RCAF, 417 Sqdn, P.O.W.'s & Aircraft ???

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Re: RCAF, 417 Sqdn, P.O.W.'s & Aircraft ???

Post by Temujin » Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 am


Aircraft, Spitfire, JF874, July 26, 1944, Aircraft failed to return after mission (Reason, Location, pilot unknown)

George, I can’t find this one......I’ll post up the two pages, and maybe your eyes can spot it......I haven’t found it

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BUT, I found this record
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Re: RCAF, 417 Sqdn, P.O.W.'s & Aircraft ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu May 16, 2019 12:54 pm

Yeah, this I got from RAF Owned, RCAF Operated, JA100 to JN999

To No. 417 (F) Squadron, RCAF in Italy on 31 May 1944, after returning from loan to USAAF. Failed to return from operations on 26 July 1944.

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Spitfire pilots and aircraft database - Spitfire JF874

FF 26-8-43 33MU 27-8-43 82MU 2-9-43 Crawford W Long 22-9-43 Casablanca 10-10-43 NAfricanASC 31-10-43 USAAF 31-1-44 417S 31-5-44 FTR ops 26-7-44

That is all I could find on this aircraft, so thought I would ask to see if anyone else could come up with anything, as always "Thank You" so much for the help on this, when one gets into researching like this, it really opens ones eyes to what really happened !

Cheers !!!!

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Re: RCAF, 417 Sqdn, P.O.W.'s & Aircraft ???

Post by Waterford853 » Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:51 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 am
Greetings everyone, doing a bit of research on RCAF Squadron 417, Can not find some of the info !

1) Found 5 pilot's captured, became P.O.W.'s. Can not find aircraft serial # and what happened Any help and assistance will be appreciated !

P.O.W., Flt Sgt J.T. MacLeod, R/153205, RCAF, July 26, 1944

P.O.W., F/O G.C. Armstrong, RCAF, April 19,1943

P.O.W., F/O L.C. Grant, R/79515, RCAF, April 19,1943

P.O.W., F/O J.M. Riley, J/15290, RCAF, April 19,1943

P.O.W., P/O J.T. Field, J/17829, RCAF, August 13, 1943

2) I found 6 aircraft incidents from RCAF 417 Squadron, with serials #'s, what happened, but no pilot's named

Aircraft: Spitfire, JF336, December 8, 1943, Aircraft hit by flak, aircraft abandoned by pilot, (Do not know where, pilot unknown)

Aircraft: Spitfire, JF361, January,26, 1944, Aircraft crash landed near Anzio, Italy due to aircraft engine failure (pilot unknown)

Aircraft: Spitfire, JF509, January 25, 1944, Aircraft attacked and damaged by a Fw-190, pilot abandoned aircraft. (Location not known, pilot unknown)

Aircraft: Spitfire, JF710, December 16, 1943, Aircraft ran off runway into soft ground and overturned at Carne. (Pilot Unknown)

Aircraft, Spitfire, JF874, July 26, 1944, Aircraft failed to return after mission (Reason, Location, pilot unknown)

Aircraft, Spitfire, JF882, June 28, 1944, Aircraft engine failure off Ancona, Italy, Pilot abandoned aircraft (Pilot unknown)

Not a direct answer to your question but thought this recording of an old radio interview with my father P/O John Riley would be of interest. Cheers!

https://islandvoices.ca/islandora/objec ... 04acass001

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Re: RCAF, 417 Sqdn, P.O.W.'s & Aircraft ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:11 pm

Thank Waterford853,

It's always heartwarming to hear these warriors tell there tales. every once in a while you get a gold mine, especially if you are a history buff !

Cheers

George
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