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1 AckertLtCol D.C. CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 30 June 1972 til 17 Nov 1974.,
2 AistropF/Lt Charles Sydney AFC From Sudbury Ont Born in 1920 Flying Instructor w/ 1 SFTS Served w/ 440 Sqd On 6 Oct 1944 flying Typhoon MN805 he is s/d near Gelds Germany. Kia.,
3 AllmanF/O Leonard Ralph USA From Schennectady NY. Born in 1920 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 18 March 1944 he force-lands at Woodvale w/ engine problems. On 6 June 1944 flying Typhoon MN248 he was probably s/d by AA fire and reported Mia after ground attacks near Caen Normandy.,
4 Beatty S/L James Hughes Jim DFC Home in St.Catharines Ont; enlisted Hamilton 12 June 1941. Trained at No.3 ITS (grad. 25 Sept 1941) No.21 EFTS (grad. 21 Nov 1941) and No.9 SFTS (grad. 10 April 1942). Crashed Kittyhawk ET866 of No.132 Sqd at Armstrong Ont 5 June 1942. Twin bother William also flew Typhoons with 438 Sqd. completed a large number of sorties during which he has successfully attacked a wide range of enemy targets. F/O Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944. OC 439 Sqd from 22 Jan 1945,
5 BurrowsMajor S.E. AFC CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 1 April 1969 til 1 Aug 1971. BURSTON F/Lt Frank Lorne From London Ont Born in 1914 Served w/ No.82 O.T.U. On 5 July 1944 flying a Wellington HF485 S of the Honiton Devon railway Station England. Kifa w/ crew. His Brother Glen Richard was WAG aboard the plane.,
6 ByersF/Lt Harold From Souris MB born in 1920 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 23 jan 1945 flying Typhoon RB325 in a dive attack at Dremmen Germ. He is s/d by flak and kia.,
7 CampbellF/O D. Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944.,
8 CantlieLtCol J.S. CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 6 Oct 1978 til 13 Aug 1981.,
9 CarsonW/Co C. Victot B. Vic CD Trained as test pilot at the Empire Test Pilot School. S/L Posted acting OC of 440 AW(F) Sqd from 25 Jan til 30 Aug 1954. They flew CF-100. In Oct 1954 posted OC 440 AW(F) Sqd from 18 Oct 1954 til 11 Jan 1956.,
10 CaskieMajor R.A. CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 1 Aug 1971 til 30 June 1972.,
11 ChrismasP/O William Clarence Flying instructor w/ 19 SFTS Home in Nanton AB recommended he had flown 1 684 hrs including 1 440 hrs as instructor 250 hrs in previous six months. ,
12 ClackenF/Lt Courtenay O'Brien Robertson Brian DFC Born 15 Jan 1919 in Jamaica; home in Patricia Bay B.C. before the war. Former ranch manager. Enlisted in Ottawa 5 June 1940 Commis. 9 Oct 1943. Trained at 2 ITS (grad. 27 July 1940) 5 EFTS (grad. 27 Nov 1940) and 3 SFTS (grad. 15 Feb 1941). Instructed at 4 SFTS 10 May 1941 to 3 Feb 1942 at 11 SFTS 3 Feb to 12 March 1942. Served w/ Communications Flight 8 Repair Depot 12 March to 2 Nov 1942; posted to 1 OTU Bagotville 2 Nov 1942 Served w/ No.111 RCAF Sqd 1 March 1943 until it went overseas Dec 1943. F/O Served w/ 440 Sqd in Europe. To 56 OTU 17 May 1945; released 5 Oct 1945. Has taken part in numerous sorties over enemy territory On one occasion he flew through a withering barrage of anti-aircraft fire to attack enemy concentrations and stopped a counter-attack. Another time he participated in the destruction of a heavily defended bridge.,
13 Coffey S/L Robert Ellsworth Bob DFC&B Born 1915 in Greenview Illinois; home there; Son Of Henry J. And Mary Coffey, Of Greenview, Illinois, USA. BS (Purdue University). spent six years in U.S. Army two years in USAF; civil engineer. Enlisted in RCAF at Windsor Ont. on 26 June 1941. P/O in February 1942. Trained at 3 ITS (graduated 13 September 1941) 17 EFTS (graduated 7 November 1941) and 8 SFTS (graduated 27 or 29 March 1942). Instructed at 1 SFTS Camp Borden and then further trained at 1 OTU Bagotville. Overseas in November 1943 Served w/ 438 Sqd from 18 December 1943 to 15 March 1945 Posted OC 440 Sqd from 11 March 1945. In July 1944 Flight Lieutenant Coffey pressed home a successful attack on a bridge at Thury Harcourt which was completely destroyed and during and after the battle in the Falaise Gap he destroyed many locomotives barges and an ammunition ship. On 1 August 1945 fatally injured in an automobile accident while on Duty in Flensburg., Buried Graasten Cemetery Denmark
14 CollisF/O Ray Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd,
15 ColvilleF/O John Spencer From Bowmanville Ont. born in 1920 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 18 Aug 1944 flying Typhoon MN929 for an armed recce NW of Orbec France he is s/d by Flak. He bails out too low. Kia.,
