RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

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RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 pm

Doing research on RCAF Squadron and have 2 individuals that are from RCAF 408 Squadron, so far, that have died or been killed, but can not find out the cause, any help would truly be appreciated

1) 27 July 1942
W-OP/Gnr: W/O 2 Class Lloyd Franklin Kelly, R/73181, RCAF, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

2) 2 September 1942
LAC A.L. McConell, R/81878, RCAF, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by Ludford 101 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:57 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Doing research on RCAF Squadron and have 2 individuals that are from RCAF 408 Squadron, so far, that have died or been killed, but can not find out the cause, any help would truly be appreciated

1) 27 July 1942
W-OP/Gnr: W/O 2 Class Lloyd Franklin Kelly, R/73181, RCAF, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Rear gunner on a Hampden (serial not in file) shot through chest and ankle.

2) 2 September 1942
LAC A.L. McConell, R/81878, RCAF, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Struck by aircraft propeller while preparing an aircraft for operations.
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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 pm

Thank You very much Ludford 101 for the info, I have also come across two others from the RCAF 408 Squadron, believed being part of an aircrew, maybe succumbed to wounds received in action, but I can not verify this assumption,

6 April 1944
BURKE, John Joseph, Pilot Offr (Air Gnr), J/86252, RCAF, buried UK – Harrogate (Stonefall) Cem


5 July 1944
STEVENS, William Richard, Pilot Offr (Air Gnr), J/90301, RCAF, buried UK – Brookwood Mil Cem

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by Temujin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:19 pm

Follow up info on Lloyd Franklin Kelly, R/73181

Aircraft Hampdem P5334, “Q”

Also, quite a detailed write up of the action that WO Kelly was killed in, and I included all the pages for that night
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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by Ludford 101 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:26 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 pm
Thank You very much Ludford 101 for the info, I have also come across two others from the RCAF 408 Squadron, believed being part of an aircrew, maybe succumbed to wounds received in action, but I can not verify this assumption,

6 April 1944
BURKE, John Joseph, Pilot Offr (Air Gnr), J/86252, RCAF, buried UK – Harrogate (Stonefall) Cem

>>Accidentally drowned while swimming in the river Ouse.


5 July 1944
STEVENS, William Richard, Pilot Offr (Air Gnr), J/90301, RCAF, buried UK – Brookwood Mil Cem
>>MU gunner on Lancaster LL621
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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by Temujin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:35 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:56 pm

6 April 1944
BURKE, John Joseph, Pilot Offr (Air Gnr), J/86252, RCAF, buried UK – Harrogate (Stonefall) Cem
He drowned while swimming. Listed as an accident

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by Temujin » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:37 pm

Oops, both Ludford and I were posting at the same time.......dualing information for you

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn info request

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:29 am

That is Awesome Response, "Thank You" to the both of you for the info, while researching the RCAF 408 Squadron, it seems that they went from the Handley Page Hampden, to the Handley Page Halifax, then onto the Avro Lancaster, and then back to the Handley Page Halifax, I am sure the second time around the Handley Page Halifax's had been improved from the previous version. Thank You both again !!!!!

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