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Master Pilot George Henry Richardson RAF 575086
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Born 24th February 1922 - enlisted on 10th January 1939 - discharged on 30th November 1958 (RAF Ballakelly, Northern Ireland - died 5th March 2001 Age 79.
Served in Coastal, Transport and Bomber Command.
Record of Service
1939 - 1945:
28 EFTS (Elementary Flying Training School)- South Rhodesia, Bulawayo
20 EFTS - Bridgworth
15th June 1945 - 9 Squadron
July 1946 - 61 Squadron
March 1947: 525 Squadron, 236 Squadron
Sept 1947: 46 Squadron, 238 Squadron, 51 Squadron - Abingdon
13th April 1955 - School of Maritime Reconnaissance
13th April 1955- Promoted to Master Pilot
26th November 1956 - RAF St Mawgan
04th February 1957 - 204 Squadron
18th March 1957 - Gibraltar
17th April 1957 - 204 Squadron
29th August 1958 - Christmas Island
10th April 1958 - 240 Squadron
01st September 1958 - RAF Ballykelly
30th November 1958 - Date of Discharge
Total Flight Hours 4,275 (2,008 as first pilot) Flown the following aircraft:
Tiger Moth, Martinet, Harvard, Oxford, Anson, Dakota, Wellington, Neptune, Lancaster, Shackleton.
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Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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