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22ND INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by wtid45, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. wtid45

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    Looking for any info such as nominal roll at normandy.As the guy i am trying to find does not apear in any 21st indp history yet i know he was at normandy and Arnhem, any help much appreciated.
     
  2. airborne medic

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    Jason,

    Would think the regretfully now closed museum at Aldershot might have a nominal roll of 22nd....I could ask via my contact there if you give me a name......

    Interested to read you think he served in both Normandy and Arnhem.....there weren't that many 'transfers' between the two divisons, so what evidence do you have????
     
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    Hi medic i spoke to the gent in question last year his name is HERB FUSSELL and he told me that he jumped on d-day with the 22nd and at arnhem with the 21st. Can find nothing on him at arnhem having checked first in and leading the way but during our conversation he mentioned a change of name possibly was RAMAGE or somthing that sounds like it i can find a ramage in 'Go to it' history of the 6th airborne divison but iam pretty sure it is not him.Anyway in my local paper yesterday there was a picture of herb at a veterans day event so i thought i would post on here in the hope of finding out more kind regards .Jason
     
  4. airborne medic

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    Jason,

    Do you have his number? Also can you confirm what name he would have gone through Ringway as?
    I've seen the original Weatherley files and they were pretty comprehensive even for those members they couldn't trace, so my gut feeling is your bloke wasn't in the 21st........
     
  5. wtid45

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    Hi Medic afraid the only info i have is what i have posted but i will try to see if i can find out more some how. But i dont want to cause any ripples chasing info that a living vet told me, but as yet i can not find anything to support it.
     
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    Jason,
    Understood....regretfully I've met a few people who said to me they were at Arnhem but when I've asked a few questions the'y've suddenly had long-term memory loss.......
     
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    Hi Medic the only thing to do if you could, is try to find info on Herb fussell relating to going through ringway other than that some info linking him wiyh 22nd indp kind regards. Jason
     
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    Jason,
    Ok I'll give Fussell a go....nice that it is not a common surname!
     
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    Thanks Medic i look forward to any possible results.Jason
     
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    Jason,

    Aldershot database only produces one 'Fussell' who went to Ringway.....


    14925881 Fussell R.

    Transferred into AAC from Glosters 26/6/45 (after the war finished!) and RTU'd 3/10/45
    without completing the parachute course........

    Back to you Buddy!
     
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    Thanks medic well perhaps the name change he mentioned could explian it perhaps we will never know all the best. Jason
     
  12. Peter Lythgoe

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    Just read your note, I too met this guy in Normandy in June 2008, in fact I have a photo of him with myself and mates and like you I would like to find out what I can, we seem to think is alias name was RAMANGE but not absolutely sure, anyway if you have anymore details please let me know.
    regards Peter
     
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    Hi Peter im afraid i know nothing more than i posted but iam curious to know more will PM you later.Jason
     
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    Ive only just found this site and not very familiar with how it works, can i view the picture you mentioned and can send the picture i have of Herb fussell and go from there ?
     
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    Hi Peter i tried to PM you but could not let me know what time of day you are on the forum and we can share info kind regards.Jason
     
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    jason, as I'm in and out most of the day I am never sure when I will be on line however, evenigs are best between 6.30 and 9.30pm weekdays.
    as I say I'm new to all this and my mates have given me the task of finding out what we can about Herb Fussell who we met at a small village at an evening do which ended up in the village hall with cheese and biscuits with all the locals and quite a few airborne lads mostly vets and some of us ex- 4para (I can't remember the name of the village) whilst we were in Normandy in June he impressed with his tales of his exploits and we thought we would follow it up and find out more
     
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    hi jason, Ive been away for a while, just wondered if you've had anymore reports on Herb Fussell
     
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    jason I'm on line now(12.30pm sunday 26 oct) for a while so if you reply in the next hour or so i will reply
     
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    Peter

    Have just joined with the hope you have some more info on herbert fussell. Please come back to me.
    Many thanks
     

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