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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.
michiels hubert michiels hubert from Belgium, Flanders, Oud-Turnhout wrote on 2016-01-29 at 7:13 am:
As a volunteer of the Historical Society Corsendonca, we unveiled in 2008 3 monuments for allied bombers, crashed in our village in WW II. One of them had a crew with 4 Canadian airmen. They were all KIA on June 22, 1944. We are seaching for any relatives of those crew to let them know that we didn't forget the sacrifices of their (grand)fathers. Bomber : Lancaster ME782. 2 of the crew : Thomas George HART (J/86480) and Richard John WALTON (J/92126). We have info about their parents, brothers and sisters, school, church, previous profession befor enlisting,....We want to send the relatives pictures (of the unveiling, of the monument, documents, at no cost at all. Can you help us please ?? Thank you very much !! Hubert Michiels
Ivan Rymell Ivan Rymell from Chippenham, UK wrote on 2016-01-25 at 3:51 pm:
I am looking for any photos, or contacts of Halifax LW390 (KW-J) of 425 Sqn RCAF out of RAF Tholthorpe which was shot down near Amiens on Feb 19/20 1944 returning from Stuttgart. My father-in-law, Flt Eng William Johnstone was the only RAF crewman. He evaded along with 2 others, Gammon and Powell. The pilot F/O Allen Halford Waite was tragically killed while the other 3 crew McDougall, Gibson and Redman were captured. William Johnstone spent his 20th birthday in hiding until liberated by Canadian troops in August 1944. Any help would be gratefully received especially from surviving relatives.
L Gilzean L Gilzean from Abbotsford wrote on 2016-01-25 at 8:47 am:
Kirsten Brazier is the Founder of the Sky's No Limit Girls Fly too! here in BC. This year's event takes place 12-13 March 2016 at the Abbotsford Airport. We would appreciate your assistance in ‘spreading the word’ about the event. It’s not just about flights - there will be opportunities for participants - girls, boys, adults - to try their hand at many aviation, aerospace, marine and defence activities. Civilian and non civilian agencies and VIP’s will be on hand with aircraft and ground support/tactical vehicles to explore. The events are completely free, no registration is required for the ground activities, and families are encouraged to attend. Thank you for helping us capture the interest and attention of females in careers in aviation, aerospace, marine and defence industries. As Kirsten Brazier, Founder of Girls Fly Too! says - ‘From shop floor to top floor, we’re inspiring future leaders!” We are seeking as many volunteers as possible to make the event a huge success - volunteers of any age, gender and ability are welcome. We would like to contact all the RCAFA Wings in BC but are unable to find any listings, could you please assist with this request. Thank you
Les Scrimshaw Les Scrimshaw from Nottingham UK wrote on 2016-01-14 at 3:19 pm:
Hi, trying to find out the whereabouts of Bruce Swindon based at RAF Langer Nottinghamshire do not know rank, about 1962-63 lived on the Canadian estate Radcliffe on Trent.Hope someone can help. Thanks Les
Ian Ferguson Ian Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 2016-01-09 at 10:54 am:
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have CAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
Ian Ferguson Ian Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 2016-01-09 at 10:52 am:
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have AAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
James A savoy James A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 2016-01-07 at 11:23 pm:
I enlisted dec /1/1950at Edmonton dec 1950,went to AYLMERcourse 49 .Was posted to St Hubert/jan/51,to aug /51, transfered to Bagotville ,aug 1 1951 Transfered to Sea Island dec 31 1953 Transfererd to Holberg Radar stn april 1954 to dec 1955.I lost all my personal records in a fire.I would donate to any one or society for all ground photos of any personnel and land sites of these A/M bases buildings,Hq Barracks,Hangers PMqs M/E,Fire/Hall,/All ranks mess, NCOs Quarters,etc,etc,etc, JIM.
James A savoy James A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 2016-01-07 at 10:14 pm:
I enlisted dec 1 1950 Edmonton ,Iwent to Aylmer Manning Jan /51 on course 49 .feb 1951 Posted to ST HUBERT .Transfered to Bagotville aug 1951 to Dec31 1953 .trans, to Sea Island untill april 1954. Transfered to Holberg radar stn april/may 1954 to dec 31 195,I l lost all my airforce records and photos in a fire.I need photos of all A/M stns, buildings/PMQs /all ranks barracks /mess halls , etc,etc,etc,preferably ground pictures. I will donate to RCAF ass, or to any individual or society. Jim
Roger Weed Roger Weed from Walnut Creek, CA wrote on 2016-01-04 at 3:31 pm:
I am a past president of 900 Golden Bear Wing, San Francisco Bay Area. Our wing is no longer active but I enjoy your web site. We still have an active Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 in the area. Most of the remaining 900 wing members belong to it. I still wear my regimental, association and tartan ties proudly. Once again congratulations on a great web page. Roger Weed Past President 900 Golden Bear RCAF Wing San Francisco, CA
Bonnie Bonnie from Ottawa wrote on 2015-12-09 at 12:30 pm:
Im looking for information on my grandfather who served in WWII. When I enter his name in the databases on this site, it doesnt come up anywhere. I can't seem to locate him. It's like he didnt exist. Can anyone tell me why he wouldnt be listed among personnel? Thanks.
