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1 AndersonL.J.W/CDFC

41358PLT8 EFTS
70 Sqd
33 Sqd
128 Sqd
1 (RCAF) OTU
114 Sqd
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RCAF
X
Wellington
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
Boston
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X -
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Post War RCAF - 1951 - 1956 - Korea
2 BeaverJohn WesleyFlight LieutenantSurvived war - passed away 1989CanadaR/223281PilotRCAFSpitfire-1941Son, David Beaver contacted us in March 2017: Spitfire was shot down (I believe this was in late 1941 or early 1942) and he suffered internal injuries as a result of the crash. He was discharged home as a result of the injuries. After returning home he enrolled in electrical engineering in Queens University and graduated with a degree. Joined Ontario Hydro and worked his way up the ladder to become second in command at the Nuclear Power Development facility in Rolphton, Ontario. It was in these early years with Ontario Hydro that he was also elected as Chief of Alder ville First Nation and was in that position for four years. After leaving NPD he held the following positions in the power development industry: General Manager North Eastern Region of Ontario Hydro, President of the Churchill Falls Labrador, Corporation, Chairman of the Northern Canada Power Commission, Vice President of Atomic Energy of Canada Corporation where he was the CEO of the construction of the Candoo Nuclear Reactor in South Korea. He also was the the primary developer of the Socio-economic Development Committee for Indian Affairs. He also presented with several honorary doctorates from different educational institutions. On top of all his accomplishments he was also a great father? Dad passed away from prostate cancer in 1989.
3 BlissWilliam Hamilton Forster 'Bill'F/OAir Medal (USA)J22835PLTRCAFXOct 44 -Air Medal (United States) - 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Born in Toronto, 8 June 1923; enlisted in RCAF, 31 July 1941; served overseas with No.412 Squadron; discharged 7 September 1945. Reenlisted 9 November 1948 and flew with No.410 Squadron aerobatic team. Retired 2 February 1971. See PL-90394 for photograph. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. “Flight Lieutenant William H. Bliss distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 4 May 1953 to 16 June 1953. Flying an F-86 type aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Bliss accomplished many missions in support of United Nations operations in Korea. Although often faced with determined enemy opposition, the courage, aggressiveness and degree of skill with which Flight Lieutenant Bliss conducted his assignment contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned missions. Through his personal courage, outstanding airmanship and exemplary devotion to duty, Flight Lieutenant Bliss reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
4 BrownDe Peyster DouwP/O
F/O
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Lt
Capt
Maj
DFC (US)
USAC
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AO
1094
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1699391
PLTRCAF
112 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 OTU (RAF)
1 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
USAAC
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Post war USAAF
USAF
X
Lysander
X
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
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?
X
9 Sept 1939
10 Sep 1939
20 June 1940 - UK
21 June 1940
27 Sep 40
1 March 1941
25 May 1942 - Transferred to US Army Air Corps
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Korea & Berlin Airlift
1958 - Retired from the USAF

(Photo: Brown in the cockpit of his Hurricane in 1940)
Died in hospital in Santa Maria, California in August 1991.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
5 CarewRobert DeanP/OAir Medal (USA)J37131PLTRCAFXOct 44 -Born 1924 - Died 2012 Jewish General Hospital St. Bruno Canada. Served in WW2 as a Spitfire pilot. Korea F-86 Sabre 1953-03-15 - 1973-07-05.

CAREW, Flight Lieutenant Robert Dean (33697) - Air Medal (United States) - 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Medal presented by U.S. Consul in Quebec City, 5 August 1954. Born 21 August 1924; enlisted in RCAF, 31 August 1942; awarded wings, October 1943. Trained on Hurricanes in Canada and flew an overseas tour with Nos.66 and 412 Squadrons; served in Air Forces of Occupation for seven months. Demobilized 19 February 19946; rejoined RCAF 5 November 1950 and trained on Vampires; then became No.1 OTU instructor. As of 22 January 1953, he was reported to have 1,165 hours on single engine aircraft including 129 on Vampires, 201 on T-33s and 25 on Sabres. Taken on strength of Special Force (Korea), 14 February 1953; taken on strength of 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 18 February 1953; struck off strength 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 5 July 1953; struck off strength Special Force (Korea), 5 July 1953. In Korea he flew 72 combat hours plus 18 hours 15 minutes non-combat on F-86 and five hours 55 minutes non-combat on T-33; once forced to bale out over sea after gliding 130 miles, 43,00 feet to 7,000 feet. Retired 20 November 1970. See PL-98811 for photograph. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. “Flight Lieutenant Robert D. Carew distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 5 April 1953 to 8 May 1953. During that period, Flight Lieutenant Carew demonstrated outstanding professional ability during sustained combat air operations over North Korea. Despite adverse weather conditions, hazardous terrain and numerically superior enemy fighter aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Carew accomplished numerous missions which contributed substantially to the success of United Nations operations. Through his keen flying ability, courage and exemplary devotion to duty. Flight Lieutenant Carew reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
6 DavidsonRobert Tremayne PillsburyP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
S/L
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S/L
W/C
G/C
DFC

