North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

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North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:44 am

Looking for home towns on two lads from Canada, the info that I have so far is:

R.A.F. No. 111 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit

North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Aircraft took off from the Bahamas on a training flight that had 2 exercises, the aircraft and crew completed the first exercise and returned to base for refuel and re-arm. Aircraft took off for the second exercise and went missing, search was conducted, but nothing was found. Cause of crash and location is not known, aircraft and crew missing without a trace.

Note: 2 days later aircraft on training mission spotted a dinghy, Surface craft recovered, empty, and damaged

Crew:
Pilot: F/O G.W. Shafer, C/6035, RCAF, Unknown
Pilot: P/O A.B. Waton, J/20590, RCAF, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Nav: P/O B.B. Goodman, J/21746, RCAF, Unknown
Wop/Gnr: Sgt G. Fenton, R/139833, RCAF, Ridgedale, Saskatchewan, Canada
Wop/Gnr: Sgt G.W. Tomkins, R/133613, RCAF, Frankford, Ontario, Canada
Wop/Gnr: Sgt L.R. Burchell, R/124720, RCAF, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Wop/Gnr: Sgt R. Farnsworth, 578225, RAFVR, Witton Gilbert, Co. Durham, United Kingdom

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Re: North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by Temujin » Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:12 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:44 am
Looking for home towns on two lads from Canada, the info that I have so far is:

R.A.F. No. 111 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit

North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Aircraft took off from the Bahamas on a training flight that had 2 exercises, the aircraft and crew completed the first exercise and returned to base for refuel and re-arm. Aircraft took off for the second exercise and went missing, search was conducted, but nothing was found. Cause of crash and location is not known, aircraft and crew missing without a trace.

Note: 2 days later aircraft on training mission spotted a dinghy, Surface craft recovered, empty, and damaged

Crew:
Pilot: F/O G.W. Shafer, C/6035, RCAF, Unknown
Nav: P/O B.B. Goodman, J/21746, RCAF, Unknown
Hey George

Benny Baldwin Goodman - from Carman, Manitoba

Second.......Name is Gordon Wellesley SCHAFER, not “Shafer” - from Spokane, Washington

Source: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

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Re: North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by Temujin » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:28 pm

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Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:43 pm

Wow, another American to add to my list, Thank You very much Temujin for the update, help and assist with this, I want them ALL to be REMEMBERED and HONOURED !!!

Hope all is well with you and your family, All the Best!

Thanks again !

George

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Re: North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by Temujin » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:02 am

I’m will thank you George. Hopefully you and yours are also well and staying safe.

Here’s a little more info on FO Schafer
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Re: North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by Temujin » Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:18 am

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Re: North American Mitchell, FR379, April 9, 1943

Post by Temujin » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:46 am

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