Admin Reply by: Dean Black
Hello. The names on this site are those who were decorated for gallantry. If you would like more information on your grandfather please write to director@airforce.ca and provide whatever information you might have. Thank you for your interest in air force history.
Rob grant Rob grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia wrote on 2015-12-05 at 11:17 pm:
Hi Rob Campbell. Responding to your message from October. Rob I don't have a pic of Ian and your dad ( unfortunately). My brother Jim has some pics from a " shakey landing" as your dad used to say, where a Halifax broke in half..I think my dads plane hit it on landing. I will try to get the pics from my brother and email them to you. My email is Robert.grant@det.nsw.edu.au. Drop me a mail so I may send the pics to you. Kind regards Rob Grant
Mark Parkman Mark Parkman from Plymouth uk wrote on 2015-12-03 at 1:10 pm:
Looking for the family of Roger Lessard service number R127314. I have personal effects to return to his family.
Robert Campbell Robert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 2015-11-28 at 8:52 pm:
Message for Robert Grant. Did you know that your father received a DFC. Dad said that he and the skipper of his crew received it for their cool heads on a particularily "shakey do" (that was Dad speak for a difficult operation).
Robert Campbell Robert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 2015-11-28 at 8:46 pm:
In reply to Robert Grant's post of 14 Oct,2015. Your Dad and my father George were lifelong great friends. Dad told me about the day that he and your Dad decided to join up with the RCAF. Both ended up on the same base in Yorkshire but in different squadrons. They returned to Skipton on Swale many years, do you have a picture of them there? Regards, Rob
Anne-Marie O'Donnell Anne-Marie O'Donnell from Rochdale, UK wrote on 2015-11-13 at 5:54 pm:
Hi, I'm looking for any veterans who may have served with my uncle in WWII in the Yorkshire Airfields, England, U.K. I know his final flight took off from RAF TOPCLIFFE 12/2/1944 Sgt Albert E Jennings, Radio Operator, Air Gunner. R.A.F. he was in the Volunteer Reserve & had almost completed his training. He was from Rochdale, Lancashire the only son of Mary Anne & Thomas E Jennings he had 3 sisters Margaret, Catherine & Theresa. He flew on the Halifax Crews. I hope someone is able to help me. Thank You Anne-Marie
Cindy Forrest Cindy Forrest from Oshawa wrote on 2015-11-05 at 2:45 pm:
I miss my Dad every day, however as Remembrance Day approaches it hits very hard. I did not find my Dad on your site...disappointing. But thanks to all that participated in 1,2, Korea and continue to honour our Country and us by putting their lives on the line for total strangers....and a Country of people that all to often take freedom for granted.
Robert Grant Robert Grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444 wrote on 2015-10-14 at 7:42 pm:
I am very proud of my father, Flight Officer Ian Craig Grant, J28351, DFC, Air Bomber who flew 35 sorties over Europe from 18th April 1944 to the 28th August 1944 and his crew and all the other brave souls who gave so much. Rest in peace Dad, hopefully you have caught up with a lot of mates whom you lost during that trying and demanding time.
Jonathan Taylor Jonathan Taylor from Rotherham, England wrote on 2015-09-27 at 6:43 pm:
Hello. I have a photo from my Mum's autograph book, dated c.1944 signed by a CR Higgins RCAF which I hoped might be of interest? I'd be delighted to forward it over if you can provide me with a suitable email address. Kind regards, Jonathan Taylor
Richard Richard from Toronto wrote on 2015-09-24 at 3:26 pm:
Love the site, couldn't find anything on my Dad, but did get the information on how/where to get service record information, thanks, From a very proud RCAF son....
Andy Glenfield Andy Glenfield from Northern Ireland wrote on 2015-09-23 at 8:58 am:
Many R.C.A.F. airmen lost their lives in Northern Ireland during WW2 and I have been photographing their Headstones and putting the picture along with some information onto my website "The Second World War in Northern Ireland" to show that these brave men are never forgotten. Please visit my website at http://www.ww2ni.webs.com
Janine McCallum Janine McCallum from Thunder Bay wrote on 2015-09-22 at 10:57 am:
I need help finding ANY information on my father, Sgt. John Allen Poling RAF or RCAF not sure. Tail gunner WW2 . II believe I have his War Service Badge number and possibly his service number but all come back records not available on these search engines. Please direct me where I should go. Thank You Janine McCallum
carol carr carol carr from deep river ont wrote on 2015-05-01 at 9:41 am:
looking for my husband's service number from WW2. His name was Joseph William Carr and he was a FO in the RCAF. Served overseas as a bomb aimer and navigator. Birth date October 10 1924. Died 2006.
Della Baldwin Della Baldwin from England wrote on 2014-11-22 at 1:02 am:
I wish I'd found this site before. My husband was in the RAF, seconded to the RCAF 428 squadron (Ghost) which twinned to 419 at Middletn-St-George, England. I have details of raids and personnel taking part in them for four months of 1943. I have also written a book which is on Amazon called Whichever Way the Wind Blows. It centers on a Canadian crew at the station, although it's also a love story. It describes raids, including Peenamunde, and you will see what those boys had to contend with.
