Another One, Halifax LV935, R.A.F. No. 1659 H.C.U.

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Another One, Halifax LV935, R.A.F. No. 1659 H.C.U.

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:33 pm

Greetings, have another one, looked all over for hometown for Navigators: Flying Officer Joseph Arthur Rosaire Gaetan Heroux and Flying Officer John Earl Stillings, all CWGC, CVWM, Find a Grave, and F/O J.E. Stillings just states "From U.S.A." does not say from where. Any and all help would be appreciated.

R.A.F. No. 1659 Heavy Conversion Unit

Halifax, LV935, April 8, 1945

Aircraft took off from R.A.F. Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, England for a radar demonstration and bombing practice, aircraft failed to return from mission, some where it was lost at sea while on a practice bombing exercise off the east coast of Britain. Aircraft and crew were lost without a trace.

Crew:
Pilot: P/O J.G.L. Sicotte, J/93527, RCAF, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nav: F/O J.A.R.G. Heroux, J/45167, RCAF, Hometown unknown
Nav: F/O J.L.P. Routhier, J/41979, RCAF, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nav: F/O J.E. Stillings, J/17618, RCAF, Hometown unknown, U.S.A.
Wop/Gnr: W/O I J.A.L. Potvin, R/159132, RCAF, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Gnr: Flt Sgt J.C.P. Laferriere, K/253892, RCAF, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gnr: Flt Sgt J.C. Valiquette, R/268571, RCAF, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Gnr: Flt Sgt J. Stevenson, R/88151, RCAF, Glace Bay, nova Scotia, Canada

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Re: Another One, Halifax LV935, R.A.F. No. 1659 H.C.U.

Post by Temujin » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:12 am

Flying Officer Joseph Arthur Rosaire Gaetan Heroux - from St Barthelemi Station, Quebec, Canada

Flying Officer John Earl Stillings says he was from Crossfield, Alberta.......I’ll check further

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Re: Another One, Halifax LV935, R.A.F. No. 1659 H.C.U.

Post by Temujin » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:20 am

George, found his records, he live in Alberta or 23 years.....but was born in the US, I think it says Billview, Alabama
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Re: Another One, Halifax LV935, R.A.F. No. 1659 H.C.U.

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:44 pm

George, found his records, he live in Alberta or 23 years.....but was born in the US, I think it says Billview, Alabama
Thank You Temujin, looked throughout Alabama, could not find a Billview, Alabama, but I did find a Bellview, Alabama, so I guess it was down to his writing.

Temujin, Thanks for the help on that one, I just could not find any info, other than "From U.S.A."

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