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RCAF POW Information required

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:20 pm

Hi,

I wonder if anyone has any information on the following RCAF Wireless Operator:

R65437 SGT JOHN KNGSLEY HOWES

From my research I know that he was shot down on the 12th August 1942 and taken POW. The POW records show that he was promoted to Warrant Officer and was held at StalagLuft IV and given the POW number of 1249.

I also believe that he was a West Indian who had travelled to Canada to enlist.

On the night that he was shot down he was operating as part of the crew of Halifax II W1061 on operations to Mainz. The full crew was:

WO2 W E LUNAN RCAF. KIA
SGT J R DICKINSON RAFVR POW
SGT F A SCOTLAND RAFVR. KIA
FSGT L C JUPP RCAF. POW
SGT J K HOWES RCAF. POW
FSGT A E FAY RCAF EVADED
SGT J WYATT RAFVR POW

FSGT Fay returned to the UK and then returned to Canada where he commenced pilot training, qualifying in October of 1943

Any help appreciated.

Daz

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Re: RCAF POW Information required

Post by Temujin » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:32 pm

78SqnHistory wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:20 pm
Hi,

I wonder if anyone has any information on the following RCAF Wireless Operator:

R65437 SGT JOHN KNGSLEY HOWES

From my research I know that he was shot down on the 12th August 1942 and taken POW. The POW records show that he was promoted to Warrant Officer and was held at StalagLuft IV and given the POW number of 1249.

I also believe that he was a West Indian who had travelled to Canada to enlist.

On the night that he was shot down he was operating as part of the crew of Halifax II W1061 on operations to Mainz. The full crew was:

WO2 W E LUNAN RCAF. KIA
SGT J R DICKINSON RAFVR POW
SGT F A SCOTLAND RAFVR. KIA
FSGT L C JUPP RCAF. POW
SGT J K HOWES RCAF. POW
FSGT A E FAY RCAF EVADED
SGT J WYATT RAFVR POW

FSGT Fay returned to the UK and then returned to Canada where he commenced pilot training, qualifying in October of 1943

Any help appreciated.

Daz
JOHN KINGSLEY HOWES
1922–
BIRTH 2 SEP 1922 • Montserrat
DEATH Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Name: John Kingsler Howes
Gender: Male
Race/Nationality: English
Age: 24
Record Type: Cards
Birth Date: abt 1922
Birth Place: Montressal
Birth Country: British West Indies
Arrival Date: 28 Jul 1946
Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Record has photo?: No
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Seymour Wylde Wilkin Howes (Wylde) (b. 1st July 1883, died 1923 from blood poisoning). Married Florence Mackenzie Gillie (1888-1967).[17]

Children of Seymour Wylde Howes (2nd) and Flossie

Seymour Wylde (3rd) “Nick”. (1913-2004), married Ethel Dunlap and had children Nicola and Katherine

Queeny, born Feb. 14th 1915, married twice and had two children Carol and Jan.

Lena, married Joe Miller and had one daughter Daphne.

Kenneth Bruce. Born 4th Dec 1917. Became an Anglican minister, never married.

John Kingsley Howes, born Sept. 2nd. 1922. Married Frances Kirkup, had four children, Kirk; John; Judith and Laura..

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/theshiell ... l_Mary_Ann

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Re: RCAF POW Information required

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:51 pm

Many thanks, thats great it matches my research which suggested that he was from the British West Indies.

thanks again.

Daz

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