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I have been following your website for a while now. My dad served as a mechanic with 403 squadron and I was quite happy to find him in the group squadron picture you posted a while back. (John Roman, front row second from left).
Have you run across his name before? He died in 1982, he would have really enjoyed your site. I have some of his pictures and documents you may be interested in, including a written history of the squadron someone recorded in 1945. I would be curious if there is a way to figure out which pilot(s) my dad worked with. Keep up the good work.
John Roman, front row second from left…
My father – RJ “Dick” O’Sullivan is the airman in group pic right side looking at pic third row kneeling 5th from right wearing wedge cap to the left of the airman not wearing a wedge cap. The group photo we have at home is framed with the 403 Heraldic Squadron crest.
Pat Murphy is the man behind all those Spitfire models he made for the Vancouver Island Military Museum in Nanaimo, British Coumbia.
He has contributed so much.
This is Pat’s latest contribution.
Pierre, sorry it’s taken me a few weeks to send you this picture of S/L Hart Finley’s two daughters, Heather left ,and Sandra right and myself at the Spitfire display. Both of Harts daughters attended the museum to see the model of their famous Dad’s Spitfire. Both daughters brought their husbands and we all had a great visit. Heather brought one of her Dad’s log boooks from his days with 403 Squadron and allowed me to make a copy for the museum. The log book makes for some very interesting reading and we are very proud to be able to add the log book to our growing collection of Spitfire and bomber pilots log book collection.
S/L Hart Finley’s two daughters, Heather left and Sandra right
Pat Murphy with Hart Finley’s daughters