Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

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Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:56 pm

Looking for info on Flight Engineer: Sgt A. Bostock, 1541998, RAFVR, Nottingham, England of RCAF 434 Squadron, and what aircraft ser#, during this time period, the squadron was flying the Handley Page Halifax.

December 29/30, 1943
P/O R. Pratt was hit by flak outbound, the stbd inner was damaged and caught fire, stbd outer and port outer were damaged, pilot slightly injured in the leg, and Sgt A. Bostock RAFVR, the Flt Engineer was killed. There were also many holes throughout the fuselage. Sgt J. Stinson RCAF, the 2nd pilot took over, went to the target and brought the damaged Halifax back to a safe landing at Woodbridge, England

Any and all help and assistance is truly appreciative

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by Ludford 101 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:28 pm

I don't have the ORB for this squadron, which will give the answer. Have you tried Richard Koval who does the 6 Group site where this came from?

The Woodbridge ORB won't tell you anything, I'm afraid. A friend of mine did a project on all the emergency airfields some years ago and told me it's useless.

Once you get into 1944 - 1945 I can help you as I have all the damage reports for aircraft which returned safely.

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:21 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Looking for info on Flight Engineer: Sgt A. Bostock, 1541998, RAFVR, Nottingham, England of RCAF 434 Squadron, and what aircraft ser#, during this time period, the squadron was flying the Handley Page Halifax.

December 29/30, 1943
P/O R. Pratt was hit by flak outbound, the stbd inner was damaged and caught fire, stbd outer and port outer were damaged, pilot slightly injured in the leg, and Sgt A. Bostock RAFVR, the Flt Engineer was killed. There were also many holes throughout the fuselage. Sgt J. Stinson RCAF, the 2nd pilot took over, went to the target and brought the damaged Halifax back to a safe landing at Woodbridge, England

Any and all help and assistance is truly appreciative
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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:41 pm

Thank You very Much for the info Temujin, appreciate all the help and info !

I have another Canadian with no info, if you can help out ! looking for cause of death and or aircraft

November 1, 1944
Wop/Gnr: W/O 1 Stanley Douglas Martin, R/99792, RCAF, 434 Sqdn.
Buried: Brookwood, Military Cemetery, Surrey, England


Thanks, appreciate all help given !

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by Temujin » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:31 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Thank You very Much for the info Temujin, appreciate all the help and info !

I have another Canadian with no info, if you can help out ! looking for cause of death and or aircraft

November 1, 1944
Wop/Gnr: W/O 1 Stanley Douglas Martin, R/99792, RCAF, 434 Sqdn.
Buried: Brookwood, Military Cemetery, Surrey, England


Thanks, appreciate all help given !
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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:53 pm

Wow, that is awesome Temujin, I was about to ask if you had info on the rest of the crew, is there any info available on where his home town is, tried looking every where but could not find the answer, really appreciate all the help !

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by Ludford 101 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:34 pm

Born London, Ontario 25 January 1923. On enlistment was living in St Thomas, Ontario. Married Eileen Alice Pritchett at London, Ontario 9 September 1942.

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Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:54 pm

That is AWESOME, "Thank You" Temujin and Ludford 101 for the info ! Really appreciate the help !!!!!!!!!

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