400 Squadron, RCAF

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:11 pm

Pilot: F/O R.M. Curphy, RCAM, J10225, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Miles Master, N8067, November 22, 1942

Passenger: Lt. B.C. Clark, Liaison Officer, 4th Reconnaissance Regt. 4th Princess Louise Dragoon Guards, R.C.A.C., Hindhead, Surrey, England
Miles Master, N8067, November 22, 1942 (Lt. Clark had enlisted in Vancouver, Canada)

While in flight, the aircraft went into a spin at 500 feet, not enough room to recover and crashed Overton, Hampshire, United Kingdom


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Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:32 pm

F/O J.B. Ferris, RCAF, J/10785, Wawanesa, Manitoba, Canada
Mustang, AG589, January 20, 1943

While flying a shipping patrol off St. Catherine's point, Isle of Wight, F/O Ferris aircraft was intercepted and shot down by a RNZAF Typhoon. F/O Ferris was listed as Missing in Action, he has never been found.


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Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:46 pm

F/O C.A. Crites, RCAF, J/21991, Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Mustang, AG659, July 15, 1943

Aircraft was shot down and crashed 4 miles south of Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom


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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:57 pm

Pilot: Flt Lt. O.R. Alexander, RCAF, J/4421, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Mosquito PR Mk XVI, MM277, February 20, 1944

Navigator: P/O J.J. Cosoff, RCAF, 185455, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mosquito PR Mk XVI, MM277, February 20, 1944

Unknown R.A.F. Ground Crew Member
(Please see the post below from Temujin concerning the Ground Crew member)

Aircraft with flaps raised, pilot tried to overshoot after the initial approach to land and crashed on the airfield at RAF Odiham. All 3 individuals were killed in the crash.

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by Temujin » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:30 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:57 pm
Pilot: Flt Lt. O.R. Alexander, RCAF, J/4421, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Mosquito PR Mk XVI, MM277, February 20, 1944

Navigator: P/O J.J. Cosoff, RCAF, 185455, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mosquito PR Mk XVI, MM277, February 20, 1944

Unknown R.A.F. Ground Crew Member


Aircraft with flaps raised, pilot tried to overshoot after the initial approach to land and crashed on the airfield at RAF Odiham. All 3 individuals were killed in the crash.


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Information on RAF Ground Crew Member killed and injured in the above accident

946650 Cpl E. Hall, RAF Regiment - Killed

1220912 AC1 C. E. Smith - Injured


Info below is from Court of Inquiry Records
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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 pm

Thank You Temujin for the info on the R.A.F. Ground Crew.

Some of the Research sites used:

http://aircrewremembered.com/
http://www.400squadron.ca/oldpages/HonourRoll
https://www.cwgc.org/
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:29 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Thank You Temujin for the info on the R.A.F. Ground Crew.

Some of the Research sites used:

http://aircrewremembered.com/
http://www.400squadron.ca/oldpages/HonourRoll
https://www.cwgc.org/
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng
Another suggestion, if the aircrew has a “Australian” in it, searching this document can give you a lot of information (the document lists the aircraft, and the entire crew). It’s not perfect (it’s missing RAAF aircrew) but it is another source. You can download the file (I have a copy). It you can’t find it on line, let me know and I can send you a digital copy.

RAAF World War 2 fatalities / compilation Alan Storr.

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:32 pm

Another excellent document is:

Aircraft lost on Allied Force’s Special Duty Operations & Associated Roll of Honour

You should be able to find it on line, but if not, again let me know and I can send you a digitized copy (it’s 500 plus pages of info)

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:29 pm

Awesome Temujin, had the RAAF site, did not know about the other site, will have to spend a minute or two looking through that one, hope all is well, and if you get the chance, could you turn up the A/C a bit and send some cooler weather down here … LOL :lol:

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Re: 400 Squadron, RCAF

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:10 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Awesome Temujin, had the RAAF site, did not know about the other site, will have to spend a minute or two looking through that one, hope all is well, and if you get the chance, could you turn up the A/C a bit and send some cooler weather down here … LOL :lol:
Just sent you the file by e-mail George. It’s been hot and cool here, off and on for days. Today is cool......i’ve Taken a fan out of the garage pointed it SOUTH and have it on at full speed.......you should feel the breeze in about 5 days I would guess......UNLESS you border patrol stops it...they’ve been getting picky on what to let across....and “arctic air” may be on there lists of “no goes”.......LOL

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