RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

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RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 am

Greetings all, been researching RCAF 408 Squadron, and there are a few Warriors that I can not find home towns on, I checked CWGC, CVWM, Find-A-Grave, Fallen Warriors and a few others, but can not seem to locate the home town on these individuals, any and all help will truly be appreciated !

Avro Lancaster

Lancaster, LL725, July 29, 1944,
Unknown: P/O A.F. Marsden, J/87821, RCAF

Lancaster, DS759, May 23, 1944
Nav: F/O W.W. Rehkopf, J/21821, RCAF
Gunner: P/O H.J. Cunningham, J/88415, RCAF

Lancaster, DS719, April 27, 1944
Gunner: Sgt D.T. Greatrex, J/88692, RCAF

Lancaster, DS797, March 22, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O F.J. King, J/26487, RCAF

Lancaster, DS791, February 26, 1944
Bomb Aimer: P/O L.S. Beer, J/85033, RCAF

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 am

Handley Page Halifax

Halifax, NP711, February 22, 1945
Pilot: Flt Lt D.M. Sanderson, J/29724, RCAF
Gunner: Flt Sgt D.E. Sherman, J/95492, RCAF

Halifax, NR205, January 5, 1945
Gunner: F/O L.J. Benville, J/40216, RCAF

Halifax, NP781, December 24, 1944
Navigator: Flt Lt W.L. Friker, J/13140, RCAF

Halifax, NP744, November 2, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O L.J. Reaume, J/35091, RCAF

Halifax, NP716, July 29, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O Q.T.R. Grierson, J/26315, RCAF

Halifax, JD216, July 10, 1943
Pilot: P/O H. Lancaster, J/15308, RCAF

Halifax, JB796, July 4, 1943
Gunner: P/O A.E. Kelly, J/18189, RCAF

Halifax, BB375, June 22, 1943
Bomb Aimer: P/O. J.E. Monahan, J/16554, RCAF

Halifax, DT772, June 22, 1943
Bomb Aimer: Flt Sgt. J.C. MacDonald, R/138932, RCAF

Halifax, JB931, May 14, 1943
Flight Engineer: Sgt. J.McL. Harrison, R/70275, RCAF

Halifax, BB343, April 17, 1943
Gunner: Flt Sgt I. MacDonald, R/88100, RCAF

Halifax, BB336, April 5, 1943
Pilot: Sqdn Ldr E.G. Gilmore (DFC), C/1036, RCAF

Halifax, HR713, April 4, 1943
Pilot: F/Lt. R.H.P. Gamble, J/9337, RCAF
Navigator: Flt Sgt. D.L. Jarrett, R/90781, RCAF

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Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:18 am

Handley Page Hampden

Hampden, AE385, September 12, 1942
Pilot: Sgt G M. Frame, R/101501, RCAF

Hampden, AT139, August 1, 1942
Observer: Sgt R.S. Doherty, R/81079, RCAF

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:24 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:40 am
Greetings all, been researching RCAF 408 Squadron, and there are a few Warriors that I can not find home towns on, I checked CWGC, CVWM, Find-A-Grave, Fallen Warriors and a few others, but can not seem to locate the home town on these individuals, any and all help will truly be appreciated !

Avro Lancaster

Lancaster, LL725, July 29, 1944,
Unknown: P/O A.F. Marsden, J/87821, RCAF - Montreal, Quebec

Lancaster, DS759, May 23, 1944
Nav: F/O W.W. Rehkopf, J/21821, RCAF - Kitchener, Ontario
Gunner: P/O H.J. Cunningham, J/88415, RCAF - Hamilton, Ontario

Lancaster, DS719, April 27, 1944
Gunner: Sgt D.T. Greatrex, J/88692, RCAF = Vancouver, British Columbia

Lancaster, DS797, March 22, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O F.J. King, J/26487, RCAF - Sudbury, Ontario

Lancaster, DS791, February 26, 1944
Bomb Aimer: P/O L.S. Beer, J/85033, RCAF = Pictou, Nova Scotia
Above info from “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:36 am

Awesome, and Thank You Temujin, Oh … and Good Morning :-)

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:52 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:16 am
Handley Page Halifax

Halifax, NP711, February 22, 1945
Pilot: Flt Lt D.M. Sanderson, J/29724, RCAF - Haileybury, Ont
Gunner: Flt Sgt D.E. Sherman, J/95492, RCAF - Kingsville, Ont

Halifax, NR205, January 5, 1945
Gunner: F/O L.J. Benville, J/40216, RCAF - Winnipeg, Man

Halifax, NP781, December 24, 1944
Navigator: Flt Lt W.L. Friker, J/13140, RCAF - Victoria, B.C.

Halifax, NP744, November 2, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O L.J. Reaume, J/35091, RCAF - Windsor, Ont

Halifax, NP716, July 29, 1944
Bomb Aimer: F/O Q.T.R. Grierson, J/26315, RCAF - Vernon, B.C.

Halifax, JD216, July 10, 1943
Pilot: P/O H. Lancaster, J/15308, RCAF - Rodney, Ont

Halifax, JB796, July 4, 1943
Gunner: P/O A.E. Kelly, J/18189, RCAF - Thornton, Ont

Halifax, BB375, June 22, 1943
Bomb Aimer: P/O. J.E. Monahan, J/16554, RCAF - Cornwall, Ont

Halifax, DT772, June 22, 1943
Bomb Aimer: Flt Sgt. J.C. MacDonald, R/138932, RCAF - Harmony Junction, Kings County, PEI

Halifax, JB931, May 14, 1943
Flight Engineer: Sgt. J.McL. Harrison, R/70275, RCAF - MIdland, Ont

Halifax, BB343, April 17, 1943
Gunner: Flt Sgt I. MacDonald, R/88100, RCAF. - Pictou County, N.S.

Halifax, BB336, April 5, 1943
Pilot: Sqdn Ldr E.G. Gilmore (DFC), C/1036, RCAF - Toronto, Ont

Halifax, HR713, April 4, 1943
Pilot: F/Lt. R.H.P. Gamble, J/9337, RCAF - Toronto, Ont
Navigator: Flt Sgt. D.L. Jarrett, R/90781, RCAF = Sudbury, Ont
Information from “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:56 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:36 am
Awesome, and Thank You Temujin, Oh … and Good Morning :-)
Your welcome, more to come, and good morning to you

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Re: RCAF 408 Sqdn, missing some hometowns

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:59 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:18 am
Handley Page Hampden

Hampden, AE385, September 12, 1942
Pilot: Sgt G M. Frame, R/101501, RCAF - Lenore, Man

Hampden, AT139, August 1, 1942
Observer: Sgt R.S. Doherty, R/81079, RCAF = Vancouver, B.C.
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Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:59 pm

That is so AWESOME Temujin, Thank You so VERY Much !!!!! I figured the Bomber Squadrons was going to take some time, that is why I did the fighter squadrons first, starting with RCAF Bomber 408 Squadron, so far I have 41 Hampdens, 52 Halifax's, and 41 Lancasters from 408 that had losses from either training or combat. And wow, some of the stories, mind blowing !

If you would like a copy, I would be more than Honoured to share, but I will send through an e-mail,

They All need to be Remembered !!!!!

Cheers

George

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