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HQ Balkan Air Force Personnel, locations and units

This Command was formed on 1 June 1944 at Bari as AHQ 'G' Force but was redesignated Balkan Air Force on 7 June

June 1945

Location Command Controlled
Bari, Italy Mediterranean Allied Air Forces
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Rank Name Date Notes
AVM George H Mills 13 Feb 1945 Air Officer Commanding, DFC; later AM
A/Cdre Harold D Jackman  1 Jun 1944 Air Officer i/c Administration, CBE; later AM
Air Staff
A/Cdre John R Hallings Pott  6 Apr 1945 Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, AFC; later AVM
Gp Capt A H Smythe 19 Sep 1944 Deputy Senior Air Staff Officer, DSO, DFC, AFC
Gp Capt R G N Crosthwaite 18 Jun 1944  
Gp Capt J B Selby 28 Jul 1944 DSO, DFC
Wg Cdr LMathias  1 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr P L Marett  1 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr H H Rose  1 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr L A Malins  1 Jun 1944 DSO, CFS
Sqn Ldr A K Allen  1 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr G W Hodgkinson  6 Jul 1944 OBE
Sqn Ldr J T Walker 12 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr P Meston 14 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr T R Mathias 20 Jul 1944  
Sqn Ldr E M Mitchell 10 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr C H C Brown  3 Nov 1944  
Sqn Ldr R T Billett  2 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr R H Langdon-Davies  3 Nov 1944  
Administrative Staff
Wg Cdr O G Huntley  1 Jun 1944 Organisation , OBE
Sqn Ldr P G Tyler  3 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr A H Greenham  1 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr B L Miller 15 Jul 1944 DSC
Staffs of the Services
Wg Cdr W Smith 24 Sep 1944  
Sqn Ldr E A Francis  7 Nov 1944  
Wg Cdr J E Kirk 10 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr G H Hampton 12 Jun 1944  
Sqn Ldr C A Fiddick 20 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr R P A J de Burlett 12 Nov 1944  
Wg Cdr O M Berkeley 11 Oct 1944  
Sqn Ldr F W Waldock  1 Jun 1944  
Wg Cdr Stanley E D Mills  4 Nov 1944 later A/Cdre
Sqn Ldr H J Richardson  9 Jul 1944 LRCP & S, LRFPS
Miscellaneous Appointments
Sqn Ldr S N Kettle 30 Aug 1944 Assistant Provost Marshal

Source - June 1945 Confidential Air Force List

It disbanded on 15  July 1945.

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