Croix de Guerre (France)

US Air Medal
EvadedCanadian in RAFRAF
C
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RCAF
39968
89519
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20465
PLTRAF
3 FTS (RAF)
6 Armament Training Camp (RAF)
3 FTS (RAF)
1 Wing (RAF)
2 AACU (RAF)
1 Wing (RAF)
3 AACU (RAF)
202 Sqd (RAF)
3 AACU (RAF)
3 AACU (RAF)
4 FTS (RAF)
267 Sqd (RAF)
70 OTU (RAF)
30 Sqd (RAF)
30 Sqd (RAF)
2 Photo Recce Unit (RAF)
30 Sqd (RAF)
30 Sqd (RAF)
261 Sqd (RAF)
Ferry Command (RAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
182 Sqd (RAF)
175 Sqd (RAF)
16 Wing (RAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
French Resistance
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
AFHQ (RCAF)
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IFS (RCAF)
AFHQ (RCAF)
Western Air Command
RCAF Staff College
Central Air Command
12 Group HQ
410 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
1 Wing (RCAF)
Canadian Joint Staff
335 FIS (USAF)
1 Wing (RCAF)
3 Wing (RCAF)
1 Air Div HQ (RCAF)
RCAF Trenton
RCAF Portage la Prairie
NORAD 26 Sector
CJATC Rivers
RCAF
Avro & Tutor
Oxford
Hart
Oxford
Queen Bee
Swordfish
Queen Bee
Swordfish
Swordfish
Swordfish
Swordfish
Anson
Vincent
Blenheim
Blenheim
Hurricane
Beaufighter & Electra
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
Boston
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MM957
X
Typhoon
X
X
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Expeditor
X
X
X
X
X
Vampire
Vampire
Sabre
X
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre
X
X
X
X
X
24 May 1937 - Enlisted in the RAF
24 Aug 1937
14 Feb 1938
19 March 1938 - Advanced flying instruction
26 March 1938
1 June 1938
24 June 1938
23 July 1938 - Malta
23 Sep 1938 - Egypt
7 Oct 1938
5 Nov 1938 - Malta
16 March 1939 - Staff pilot - Egypt
1 Sep 1939
7 Oct 1940
23 Oct 1940 - Egypt/Greece/Crete
20 May 1941 - Visual night fighter
24 Oct 1941
24 Nov 1941
26 Feb 1942 - Ceylon
24 May 1942
26 Dec 1942 - Dorval, Canada
4 April 1943 - UK
16 May 1943 - Commanding Officer
11 July 1943 - Commanding Officer
11 Sep 1943 - Commanding Officer
20 Jan 1944 - Commanding Officer
8 May 1944 - Force landed in France
Served with French resistance group Voix du Nord
6 Sep 1944 - UK
12 Dec 1944 - Transferred to the RCAF as S/L
24 May 1945 - Ottawa, Canada
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19 Sep 1945
1 Dec 1945
21 May 1946
26 March 1947
21 Sep 1947
23 Dec 1947
26 March 1949
15 Sep 1949 - Commanding Officer
26 Nov 1951 - UK
10 Sep 1952 - Washington, USA
15 Sep 1952 - Korea
17 Dec 1952 - UK
1 Feb 1953 - Germany
16 Sep 1953
7 Nov 1956
19 March 1957
16 July 1960 - Syracuse, N.Y., USA
13 July 1964 - Deputy Commander
1 April 1968 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: Squadron Leader Robert Davidson of Vancouver B.C. Commanding Officer of 421 Sqn in the cockpit of one of the Squadrons Vampires. RCAF St. Hubert, Que. 26 Oct 1950)
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.182 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 1 October 1943.
- Croix de Guerre with Gold Star (France) - AFRO 485/47 dated 12 September 1947.
- Air Medal (United States) - 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (USAF) - Awarded as per AFRO 742/53 dated 11 December 1953 and Canada Gazette dated 14 November 1953.
Died in Kempville, Ontario, 13 December 1976.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

(Photo: Wing Commander Robert Davidson, was awarded the U.S. Air Medal at a ceremony at the RCAF's No. 4 Fighter Wing, Baden-Soellingen, Germany, W/C Davidson received the award from USAF General Robert M. Lee, Commanding General of the 4th Allied Tactical Air Force - 13 May 1954)
7 EvansFrederick WilliamF/O.Air Medal (USA)J36191PLT421 Sqd (RCAF)Spitfire22 Jan 45 -Destroyed 1 x FW190.