16 ColvilleF/O Sandy Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944.,
17 CordickF/O John Morgan From Oshawa Ont. Born in 1919 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 19 Nov 1944 flying Typhoon MN801 he is s/d by flak and explodes over Venlo kia.,
18 CorriganW/Co J.F. Posted OC 440 AWF Sqd on 3 Aug 1959 flying CF-100 til 24 July 1941.,
19 CowanF/O Henry Hugh DFC Home in Toronto; enlisted in Ottawa 29 June 1942. Trained at 6 ITS (graduated 9 November 1942) 20 EFTS (graduated 5 March 1943) and 16 SFTS (graduated 25 June 1943). Served w/ 424 Sqd Numerous bombing missions over Germany. COWAN W/Co S.F. CD Posted OC 440 AWF Sqd on 27 May 1958 flying CF-100.,
20 CowleyF/O Francis John Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 23 May 1944 flying MN637 for attacks against the radar installations near Cherbourg he was hit by flak and baled out in the channel. He was rescued by a Walrus. COWLEY F/Sgt Robert Henry From Ottawa Born in 1915 Served w/ 295 Sqd On 19 July 1943 flying Halifax DK131 to tow gliders to Sicily he lands at Ras El Ma for refueling on return and are reported Mia after they take off. ,
21 CrowdyF/O Charles William Cyril From Montreal Born in 1923 Served w/ 192 Sqd On 25 April 1944 part of a raid on Karlsruhe see Vincent PH for details. CROWLEY F/O Francis Joseph From Brockville ont. Born in 1921 Served in Alaska flying P-40s in 1942 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 23 May 1944 flying a Typhoon for a bombing sortie against a wurzburg radar position at Cherbourg he is s/d by flak and bails out at sea. rescued by Walrus. On 6 June 1944 he force-landed at Woodchurch w/ AA damages after ground attacks over Normandy On 11 Nov 1944 flying Typhoon MP129 to attack a railway 2m E of Rouveen he is s/d by flak and explodes. Kia.,
22 CummingF/O Duncan Herbert From Toronto born in 1922 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 24 Dec 1944 flying Typhoon MN665 he is s/d by Fw-190 10m SE of Eindhoven. Kia.,
23 DavidsonG/C Robert Tremayne P. RTP DFC AM From Vancouver Joins RAF in 1937 Posted w/ 30 Sqd flying Hurricanes He fought in Greece against the Italians in 1940; and the Germans in April 1941 On 6 March 1942 he flies a Hurricane off HMS Indomitable to Ratmalana Ceylon On 5 April 1942 scrambled against a large japanese raid against the island flying BG827/RS-W he claims a Val and a Zero s/d. Flew Typhoons from April 1943 W/Co He leads 121 Typhoon Wing (Nos.174 175 and 245 Sqds) in the 2nd TAF from 13 Nov 1943. On 8 Jan 1944 flying a Laong range sweep N of Paris he claims a twin-engined german transport shared s/d w/ P/O Dickie from no.245 Sqd. W/Co Flying w/ 143 Typhoon wing from 23 Jan til 8 May 1944. (Nos 438 439 and 440 Sqds). On 20 March 1944 he leads three pilots from No.438 Sqd to strafe targets between Cherbourg and Alderney. On 27 March 1944 he led 9 Typhoons from No.439 Sqd to the Cotentin. On 8 May 1944 leading 438 Sqd on a raid on the Douai marshalling yard force-landed in France after engine failure was reported Mia. In Sept 1944 returned as an evader having served w/ the resistance for three months. He claimed 2 japanese 2 Italian and 2 german vict = 6. Postwar he flew Vampires and Meteors as OC 421 Sqd F-86 pilot He served in Korea w/ the USAF ,
24 DoidgeF/O Ronald William From La Salle Ont Served w/ 440 Sqd On 7 June 1944 flying a typhoon he is hit in the engine during ground attacks over Normandy he bails out opening his parachute inside the cockpit but landed safely. He rtb on the 10th. On 15 July 1944 he crash-lands damaged w/ a 500kg bomb stuck up unhurt. On 20 Oct 1944 he is s/d by Flak and kia. ,
25 DavidsonG/C Robert Tremayne P. Bob DFC USAM CdG Born in Vancouver 10 February 1917. Enlisted in RAF 1937. In 1939 flew Transport w/ No.267 Sqd in Egypt For a time personnal pilot of Gal Wavell. Served in Greece and Crete Pilot w/ No.30 Blenheim Sqd in 1940 He claimed a Cant Seaplane and an Italian Ju-52 Posted to Colombo in 1942 as OC No.261 Sqd on Hurricanes. Claimed 2 Jap a/c s/d over Colombo Ceylon in April 1942 Back to UK as OC No.175 Typhoon Sqd in 1943 Later claims a german Ju-52 s/d. W/Co In Fall 1943 OC No.143 Can Wing (438 439 and 440 Sqds)/2nd TAF. On 8 May 1944 he leads Typhoons over Douai; flying Typhoon Ib MM957/N he is s/d by flak and force-lands near Bethune. He escapes for 4 months in the Calais area. Credited w/ 2 german a/c s/d. Total Scored 6.5 vict. To RCAF Sabre pilot in Korea claiming 2 Migs Retired in 1967 Died in 1967 ,
