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#1 Seething


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Posted 28 November 2010 - 11:06 PM

Good Day:

I am looking for any information on PO Gordon Murray of 603 Squadron RAAF.
PO Murray, per the book "Malta: The Spitfire Year 1942" by Christopher Shores, et al was shot down over Malta 22 April 1942, Who shot Murray down, I believe he was pursueing a JU 88, I think it may have been F/W Budke of JG 53. Per CWGC Murrays' Service # is J/7232.
I'm interested also if Murray saw any combat prior to Malta, was he in the BOB? 603 arrived in Malta via USS Wasp 20 April 1942. Also if anyone has access to the book "The Greatest Squadron of Them All": 1941 to Date Vol 2: The Definitive History of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, by David M.S. Ross. Gordon Murray was a nationally known model airplane hobbyist in the United States prior to WWII also, Murray was a US citizen, who I believe went to Canada to join up, any info will be greatly appreciated.

All the Best,

Bob Kalinak
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#2 Oggie2620


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 10:34 AM

Hi Bob
You might be interested in knowing that 603 Sqn still exist as an RAF Auxiliary Sqn. However reference your query try:
603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron Association Chairman Sqn Ldr Bruce Blanche RAuxAF (Ret), Tara, Laighill Place, Dunblane, Perthshire FK15 0BJ: 01786 823875: fax 01786 824655: blanche AT blanche.co.uk
Secretary Mr James Renwick, 16 Saughton Mains Street, Edinburgh EH11 3HF: 0131 443 5794 Bruce Blanche is also the RAuxAF official historian and archivist
No promises but they may know of a relative and they may have this young mans service record/medals etc....
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