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by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 9:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
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Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

You mention that he went to Training Coy on 19 Oct 1944. So far all I could find for Oct 44 is his name on the nominal roll for HQ Coy in Oct 44
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by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 54593

Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

Below is link to the Battalion from 1943 to Jan 1944. The Training Company was formed in Jan 1944, so again info in that month of the War Diaires https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Home/Record?app=fonandcol&IdNumber=928088&q=1st%20Canadian%20Parachute%20Battalion&ecopy=e011268263 ...
by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 54593

Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

In the 1st Cdn Para Bn War diaries, I am finding information on the Training Company. Examples below…….but their is lots more (this is just Feb 1944)
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by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 54593

Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

Another follow up. I DID find info on the Training Company in the War Dairies of the 1st Cdn Para Btn Below is a link to the war diaries from Feb 1944 to end of war. I’m looking now for early WD for you. All the diaries can be downloaded from these links https://recherche-collection-search.bac-lac.g...
by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 54593

Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

Follow up. I was incorrect, I found info on the Training Company and they were a seperate unit, BUT under the command of the 1st Cdn Para Bn (while it was in England) and received rations and quarters with the Battalion. Info below and a link to the document (which you can download if you wish) IMG_...
by Temujin
Sun Jun 02, 2024 7:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945
Replies: 19
Views: 54593

Re: 1st Cdn Parachute Battalion - Nominal Roll - 2359 hrs, 11 Feb 1945

My uncle was a member of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion. I have his war records. He enlisted on March 28, 1944. He attended the Canadian Parachute Training School in Shilo between June 22, 1944 and September 6, 1944. He qualified as a parachutist on September 6, 1944. He was sent to England o...
by Temujin
Thu Apr 04, 2024 12:23 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: John Louis Corbin, North Nova Highlanders
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

Re: John Louis Corbin, North Nova Highlanders

Just to confirm, the North Nova Scotia Highlanders DID LAND on d day as part of the 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade……so if we can confirm he was with the Battalion at that time, he most likely landed on D Day Here’s a link to the Battalion’s war diaries for that time period https://u5o4e4.p3cdn1.secur...
by Temujin
Wed Apr 03, 2024 11:23 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: John Louis Corbin, North Nova Highlanders
Replies: 3
Views: 2869

Re: John Louis Corbin, North Nova Highlanders

Short time frame, but I’ll see what I can find……..the BEST source is his military records, which you can order thru LAC……BUT, the issue is it can take as long as one year to get them, so your probably out of luck ………BUT (one more but) maybe you could phone LAC, tell them your info and see if you can...
by Temujin
Sat Mar 23, 2024 1:16 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: 5 Pilots, RCAF trans USAAF, What Sqdn ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7284

Re: 5 Pilots, RCAF trans USAAF, What Sqdn ?

5) T/Sgt Daniel L. Richards, from Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, USA, flew Spitfires enlisted in RCAF, Squadron Unknown, Trans to USAAF, 355th F/S, 354th F/G, flying Mustangs, shot down by ground fire, Mustang 43-7169, bailed out of aircraft, chute did not open, K.I.A. IMG_9612.jpeg IMG_9613.jpeg
by Temujin
Sat Mar 23, 2024 1:10 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: 5 Pilots, RCAF trans USAAF, What Sqdn ?
Replies: 7
Views: 7284

Re: 5 Pilots, RCAF trans USAAF, What Sqdn ?

georgetanksherman wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2024 3:17 am

4) T/Sgt Dennis L. Johns, from Jackson, Michigan, USA, flew Spitfires enlisted in RCAF, Squadron Unknown, Trans to USAAF, 353rd F/S, 354th F/G, flying Mustangs, shot down April 8,1944, Mustang 43-12175, P.O.W. [/size]
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