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 Ludford 101 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:35 pm

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Pilot, P/O F.H Mahn, Survived, rescued from a life raft, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
Observer, F/Sgt J.W. Stirling, RCAF, R/67851, M.I.A., drank sea water, died the next day, committed to the sea, born Stevenston, Ayrshire, Scotland 16 August 1913; address on enlistment Niagara Falls, NY
WO/AG, Sgt W. Peebles, RCAF, R/60374, M.I.A., Went down with the aircraft, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt E. Thomas, RCAF, R/70743, M.I.A., died ninth day in raft, committed to the sea, Qu'Appelle , Saskatchewan, Canada

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P/O F.H Mahn, had to have both legs below the knees amputated after being rescued, he died March 5, 1946 after an illness
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Cause of death was abscess with perforation descending colon.

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

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:25 pm

Thank You Ludford 101, was not sure if it was from complications from the aircraft crash or not, could not find the cause.

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

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:00 am

RIDLEY

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Serial # Unknown, June 24, 1942

See Below from Temujin

Crew:
Pilot, F/Sgt J.A. Ridley, RCAF, R/60343, M.I.A., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Observer, F/Sgt R.W. Veit, RCAF, R/75703, M.I.A., Princeton, Ontario, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt H.A. Clarson, RCAF, R/77218, M.I.A., Outremont, Province of Quebec, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt G.D. Klarner, RCAF, R/61191, M.I.A., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Re: 415 Squadron, RCAF Crews – Hampden Era – 1942 to 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 am

Boyton

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Serial # Unknown, October 4, 1942

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Crew:
Pilot, Sgt C.R. Boyton, RAAF, 401100, M.I.A., Edenhope, Victoria, Australia
Observer, P/O J.H. Barton, RAFVR, 120921, M.I.A., Snaresbrook, Essex, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt J.F. Maher, RAFVR, 798638, M.I.A., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt J.G. Stuckless, RAFVR, 798641, M.I.A., Hometown not known
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Re: 415 Squadron, RCAF Crews – Hampden Era – 1942 to 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:35 am

Coates

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Ser # Unknown, September 24, 1942

See Below from Temujin

Crew:
Pilot, Sgt K. Coates, RAFVR, 1006972, K.I.A., Werneth, Oldham, United Kingdom
Observer, Sgt D.R. Bird, RAFVR, 1382299, K.I.A., Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt A.H. Gibbons, RAFVR, 1202136, K.I.A., Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt A. Higson, RAFVR, 1122301, K.I.A., Morris Green, Bolton, United Kingdom
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Re: 415 Squadron, RCAF Crews – Hampden Era – 1942 to 1943

Post by Temujin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm

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RIDLEY

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Serial # Unknown, June 24, 1942

Unknown cause

Crew:
Pilot, F/Sgt J.A. Ridley, RCAF, R/60343, M.I.A., Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Observer, F/Sgt R.W. Veit, RCAF, R/75703, M.I.A., Princeton, Ontario, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt H.A. Clarson, RCAF, R/77218, M.I.A., Outremont, Province of Quebec, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt G.D. Klarner, RCAF, R/61191, M.I.A., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Aircraft: Hampden AT 242.

Aircraft returning from bombing operation when they went down in the North Sea off Lincolnshire, England.

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

Post by Temujin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:40 pm

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Boyton

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Serial # Unknown, October 4, 1942

Unknown cause

Crew:
Pilot, Sgt C.R. Boyton, RAAF, 401100, M.I.A., Edenhope, Victoria, Australia
Observer, P/O J.H. Barton, RAFVR, 120921, M.I.A., Snaresbrook, Essex, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt J.F. Maher, RAFVR, 798638, M.I.A., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt J.G. Stuckless, RAFVR, 798641, M.I.A., Hometown not known

BOYTON Basil - (Sergeant); Service Number - 401100; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Hampden AE 360; Place - Lost at sea, North Sea; Date - 4 October 1942

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

Post by Temujin » Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:13 pm

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Coates

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Ser # Unknown, September 24, 1942

Unknown cause

Crew:
Pilot, Sgt K. Coates, RAFVR, 1006972, K.I.A., Werneth, Oldham, United Kingdom
Observer, Sgt D.R. Bird, RAFVR, 1382299, K.I.A., Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt A.H. Gibbons, RAFVR, 1202136, K.I.A., Walthamstow, London, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt A. Higson, RAFVR, 1122301, K.I.A., Morris Green, Bolton, United Kingdom
Aircraft: AT233

After breaking off from a formation flying exercise, aircraft crashed

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

Post by Ludford 101 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:17 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 am
Boyton

R.C.A.F. No. 415 Squadron, Handley Page Hampden, Serial # Unknown, October 4, 1942

Unknown cause

Crew:
Pilot, Sgt C.R. Boyton, RAAF, 401100, M.I.A., Edenhope, Victoria, Australia
Observer, P/O J.H. Barton, RAFVR, 120921, M.I.A., Snaresbrook, Essex, United Kingdom
WO/AG, Sgt J.F. Maher, RAFVR, 798638, M.I.A., St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
WO/AG, Sgt J.G. Stuckless, RAFVR, 798641, M.I.A., Hometown not known
Stuckless was from Grand Bank, Newfoundland. As Nfld didn't become part of Canada until 1949, you'll find many Newfoundlanders in the RAF. Maher and Stuckless had service numbers 3 digits apart.

This page shows where and when an RAF service number was issued:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showth ... ce-Numbers

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

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:31 pm

Thank You Ludford 101 and Temujin for the info that I could not find on these Warriors from the RCAF No. 415 Squadron, May they Rest in Peace, and Forever Be Honoured and Remembered !

With WO/AG, Sgt J.F. Maher, RAFVR, 798638 and WO/AG, Sgt J.G. Stuckless, RAFVR, 798641, must have known each other, or at least joined up together to be so close on the numbers, and have the same rank !

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