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Dean Black Dean Black from Renfrew wrote on 2017-12-16 at 2:00 pm:
Chaplain Bob D, please write to director@airforce.ca
Chaplain Bob D Chaplain Bob D from Boston MA wrote on 2017-12-04 at 8:04 pm:
William Prendergast is a 94 year old man who was part of the RCAF in WWII. He said he served his flying time in the USA. I'm trying to put together his military service in the RCAF so I can honor him for his service. There are several pictures of himself and his buddies hanging up in his room. Unfortunately he can't remember names or squadron or type of airplane. He says he was a pilot of a twin engine, two bladed prop airplane. I have copies of his pictures and I'd love to share them, both for history and to get more information about Bill. Who would I send them to? Help please!
David Perry David Perry from Hong Kong wrote on 2017-11-27 at 9:29 pm:
I would appreciate any information on Pilot Officer WDC Beck J23346 who served in the RCAF in WW2. I have a set of navigation dividers in a small wooden marked box dated 1942/3 that belonged to Beck and would be happy to pass these to any interested relative.
Jan Nieuwenhuis Jan Nieuwenhuis wrote on 2017-11-23 at 2:05 pm:
For those interested... On 1st October my new "World War II Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands & North Sea" website was launched! The purpose of the website is to help researchers, family members and any one interested, to search for detailed information about Allied Aircraft Crashes in The Netherlands and North Sea in the Second World War. Please note that not (yet) all crashes are available in the database, though it is gradually filled with more data... (See "Modifications" button on the website). At present the database lists the information on 1368 crashed aircraft, 6505 crew members (of which 863 RCAF), and 641 cemeteries/memorials... The address to go to is: https://www.airwar4045.nl
BING NEARING BING NEARING from BIXBY OK. wrote on 2017-11-23 at 10:06 am:
Looking for information about RCAF members that joined early 1953 from Cape Breton
Patricia Young Patricia Young from North Vancouver wrote on 2017-11-21 at 11:06 pm:
My Dad, James Harold Wright was a Leading Air Craftsman in the RCAF (Squadron 403). He enlisted in 1943 and went overseas in 1944. I am interested in learning about where and when this Squadron went to in Europe. Where do I begin my search. My Dad will soon by 94 years old but sadly he has severe dementia.
Bruce West Bruce West from London wrote on 2017-11-17 at 4:53 pm:
My father-in-law’s RCAF WW 2 service record shows that he was attached to the No. 8 Aircrew Holding Unit in June 1945. Does anyone know where it was located ?
Maureen M. Smith Maureen M. Smith from York, Englan d wrote on 2017-11-08 at 12:59 pm:
I am looking for any information regarding WOII Gordon Thomas Hillman who died during WWII, he is buried in Berlin War Cemetery, I have the Plot and photograph etc. but would love to know something of his life during his service in the RCAF. Many thanks in anticipation
David Broxham David Broxham from Worthing uk wrote on 2017-10-26 at 8:55 am:
Our uncle Maurice Nichols sadly passed away recently. He served in the Royal Canadian Airforce after WW2 and throughout his working life as a load master on Hercules Aircraft. We would like to place his ashes in a suitable memorial place close to Edmonton, Alberta. Any help to arrange this would be appreciated. Thankyou
Jan Nieuwenhuis Jan Nieuwenhuis wrote on 2017-10-20 at 3:39 pm:
A few weeks ago my new "World War II Allied Aircraft Crashes in the Netherlands & North Sea" website was launched! The address to go to is: https://www.airwar4045.nl Currently the database lists the detailed information on 1359 crashed aircraft, 6435 crew members, and 622 cemeteries/memorials... Any comments/corrections and/or more information is most welcome...
James Horne James Horne from Kentville, NS wrote on 2017-10-20 at 9:04 am:
My Father, Ken Horne, died in November, 2010 but curiously I'm thinking of today's cairn re-dedication. Dad's friend Clay Bird flew Hallies in WW2. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Donald Dulmage Donald Dulmage from Belleville wrote on 2017-10-16 at 10:43 am:
Both parents. Were in RCAF in WW2. Mom Flt Sgt. Dad Instructor No 1 WirelessSchool. I need a AT1 RCAF transmitter to go with my AR2 receivler. Any reoairable condition. Nice website
Wayne Levesque Wayne Levesque from Dorval wrote on 2017-10-13 at 11:11 am:
My father, Nelson Levesque was an F86 pilot with 422 Squadron based in Baden-Baden Germany. We had two beer steins with the squadron emblem and pewter lids with the F-86 on top. They were both destroyed and I have been trying to locate another one. Can anyone help? Thanks.
