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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:46 pm

George,

Here is another one which I have come across during my research:

Flight Sergeant William Sorg RCAF a pilot from Westmount Ave, Pittsburg, PA.

He was flying in an Anson from 1 GRS which ditched in the sea and had a chap who went on to serve with 78 Squadron.

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by Temujin » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:26 pm

Additional Info for you George. In this article, I’ve also highlight two more American’s that were part of the rescue aircraft sent to them
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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:51 am

Thank you both Temujin and 78SqnHistory for that info on the three Americans, I do not have them on my research, so will get on with them and see what I can find out about them !

Thank You both - Cheers
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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by 78SqnHistory » Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:50 am

George,

do you have Flt CM Howes RCAF Pilot on your list? He was born in Kent England but at the age of 4 he emigrated to the USA with his parents and remained there until he crossed the border to enlist. He lived at Stamford, Conn and completed all of his schooling their.

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:40 am

Daz,

Thank You for that, I did not have that Pilot or crew, I appreciate the heads up on that one, can not find the home town for Bmb Aim: F/O G.W. McCartney, J/28883, RCAF, but this is what I have so far,

Halifax, MZ311, August 26, 1944

Aircraft took off from RAF Breighton, Yorkshire on a “Gardening” mission to drop mines near la Rochelle, on the the west coast of France, aircraft crashed 4 miles north east of Cheltenham, Gloster, England, at Cleeve Hill with the loss of all crew members.

Crew:
Pilot: Flt Lt C.M. Howes, J/25977, RCAF, Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A.
Flt Eng: Flt Sgt J. McArdle, 1684019, RAFVR, Aigburth, Liverpool, England
Nav: F/O E.E. Freeman, 28223, RCAF, Fosterton, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bmb Aim: F/O G.W. McCartney, J/28883, RCAF, Hometown Unknown, Canada
Wop/Gnr: Sgt E.H. Harris, 1423759, RAFVR, Blaenavon, Wales, England
Gnr: F/O J.M. Glenn, J/36021, RCAF, Ferris, Ontario, Canada
Gnr: P/O H.B. Hamilton, J/89908, RCAF, North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by Temujin » Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:43 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 2:40 am
Daz,

Thank You for that, I did not have that Pilot or crew, I appreciate the heads up on that one, can not find the home town for Bmb Aim: F/O G.W. McCartney, J/28883, RCAF, but this is what I have so far,

Halifax, MZ311, August 26, 1944

Bmb Aim: F/O G.W. McCartney, J/28883, RCAF, Hometown Unknown, Canada
Hey George,

F/O George William McCartney, from Clairville, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:49 am

Thanks for the info Temujin, Appreciate the help on that one as with all the rest :-)

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:30 am

George,

another one found today Major Donald Blakeslee USAAF former RCAF fighter pilot from Fairport Ohio. There is a picture of him in the Leader Post, Saskatchewan Canada 17 Aug 1943.

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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by Temujin » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:33 am

78SqnHistory wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:30 am
George,

another one found today Major Donald Blakeslee USAAF former RCAF fighter pilot from Fairport Ohio. There is a picture of him in the Leader Post, Saskatchewan Canada 17 Aug 1943.

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Follow up to Daz post, here is the photo, with a whole lot more I found, PLUS, another American’s name in one of the articles
DONALD JAMES MATHEW BLAKESLEE
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Re: Greetings from Warwickshire

Post by 78SqnHistory » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:56 pm

Great work and some great pictures, its a shame about the quality of the original newspaper photo as their is a 78 Squadron chap in it Squadron Leader Robert Irwin Trickett DFC who flew with both 78 and 35 Squadrons and remained in the RCAF after the war.

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