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RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 pm

Greetings, been going through CWGC, CVWM, Fallen Warriors, Find-A-Grave, and a few others, but can not locate the hometowns of the following RCAF 420 Squadron Fallen warriors, appreciate any and all help

Hampden, AT248, July 3, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt. R.W. Whytock, R/56325, RCAF

Hampden, AE355, July 31, 1942
W/O 2 R.R. Stewart, R/73095, RCAF,

Wellington, BJ966, January 21, 1943
Nav: Flt Sgt R.H. Welsh, R/79382, RCAF,

Halifax, NA505, June 8, 1944
Nav: F/O D.B. Norton, J/26934, RCAF,

Halifax, MZ713, July 25, 1944
Wop/Gnr: F/O E.W. Monk, J/26848, RCAF,
Gnr: P/O N. Cushman, J/89295, RCAF
Gnr: F/Sgt J.A.W. Sutherland, R/189515, RCAF

Halifax, NA188, January 17, 1945
Bmb Aim: F/O W. Webb, J/38676, RCAF,

Halifax, NP946, April 18, 1945
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt G.F. Montgomery, R/208136, RCAF,

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:14 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Greetings, been going through CWGC, CVWM, Fallen Warriors, Find-A-Grave, and a few others, but can not locate the hometowns of the following RCAF 420 Squadron Fallen warriors, appreciate any and all help

Hampden, AT248, July 3, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt. R.W. Whytock, R/56325, RCAF - Montreal, PQ

Hampden, AE355, July 31, 1942
W/O 2 R.R. Stewart, R/73095, RCAF, - Coles Islands, Queen County, New Brunswick

Wellington, BJ966, January 21, 1943
Nav: Flt Sgt R.H. Welsh, R/79382, RCAF, - Sherbrooke, PQ

Halifax, NA505, June 8, 1944
Nav: F/O D.B. Norton, J/26934, RCAF, - Miltown, New Brunswick

Halifax, MZ713, July 25, 1944
Wop/Gnr: F/O E.W. Monk, J/26848, RCAF, - St Catherines, Ontario
Gnr: P/O N. Cushman, J/89295, RCAF - Toronto, Ontario
Gnr: F/Sgt J.A.W. Sutherland, R/189515, RCAF - Montreal, PQ

Halifax, NA188, January 17, 1945
Bmb Aim: F/O W. Webb, J/38676, RCAF, - Toronto, Ontario

Halifax, NP946, April 18, 1945
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt G.F. Montgomery, R/208136, RCAF, Hamilton, Ontario
Source: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 pm

Awesome, Thank You Temujin for the info, I also have a few RAFVR guys if you would like to try and tackle them :-) Asking with hat in hand ! :-)

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:14 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Awesome, Thank You Temujin for the info, I also have a few RAFVR guys if you would like to try and tackle them :-) Asking with hat in hand ! :-)

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Post them up George, I’ll see what I can find

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm

The R.A.F. Fallen Warriors out of RCAF 420 Squadron that I can not find hometowns on.

Hampden, AD869, April 20, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt G.A. Player, 1165993, RAFVR

Hampden, AE389, May 8, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt A.S. Urquhart, 987978, RAFVR

Hampden, AE288, May 9, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt C.S. Jefferies, 1163805, RAFVR

Hampden, AE260, June 3, 1942
Pilot: Sgt E. Harrison, 1190941, RAFVR
Obs: Sgt J.S. Gething, 999003, RAFVR

Hampden, AE390, July 13, 1942
Obs: Sgt W.J. Chapman, 934647, RAFVR

Hampden, AE202, July 27, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt J.R. Elliot, 954417, RAFVR

Wellington, X3814, March 29, 1943
Wop/Gnr: Sgt L. Jones, 1206582, RAFVR

Halifax, NA188, January 17, 1945
Flt Eng: Sgt R. Hutchinson, 1595239, RAF,

Halifax, NA183, January 17, 1945
Flt Eng: F/O T.C. Jones, 158807, RAF,

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
The R.A.F. Fallen Warriors out of RCAF 420 Squadron that I can not find hometowns on.

I”ll add them one at a time, If I find them:

Hampden, AD869, April 20, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt G.A. Player, 1165993, RAFVR - Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England

Hampden, AE389, May 8, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Flt Sgt A.S. Urquhart, 987978, RAFVR

Hampden, AE288, May 9, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt C.S. Jefferies, 1163805, RAFVR

Hampden, AE260, June 3, 1942
Pilot: Sgt E. Harrison, 1190941, RAFVR
Obs: Sgt J.S. Gething, 999003, RAFVR

Hampden, AE390, July 13, 1942
Obs: Sgt W.J. Chapman, 934647, RAFVR

Hampden, AE202, July 27, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt J.R. Elliot, 954417, RAFVR

Wellington, X3814, March 29, 1943
Wop/Gnr: Sgt L. Jones, 1206582, RAFVR

Halifax, NA188, January 17, 1945
Flt Eng: Sgt R. Hutchinson, 1595239, RAF,

Halifax, NA183, January 17, 1945
Flt Eng: F/O T.C. Jones, 158807, RAF,

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Ludford 101 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:18 pm

Hampden, AE288, May 9, 1942
Wop/Gnr: Sgt C.S. Jefferies, 1163805, RAFVR

Son of Robert L. and Alice V. (nee Stanley) Jefferies of Bristol

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:32 pm

Thanks Ludford.......I’m having a lot of problems finding the RAF personell, as you know. Any and all help appreciated

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:02 pm

Temujin wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 pm
georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm
The R.A.F. Fallen Warriors out of RCAF 420 Squadron that I can not find hometowns on.

I”ll add them one at a time, If I find them:

Hampden, AE390, July 13, 1942
Obs: Sgt W.J. Chapman, 934647, RAFVR
I was having issues finding this man, check the records (below) and his name is H. Chapman. Will look for him?
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EDIT: Well the record I posted above is WRONG. He WAS W.J. Chapman. Confirmed in “They Shall Not Grow Old”........but having said that, still not finding any records to give me hometown

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Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Post by Temujin » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:13 pm

Temujin wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 pm
georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:03 pm

Wellington, X3814, March 29, 1943
Wop/Gnr: Sgt L. Jones, 1206582, RAFVR
Another man I’m having issues with. Records on this flight were “all over the place” with him NOT included on the crew, and then documents saying it was a 5 man crew, but no name, and a book showing him as Canadian (which he is not)......so looked up the operational records and his name IS ON the CREW. Now to see if I can find him.
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