D.M.Wynn D.M.Wynn from England wrote on 2014-11-22 at 12:38 am:
I have written a book which centers on a Canadian crew based in N/E England during WW2. Although it's partly a love story, it is also a tribute to those gallant young men from overseas to came to fight for Britain during her hour of need. The book is on Amazon (and Kindle) and is called Whichever Way the Wind Blows by D.M.Wynn. Read it and understand just what they had to go through. I woud be grateful for your feedback. Many thanks.
Sheila Kettley Sheila Kettley from drakes broughton wrote on 2014-11-12 at 6:16 pm:
My mother was with the royal Canadian air force station Linton on ouse. York. Her name was Helen ross 2118101. I have Christmas menu for 1943 and 1944. With photos of king George queen Elizabeth and princess Elizabeth. Can you help. Sheila kettley
Margaret Aitchison Palmer-Brown Margaret Aitchison Palmer-Brown from Argyll Scotland wrote on 2014-11-12 at 10:10 am:
I am desperately trying to find more information about pilot Officer Hugh MacLachlan Aitchison RCAF attached to 75 Squad RAF who died on 15 September 1941 and is buried at Hamburg Cemetery. That is all I have been able to find through search engines. I heard he had been awarded a medal of some kind but find no trace of same.I was told many years ago that he was in a lockheed Hudson when he was shot down but I do not know if this is accurate. I am an old lady now and need to find out all I can about Hugh so tnat his memory can be kept alive by my children and grandchildren. Can Anyone help.
Kathleen Snider Kathleen Snider from St.Catharines, ON wrote on 2014-11-06 at 1:54 pm:
I am looking for information on John "Jack" Douglas Snider. He was in the 78th squadron from June to November 1941 for his first tour. His second was with the 419 from Feb to May 1943. He was an instructor in the UK for 6 months before returning to Ottawa.
Stuart Tait Stuart Tait from Ottawa, Ontario wrote on 2014-10-18 at 3:10 pm:
Looking fore information on Ted Argue of 403 Squadron. He was my supervisor when I was working for Customs and Excise in 1969. I need his aircraft serial number and aircraft codes so that I may make a spitfire model of his aircraft.
Michael MacNamara Michael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-09-27 at 3:42 pm:
1962 - 1968 104 KU and 414 (EW) Squadron.... Then to 424 Trenton and finally CFB Bagotville. 1972
David Barrett David Barrett from Chilliwack, British Columbia wrote on 2014-09-14 at 12:09 am:
1944 #7 O.T.U. Debert Nova Scotia. On January 6th --1944 ---I was flying a Mosquito Aircraft - I hit another Mosquito aircraft on take-off, the aircraft I hit was on the wrong runway --a command investigation I was not at fault -- both aircraft were destroyed --Does anyone remember the accident --I left for England soon after ---would like to know if anyone remembers.
David Barrett David Barrett wrote on 2014-09-14 at 12:08 am:
1944 #7 O.T.U. Debert Nova Scotia. On January 6th --1944 ---I was flying a Mosquito Aircraft - I hit another Mosquito aircraft on take-off, the aircraft I hit was on the wrong runway --a command investigation I was not at fault -- both aircraft were destroyed --Does anyone remember the accident --I left for England soon after ---would like to know if anyone remembers.
HCol Ronald M. Begg, ret'd - CFSACO -RCAF HCol Ronald M. Begg, ret'd - CFSACO -RCAF from Cornwall, Ontario wrote on 2014-09-11 at 7:56 pm:
To all of our veterans you made us proud during the campaigns and continue to this day....my the eagles fly high....and God Bless
Christopher White Christopher White from 59 Bramblegrove Cres., Ottawa ON K1T 3G2 wrote on 2014-09-10 at 12:34 am:
My mother, Ruth White (Section Officer WAAF) passed away today. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Ruth as a long-time member of the RCAFA Toronto.
John H. Bisscheroux John H. Bisscheroux from Chomedey, QC wrote on 2014-08-31 at 9:20 pm:
Enjoy reading the stories presented here. I served in the RNAF from 1951 to 1957 and came to Canada where I joined the 306 Maple Leaf RCAFA mess on Sherbrooke Str Montreal and had a jolly good time with the fellow members at the time. I now see more and more old timers going on permanent soaring duty in the great blue yonder......pitty !
Smitha782 Smitha782 from Smitha782 wrote on 2014-08-25 at 4:37 pm:
When I originally commented I clicked the Notify me when new comments are added checkbox and now every time a comment is added I get 4 emails using the same comment. Is there any way you may take away me from that service? Thanks! cfbedakedakccdfe
Michael MacNamara Michael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-07-26 at 10:02 am:
Served at 104 KU and 414 (EW) Sqn. 1962 - 1968 A wonderfull posting.
Tony Rushton Tony Rushton from England wrote on 2014-07-21 at 12:09 pm:
I am secretary of the Guildford branch of RAFA, I want ask if there any planned activities to mark VE day that our branch could become involved with as during the war there was a large Canadian presence here in Guildford both Army and Air Force based at Dunsfold Regards Tony
Candice McDonald Candice McDonald wrote on 2014-07-12 at 3:10 pm:
I was hoping someone might have information on my grandfather James Edward McDonald. I have a picture of him in uniform. After researching the badge, I have determined it is a WW2 RCAF air gunner badge. He was born in 1925, and was living in Toronto, Ontario during WW2. I can be reached at familyroots41@hotmail.com. Thanks.
