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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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1 CharronPhilip MarcelPte
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WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 27
No
R
J
233
77305
16584
Arty
PLT

7 Field Battery RCA
RCAF
1 WS (RCAF)
1 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 SFTS (RAF)
52 OTU (RAF)
126 Sqd (RAF)
52 OTU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
412 Sqd (RCAF)
412 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master & Hurricane
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Master & Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire PV245
31 May 1937 - Enlisted in the U of Mtl COTC
31 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
15 Nov 1940
8 Feb 1941
28 Mar 1941
15 May 41
21 Jan 1942
23 Feb 1942
31 March 1942
3 June 1942 - HMS Eagle aircraft carrier - Malta
12 March 1943 - Instructor - UK
28 April 1943 - Instructor
4 Nov 1943
19 Nov 1944 - Shot down by 40+ Fw-190s

(Photo: F/L Charron in front of his 412 Sqn Spitfire Mk.IX)
- Commemorated at the Reichwald Forest War Cemetery, Grave 12. E. 11., Germany
- Son of René and Marie (Nee Howes) Charron of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
- Husband of Constance Mary (Nee Drake) Charron, of Westerham, Kent, UK, father of Yvonne Marie Charron.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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