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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:42 pm

George, found the information you found. I just sent a “correction” to them.......there is NO...NO 38 Central Flying School........he was on COURSE 38, which was held at CENTRAL FLYING SCHOOL, TRENTON, ONTARIO........Central Flying School did NOT have a Number.

Here’s is the record for the start (and finish) of Course 38 from CFS Operation Record Books
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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:49 pm

Yeah, it did not sound right when I saw it, but then when I looked at the photo's I saw the "Course 38" but I thought that any info was better than no info.

The page I got the info from has a few good few photo's, http://www.b26.com/marauderman/edward_b_tipton.htm

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:33 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:49 pm
Yeah, it did not sound right when I saw it, but then when I looked at the photo's I saw the "Course 38" but I thought that any info was better than no info.

The page I got the info from has a few good few photo's, http://www.b26.com/marauderman/edward_b_tipton.htm
George, I sent the correction to the website owner above, and he got back to me and thanked me.....BUT......then he asked, since you do Canadian Air Force, could you find this American you served in the Canada, and he worked for his brother 40 years ago, and all he knew was he was killed in a plane accident......of course he didn’t have much to go on, wrong name etc etc......but I did find him (and sent him all the information this morning)......

So, another American in the RCAF to add to your list below......Lucian Augustus Marsh Jr

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:56 pm

Temujin,

So should it be assumed that Lt. Marsh was an Instructor with the No. 7 B.&GS, or do you think as soon as he graduated the school, he transferred over to USAAF?????

It looks like he was in Canada from March 41 to May 42 !

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:49 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:56 pm
Temujin,

So should it be assumed that Lt. Marsh was an Instructor with the No. 7 B.&GS, or do you think as soon as he graduated the school, he transferred over to USAAF?????

It looks like he was in Canada from March 41 to May 42 !
He was an Instructor at 7 B&G......when a “name” is mentioned in any of the Training Schools records, it means the person was a “visitor” or “staff”. Before no 7 B&G, in came from no 31 B&G, which was in Picton, Ontario.....it was also run by the RAF

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:55 am

George, I found another record you may not have

This is from No 16 Service Flying Training School

Course 36: Aug. 9 - Nov. 7, 1941
Air Commodore G.E. Brookes, O.B.E., pinned on wings and addressed the graduates.

"I am happy to be here to see this graduation from Hagersville. You have done well. My personal pleasure is presenting these wings is marked. While I commend you, may I say a word now in tribute to the men of the maintenance branch, for without their fine work, graduation of a bomber pilot class would not be possible. I think we should mention this at this time as it is through the teamwork of maintenance that graduations are made possible.

"Though you graduate today, your studies are not yet ended. Your training is not completed. Remember there is much to be done that you can do best by application and study, which I know you will continue.

"I wish you chaps good hunting."

+(J/8838) Donald Phillips Scott - 83 Sqn., Edmunston, N.B.; (J/8839) John Clark Duncan, Toronto; +(J/8840) Elmer Stanley Winn - 408 Sqn., Stouffville; (J/8841) Joseph Edward Ledbetter; +(J/8842) George Cochrane Silver - 104 Sqn., Ottawa; (J/8843) Herbert Clinton Leach; (J/8844) Richard Joseph Irwin, Wingham

+(R/83416) William Henry Terwilliger - 24 OTU; +(R/93277) William James McAlpine - 405 Sqn., Elmira; John Alexander Murray, Sarnia; +(R/83184) Kenneth William Clark - 252 Sqn., Windsor; (J/16114) Edwin Amos Paulton - DFC 1473 Flt., Windsor; +(R/98064) Arthur Mac Reynolds - 227 Sqn. Malta - one of 3 brothers killed in RCAF, Windsor; A.S. White, Windsor; Walter Shepherd, Toronto; Gordon William Young, Toronto; George S.S. Brown; +(R/91900) Harold Richmond Graham - 103 Sqn., Dauphin

Kenneth William Clark, Windsor; Edwin Amos Paulton, Windsor; Arthur Mac Reynolds, Windsor; Albert Stanford White, Windsor; John Alexander Murray, Sarnia; Richard Franklin Day, Evansville, Ind.; Wayne Victor Friberg. Westminster, Mass.; Herbert Clinton Leach; Joseph Edward Ledbetter; James Howard Redding; Warren Neff Ruddy; Michael Salvatore Russo

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No. 7 EFTS Windsor (Co. 31): Terwilliger

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:18 am

Thanks for the heads up on Wayne V. Friburg Temujin, I did not have him in my research.

Pilot: 1st Lt. Wayne Victor Friburg, from Westminster, Massachusetts
513th Bomb Squadron, 376th Bomb Group, based at Benghazi, Libya

Somewhere along the way he transferred over to USAAF, he flew a successful mission during the Ploesti Raid But shortly after tragedy struck

On August 19,1943 1st Lt Wayne Victor Friburg and crew were flying a mission to Italy, their aircraft B-24D, 42-40660 "Little Richard" failed to return to their base at Benghazi, Libya, aircraft had ditched in the Mediterranean, 7 Crew MIA/KIA, 3 survived P.O.W., and one rescued, safe

1st Lt. Wayne Victor Friburg was one of those listed as MIA/KIA

Find-A-Grave has photo's of him in both RCAF and USAAF uniforms
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/563 ... or-friberg

The aircraft
https://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/42-4 ... chard.html

Any idea where he went from 16 SFTS before transferring ????

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:33 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:18 am

Any idea where he went from 16 SFTS before transferring ????

Cheers
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Looking for more info George.......just found this article with his name and 7 other Americans
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Also, a link to another site on his crew:

https://www.armyaircorps-376bg.com/frib ... _crew.html

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Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:51 pm

You have these, 3 photo’s of Wayne Friberg.......one in RCAF uniform, just thought I would post them on this site
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CLIPPED FROM
Asheville Citizen-Times
Asheville, North Carolina
04 Oct 1942, Sun • Page 17
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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:27 pm

B-24 Liberator #42-40317 'Barrel House Bessie' 513th BS, 376th BG, 9th AF, flew on 1st Aug 43 Ploesti oil refinery raid piloted by Wayne V Friberg, returning safely to Libya.
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