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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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22 Aug 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 Dec 1942
27 June 1943
19 Aug 1943
2 Jan 1944 - Iceland
3 May 1944 - RAF Ballykelly Northern Ireland
2 June 1944 - RAF Wick Scotland
24 June 1944 - Shot down by flak from U-1225 during low level attack
8 June 1945 - Sydney NS
6 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Image: “VC Attack”, by Graham Wragg, illustrates F/L Hornell’s valiant attack on a U-Boat during the Battle of the Atlantic.)
Distinguished Flying Medal - No.162 (BR) Squadron - Award effective 28 July 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1729/44 dated 11 August 1944.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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