Lisa Addinall Lisa Addinall from York wrote on 2017-10-12 at 6:50 am:
Was honoured to meet some of you today at the memorial service in Newton On Ouse.
Vince Munro Vince Munro from London, On wrote on 2017-10-02 at 2:00 pm:
Looking for James Ross Mason, Navigator of Halifax MkIII LV-879 QB-A, the only survivor of the crew. LV879 was shot down over Giessen Germany 31 March,1944 on their return trip from Nuremberg, Germany. Our website (www.rcaf424.ca) is dedicated to John Doig's Crew. Lest we Forget
Ken Cothliff Ken Cothliff from Leeds, Yorkshire wrote on 2017-09-09 at 6:58 am:
I am son of RCAF Flt. Engineer, Bill 'Scotty' Gracie KIA. 5 Aug '44 Now historian and author of book "Under the Maple Leaf". I can offer guided tour of 6(RCAF) Group airfileds in Yorkshire. Anybody intersted should contact me direct at kencothliff@hotmail.co.uk.
MAJOR (retired) David S. Blackburn, CD MAJOR (retired) David S. Blackburn, CD from Edmonton wrote on 2017-09-02 at 7:18 pm:
It is with a heavy heart that I write to inform the RCAF Association that my mother Mary Lillian Blackburn (née Banks) passed away peacefully with family at her side on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 8:55 AM EST at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Mom was 78 years of age. Mom was a Fighter Cop having served in St.Jean QC, Northern Canada on the DEW Line and in Metz France. Rest In Peace Mom.
Jill Bloom Jill Bloom from Langley, BC wrote on 2017-08-31 at 3:36 pm:
I am seeking any RCAF Veteran living in my area who would occasionally consider visiting my father, Col. John L Twambley (Retired) who had an extensive military flying career from early 1950's to '80s. He lives in an Assisted Living unit and would love to "talk about the good ole days!"
Heather (Nelson) Johannson Heather (Nelson) Johannson from Peachland, formerly Vancouver wrote on 2017-08-25 at 8:11 pm:
While looking for my father in the picture of the 408 Squadon based in Linton on Ouse, last year, I found my Mother instead. I retuned this year with my Dad's photo album and have allowed the Museum to take copies and use them in their displays. What a wonderful museum.
Stephanie Dejager Stephanie Dejager from Revelstoke wrote on 2017-08-16 at 12:15 am:
Thank you for all that you do with keeping and postings records from WW2. My grandfather was a squadron leader for the RCAF in the Battle of Britain. Any pictures and information other than what is posted would be greatly appreciated. His name was Charles Warren Trevena.
William Harding William Harding from Irvine Scotland wrote on 2017-08-07 at 10:46 am:
Hi i'm trying to trace my fathers background ( Francis William Haring )of which I know nothing about. Born in Ontario district in 1915, he served from what I can see in his service record he served with the Canadian Aux Air Force from Dec 1935 till Nov 1938 Service Number 807130 he thwn enlisted with the Commandos in Southampton April 1939.. Can anyone tell where to look to find out any records of military service in the Armed Forces Please. Thank You Willam Harding
Tania Tania wrote on 2017-07-27 at 6:28 pm:
Hi looking for any friends or relatives of my grandfather Joseph Lionel herve Quesnel Rear gunner 432 squadron.
Brian Gosselin Brian Gosselin from Verdun wrote on 2017-07-08 at 5:48 pm:
Hello, I am searching for the service record of my father who served in the RCAF in WW2. Any help for where I may find this info? All I have is his RCAF Service and Pay book that provides a minute amount of information such as an Air Force number, date of enlistment, etc.
John Nixon John Nixon from Owen Sound wrote on 2017-07-08 at 1:05 pm:
Does anyone know why this data base is now inaccessible for all names by alphabetical order. I have used for 8 years and was always able to pull up all names alphabetically. What gives now? It knick me into a "single" search and my father in laws name is "not found" although was found for the last 8 years .
