Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:05 am

George, still looking for William C George........but while searching, spotted this man
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And this record (which you may have)
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Kind of on a roll, another man
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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:15 am

Another one George
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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:23 am

Five more:
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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:54 am

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:33 am

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:50 pm

Wow, that is AWESOME Temujin, Thank You so much, I really appreciate the help finding these warriors !!!!!! I also have a Flt Sgt H.V. Dufour, R.C.A.F. , that was flying in a short Stirling with R.A.F. 1651 Heavy conversion Unit, that was shot down, survived and P.O.W., can not find his home town any where ! Any ideas ????

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:33 am

George, you may already have this info, but spotted it and sending it along, It also mentions another American, Lou Wise (who is in one of the photo’s with F/O Allman
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Flying Officer Leonard Ralph "Len" Allman
J13588 He was on the passenger manifest of the troop transport S.S. Pasteur which carried 111 Squadron to England, January 20 to 27, 1944. Len was born in Schenectady, New York but grew up in Toronto and went to school with Lou Wise. They both enlisted in the RCAF together, determined to fly fighters. But neither got his wish right away. The Air Force needed people to train in support trades. They trained and worked as Air Frame Mechanics for about a year at RCAF Borden, They took flying lessons on their own in the hope that the lessons would improve their chances of being selected for service flying training. Lou got assigned to 111 Squadron before he got enough flying time and had to leave for Rockecliffe. Len, who had made Sergeant (Air Frame Mechanic), was able to remain. The photograph (on the left, above) shows Sgt Len in the middle on a visit with Cpl Lou (on his right) at the lake at Rockcliife (Ottawa).The third guy is Gord Young. That would be the last time these old school buddies saw each other.
Len re-mustered and was sent to Service Flying Training. Only after 111 Squadron completed its Alaska Campaign tour was Lou given his wish to train to be a pilot. He did not go with 111 Squadron to Europe where it became 440 Squadron. But, by an "amazing coincidence" (those were Lou's words to me), Len was assigned to 111 Squadron as a Flying Officer (Pilot) just in time to catch the departure on the S.S. Pasteur to England.

On June 6, 1944 (D-Day), he was killed while attacking the French coast near Caen in Hawker Typhoon #MN 428. His body is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. He was 24 years old.

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:53 am

Temujin,

Yes. I already had F/O Allman, but I did not know about Lou Wise, so went and researched him, what a story, it was a great read.

I have another American, Sgt William E. Pollock, assigned to R.A.F. No. 112 Squadron, it says he was R.C.A.F., but his Personnel number is/was 63166, which does not seem like an RCAF number, does anyone have any idea, or is that an R.A.F. number ! Can not find any info on him.

any and all education on this would be appreciated.

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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:31 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
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I have another American, Sgt William E. Pollock, assigned to R.A.F. No. 112 Squadron, it says he was R.C.A.F., but his Personnel number is/was 63166, which does not seem like an RCAF number, does anyone have any idea, or is that an R.A.F. number ! Can not find any info on him.
Let me check this out George. I did find a record, and YES, I agree with you, this does NOT look like a RCAF number. All RCAF Enlisted Service numbers started with the letter R.......and Officer Service numbers started with the letter J (some exceptions for Officers who were in the RCAF BEFORE the war

So Let me look further and see what I can find
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Re: Additional American Pilots in the RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:50 am

Thank you Temujin, for a minute, I thought I was losing it ! Glad to hear you question the number as well !

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