Rosemary Edmeads Rosemary Edmeads from Culver City California wrote on 2014-07-05 at 5:11 am:
I NEED HELP IN TRACING AN RCAF VETERAN On Sept. 2013 several RCAF WW2 veterans received the Bomber Command Bar from Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino at a ceremony held in Calgary. One of the veteran airmen who was presented with the Bomber Command Bar was Robert Peterson who served as a Bomb Aimer in Halifax JP162 FS stationed in Brindisi Italy. This crew which included my father Sgt John Rae, RAFVR Rear Gunner was delivering supplies to aid the Polish partisans at the beginning of the Warsaw uprising August 4/5th, 1944. The plane was shot down.three of the crew were killed including my father. Sgt Peterson along with 3 other crew baled out and was aided by the partisans and eventually returned to the UK and the home to Canada. I have been trying to find him without success. Can anyone help me locate him I would love to be able to talk with him. I have been researching the crew and the events leading up to that tragic mission when 4 Halifax aircraft did not return and I am about to publish a book. This year marks the 70 Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising and I will be in Poland at Rakowicki Cemetery, Krakow to remember the brave airmen who did not return. I hope that someone can help Rosemary Edmeads
Peter F. Walsh Peter F. Walsh from Bowser BC wrote on 2014-06-18 at 5:59 pm:
My Father, F/O Peter T. Walsh was a pilot in WW2, primarily flying Halifax.He received DFC. I am a documentary film maker presently developing a film on his service and of the men in his squadron RAF/RCAF # 192. He was born in Toronto and served into 1945. I would like to contact any servicemen who might have information re: his service, Squadron 192, fellow Squadron members or ground crew etc, or any archives or contacts I should search. I have a copy of his log (parts were classified) Thank You PW
Colonel (R) Bill Minnis,PPCLI Colonel (R) Bill Minnis,PPCLI wrote on 2014-06-09 at 12:47 am:
Grateful for the information concerning my Uncle, Richard McKnight Minnis,his flying record as a pilot in Lancasters and the citation for his DFC. Very valuable record for families as well as for the RCAF. Thanks
Jessica Hurford Jessica Hurford from Vancouver wrote on 2014-05-30 at 6:41 pm:
Found an amazing report of my Grandfather's time with the RCAF - he just turned 99 last week and I can't wait to share this with him!
John Sauvageau John Sauvageau from Crofton, Vancouver Island wrote on 2014-05-28 at 12:15 am:
Joined RCAF 1954 as telecom (Air) tech. My first posting was 438 Sqn ( 5 years I remember with fond memories). Was CFR'd in 1969 . Taught for five years at CFSAOE School, Borden and served two years with 406 Sqn Shearwater. Retired (at tender age of 47!) AERE Major as last BAMEO (Voodoo) CFB Bagotville to Vancouver Island where I still reside. Wishing you all the best success for this year's reunion.
Art Cuthbertson Art Cuthbertson from Dieppe NB Canada wrote on 2014-05-15 at 6:54 pm:
I served 25 years in the RCAF and am now involved with the Dieppe Military Veterans' Association. Moncton/Dieppe was the home of many units during WW II and to honour these units and men we have installed monuments at a park in Dieppe which pays tribute to BCATP, No 8 SFTS Lakeburn, No 4 RD Scoudouc, No 5 ED Moncton,Moncton Flying Club, No 10 AOS Chatham, RAF Ferry Command, No 31 RAF Personnel Depot, No 10 Release Centre and all the personnel who were trained in Canada and had to pass through our area coming and going from thge UK.
Avery A Aronovitch Avery A Aronovitch from Delray Beach Florida wrote on 2014-05-15 at 5:34 pm:
Would like very much to hear of any Canadian Veterans WW11,or Korea living in the Palm Beach/Broward area,and ex servicemen of those eras whether stationed in Canada,USA,or abroad
Ethel Bollong Ethel Bollong from Wallace. N.S. wrote on 2014-05-15 at 10:36 am:
Hi, My first visit to your page. Hope to do more visits. My late husband was a M&W Tech. in the RCAF 1955-81 We were married in 1956 so I spent most of those years by his side . I enjoyed being part of the Military Family very much.Even though Fred passed away 2011 I am still part of that Military Family.
Joyce Dunn (nee Salmon) Joyce Dunn (nee Salmon) from Nepean, Ontario wrote on 2014-04-30 at 4:12 pm:
I was stationed at St. Hubert from April 1943 to the time it moved to North Battleford, Sask in 1944. I was a WOG and for several months the only girl in the Wireless Section. I tought trainee pilots wireless and had classes of Brits, Aussies, New Zealanders and Canadins. The Sergeant in charge of this section was Sgt. Bond. The officer in charge of the wireless Section was Sqdn. Leader Perrault. From North B. i moved to Rivers, Manitoba until March of 1945 when I was discharged.
