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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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This database lists all known RCAF flying-related personnel who served 1939 - 1945 and onwards in many cases.
In November 2017 François Dutil began adding extensive information and many images from his research files,
for which we are grateful. Please contact us via our Helpdesk if you have additional information or images.
"Conversion from the original data held as images of old teletype sheets must have taken Major Paradie years.
The Paradie database is as close to a treasure as the World will see.” François Dutil

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19 EFTS (RCAF)
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3 PRC (RCAF)
14 (P)AFU (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
56 Sqd (RAF)
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438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
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12 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 Nov 1940
23 Dec 1940
2 March 1941
15 May 1941 - Staff
11 Oct 1942 - Staff
Feb 1943 - UK
16 March 1943
1 Apr 1943
13 July 1943 - 28 April 1944
3 Jan 1944 Flak - Evaded
29 Aug 1944 - 19 Nov 44
6 Nov 1944 - Engine failure
20 Nov 1944 - 3 May 1945
22 Jan 1945 Shot down by flak - Evaded capture

MiD - No.438 Squadron - Award effective 1 January 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 379/45 dated 2 March 1945.
DFC - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 23 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 3 April 1945 and AFRO 765/45 dated 4 May 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)

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