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400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Flt. Lt. L. McMillan (DFC, AM), RCAF, J/10231, Miami, Manitoba, Canada
Spitfire PR XI, PM412, May 3, 1945

While flying the No. 2 man position on a shipping reconnaissance mission of the Danish Islands, a convoy of 4 ships were spotted, so the flight went down to investigate, as the aircraft passed on the port side they notice the ships flying the Nazi flags, 3 of which were carrying troops. On the second pass, flying at 50 feet, on the starboard side of the ships, Flt. Lt. McMillan's aircraft took a direct hit from one of the ships and exploded. Lead Pilot, Flt Lt. P.C. Wigle believes that Flt. Lt. McMillan was killed outright in the explosion.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:16 pm

F/O P.W. Lochnan, RCAF, C/997, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Westland Lysander III, V9361, May 21, 1941

While on loan to R.A.F. No. 225 Squadron, F/O Lochnan was on an Air/Sea rescue sortie when his aircraft struck a hill 1,000 yards north of R.A.F. Pembrey, South Wales. F/O Lochnan did not survive the crash. There is no info given about the second crew member.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:28 pm

Flt. Lt. W.W. Kennedy, RCAF, J/9434, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Spitfire PR XI, PL925, October 28, 1944

While on a Reconnaissance mission to Muenster, Germany his aircraft was shot down by a Me-262 jet fighter and crashed near the former community of Steenderen, Netherlands. Flt. Lt. Kennedy did not survive the crash.

Note: There is also a story going that it was Anti-Aircraft fire that shot him down.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:41 pm

F/O W.H. Jessiman, RCAF, J/16390, Vickers Heights, Ontario, Canada, Mentioned in Dispatches
Mustang I, AP191 / O, January 3, 1944

F/O Jessiman was killed when his aircraft was shot down at Caen, France during a cross-channel sweep.


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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:51 pm

Flt. Lt. D.M. Grant (DFC), RCAF, J/5982, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mustang I, AG577 / F, September 28, 1943

Aircraft was carrying out a Rhubarb mission over Paris, France when his Mustang was hit by flak. The aircraft went into a steep descent and exploded on impact. Flt. Lt. Grant did not survive.


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F/O R.W. Clarke, RCAF, J/12318, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Mustang I, AM256, June 2, 1943

F/O Clarke was engaged in Rhubarb Operations while in a Mustang over the Cabouty - Tisieux area of France, due to enemy action, the aircraft crashed at Epinay, France. F/O Clarke did not survive the crash.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:37 pm

P/O D.G. Burlingam, RCAF, J/8347, St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada
Mustang Ia, AM151, August 19, 1942

While on a reconnaissance mission, aircraft loss has not been established, P/O Burlingam's body washed up on the shore near Koxide in Belgium and he is buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:45 pm

F/O F.J. Parsons, RCAF, J/15503, London, Ontario, Canada
Mustang I, AP173, October 5, 1943

F/O Parsons was Killed in Action when his aircraft failed to return from an intruder patrol over France.

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Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Sgt. M.E. McMurdo, RCAF, 9703, Aeroengine Mechanic, Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada April 17, 1941
Sgt. McMurdo was killed by bomb explosion during enemy attack on Kidbrooke, London, England

LAC H.N. Ford, RCAF, R/59645, Driver, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada May 29,1942
LAC Ford was killed by accidental gunshot wound


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Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:44 pm

F/O A.A. McKiggan, RCAF, J/23776, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Spitfire, PL829, July 28,1944

While flying Spitfire PL829, the aircraft erupted into flames, causing the aircraft to crash near R.A.F. Station Odiham, Hampshire, England. F/O McKiggan did not survive.


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