26 DeanRobert Bob Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons. ,
27 DewarF/O John Fraser From London Ont. Born in 1923 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 12 Aug 1944 flying Typhoon MP122 to bomb a bridge at St.Phibert sur Orne he is s/d by flak. Kia. ,
28 DewarF/O John From London ont. Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944. He was s/d in flames and kia attacking ground targets. ,
29 DoidgeF/O Ronald William From La Sallr Ont. Born in 1924 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 7 June 1944 he is s/d. he returns on the 10th. On 20 Oct 1944 flying Typhoon PD469 to dive bomb a railway junction at Dijverdall he is s/d and kia. ,
30 DunnBenny Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons. ,
31 DyerF/O Larry Served w/ 440 AWF Sqd On 25 July 1961 flying a CF-100 w/ F/O M Copeland their jet leaks fuel on the barkes and catches fire. Unhurt. ,
32 EnglishF/O Delbert Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd ,
33 FlanaganF/O Ed Trained at the Nottingham O.T.U. Typhoon pilot Served w/ 440 Sqd at Eindhoven Holland On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. He is wia abandoning his a/c under attack by JG 3.,
34 FlorenSgt Harold Arthur From Weyburn Sask. Born in 1922 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 22 Nov 1943 part of the raid on Berlin. He flew the Canadian-built 1st Lancaster: Ruhr-express with a reporter photograph on board. Engine problem forced to abort. On 14 Jan 1944 part of a raid against Brunswick. They are s/d and kia. See sounland or sculard JJ for details.,
35 FromboloF/O Anthony Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd,
36 GardenerF/O Currie Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944. On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. Attacked by JG 3 he abandons his a/c.,
37 GarsideF/Lt Stanley Vincent From Edmonton born in 1920 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 7 June 1944 flying Typhoon MN548 he is s/d during ground attacks over Normandy and kia.,
38 GibbsF/O William Robert From Peterborough Ont. Born in 1924 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 26 Feb 1945 flying Typhoon RB338 to attack a train he is s/d by flak S from Goch Germany. Mia.,
39 GohlF/Lt James Garfield AM From Winnipeg. Served w/ No.111 RCAF Sqd in Alaska in 1942/1943. He flew the first strike against Kiska on P-40. Served w/ 440 Sqd On 12 June 1944 flying Typhoon MN115 he was hit in the engine while attacking vehicles. He baled out over the channel 2m out of the british coast his parachute caught the plane's tail and he was kia.,
40 GoodingF/Lt Harold Hal AM Served w/ No.111 RCAF Sqd in Alaska in 1942/1943. Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon On 13 July 1944 he exchanges fire w/ a Bf-109 which escapes in cloud. Posted OC 440 Sqd ,
41 GordonF/O John Alexander Douglas Served w/ 440 Sqd/143 Wing On 28 April 1944 attacking a german TB on the rocks near Brittany he was damaged by flak but returned to crash at base. On 3 May 1944 flying Typhoon Ib JR431 he si s/d by flak and crash-lands at Predannack unhurt.,
42 GordonSgt Leonard Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd,
43 GordonSgt Nelson From Canso NS Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd On 26 July 1944 he was hit in the engine by flak and baled out unhurt.,
44 GrahamF/O Served w/ 440 AWF Sqd In Sept 1955 flying CF-100 #18371 w/ F/O Ness for a combat training exercise they collide w/ another CF-100 and crash. Both Kifa.,
45 GunnarsonF/O Iva Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. Attacked by JG 3 he abandons his a/c.,
46 GurdRobert Bob Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
47 HardyHarry Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
48 HattieF/O Robert G. Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd On 17 july 1944 flying MN548 he was hit and wia in the face by shrapnels baling out. Rescued by scottish infantry.,
49 HerbertW/Co R.F. CD Posted OC 440 AWF Sqd on 24 July 1941 til disbanded on 31 Dec 1962 flying CF-100.,
50 HicksF/Lt Clifford Waldron From Winnipeg born in 1922. Sgt Served w/ No.111 RCAF Sqd in Alaska June 1942. Served w/ 440 Sqd On 8 Aug 1944 flying Typhoon MN313 striking against a german held chateau in France he is s/d by flak at Claire Normandy exploded and was kia.,
51 HollingsworthServed w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