Bernard Leblanc (Bernie) Bernard Leblanc (Bernie) from Gatineau wrote on 2014-04-07 at 3:00 pm:
From 430 Sqn Valcartier ,407 Sqn Comox , Bameo Ottawa and finaly 450 Ottawa I always keep it in my memory these wonderfull souvenirs
Larry Shewchuk Larry Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 2014-03-31 at 1:43 am:
I was stationed in St. Hubert in 1959 and 1960 as an Armament Systems Technician working in the Hangar.
Michael MacNamara Michael MacNamara from Fonthill Ontario wrote on 2014-03-08 at 7:46 pm:
Hello all. I was with 104 KU from 1963 to 1965 and then 414 (EW) Sqn until Sep 1968...... Lots of fond memoreis of the RCAF and of course... Montreal.
Nadine Marcus Murphy Nadine Marcus Murphy from Windsor, Ontario, Canada wrote on 2014-01-24 at 4:21 pm:
A reunion is a great idea and I'm seriously thinking of attending although I won't remember anyone I'm sure. I was Stn'd ADC/HQ/OR 1956 to 58 when I married Cpl Brian Murphy, Pay acct's. At that time I was LAW S. Nadine Marcus. Thank you for your service. LEST WE FORGET. snm
FLT F.C. Davies DFC 405 SQDN. PFF FLT F.C. Davies DFC 405 SQDN. PFF from Toronto wrote on 2013-11-29 at 8:41 pm:
By the way Heather, if you wish to follow up on your reading and do not have all the details of your Dad, send along an E mail and maybe can help. By the way when I was at Juno, a large very medal, made up from metals from many German different materials from their various armaments used during the Juno Beach affair; was presented to me by the local Director for PFF actions. Meant to add this to earlier reply.
David J. Gillies David J. Gillies from Lakeshore, Ontario wrote on 2013-10-18 at 9:36 pm:
4001 Tech Training unit 1955; 401 Reserve Squadron late 1955 thru 1958. Weekends at St. Hubert, Summers in Chatham, N.B. Evenings in Westmount.
Larry Shewchuk Larry Shewchuk from Richmond, BC wrote on 2013-10-12 at 9:12 pm:
I was stationed at St. Hubert in 1959 to 1960 as an Armament Systems Tech.
Victor G Snowden Victor G Snowden from Kitchener, ON. wrote on 2013-09-25 at 11:59 pm:
just about to read the Constitution & By-Laws etc
Noel and Isabel Gauthier Noel and Isabel Gauthier from Edmonton, Alberta wrote on 2013-09-15 at 12:57 am:
I was stationed at RCAF Stn St. Hubert from 1957 - 1962 with 401 Squadron - great squadron - great times. Wife, Isabel, worked at Air Defence Command HQ. Wonderful memories of the good ol' days. We lived in St. Bruno. Hope to get to the reunion next year.
Gil Charlebois Gil Charlebois wrote on 2013-08-13 at 4:45 am:
What a great site to re unite with old pals. Thank You, Gil Charlebois, RCAF ("MWO" Retired) 1957-1987:30 years)+ 13 Years Honeywell).Retired and Lovin" it in Florida for 4 Canadian Winter Months..in fun city,Zephyrhills, Hillcrest RV Resorts, Gil
Gil Charlebois Gil Charlebois wrote on 2013-08-13 at 4:43 am:
What a great site to re unite with old pals. Thank You, Gil Charlebois, RCAF ("MWO" Retired) 1957-1987:30 years)+ 13 Years Honeywell).Retired and Lovin" it in Florida for 4 Canadian Winter Months..in fun city,Zephyrhills, Hillcrest RV Resorts, Gil
F/Lt F.C. Davies DFC F/Lt F.C. Davies DFC from Toronto On. wrote on 2013-04-07 at 6:04 pm:
Hi Heather Logan I was on the Squadron with your Dad. Yes he had a rough time, shot down twice. I only went down once.
Heather S. Logan Heather S. Logan from Kingston, Ontario wrote on 2013-04-01 at 8:09 pm:
Have found quite an informative listing for my father S/L Lloyd E. Logan with 405 Pathfinders. Quite in detail of him being shotdown. I'm still reading .... but fantastic website.
Michael de Silva Michael de Silva from Cambridge, England wrote on 2013-03-20 at 11:44 am:
A reminder for WWII RCAF Veterans that the BOMBER COMMAND Clasp is now available free from UK MoD for those eligible. Visit www.veterans-uk.info for an application form. A small, very late recognition for heroic service given. Next-of-kin can also apply.
Tom Loomis Tom Loomis from Dartmouth Nova Scotia wrote on 2013-03-19 at 8:14 pm:
Looking for information and the service record of my father S/L James Gordon Mann Loomis who served at base 62 from 42-45. Pictures and the names of the personel that he served with would be nice. Thank you for any help that you can give me. Tom Loomis,Dartmouth, NS
Ron Howland Ron Howland from London UK. wrote on 2013-03-03 at 3:25 pm:
Re the Eagle/Albatross dispute. I have one of the eagle brooches from Paris mentioned here. The company name was FIX (pronounced feese) which is stamped on the reverse. It was also worn by many french flyers prior to an official insignia, who some have claimed, were copying british insignia. The Paris story related here makes much more sense because FIX were a popular Paris jewellery maker of the time. From this info it is more then that we, the Brits, were copying the french. Thanks for clarifying that important historical detail.A great site.