Kyle Broadbent Kyle Broadbent from Richland, WA, USA wrote on 2017-06-29 at 1:58 am:
My Grandfather, Lavar Halle Richardson, left the US and joined the RCAF during WWII before the US go in. Im looking for any information that people may have about his time in the RCAF. Thanks for any help you can provide! Crossing my fingers. Email me: kyle.broadbent1981@gmail.com
Frederick Kozak Frederick Kozak from Calgary wrote on 2017-06-23 at 5:38 pm:
Another good one goes to the great beyond... Morley ("Mork") Brown. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarphoenix/obituary.aspx?pid=185890410
Richard Orr Richard Orr from Kansas City, MO USA wrote on 2017-06-20 at 7:25 pm:
Hello, I am trying to find information about an American married to my mother. His name is Ted Kelly and he was shot down during WWII. Ted and my mother were college sweethearts and ended up marrying each other. Shortly thereafter Ted went to war and was shot down in Europe. They were married scarcely a year. I am the son of my mother, Murl Spellman Kelly-Orr. She married my dad in 1945 and it was many years later in life that mom told me about Ted. I also have photos of him, one particularily of him in his flight suit at an airfiled holding a "Teddy Bear". Being a big history buff, I would love to learn about the circumstances with his entry into the RCAF and his death in Europe. I cannot find a thing about him on-line. Your response would be much appreciated.
Pamela Fuller Pamela Fuller from Forestburg wrote on 2017-06-11 at 6:35 pm:
I'm looking for any and all information and pictures of my great uncle Donald Marvin Peterson. He was around 16 years old in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1953. Anything would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Mimi Jeffery Mimi Jeffery from Delta, B.C. wrote on 2017-06-09 at 12:01 am:
Looking for my Father's records ..joined 1939 and was a Trainer. I know he transferred to the Armed Forces later on. "William George JEFFERY"
Dan Fontaine Dan Fontaine from Brandon MB wrote on 2017-06-06 at 6:16 pm:
Looking for history of 502 Wing Air Force Association.
Bruce Rivington Bruce Rivington from Toronto, On. wrote on 2017-06-06 at 4:23 pm:
Hello, I am looking for information regarding my father, Edwin Rivington. He served in the RCAF from 1941 to 1945. He was in Squadron 409 or 2451. His RCAF number was R95992. If anyone can help me, please let me know. Thank you
Kathleen Foster Kathleen Foster from Pt. Colborne, ON wrote on 2017-05-31 at 2:08 pm:
Hello I am trying to help a lady to find out if her brother's body was ever found. He died post war 1953 on a military plane headed for the Yukon Territories. He flew as a Navigator during WW2 in the Avro Arrow and Lancaster bombers. Here is a link to his name as a post war casualty. His name was Edward James Couchman. http://rcafassociation.ca/heritage/post-war-data/post-war-casualties-air-miscellaneous-units/ 3 116 Flight Lieutenant Johnson, James Hall CT-133 Silver Star III 21541 25 .... Flying Officer Couchman, Edward James CC-129 Dakota 985 28 January 1953 If you could suggest a link or contact # for RCAF that could help her, it would be great! Thanks very much.
Karel Menard Karel Menard from Longueuil wrote on 2017-05-09 at 10:14 pm:
I'm looking for any information about LAC Vincent Ernest Lemire who served with the RCAF in England during WWII.
Jelle Ywema Jelle Ywema from Leeuwarden- Netherlands wrote on 2017-05-02 at 3:27 pm:
Currently when I click on an alphabetic list in the 1914-1939 section - RCAF personnel 1939-1949 and other sections, I see "Nothing found" whereas first I would be able to see pages and pages of airmen. Is this a change in the website? In that case I am not really happy about this and would prefer to see it changed back
June Gray June Gray from Winnipeg,Manitoba wrote on 2017-04-26 at 11:35 am:
My dear Mom was a Veteran of the British Air Force and she came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. She loved her time in the WAF's and always spoke highly of the fellowship during WWII. She recently passed at the age of 97 1/2 years young and faithfully attended Nov. 11 services till this past year! Always loving the Air Force Band and had to sit front row at our convention center!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Kurt Kurt from Nelson wrote on 2017-04-19 at 10:03 pm:
Hello I'm looking for information on My Grandfather Captain Leslie Robert Hart he commanded the Halifax in wwII with the RCAF
William Hewitt William Hewitt from Toronto wrote on 2017-04-11 at 4:06 pm:
Unable to find any entries in this data base on RCAF Navigator Sergeant Robert Thomas Hayes, Service # R225060 and POW # 83678 in Stalag 4B. Is this data base complete? Other information sources. Secret service and/or spy services not included?
