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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:34 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
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R.C.A.F. No. 402 Squadron P.O.W.’s

Sqdn Ldr D.C. Laubman, RCAF, P.O.W., April 14, 1945
Spitfire, ??????, “Recce” Aircraft hit by flak on recon flight, abandoned aircraft.


From 402 Squadron Operational Record Book Spitfire RM 933

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:21 am

Thanks for the info Temujin ! Hope all is well, finishing up on RCAF 403 "City of Calgary" Squadron

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:32 am

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Flt. Lt. T.B. Little, RCAF, C/1117, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Hurricane, August 27, 1941
Info on F/L T.B. Little. I’m still looking for his aircraft number
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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:59 am

Found the info. He had a mid-air collision with a Spitfire. His aircraft was a Hurricane IIB Z5001. The other aircraft was Spitfire IIA P8373

If you read the last report (which contains his aircraft number), both pilots bailed out, one was seen to get in a dingy and one was struggling with his parachute and was not seen again. The report indicated they believe that F/L Little was the one in the water and he was presumed drowned.

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:47 pm

Great info Temujin, Thank You for sharing and getting the word out !!!!

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:43 pm

NEW ADD:

F/O A.J. Morris (DFM), RCAF, J/10949, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Spitfire, AA880, March 21, 1944 - Killed in crash

F/O D. Sherk, RCAF, Survived
Spitfire, AB897, March 21, 1944 – Survived

While No. 402 Squadron was moving from Digby to Wellingore, aircraft on arrival over dispersal area at Digby, F/O Morris started an unannounced slow roll hitting wingman F/O Sherk in Spitfire AB897, aircraft AA880 spun into the ground killing F/O Morris. F/O Sherk was able to gain control of his aircraft and made a successful landing.

NOTE: Aircraft AB897 was repaired back to flying status, but was lost on June 6, 1944, shot down by flak off the coast of Normandy, France

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 am

George, I’ll post and missing info on any of the flight crew from your list


Sgt Robert Duff Bijur

Aircraft Number and circumstances info:
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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:44 am

James E Brown

Aircraft information and details
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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:53 am

Flying Officer Allan Thomas Duke

Aircraft Wellington Z1694

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Re: RCAF 402 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:10 pm

William Ivan Girvin

Mitchell FW 184 - Loss while dropping flares in Caen Area

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