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Whitaker, Leslie Lawrence

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rank: F/O
status: kia
airforce: RAF    (no: 65531 )
born: New Zealand

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Leslie Lawrence WHITAKER

From the National Archives 1 PRU 'E' Flight ORB.

1942-08-04 Spitfire AB314 PRU mission to Trondheim. Interned in Sweden.

Airborne Wick 11.30. Refuelled Sumburgh and S/C Stathamlet (?). Passed inside TRONDHEIM making two runs over VAERNNES a/d and one over battleboat (LUTZOW?) in T Fjord.

Hit by flak approaching Trondheim - their second offensive. Glided w duff engine to 12,000' towards Sweden, pursued by red flak. Baled out in cloud. Returned to unit 17-5-43.



KIA 1944-05-04 Lysander 161 Squadron

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