RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

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RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 pm

Have some more Fallen warriors I need to see if anyone has any knowledge of for RCAF 441 Sqaudron

July 24, 1945, F/O Edward James McCabe, J/43858, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pilot flying a Mustang when the aircraft apparently suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crashed Hull, Yorkshire, England, looking for the aircraft serial number, short story that I found on the net is below

http://www.king-library.on.ca/OCR/remPD ... rticle.pdf


March 10, 1945, Flt Lt Ernest William Martin, J/12780, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All I can find is info stating that he was reported as missing after operations over enemy held territory, Any idea, aircraft #, and what happened ?

January 23, 1945, P/O Joseph Eloi Bohemier, J/93491, RCAF, Ste Anne, Manitoba, Canada
All I can find is info stating that he was reported as missing over Iceland ??????

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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by Temujin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:14 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 pm
July 24, 1945, F/O Edward James McCabe, J/43858, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pilot flying a Mustang when the aircraft apparently suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure and crashed Hull, Yorkshire, England, looking for the aircraft serial number, short story that I found on the net is below
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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by Temujin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 pm

March 10, 1945, Flt Lt Ernest William Martin, J/12780, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
All I can find is info stating that he was reported as missing after operations over enemy held territory, Any idea, aircraft #, and what happened ?
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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by Temujin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:39 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:50 pm

January 23, 1945, P/O Joseph Eloi Bohemier, J/93491, RCAF, Ste Anne, Manitoba, Canada
All I can find is info stating that he was reported as missing over Iceland ??????
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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed May 22, 2019 12:44 am

Thanks for the info on F/O McCabe, but it brings up a question, I read through all the paperwork, and they said the only aircraft that RCAF 441 Squadron operated was the Spitfire, so that raises a question of why F/O McCabe in a Mustang when he crashed ??? Any ideas on that ???

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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by Temujin » Wed May 22, 2019 9:36 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:44 am
Thanks for the info on F/O McCabe, but it brings up a question, I read through all the paperwork, and they said the only aircraft that RCAF 441 Squadron operated was the Spitfire, so that raises a question of why F/O McCabe in a Mustang when he crashed ??? Any ideas on that ???

BACKGROUND ON 441 SQN AND ITS MUSTANGS

Shortly after the war in Europe ended, 441 received its first Mustang IIIs. Most were ex-165 Sqn (RAF) equipment and were
suggest 441 was probably preparing for bomber escort and related duties that might be needed with the ongoing war against Japan.

The squadron never flew these Canadian World War II fighter planes in anger but lost one pilot – Flight Officer McCabe was killed when his Mustang crashed into an auto wrecking yard at Clough Road, Hull, Yorkshire on 24 July 1945.

SERIALS OF RCAF 441 SQN MUSTANGS
End-of-month reports in the Squadron’s Operational Record Book (ORB) state that 441 had eighteen aircraft at 31 May 1945, nineteen aircraft at 30 June 1945 (HB876 (9G•L) flew in on 14 June 1945) and seventeen at 31 July 1945. Serials (see table) are shown with the date taken-on-charge.

FB184 > 31 May 45
FB231 > 24 May 45
FZ190 > 31 May 45 E
HB876 > 14 June 45 L
HB959 > 31 May 45 M
KH426 > 31 May 45
KH432 > 31 May 45
KH466 > 31 May 45 Y
KH474 > 31 May 45
KH479 > 31 May 45
KH495 > 31 May 45 S
KH499 > 31 May 45
KH517 > 31 May 45
KH558 > 31 May 45
KH559 > 31 May 45
KH569 > 31 May 45
KH578 > 31 May 45
KH580 > 31 May 45 B
KH602 > 31 May 45

The two aircraft deleted from 441 strength were KH569 (from a fatal crash and thus struck-off-charge) and FB184 (sent to Air Training at Oxford 26.07.45).

Mk. III also equipped Nos 430, 442 Squadrons, RCAF

https://www.ipmscanada.com/rt-issues-te ... 20IIIs.pdf

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Re: RCAF 441 Sqdn ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed May 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Guess it made sense to someone, the squadron is written to have disbanded on August 7, 1945. You would have figured they would have stayed with the Spits, unless they were really wore out ! Anyhow, Thank You so very much for the info on this squadron

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