415 Squadron, RCAF Crews – Hampden Era – 1942 to 1943

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Re: 415 Squadron, RCAF Crews – Hampden Era – 1942 to 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:58 pm

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R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden AT236 GX-R, May 30, 1942

Aircraft on anti-shipping patrol, possible shot down by flak. North Sea near Vlieland, Netherlands.

Crew:
Pilot, P/O D.H. Sargent, Westmount, RCAF, J/5670, Province of Quebec, Canada.
Navigator, P/O M. Edwards, RCAF, J/7790, Cerrig-Y-Druidion, Denbighshire, Wales
WO/AG, F/Sgt J.A. McWilliams, RCAF, R/67152, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt A.F. Conway, RCAF, R/68413, Unknown Hometown

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:00 am

Stronach

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden X2961 GX-S, June 14, 1943

Aircraft shot down by Fw 200 over Bay of Biscay off Santander, Spain, while on anti-submarine patrol 14 June 1943.

Crew:
Pilot, Squadron Leader James Gatherum Stronach, RCAF, J/5665, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Navigator, WO.1 Woodrow Arnold Trask, RCAF, R/75044, Hanley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Wo ag, P/O Alan Bernard Clegg, RCAF, J/16173, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Wo ag, F/O George Kenneth Crummy, RCAF, J/15612, Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

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Wathen

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden L6055 GX-D, May 18, 1943

Aircraft Shot down by ships Flak on night torpedo strike off the Frisians, Netherlands

Crew:
Pilot, P/O Keith Cameron Wathen, (Aus401004), RAAF, Kew, Victoria, Australia
Observer, F/O John Maxwell Crawford, (120922), RAFVR, Unknown Hometown
Wo ag, F/Sgt Ian Murray Sykes, (NZ413786), RNZAF, New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
Air gunner, Sgt Jabez Harold Steward, (1291128), RAFVR, Capel St. Mary, Suffolk, United Kingdom

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:23 am

Montgomery

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden L4084, April 3, 1943

Aircraft Control was lost while taking evasive action during a fighter affiliation exercise with two Hawker Typhoons. The Hampden spun and dived into the ground from 2,000 feet. Crashed at Goose Green, Sussex, England

Crew:
Pilot, WO II Donald Montgomery, RCAF, R/101199, Cultus Lake, B.C., Canada
Navigator, WO II William MacKay, RCAF, R/107062, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Wo ag, F/S John William Whipple, RCAF, R/105760, Nordegg, Alberta, Canada
Wo ag, F/S John Douglas Scott, RCAF, R/98256, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden AT235 GX-P, July 2, 1942

Aircraft missing in action while on Rover Patrol - Coastal Command armed patrol for opportunity attacking of shipping. Aircraft lost around North Sea off the Frisians, Netherlands

Crew:
Pilot, F/O. G.G.O. James, RCAF, J/4107, Patcham, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom
Navigator, F/Sgt. A.K. Farnie, RCAF, R/86310, Salford, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Wo ag, F/Sgt. G.A. Pearce, RCAF, R/70960, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Air gunner, F/Sgt. T. Gibbons, RCAF, R/79804, Saltcoats, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:37 am

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden P2065 and AE201 on the ground incident.

On February 26, 1943 Handley Page Hampden P2065 was being refueled for the next mission, the aircraft caught fire, as the fire spread through the aircraft the loaded bombs exploded destroying the aircraft, the blast also destroyed the aircraft that was parked near to the aircraft, Hampden AE201, there is no evidence whether anyone was hurt or injured in this incident.
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Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:04 pm

Campbell

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden AE435 “U”, April 10,1943

Aircraft crashed on takeoff, mission was anti-shipping around Iymuiden, Holland

Crew:
Pilot, Sgt P.B. Campbell, RCAF, R/99129, Arthurette, N.B., Canada
Observer, P/O K.R. Maffre, RCAF, J/7705, Outremont, Montreal, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt Z.M. Niblock, RCAF, R/56326, Lachine, Quebec, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt R.E. Vokey, RCAF, R/82624, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Cline

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden P1151, April 10, 1943

Aircraft was shot down on anti-shipping mission off the Brittany Coast, France

Crew:
Pilot F/Sgt G.A. Cline, RCAF, R/106223, Glenboro, Manitoba, Canada
Navigator F/O W.B. Keown, RAFVR, 120133, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Lancashire, United Kingdom
WO/AG F/Sgt J.M. Ryan, RNZAF, 412357, Newtown, Wellington City, New Zealand.
WO/AG Sgt A.M.J. Kelly, RCAF, R/82376, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:41 pm

Herbert

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden AT247, March 12, 1942

Aircraft that took part in the first operational mission for the RCAF No. 415 Squadron, Aircraft failed to return from anti-shipping patrol to the Frisians, Netherlands

Crew:
Pilot, P/O J.R. Hebert, RCAF, J/5672, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Observer, F/O W.L. MacKay, RCAF, J/7642, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt H.R. Hatfield, RCAF, R/63017, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt A.T.P. Murtha, RCAF, R/73763, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:43 pm

Walter

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden X3145 GX-F, July 17, 1943

Aircraft failed to return from anti-shipping patrol Bay of Biscay, S.O.S. received, no trace on search.

Crew:
Pilot, F/Sgt R. Walter, RAFVR, 1313634, Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Navigator, P/O V.C.J. Steer, RAFVR, 129403, Redland, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt H.A. Huntington, RCAF, R/107329, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt J.L.L. Janisse, RCAF, R/109971, Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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