Oluf Eriksen Oluf Eriksen from Denamrk wrote on 2013-02-20 at 9:50 pm:
Great to see the RCAF come back to original name. Enjoyed your aircrew members over many years with gratitude following wings presentation at No. 3 FTS Claresholm, Canada Course 38, DEC 1952. Still enjoy many happy moments of flying given by our fine WW II RCAF Spitfire pilot, Flying Officer Cliff King.
Richard Nickerson Richard Nickerson from Miramichi New Brunswick wrote on 2013-02-20 at 3:14 am:
looking for info on sabre crash from sabre transition unit RCAF Chatham near Heath Steele Mines Newcastle NB 1965 or 66,my father witnessed this crash,and had a piece of wreck,he and others rushed to crash site,unfortunately this was a fatal crash.Can you tell me anything about this ie pilots name etc.
avery aronovitch avery aronovitch from delray beach,florida, 33483 wrote on 2013-02-17 at 11:46 pm:
Hi,I served from 1952-1955 and was stationed at a number of bases,but one in particular was being part of the advanced party in the opening of #210 AC&W Sqn.,Moisie,Que.,and I have been looking for an old friend by the name of Lionel Chartrand if anyone knows of his wereabouts I would sure like to get in touch with him I never did get to thank him..Avery
Ellen Kerr Ellen Kerr from Dundee, Scotland, U.K. wrote on 2013-02-10 at 3:54 pm:
Trying to locate info on a cousin of mine- George Roy Bullion- served as a Pilot Officer - latterly attached to Sqd.273 R.A.F. WW2 -unfortunately killed over Singapore 11/12/1944 - Have family info but would dearly love to have his War record - can anyone out there assist me! Roy as he was known, was my childhood hero! Parents were Edward and Maargaret Bullion of Baldur, Manitoba.
Max Robbins Max Robbins from Waimate, New Zealand wrote on 2013-02-05 at 9:21 pm:
12 Squadron Bomber Command Lancaster ND342 PH-U. This bomber was shot down on a bombing run to Essen on 12th Dec 1944. My partner's uncle was the pilot and there were 2 Canadians in the crew. F/Sgt J.R.Patterson, Rear Gunner was killed and F/L Bert E.W Hall, Navigator was also killed. I am compiling all the information I can and have photo's of the crew, raid sheets etc. Would love to find the descendents of these 2 aviators and share all this info with them
Leslie Sadler Leslie Sadler from Canada wrote on 2013-02-03 at 3:36 am:
My father who passed away 2years ago came to Canada as a RAF mechanic in 1941, serving at North Battleford BACTP base. I am writing a novel on Canadian pilots who joined the BCATP, I need some information on certain aircraft, would help if not I surely enjoyed your site. Thanks so very much. Les 1-780-989-0645 Edmonton AB.
Jayne Edwards Jayne Edwards from Plymouth, UK wrote on 2013-01-31 at 11:24 pm:
SEARCHING FOR BETTY HAYES who left to be with FRANK, Royal Canadian Air Force in 1960. She left her children and has never been heard of since. Her duaghter has searched for 30 years and desperately seeks some closure. Does anyone know what Squadrons served at RAF Uxbridge in 1959/60 so that we might contact them. Grateful for any assistance.
Lori Riley Lori Riley from Langley, B.C. wrote on 2013-01-31 at 9:18 pm:
I am interested in finding out more information on my uncle - 6 27 Flying Officer Collingwood, George F-86 Sabre II 19291 25 August 1952
Rosemary Edmeads Rosemary Edmeads from Culver City, California wrote on 2013-01-30 at 12:08 am:
Reply to Andy Davis Reference RAF Records for your father Sgt A C Davis Try the following site Veterans-UK.info They have all the information and forms you can download to apply for your dads records. Cost is 30 pounds. Good luck with your search Regards Rosemary Edmeads
Rosemary Edmeads Rosemary Edmeads from Culver City California wrote on 2013-01-29 at 11:58 pm:
I am interested in finding the whereabouts two RCAF crew members or their families who flew on Halifax JP162FS-S 148 Special Duties Squadron on the night of Aug 4/5th 1944 when it was shot down near Wojnarowa Poland after dropping supplies to the partisan groups They are F/O Phillip James Anderson and Sgt Robert Orlando Peterson who were two of the four crew who evaded capture ( Sgt Jolly and Sgt Underwood) and returned to England in March 1945. I am the daughter of Sgt John Rae who was KIA Also KIA were Ft Lt McCall and Sgt Aspinall. I have been researching the history of this crew this last flight of JP126 and have been helped by a group of Polish aircraft history enthusiasts Excavations have been made and a TV documentary made of the crash site in 2010. Items have been displayed in The Home Army Museum in Krakow.There are plans to honor the crew of JP 162 I would be happy to hear from anyone who could give me further information on these two men. I am traveling to Krakow this summer to meet with these people who have been so helpful. Kind regards Rosemary Edmeads nee Rae
John O'Boyle John O'Boyle from Burlington, ON wrote on 2013-01-28 at 1:23 am:
Was trying to look up some old information, and came across this site. Interesting! Hi to all my old friends form the old Air Force, the goods old days. JOB
Case Balk Case Balk from Mississauga Canada wrote on 2013-01-22 at 7:33 pm:
Just Passing thru. Served 1965-1985
Paul Richardson Paul Richardson from UK wrote on 2013-01-17 at 4:05 pm:
Great website! Currently looking for relatives of, Stephen George Cockrane Sherman. He flew with my great uncle on Lancaster JB708 which went down 10/11 may 1944.
andy davis andy davis from england wrote on 2013-01-10 at 5:50 pm:
trying to find my fathers raf record flight sergeant A C Davis i think his service number was 522305.please can anybody help.Thank you.