Anne Rentz Anne Rentz from West Islip NY wrote on 2017-04-10 at 9:57 am:
Looking for info on Harold Ryan, uncle. One of just a few who survived WW2. He was a fighter pilot Thank you
raymond crouse raymond crouse from salmon river wrote on 2017-04-09 at 4:39 pm:
looking for info on my grandfather ,was aero engine mechanic during ww2 in Winnipeg ,ca any help
Richard Neumann Richard Neumann from Independence wrote on 2017-04-05 at 1:58 pm:
Anyone know of Pierre Laliberte? I'm looking for his association in the Canadian RAF.
Margaret Morrison Margaret Morrison from Scotland wrote on 2017-04-03 at 7:33 pm:
I am searching for details of my late mother's cousin Andrew Glass who served in RCAF. He was stationed in Germany early 1950s or 1960s and he came to visit us in Scotland. Shortly afterwards he went back to Canada and unfortunately died of a heart attack either on the plane or soon after he landed. I.d be grateful for any help you can give me.
Don McLeod Don McLeod from 165 Egerton Street, London, Ontario wrote on 2017-03-28 at 10:36 am:
Would anyone know if Barry Needham from Saskatewan and former Secretary, Western Wing Canadian Fighter PIlots Association (around 2008) is active. He would be in his 90's. Or if a family member could please contact me. Please advise. Thank you. Don. 519-667-4016
John Jnoes John Jnoes from London UK wrote on 2017-03-25 at 6:27 pm:
I wonder if you could solve a mystery for me. According to RAF Fighter Command Losses of WW2 by Franks the following aircraft belongs to 403 RCAF Squadron. Spitfire IX MK843. There seems to be no record of pilot/Squadron serial or cause of loss. Many Thanks John RAF Veteran (Medic)
Bob Davies Bob Davies from Canberra wrote on 2017-03-06 at 10:58 pm:
Trying to get in touch with Ron Bertrand, a P3 tacho I did ADAC with in Halifax in 1990 - if anyone can help or pass on my email I'd be grateful pupdavies@gmail.com
Jessica Jessica from Ponoka wrote on 2017-03-02 at 6:09 pm:
Hello. I'm searching for any information on my grandfather. Last contact was 1966. He was with the RCAF and stationed at CFB Summerside in 1961. His name is/was William Taylor. We believe he may have resided in Ontario. Thanks everyone
JOHN F YARWOOD JOHN F YARWOOD from HORSHAM wrote on 2017-02-28 at 9:53 pm:
I'm currently collecting information and images of Canadian military chits for a proposed book. Any help would be appreciated. Johnyarwood254@gmail.com
L. Brooklyn L. Brooklyn from Kelowna wrote on 2017-02-18 at 8:28 pm:
Hello, I am searching for the service record of my uncle who served in the RCAF in WW2. Any help for where I may find this info?
Elaine Elaine wrote on 2017-02-18 at 7:25 pm:
Good afternoon: I have a big project - Veterans Living History for our Legion, Branch #44 Whitecourt Alberta. A 90 year old sister of a pilot who apparently was shot down during WW2, but the details of burial place, date of death (1944) was not clear in her memory. His name was Edward Borkowsky, service #189482. There is a lake named after him in Manitoba. I can't find any information although I have done several internet searches. I hope that you can help us find more information, both for his sister and her family and some for our Legion. Thank you very much for any information you can forward on.
Sjoerd Looijenga Sjoerd Looijenga from Drouwen wrote on 2017-01-27 at 10:09 am:
Looking for information about and trying to trace any living relatives of the crew of: Halifax Mk.II - W1113 - LQ-G - 30 June 1942 - Mission: Bremen Shot down and crashlanded in Noordwolde, a village in the Northern part of the Netherlands. James William “Sammy” Bell (28) McAdam Junction, New Brunswick, Canada. Warrant Officer – Air Observer - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/64880 Winston James Dickinson (25) Woodstock, provincie New Brunswick, Canada. Flight sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/84563 Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson (26) Dorval, Quebec, Canada Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/56246
Gerald Beck Gerald Beck from Saskatoon wrote on 2017-01-03 at 9:29 pm:
Hello I am still looking for information on My Father Anton L Beck (Tony) who served in WWII .His number #k5576921 .He was in the RAF went over seas to Castle Archdale (Ireland) as an aero mechanic Squadron #422 (Short Sunderlands) And became a Navigational Engineer. He was born in South Allan near Saskatoon Saskatchewan . Any help in this matter would be appreciated as the Veterans Affairs do not help
GLamb GLamb from Vancouver wrote on 2016-12-31 at 10:28 am:
I'm grandson of Alexander Lamb who served @ Rockcliffe Airport during 2nd WW as believe he was a bombardier trainer and mechanic, looking for any information about him, as have very little. Please phone 604-876-8275, thanks.
