Texans in the RCAF, Individual's pictures ???

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Texans in the RCAF, Individual's pictures ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue May 19, 2020 2:29 am

Greetings everyone, hope everyone is safe and well ! I am working on a project for the No. 1 B.F.T.S. Museum in Terrell, Texas. It's about fellow Texans that crossed the northern border to help out in WW II. I am looking to see if there are any photo's available for the following Fallen Warriors from Texas. Appreciate any and all help if there are any pictures out there.

Pilot/Student: L.A.C. T.D. Peale, R/137295, RCAF, Palestine, Texas
Tiger Moth, 4342, August 11, 1942, RCAF No. 20 E.F.T.S.

Pilot: L.A.C. W.S. Morriss, R/98032, RCAF, Salado, Texas
Cessna Crane, 1123, August 30, 1941, RCAF No. 4 S.F.T.S.

Pilot/Student: L.A.C. W.S. Shand, R/83264, RCAF, Kerrville, Texas
Cessna Crane, 7859, September 13, 1941, RCAF No. 12 S.F.T.S.

Pilot: P/O G.B. Whitney, RCAF, J/15189, Fort Worth, Texas
Supermarine Spitfire, AB917, “The Inspirer”, October 28, 1941

Pilot: Flt Lt S.L. Murrell (DFC), J/16203, RCAF, Gainesville, Texas
Handley Page Halifax, JD124, June 22, 1943, R.C.A.F. 405 “Vancouver” Squadron

Pilot: Sgt O.N. Elwell, R/106525, RCAF, Pittsburgh, Texas
Avro Anson, X7063, May 17, 1942, R.A.F. No. 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit

Pilot/Student: Sgt S.H. McBryde, R/109887, RCAF, Kingsville, Texas
Airspeed Oxford, BG666, October 13, 1942, R.A.F. No. 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit

Pilot/Student: Sgt J.L. Wyatt, R/83471, RCAF, Jacksonville, Texas
Airspeed Oxford, AB641, March 15, 1942, R.A.F., No. 12 Flight Training School

Pilot: Flt Sgt G.F. Smith, R/109986, RCAF, Sherman, Texas
Vickers Wellington, X3662, October 8, 1943, R.A.F. No. 20 Operational Training Unit

Pilot: Sgt R.F. Anderson, R/83108, RCAF, Houston, Texas
Vickers Wellington, R1047, February 6, 1942, R.A.F. No. 21 Operational Training Unit

Pilot: Flt Sgt P.C. Noel, R/83366, RCAF, Marlin, Texas
Vickers Wellington, X3201, July 28, 1942, R.A.F. No. 22 Operational Training Unit

Pilot: Sgt C.E. Wisrodt, R/67687, RCAF, Galveston, Texas
Hawker Hurricane, BM920, March 3, 1942, R.A.F. No. 17 Squadron

Obs: W/O 2 R.B. Clements, R/67894, RCAF, Goldthwaite, Texas, U.S.A.
Vickers Wellington, ES989, February 18, 1942, R.A.F. No. 37 Squadron

Gnr: Sgt C.D. Gellatly, R/69897, RCAF, Beaumont, Texas
Avro Manchester, L7427, April 9, 1942, R.A.F. No. 83 Squadron

Pilot: P/O G.D. Woolrich, J/15746, RCAF, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Supermarine Spitfire, EP164, August 26, 1942, R.A.F. No. 152 Squadron

Gnr: Sgt L.E. Corley R/126738, RCAF, Houston, Texas
Avro Lancaster, W4930, April 16, 1943, R.A.F. No. 158 Squadron

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Re: Texans in the RCAF, Individual's pictures ???

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Pilot/Student: L.A.C. W.S. Shand, R/83264, RCAF, Kerrville, Texas
Cessna Crane, 7859, September 13, 1941, RCAF No. 12 S.F.T.S.
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Pilot: L.A.C. W.S. Morriss, R/98032, RCAF, Salado, Texas
Cessna Crane, 1123, August 30, 1941, RCAF No. 4 S.F.T.S
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Post by Temujin » Tue May 19, 2020 9:54 am

Pilot: P/O G.B. Whitney, RCAF, J/15189, Fort Worth, Texas
Supermarine Spitfire, AB917, “The Inspirer”, October 28, 1941

A note, this article says the University of Texas, at Arlington, has a copy of a newspaper with his photo in it
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Pilot: Flt Lt S.L. Murrell (DFC), J/16203, RCAF, Gainesville, Texas
Handley Page Halifax, JD124, June 22, 1943, R.C.A.F. 405 “Vancouver” Squadron
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Pilot/Student: Sgt S.H. McBryde, R/109887, RCAF, Kingsville, Texas
Airspeed Oxford, BG666, October 13, 1942, R.A.F. No. 15 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit
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Post by Temujin » Tue May 19, 2020 12:14 pm

Pilot: Flt Sgt G.F. Smith, R/109986, RCAF, Sherman, Texas
Vickers Wellington, X3662, October 8, 1943, R.A.F. No. 20 Operational Training Unit

I haven’t found a photo of Glen Frank Smith yet......but I did find a photo of the aircraft that he was lost in, under the tail on the fuselage you can see X3662:
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Post by Temujin » Tue May 19, 2020 12:30 pm

This is a hard group to find photo’s for.......but, we can’t find them.....the individual records in LAC Ottawa will have a photo of each of them. You’d either have to hire a private researcher, or find someone (maybe on this site) who would be willing to go to LAC, draw the records, and photograph each of the required photo’s

I’m still looking though.....I’ll see if I can find more
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Post by georgetanksherman » Tue May 19, 2020 12:42 pm

Thankyou as always Temujin, I had contacted Arlington Heights High School and the Fort Worth School system where P/O Whitney graduated to see if they had a graduation picture. Of course they looked at me like I was crazy, then I showed them what I had, Graduation Certificate and such, then, especially the High School asked for more info, amazing how that works LOL. I only wish I had some one over in the United Kingdom that could help me as much as you have Temujin with the R.A.F. guys and the A.T.A. guys !

Yeah, I know there will be some of these Fallen Warriors that there are no photo's of, I looked all over for awhile now, every once in awhile a photo would pop out, but these warriors were my hard to find info on folks, so I thought I was ask for some help

Really appreciate the help, once I get this completed as much as I can, I will e-mail you all that I have done !

Cheers, and hope all is well !

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Post by Temujin » Tue May 19, 2020 2:16 pm

Pilot: P/O G.D. Woolrich, J/15746, RCAF, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
Supermarine Spitfire, EP164, August 26, 1942, R.A.F. No. 152 Squadron

NOTE: The aircraft number above is incorrect, the aircraft he went missing in was HM 638
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