completion of his 2nd tour in 1943/44. Briefly served with No.623 Squadron.

Does anyone have any contact with the 115 Squadron Association, or have a contact with the squadron?

Any help or pointers welcome.

Cheers

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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by K4KittyCrew » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:42 am

Steve, a long shot mate but ............ https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q ... 0411417776

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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by smudgersmith218 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:23 pm

Hi John,

Thanks mate but not my man.

After a few hours with the ORBs I have discovered that on leaving No.623 Squadron he was posted to No.26 OTU ( anyone got the ORB ? ). In mid 1944 was sent to No.90 Squadron as a flight commander and was awarded the DFC in November 1944.

Still after a photograph !!

Thanks again John,

Steve
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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by smithpc2 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:20 pm

Flt lt David Smith was my father. I can send you a photo if you let me (pcs@which.net) have your email. I am trying to get my brother to find my father's service logbooks (copies) which he made. I have the post Nov 1944 logbooks when he joined BOAC where he started on Dakotas and ended up flying 747s.

How much info do you want?

Paul Smith

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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by smithpc2 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:24 pm

re david smith - see also www.623squadron.wordpress.com/crews/ and look at crew 16 - this gives a potted history and a photo.

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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by Ludford101 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:34 am

Hi Paul ... Welcome to the forum .... I am sure when Steve logs on ... he will be contacting you if he has not already... :)

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Re: Sergeant David Smith DFM 115 Squadron 1941

Post by K4KittyCrew » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:04 am

Hello Paul, let me echo Garys thoughts and welcome to the forum.
Work hasn't allowed me to spend as much time here as I normally am.

I just wanted to acknowledge your post.
John
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