Annabelle wa d Annabelle wa d from Liecester wrote on 2016-12-26 at 4:17 pm:
Looking for my grandad haven't got much information has my father as passed away all I no that he was in world war 11 based in cambridge met my gran named connie had a little boy my dad,he lived in Canada came over here for the war his surname was Bryce so looking for any help how to find him or family
jim hiuser jim hiuser from grand bend wrote on 2016-12-23 at 4:44 pm:
Hi , I served aug 67- oct 74 aete cold lake and 4 wing {snags} would like to here from all who served with me.cpl aero eng tech
Lew King Lew King from Calgary wrote on 2016-12-21 at 11:03 pm:
former member 403 while squadron was in Calgary. Member 702 wing RCAFA. Past President ANAFV in Canada Unit 2 Calgary
Abby Abby from Calgary wrote on 2016-12-06 at 10:54 pm:
Hello, I'm looking to find information on John Fairfield Francis Vanier, born August 2, 1914. During the war years he was posted to various spots around Canada, working as an aircraft inspector on Anson and Mosquito aircraft, and on the still secret Project Z. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Ray Wetmore Ray Wetmore from Cherry Point, Alberta wrote on 2016-12-06 at 12:30 pm:
Would like to connect with some I served with in Trenton, Ont. in late 60s.
John Pattison John Pattison from York wrote on 2016-11-26 at 2:30 am:
Would like information about Dougie Ellman, who was stationed at Linton on Ouse, and lodged with my parents in Tang Hall duringWW11. Many Thanks
Trevor "T.R." Hosier Trevor "T.R." Hosier from Lindsay, Ontario wrote on 2016-11-24 at 10:30 pm:
Tribute to The RCAF - My Dad (Robert Hosier) was very proud of his involvement with the RCAF back the 1940's having trained as a bomb aimer and pilot. It was a pride he carried with him throughout his life. He also spoke fondly of the great "Tiger Moth" trainer. Dad passed in 2006 but it brought him much pleasure knowing my work as a Psychotherapist allowed me to support and work with our Veterans from time to time... it still brings me great pleasure as well. It also brings me great pride to be member of the RCAF Association. Best Wishes, Trevor
Don DeMill Don DeMill from Delta, BC wrote on 2016-11-22 at 12:48 am:
I'm the son of one of Ron Butcher's crew mates on the Lady be good: tail gunner Alf DeMill. If Ron's still with us I'd love very, very much to meet him!
Rotary Club of West Ottawa Rotary Club of West Ottawa from Ottawa, ON wrote on 2016-11-15 at 10:59 am:
We are sponsors of the book "Sinai Surgeon", an historical narrative of the 115th Air Transport Unit and the UNEF I Anyone interested in this history can obtain the book at www.sinaisurgeon.com. All proceeds to the Global Eradication of Polio Program.
Gerald Beck Gerald Beck from Saskatoon wrote on 2016-11-09 at 12:03 am:
Looking for any information on service records for my Dad Anton Lloyd Beck (Tony)RCAF who passed away this summer at the age of 95 .He was stationed in Castle Archdale Ireland .He went over seas as an Aero mechanic and then a Navigational engineer ,Flying Sunderlands .Squadron #422 "This Arm Shall Do It " thank you
Major (Ret) Jacques Grenier,CD R22eR Major (Ret) Jacques Grenier,CD R22eR from Ottawa wrote on 2016-11-08 at 11:57 am:
I am inquiring for Father Jean_Guy Lanthier who was a Padre in the CF. He is looking for the telephone number of MGen Lou Cuppens who now livw, he believes , in NB. If you can contact MGen Cuppens could you ask him to contact FatherLanthier at 1-450-247-2055 afetr 9 PM as he is serving three parishes and is seldom home.