52 JanveyF/Lt Donald Edward Don DFC From Ingersoll ON. Born in 1921 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 27 Dec 1944 flying a Typhoon he is attacked by three Bf-109s he claims obe s/d and exploded. On 25 March 1945 flying Typhoon RB201 for an armed recce 23m NW of Muenster he is s/d by flak and belly-lands. He is shot by german troops while trying to cross the rhine on foot. Kia.,
53 KearseF/O Percy Harold from Burlington Ont. Born in 1925 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 21 Jan 1945 flying Typhoon PD601 for a dive bombing operation near Montforth Holland he is hit by flak over the target and explodes. Kia.,
54 KeonServed w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
55 KerseF/O Percy Served w/ 440 Sqd based at Eindhoven on 1 Jan 1945; he saw the attack from the ground.,
56 KingLtCol G.R.J. CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 15 Nov 1976 til 6 Oct 1978.,
57 LawrenceW/Co A.G. DFC AFC Claimed 4 vict flying N/F a/c. Posted OC of 440 AW(F) Sqd re-activated on 1 Oct 1953 on CF-100 and Acting Station Cdr Bagotville.,
58 LeatherF/Lt Ronald Ron Served w/ 440 AWF Sqd F/Lt w/ F/O Jim Terry He belly-lands his CF-100 after forgetting to lower the undercarriage.,
59 LippertF/O John William From Kitchener Ont Born in 1922 Served w/ 440 Sqd On 30 July 1944 flying Typhoon MN793 to attack enemy troop concentrations NE of Bretteville France he is s/d and kia by german fighters.,
60 MacleodP/O Walter Wally Canadian On 6 June 1942 damage an SM.84 over Malta. Will obtain 13 Vict over Malta out of a total of 21 before being kia on 27 Sept 1944. MacMILLAN Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
61 ManahanF/O Wilfred Joseph From Port Colborne Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 7 June 1944 flying MN307 he was s/d during ground attacks over Normandy and kia.,
62 MartynGeorge Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
63 MccurdyF/O Roger Eugene Served w/ 440 Sqd On 13 Aug 1944 he s/d by flak flying Typhoon MN720 and Crashes. Kia.,
64 McleishW/Co W.A.G. DFC AFC CD Posted OC 440 AWF Sqd from 28 March 1957 til 20 june 1957 On 20 June 1957 flying a CF-100 w/ F/O RB Donald they crash during instrument approach in France. Both are Kifa.,
65 MillerMajor W.E. OC 440 T&RSqd from re-activation on 19 July 1968.,
66 MilneF/O Ramsey Herbert From Metchosin BC Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd On 6 June 1944 he crash-landed back at base after ground attacks over Normandy,
67 MitchellP/O Kenneth Osborne From Greenfield Park Quebec Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 18 feb 1944 he flew into a hill and was Kifa.,
68 MonsonS/L A.E. Cody DFC OC 440 Sqd on Typhoon ,
69 MooresF/O Douglas Keith Served w/ 440 Sqd On 3 Aug 1944 flying Typhoon MN321/F3G he was hit by flak s/d during the first attack of the day exploded and was kia.,
70 NicholsonLtCol Robert G. Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 13 Aug 1981 til Oct 1983.,
71 OsborneF/O Clifford Typhoon pilot w/ No.440 Sqd,
72 ParkerS/L C.R. Posted acting OC of 440 AWF Sqd from 21 June 1957. Confirmed OC in July 1957.,
73 PearsonMajor A.C. CD Posted OC 440 T&R Sqd from 17 Nov 1974 til 15 Nov 1976.,
74 PentlandS/L W.H. He flew in North africa in 1942/43 During the Sicilian campaign he served as recognition officer aboard RN warships. OC 440 Sqd On 26 July 1944 leading 9 typhoons his engines quits on approach at Carpiquet bombed up. He belly lands Typhoon MN709 and one bomb explode. Unhurt. On 7 Oct 1944 flying a Typhoon he was hit by flak and kia on his 97th op.,
75 RoachLynn Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
76 RusselF/O G. Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944.,
77 RussellF/O Gordon Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd,
78 SavardF/Lt Ernest Ernie Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. His Typhoon is hit by attacking JG 3 fighters and he abandon his a/c in flames.,
79 Scott Angus Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons., F/O Angus Mclntyre Scott joined the RCAF in November, 1942. After flight training he took a Commando course in Nova Scotia. In England he was with 61 Squadron OTU, flying Spitfire 5's, but converted to Typhoons in February 1945. He joined 440 Squadron at Eindhoven, Holland, flying 30 operational sorties. He made a wheels-up landing in a Typhoon after flak damage to the tail. He went on to take the fight against the enemy from numerous bases until war's end.