AL BELLIVEAU AL BELLIVEAU from GREENWOOD NOVA SCOTIA wrote on 2013-01-09 at 10:07 pm:
Enjoy my first visit to your web site. Looking forward for more interestesting topics
jerold lindsey jerold lindsey from leesburg VA wrote on 2012-11-24 at 5:27 pm:
Looking for WW2 photos of Flt. Lt.s Andrew W. Lockhart and Joesph Wood of 692 Squadron -- crew of Mosquito Mark XVI Moncton Express III -- suggestions welcome -- Thanks
Rosemary Edmeads Rosemary Edmeads from Culver City California USA wrote on 2012-11-17 at 6:01 am:
I am interested in trying to find a book that was written by a Sgt R O Peterson RCAF called 'Canadian Airmen in Poland' published in 1962'He was a survivor on JP 162 FS-S which was shot down on a mission to deliver supplies in the Warsaw Uprising on Aug 4/5th 1944 If anyone knows where I could obtain a copy I would appreciate hearing from you. Also if you have any information about Sgt Peterson or his family or that of Sgt P J Anderson RCAF also on that same crew. Thanks Rosemary Edmeads daughter of Sgt John Rae RAFVR rear gunner on JP162 Who was KIA
Ronson Ronson from Atkins wrote on 2012-11-12 at 6:37 am:
To Kevin P. Massey my father Clifton C. Atkins flew with Squadrons 424,425,428. Very excited to find my father's service record listed on this site. Thank you
Marilyn Hamilton Marilyn Hamilton from France wrote on 2012-11-11 at 5:24 pm:
My father, Frederick James Russell, served at RAF Tempsford for part of the war, then transferring to Farnborough. I know nothing of his service record, but would love to find out exactly what he did. He was a quiet, modest man and never spoke of his service. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. He was born in Toronto on May 3rd 1921 and died in 2004.
bernard lecompte bernard lecompte from gimli manitoba wrote on 2012-11-11 at 4:53 pm:
i served with 445 439 441 sqds in cold lake north bay bagotville sardinia 1 fighter wing marville france joined in 1953 until 1976 i was in armaments maybe some of my old pals will read this and get in touch thanks
Laurence W. Vipond Laurence W. Vipond from Arizona, U.S.A. wrote on 2012-10-26 at 4:26 pm:
As I look back to the rescue of those 19 Greek sailors off the coast of Cape Breton, it is shocking now to realize how poorly we were to equipped to handle difficult rescue missions. Thanks to the skill of the pilots, we pulled it off.
Brian Everett Brian Everett from 28 Selsdon Court, Chester, England CH4 7HT wrote on 2012-10-14 at 2:23 pm:
in WW2 I lived in Parkstone, Dorset. We had a family visit from Les Preece RCAF. He was a flier, presumably shot down, and spent some yrs in Stalag luft V, where I wrote to him as a child. He revisited us on his release and returned to Canada, I assume.I do not know if he was family or friend. I am using ancestry for family tree
Bernd Bernd from Netherlands wrote on 2012-10-07 at 6:36 am:
I was looking for something and i found it on your website. Excellent. Keep up the good work!
Adrian van Zantvoort Adrian van Zantvoort from Eindhoven, The Netherlands wrote on 2012-09-29 at 7:44 pm:
Currently I researching 427 Sqdn Halifax DK141 ,ZL-N shotdown 22/23 June 1943 on an Ops to M
Rosemary Edmeads Rosemary Edmeads from Culver City, California wrote on 2012-09-28 at 8:49 pm:
SPECIAL DUTIES 148 SQUADRON. I am interested in tracing surviving crew members or their families of Special Duties RAF 148 Squadron serving in Brindisi, Italy 1944 My dad Sgt John F C Rae RAFVR was rear gunner on JP162 FS-S which failed to return Aug 4/5th 1944 was attached to 148 Squadron which served to aid the Polish people in WW2. His crew were: F/O Gavin McCall Pilot RAFVR KIA FL/Eng Sgt R O Anderson RCAF Evader Air/Eng Sgt P J Anderson RCAF Evader W/Op/Air/Gun Sgt Jolley RAFVR Evader Air/Gun Sgt John F C Rae RAFVR KIA Air/Gun Sgt Cliffird Aspinall RAFVR KIA Sgt Underwood, Evader Four crew were able to bale our before plane crashed near Wojnarowa near Krakow. They successfully returned to the UK in March 1945 with the help of the partisans. My dad, F/O McCall and Sgt Aspinall were buried by the villagers and later re interred at Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery Many planes and crews were lost that night The crews are also buried in Krakow. I am interested in finding any members of that flight or their families or anyone else who may have know my dad during his short service with RAFVR (May 1943 to Aug 1944)who would be willing to share their stories.I am trying to keep the memory of my dad and his crew alive by tracing their service and like many folks of my age I did not know my dad. "Whilst their names are spoken among the people they will never be forgotten...." old Celtic saying told to me by Terry Marker of Operationdarkofthemoon. Thanks Kind regards Rosemary Edmeads nee Rae
Robert Lahey Robert Lahey from 427 Wing London, Ontario wrote on 2012-09-26 at 1:43 pm:
Enjoy your many sites, been looking for catalogue without any luck.
