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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.
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1 CampbellK.E.F/SgtA/GR261992625 SqdLancaster PB815Attack on PforzheimAircraft missing. All crew baled out safely and returned to this country except Navigator who was taken to hospital in France with sprained ankle. Target Bombed at 20.02 hours from height of 7,400 feet.
2 McRorieJ.K.F/SgtR265605A/G625 SqdLancaster PB815Attack on PforzheimAircraft missing. All crew baled out safely and returned to this country except Navigator who was taken to hospital in France with sprained ankle. Target Bombed at 20.02 hours from height of 7,400 feet.
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PLT625 Sqd (RAF)
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Lancaster LL959
Lancaster PB815
14 Oct 44
23 Feb 45 Attack on Pforzheim
Aircraft missing. All crew baled out safely and returned to this country except Navigator who was taken to hospital in France with sprained ankle. Target Bombed at 20.02 hours from height of 7,400 feet.
4 SullivanJ.P.WO2R169159NAV625 SqdLancaster PB815Attack on PforzheimAircraft missing. All crew baled out safely and returned to this country except Navigator who was taken to hospital in France with sprained ankle. Target Bombed at 20.02 hours from height of 7,400 feet.

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