Pilots in 72 Squadron RAF
Following is a list of pilots added to this site (by users) in above squadron
F/L Forgrave Marshall Smith ()
F/L Harry Walpole Charnock (ok)
Sgt Howard John Bell-Walker (pow)
S/L John Michael Vowles Carpenter (ok)
P/O Herbert Robert Case (kia)
W/C Anthony Roland Collins (ok)
W/C Ivor Henry Cosby (ok)
F/O Paul John Davies-Cooke (kia)
A/VMsh Robert Deacon Elliott (ok)
F/L Basil Douthwaite ()
G/C Thomas Arthur Francis Elsdon (ok)
Sgt Peter Else (ok)
F/O Alan Walter Gear (ok)
Sgt John Stanley Gilders (kia)
S/L Norman Vipan Glew (kia)
F/L Reginald Clive Gosling (ok)
G/C Edward Graham (ok)
F/L Bronislaw Kazimierz Kosinski (kia)
P/O Henryk Skalski (pow)
S/L Ronald Alexander Thomson (ok)
W/O Colin M Scott (ok)
Sgt Alan Mottram (kia)
P/O Norman Sutton (kia)
Sgt Donald Peacock (kifa)
Sgt Neil Morrison (kia)
F/Sgt Philip Thomas Grisdale (kia)
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72 Course at 71 OTU appears to have been around Dec 1944 to Mar 1945, not as recorded above ...
Sgt Dave Webster
Sgt Webster was on 72 Course at 71 Operational Training Unit at Ismailia, Egypt around Sept to Dec 1944, then at 5 Refresher Flying Unit at ...
P7606 is the Polish spitfire incorrectly identified elsewhere on the internet as P8713. Details obtained from higher resolution photo of cap ...
This pilot was s/l Leslie Sydney Ford later to be wing commander , D.F.C awarded at dieppe in this aircraft ,he later was awarded a bar to h ...
Ft/Sgt Michael J Murayda
First assigned to Ft/Sgt Michael Murayda of 302 squadron in March of 1944. Squadron marking as shown in the above image. ...
No. 315 ( Polish ) Squadron is listed as P8713 on day of shooting down and capture of aircraft by Germans ...
P8713 is recorded in RAF records as being 72 Squadron, however an internet search also shows P8713 listed as PK-O shot down on same day but ...
Aircraft code was MK682 DU-C ...
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The aircraft depicted here (coded ?-FU) is not MH487. It's not visible on this small version of the photo but the first letter of the serial ...
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