Yvon Sheridan Yvon Sheridan from Montreal Qc. Canada wrote on 2012-09-21 at 12:11 pm:
Hi, I have just discovered your beautiful site this morning. I served in the R.C.A.F. from May 25, 1953 to May 25, 1958 and retired with the rank of L.A.C. On my retirement, I have served as a Field Engineer for the Company CAE, on all the RCAF sites in Quebec and the Maritimes. The two sites in France and the two sites in Germany. I have also served on the CF104 Flight Simulators in Turkey. Follosing this I served on the "Distant Early Warning" line for four and a half years. My total association with "Aviation" is around 17 years. Best regards to the members and ex-members of the RCAF. After 28 years as a Stock Broker, I am presently working as an Author and Consultant and have self-published a book titled "CONVERTIBLE BONDS DEMYSTIFIED" (EbOOK: isbn: 978-1-4269-4691-2. Have a good day.
steve holmes steve holmes from spain wrote on 2012-09-14 at 9:14 pm:
hi, Could anyone help me. i am trying to trace relatives or anyone who knows about Dennis Alec 'lofty' Matthews who flew with the RAF in 1944 in 196 Squadron. He is featured in the forthcoming book published in January entitled SHERLOCKS SQUADRON. Many thanks Steve Holmes
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whoah this weblog is wonderful i love studying your posts. Keep up the good paintings! You already know, a lot of people are hunting around for this info, you could help them greatly.
Dylan Mallett Dylan Mallett from London wrote on 2012-08-22 at 8:30 pm:
I am interested in knowing if you have any details about my uncle who flew bombers in the allied forces, he came to the UK from Canada and was born in 1922,Donald McCullock
Tom McLean Tom McLean from 403 Sqn, CFB Gagetown wrote on 2012-08-22 at 3:47 pm:
Just passing through and decided to have a look.
W J Cope W J Cope from Errington B C wrote on 2012-08-19 at 9:36 pm:
F L Nursey He was the MSE CO at 4 F Wing in 1964.I would like to hear from or about him.The four years I spent there were great. Please use my E Mail.
Mr Kevin P.Massey Mr Kevin P.Massey from Birmingham B35 6DT,ENGLAND.UK.. wrote on 2012-07-23 at 5:25 pm:
Ihave received some printed copies of some of the RCAF 400 Series SpitfireSquadronc that served in the WW2 for the Allies.However I would be grateful for printed information on the history of the following Squadrons.No 405(Vancouver,408(Goose),419(Moose)This is the Sqdn that Po.Off.Andrew Mynarski was awarded the Victoria Cross for Outstanding and Couragious Actiona in attempting to save a fellow Aircrew (Rear Turret Gunner) but gave his own life through bailling out with his Body and Parachute InFlames.320(Snowy Owl),424(Tiger),425(Alouette),426(Thunderbird,427(Lion),428(Ghost),429(Bison),431(Iroquois),432(Leaside),433(Porcupine),434(Bluenose)Sqdn's.I have been to Goose Bay with a RAF Detachment with 214 Sqdn during aexercise in 1964.
eric eric from ---- wrote on 2012-07-21 at 10:32 am:
hi there am kindly looking for aviators out there who can make a kind contribution to my aviation education. the course goes up to USD90000, but you can only pledge any amount and it should be preferably be sent to the air school an not to me. any contribution please, as you know little by little makes a bundle. BLESSING ERIC
Al Doherty Al Doherty from Pickering, Ontario, Canada wrote on 2012-06-25 at 12:41 pm:
Your quote regarding S/L J. E. W. BYTHELL: BYTHELL, S/L John Eric Wilson (J6284) - Commended for Valuable Services - No.9 SFTS - Award effective 14 June 1945 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 1127/45 dated 6 July 1945. Born February 1918. Home in Campbellford, Ontario; enlisted in London, Ontario, 22 October 1940. To No.1 Training Command, 9 November 1940. To No.1 ITS, 4 January 1941; graduated and promoted LAC, 8 February 1941 when posted to No.3 EFTS; graduated 10 April 1941 when posted to No.1 Manning Depot; to No.9 SFTS, 2 May 1941; graduated and promoted Sergeant, 15 July 1941 when posted to Trenton. Commissioned 15 August 1941; to No.4 SFTS, 21 October 1941. To No.2 Flying Instructor School, 31 August 1942; promoted Flight Lieutenant, 1 September 1943; to No.9 SFTS, 22 September 1943. Promoted Squadron Leader, 1 October 1944. To Central Flying School, 7 June 1945. Remained in postwar RCAF until at least 1949. No citation. Certificate and emblem sent to No.1 Air Command, 5 July 1945.