Romeo Thiboutot Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville BC wrote on 2016-10-23 at 1:49 pm:
I am looking for a member that I served with at Uplands in the AMU unit from 1959-1964. The last I know he was a commissionaire in Edmonton. His name is Jean (Jack) Brian. I will keep watching this site in case anyone know of his where about. I can be reached at 250.951.9975
Romeo Thiboutot Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville wrote on 2016-10-22 at 7:53 pm:
Air Movement controller 1959-1964 wish I could find some old friend.
AndrewnYeates AndrewnYeates from Yorkshire, England wrote on 2016-10-02 at 2:45 pm:
Trying to trace any RCAF personnel that may of served near York (England) during WW2. In particular anybody who drank in the Castle Hotel in York and can remember the landlady Vera Green. A long time ago but would appreciate any response, thank you.
steve smith steve smith from London, England wrote on 2016-09-18 at 3:45 pm:
Hi, looking for RCAF career details and contact with the family of P/O Ernest Brazier Cozens DFC an American in the RCAF who served with No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron flying Short Stirlings 1942/43. Any help very welcome. I have details from Hugh Hallidays wonderful pages. Thanks in advance. Steve Smith 218 Squadron Association historian
Nick Brown Nick Brown from Hull wrote on 2016-09-16 at 7:24 am:
I am looking for any veterans or their families who flew with 428 (Ghost) squadron RCAF during WW2. My wife's Greta Uncle was with the McRae crew of LK635 NA-H when she was lost on a raid to Hanover 22/23 Sept 1943. I have been researching the LK635 loss but this research has grown and I would like to contact as many veterans/families as possible for their stories.
Deborah Side Deborah Side from Redwood, New York wrote on 2016-09-15 at 9:01 am:
My stepdad Frank (Fransciuos) Bruyns who was a RCAF Lancaster pilot just passed away today, September 15, 2016.
Moore White Moore White from Port Rowan ON wrote on 2016-09-13 at 9:16 pm:
Joined in 1952. Radar technician at 418 Edmonton Sqn. Went aircrew as Nav on 5601 in Winnipeg. Served with 436 Sqn. and NDHQ until 1964.
Jim McLeman Jim McLeman from Calgary Alberta wrote on 2016-08-28 at 1:18 am:
I,m looking for any info on a Flight Sargent MacPherson who served with the RCAF in Burma in 1944/5 His number was R205509 He trained in StThomas Ont and was Billeted at 6 Scott St St Thomas. Any help much appreciated. Jim
Kays Kays from London wrote on 2016-08-21 at 6:49 pm:
Im trying to find out more information on Mr. Gordon Roy McGregor. RCAF and his life when he retired. This is for personal reasons and I would like to get in contact with anyone who knew of him well maybe Or his family to contact. His wife was Alexandra may. Please email for more info or advise. Best wishes. Thanks
Cliff Dean Cliff Dean from Rye wrote on 2016-08-20 at 5:21 pm:
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, E Sussex, UK includes the crash site of Harry R Hamilton 39316 of New Brunswick. On Sept 15th 2016 we will install a memorial stone to supplement the three oak trees planted in his memory (by his family?) at that spot.
Roy Jc Thompson Roy Jc Thompson from Colorado Springs, wrote on 2016-08-12 at 12:39 pm:
First time looked at our RCAFA site carefully and was dissapointed. Could not find anything or at least I could not find anything about the annual convention. We are possibly attending, know it is in London ON. Make it easier to contact staff, home page with email and phone numbers.
Ken Bloomfield Ken Bloomfield from Maryville, TN wrote on 2016-07-29 at 6:25 pm:
Joined RCAF as course 6251 boot camp at St. Jean's PQ in Dec 1962. Ended up Senior Corporal at 6RD Trenton 1968 after working in Telecom. Trade was Radar Air, and lived in barrack block 5 till "living out" became possible. Would love to hear from any former members around the same 1962 to 1968 period.
