More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:32 pm

On the latest list I found info on Flt Sgt W.H. Terwilliger, R/83416

A. W. Whitley, P5100, August 31, 1942

Aircraft took off from RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England for training mission, Aircraft on return to base lost part of a wing in collision with a tree on landing approach. Aircraft attempted to go around again, but stalled and crashed at Badsey, Worcestershire, England

Crew:
Pilot: Flt Sgt W.H. Terwilliger, R/83416, RCAF, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., K.I.F.A.
Pilot: Sgt G.W. West, 1384504, RAFVR, Clapham, London, England, K.I.F.A.
Wop/Gnr: Sgt Bowman, survived crash but was injured

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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:19 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:32 pm
On the latest list I found info on Flt Sgt W.H. Terwilliger, R/83416

A. W. Whitley, P5100, August 31, 1942

Aircraft took off from RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England for training mission, Aircraft on return to base lost part of a wing in collision with a tree on landing approach. Aircraft attempted to go around again, but stalled and crashed at Badsey, Worcestershire, England

Crew:
Pilot: Flt Sgt W.H. Terwilliger, R/83416, RCAF, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., K.I.F.A.
Pilot: Sgt G.W. West, 1384504, RAFVR, Clapham, London, England, K.I.F.A.
Wop/Gnr: Sgt Bowman, survived crash but was injured
Aircraft was from 24 Operational Training Unit and personnel were on BAT training
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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by Temujin » Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:51 pm

Temujin wrote:
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
George
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
Here’s more info on some of the men in the above article
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St. Joseph Gazette
St. Joseph, Missouri
02 May 1941, Fri • Page 1
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Re: More American’s in the RCAF/RAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:38 am

The other Warriors that where in the No. 16 S.F.T.S. with Lt. Friburg:

Richard Franklin Day, Evansville, Indiana, Transferred to the 384th B.G. - B-17's flying out of Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, England. Died Evansville, Indiana on December 26, 1971, Retired USAF Lt. Col.

Herbert Clinton Leach - Greenville, Texas, Could not find any info, found a Herbert Clinton Leach who died in Shiner, Texas Sept. 10, 1955

Joseph Edward Ledbetter, Bemis, Tennessee, looks like he stayed the course in the RCAF, unknown squadrons, Retired Squadron Leader, Died Ottawa, Sept. 11, 2006

James Howard Redding - Oil City, Pennsylvania, Transferred to 558th School Squadron Drake Field, Florida, was killed in a flying accident on Sept. 18, 1942 in a Curtiss AT-9 near Leesburg, Georgia

Warren Neff Ruddy - Portsmouth, Virginia, not a lot known, but stayed in USAF after transfer, retired a Major. Found a Warren Neff Ruddy in Find-A-Grave, Died May 12, 1998, Leavenworth, Kansas

Michael Salvatore Russo - Thornwood, New York, still looking but so far, no info noted

Cheers for the info Temujin, The only warrior that I had was Terwilliger !

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