80 SimonF/O Arthur Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd,
81 SmithF/O Edwards Ted Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. Attacked by JG 3 he abandons his a/c.,
82 SmithF/O Ivan Winston From Canmore Served w/ 123 RCAF Sqd The unit became 440 when tranfered to UK. Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 8 Aug 1944 flying JR521 turns back w. engine trouble. He crash-landed in allied terrain.,
83 StewartS/L H.C. Served w/ at 8 O.T.U. STEWART F/O James Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd,
84 StultsF/Lt Douglas C.W. Doug From Hampstead NB Served w/ 440 Sqd On 26 July 1944 flying Typhoon MN369 to ground strafe germans assembliong for an attack he is hit by flak his a/c blew up while releasing bombs on Rocquancourt he baled out wia. He was rescued by infantry.,
85 SutherlandW/Co J.M. CD Posted OC 440 AWF Sqd from 9 Feb 1956 til 28 March 1957.,
86 TaylorCrozier Crow Served w/ 440 Sqd,
87 VilliersJohnny Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
88 WallerF/Lt Denning E. Fats Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
89 WardF/O Walter Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944.,
90 WatkinsF/O Albert Allan DFC Studied aeronautics before the war. Joined RCAF on 7 July 1941 Typhoon pilot w/ 440 Sqd On 22 May 1944 attacking radar sites at Etretat hit by flak he baled out 5 miles off the French coast and was seen in his dinghy. He was rescued delirious by a Walrus on 28 May 1944.,
91 WatsonW/O2 Richard Arthur Dick From Oba Northern Ont. Trained at No.1 EFTS and No.14 SFTS Posted to O.T.U. at Tealing Served w/ 440 Sqd On 17 July 1944 flying Typhoon MN644 part of a raid by 13 a/c on mortar and german artillery he is s/d by flak and bails out over Normandy. Hiding under an artillery duel he eventually was found and helped escort 120 Pows back to the rear. RTB On 1 Jan 1945 he taxies his Spitfire at Eindhoven at about 09:20 for take off. From the end of the runway he fires at the JG 3 attackers and damages one e/a; his own a/c is set on fire and he abandons it. After the war he established a tourism camp then returned to flying. In 1992 he was flying tourists aboard a cessna 206 and owned an Otter and a Beaver from Pine Portage Lodge Wawa Ont,
92 WestCarl Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoons.,
93 WrightF/O Donald Served w/ 440 Sqd on Typhoon in Aug 1944.,
94 Hardy James. F/Lt. 440 Squadron RCAF. Born in Verden, Manitoba. He joined the RCAF and flew Tiger Moths, Cranes, Lysanders, Bolingbrokes, Hurricanes, Kittyhawks and Harvards. Posted to England in 1943, he flew Spitfires. He was involved in a midair collision while flying a Spitfire, in which he was left with only his seat! He transitioned to Typhoons and was posted to 440 Squadron, operating from Cruelly, France. Battle of the Bulge. He had 96 sorties and was awarded the DFC and C.D.
95 CiffordF/Lt. Bill Clifford enlisted in the air force at Hamilton, Ontario. After flight training his dream came true: he was flying Spitfires! But shortly thereafter, the entire group converted to Typhoons. Casualty rate on this aircraft was high, as they were much in demand after D­Day. At Eindhoven he was with 440 Squadron. Casualties were never ending. Fifteen pilots were KIA and four downed pilots became POW's before the war was over.

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