trudy beckers trudy beckers from maastricht, netherlands wrote on 2016-07-25 at 10:59 am:
Out of the inheritance of my father who passed away recently, I found 2 pictures from april '44. As a small child he remembered that a plane was shot down close to where they lived, a hamlet called Heer (close to Maastricht, south of the Netherlands, triangle Germany/Belgium). Research learns it was a Handley Page Halifax MK II bomberplane. Serialnumber JN954, callsign VR-R, force 419th sq). The crew came from Sioux-Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia. Obviously 6 of the crew died in the cockpit, one was thrown out in the blast. So that must be the one on the picture. However, I don't know who it is. The crew is buried on the municipal cemetery in Maastricht, where there is a monument. I'll go upthere soon as I didn't know that either. I myself am a voluntary guide at the (ABMC) American Memorial Cemetery in Margraten, where also a few Canadian soldiers are buried (Joseph van Troyen and Ole Nelson, both bombersquad). The info on the crashed bomber comes from the book RAF bomber command losses 1944. The names of the crew were: R.A. McIvor, S.J. Ridgen, J.D.Bremner, S.H.Goulding, W.T.Claridge, E.R.Dujay, K.D.Tucker. It would mean a lot to me to find out more about them, the one on the picture and maybe even getting in touch with relatives to send them pictures of the Maastricht cemetery. The picture and the story meant a lot to my dad and I want to do this also in his remembrance. Please, if anyone has info or is willing to forward this message to ?? With a lot of thanks
Christine Wadlow Christine Wadlow from Cambridge wrote on 2016-07-21 at 8:02 pm:
Does anyone remember a civilian personnel named Frank Murphy from the Manning Depot in QC?
Colette breault Colette breault from Yellowhead county AB wrote on 2016-07-01 at 7:12 pm:
Hi would love to have information and photos of F/O Henri Delphis Joseph Tanguay...Reg.224719 thank you
Shelley Sweeney Shelley Sweeney from Winnipeg wrote on 2016-06-25 at 11:31 pm:
I am writing a book about my father, Anthony Sweeney (Antonin Sveceny) and his two best friends, Otto Smik and Frankie Remes, who all trained at Number 39 SFTS Swift Current as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Program. I'm wondering if anyone who may have encountered them could let me know? Any thoughts anyone may have for advancing my project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Frank Bradshaw Frank Bradshaw from Lenham Enbland wrote on 2016-06-12 at 10:56 am:
I have a book entitled "Winged Sentries (Sentinelles Del'Air ) written in or about 1963 in Canada, it has a lot of photos and drawing, plus signatures of Pilots ( I think) from RCAFA 446 Sqn. I am ex Army Air Corps and feel that this document should be in the archives of the Sqn, any one know anything about this ?
sheryl neufeld sheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 2016-06-05 at 9:01 pm:
I forgot to mention he was not killed in action and his birthday is Dec 25 1908 I am pretty sure. Thank You
sheryl neufeld sheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 2016-06-05 at 8:56 pm:
Hi, I am looking for information on my grandfather Thomas Price Edwards. I do not have much information but I know he was a rear gunner (lancaster perhaps?) I do have a photo of him with his crew but that is all. He did have medals ect but wpg legion lost them. He was from Canada. Thank You
Leigh-Anne Arnold Leigh-Anne Arnold from Picton wrote on 2016-05-17 at 8:25 am:
I have very limited information regarding my mother in laws father which doesn't seem to lead me anywhere with the search engine. If someone could direct me to the correct area to search for his service records I would appreciate it. Here is the info I have: Richard Leslie Charles RCCS U2154 RCAF 202858 Thanks
Charmaine Erodotou Charmaine Erodotou wrote on 2016-04-25 at 8:10 pm:
I'm trying to gather information and pictures of my dad, F/O Wilfred James Miron (J17883), who served in WWII as a gunner with the "Earthquakers". He received an Air Medal and 4 oak leaf clusters by the USA. Any information and photos would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Kat Kat from Montreal wrote on 2016-04-25 at 7:34 pm:
Hi where can I find some history on a tail gunner in the Air Force?
Hope Eberle Hope Eberle from Madison wrote on 2016-04-25 at 3:35 pm:
Thank you Canada. My family went to Thunder over Louisville April 23rd. You were well represented. I appreciated your participation but most of all I'd like you to know how kind and polite one of your pilots was. He was so kind to our adopted son (5). I took their picture to send to a man in Belgium and the pilot was having breakfast and was very accommodating. He was the perfect Ambassador for Canada. I didn't get his name but he flew the plane with the long nose. Brandt told everyone at preschool this morning. Please give this guy an extra Thank you for us.
Randy Melton Randy Melton from Danville, Va. wrote on 2016-04-21 at 12:01 am:
trying to find RCAF pilot living in Moncton who used the name HardClimber54 on a blog I followed. thanks hilljohnny
Melvin Sam Levi/Levy Melvin Sam Levi/Levy from Louisville, KY wrote on 2016-04-19 at 12:41 pm:
Hello. I am looking for information for my father, Melvin Sam Levi or Levy. He was in the RCAF during WWII. I am working on my family's geneology for 22 years, but am still unable to find info on my dad during the war. Thanks in advance! Cheryl Levy
Lori Mitchell Lori Mitchell from Philadelphia wrote on 2016-04-14 at 9:40 am:
Looking for A.J.M Mitchell or his descendants. R-273014 RCAF.
Tony Cutting Tony Cutting from Crowborough wrote on 2016-04-05 at 3:46 am:
Would like to contact anyone on NATO course 5704
419 Sqn 419 Sqn from Cold Lake wrote on 2016-04-02 at 12:29 pm:
Calling all Moosemen: Join us in Kamloops, BC, for our 75th Anniversary Reunion on 8th - 10th July 2016. More info on FB: Moose Squadron
Sara Saunders nee Hornung Sara Saunders nee Hornung from Port Moody, BC wrote on 2016-03-31 at 1:43 am:
looking for RCAF WO1 Nicholas George Hornung (father) - don't see him in your data base.
Michael Payne Michael Payne from Ottawa wrote on 2016-03-20 at 10:58 am:
I am looking for a Jet Pilot from 1958 who joined the RCAF at this time from NB. He played professional hockey for two years before joining the service. I know the name of a girl that he dated in the summer of 1959 in Moncton NB. He worked in retail before joining the service. He is still alive and in his Eighties. Born in NS in 1932 and joined the service at the age of 28. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time Michael Ottawa,ON (613)523-1480
Tony Anger Tony Anger from Queen Creek, AZ USA wrote on 2016-03-11 at 12:58 am:
Hi all...I own a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell that was used as a trainer during WWII in Canada. I am trying to find out the original paint scheme for this aircraft. The S/N is T43-4459 any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
John A.S. Tibbs John A.S. Tibbs from Seattle WA. USA wrote on 2016-03-08 at 12:13 am:
My father, Stanley J. Tibbs was a Halifax bomber pilot who flew in one of the earliest Halifax raids out of Yorkshire in the spring of 1941.He crash landed near Northallerton and suffered profound injuries including the loss of his right leg. Only one other crew member survived. I am searching for his service record.
Sandra Healy Sandra Healy from Victoria, BC wrote on 2016-03-07 at 8:19 pm:
I would like to find out information about my father, Joseph Eugene Healy (born 1921 - 1998). He was in the RCAF during the WWII as an instructor of radio. He was stationed for a short while at RCAF Station Coal Harbour on Vancouver Island, BC as well as other locations in Canada. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Healy
Peter Stricker Peter Stricker from Ridgeland, MS USA wrote on 2016-03-06 at 1:20 pm:
I've read that during 1957 the RCAF base at Moncton NB was used as a reception center for Hungarian refugees who arrived on chartered flights from Vienna. I'm wondering whether anyone has any information or documents from this era. I'm doing research on the Air Bridge to Canada program. My mother and I were a couple of the Hungarians who arrived there in July 1957.
Jessica Lake Jessica Lake from Vancouver, Canada wrote on 2016-02-27 at 3:58 am:
My Grandfather, Alfred George Lake from Winnipeg MB, served in the RCAF from Nov 23, 1943 to March 13, 1946. He was honorably released to the reserve, general section, class E. His rank was F/S and his number was CanR287691. He was awarded the Air Gunners Badge C.V.S.M and Clasp. I would love to see more about him if there is anything. Thank you
Derek Shields Derek Shields from Maidstone UK wrote on 2016-02-17 at 4:10 pm:
If possible I would like to find out some information about Philip Searle (or possibly Wilson) who was a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF based somewhere in the UK around 1946. Shortly before this my mother had a relationship with him during which she had a baby son.My mother married some time latter. After she passed away in 2012 , only recently has some documentation come to light i.e. birth /marriage certificates.It shows Philip as the father on the birth certificate.Only to this day I have now found out my brother is really my half brother. I would appreciate any information about PHILIP.Thank.
Diane Farrell Diane Farrell from England wrote on 2016-02-15 at 4:39 am:
Looking for any information on Pilot Officer Marcus Richards Felsen, (Buster) died June 13, 1943 in Germany. Service Number J/17260 50 (R.A.F) sqdn I know where he is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery but would love to know more about him.