Served Korea 1952-12-15 - 1953-04-11. Air Medal (United States) - 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (USAF) - Awarded as per AFRO 742/53 dated 11 December 1953 and Canada Gazette dated 14 November 1953. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1919; home in St. Thomas (clerk and salesman). Enlisted in Saint John, 17 February 1939. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 2 April 1943), No.7 EFTS (graduated 28 May 1943) and No.14 SFTS (graduated 1 October 1943). Commissioned July 1943. Overseas he destroyed one FW.190 and shared in the destruction of another. Postwar Vampire aerobatic pilot. Between the wars, he was an air force flying instructor and a member of the Blue Devils first all jet Canadian aerobatic team, which performed over the east coast of the United States and Canada. See photo PL-90156. Taken on strength, Special Force, 14 December 1952; taken on strength of 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 24 December 1952; struck off strength, 334th FIS, 9 April 1953; struck off strength Special Force, 11 April 1953. Flew 75 hours five minutes in combat; claimed one locomotive and four rail cars destroyed. For further details see Second World War RCAF awards data base. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. “Flight Lieutenant Evans distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 8 January 1953 to 13 February 1953. During that period, Lieutenant [sic] Evans successfully completed numerous combat missions in support of United Nations operations in Korea. Although often faced with determined enemy opposition, the courage, aggressiveness and degree of skill with which Flight Lieutenant Evans conducted his assignment contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned missions. Through his courage, professional ability and exemplary devotion to duty, Flight Lieutenant Evans reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
8 FoxWilliam WhiteF/O.Air Medal (USA)J10965PLTRCAFXOct 44 -Born 1920 Died July 8, 2010, Served Korea 1953-05-15 - 1953-10-31

Air Medal (United States) - 16th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Joined RCAF, June 1941; wings April 1942; flew on tour with No.115 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron (Bolingbrokes and Venturas). Posted to England in 1944 for transport flying. Continued on transport duties when he returned to Canada; attached to No.420 (Auxiliary) Squadron in 1949 as instructor; to RCAF Station Chatham, 1952. Attached to Special Force (Korea), 14 May to 6 November 1953, serving with 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 22 May to 31 October 1953. Flew 98 hours 20 minutes (combat) and 59 minutes 55 minutes (non- combat) in Korea. Photo PL-110016 shows him. Medal presented at American Embassy, London, 1 March 1955. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. “Squadron Leader William W. Fox distinguished himself by meritorious achievement during the period 2 June 1953 to 27 July 1953 while participating in twenty combat missions against the enemy over North Korea as pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. During frequent encounters with high performance enemy jet aircraft, his courage, aggressiveness and proficiency contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned mission. Through his valour, outstanding airmanship and devotion to duty on these occasions Squadron Leader Fox has reflected great credit upon himself and the United Nations Forces.”
9 GloverErnie A.Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
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F/L

Glover sitting in his Canadian-built Sabre

.
DFC (USA)

Air Medal (USA - withheld, see Notes)

POWR
J
POW
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No.
85891
16185
X
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17484
PLTRCAF
10 (RCAF) EFTS
14 (RCAF) SFTS
56 OTU
1 Sqd
Stalag Luft III
Stalag Luft IV
RCAF
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RCAF
416 Sqd
334th FIS (USAF)
413 Sqd (RCAF)
422 Sqd
421 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF Chatham
123 Test & Ferry Flt
RCAF
Last Op -
N/A
X
X
X
Typhoon R7863
X
X
X
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X
P-51 D Mustang
F-86 Sabre
CF-86 Sabre
CF-86 Sabre
CF-86 Sabre
CF-86 Sabre
Various
X
X
23 Oct 40 - Joined the RCAF - Ottawa - ON (S)
X - Mount Hope - ON - Canada -
X - Aylmer - ON - Canada -
X - UK -
X - 19 May 43 - POW - Flak over St. Omer - France -
19 May 43 - X -
X - X -
06 Oct 45 - Released from the RCAF -
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02 Nov 48 - Rejoined the RCAF
1951 - 1952 - RCAF Station Uplands - Ottawa - ON
1952 - 1953 - Korea -
X - X - RCAF Stn Bagotville - QC - Canada -
X - X - RCAF Europe -
X - X - RCAF Europe -
X - X - RCAF Stn Chatham - NB - Weapons Instructor -
1966 - 1969 - Commanding Officer - RCAF Stn Trenton - ON
22 Apr 70 - Retired from the RCAF -
09 Sep 91 - Deceased -
3 x Mig-15 Victories Korea + 2 Damaged. Served Korea: 1952-06-15 - 1952-10-18.

Distinguished Flying Cross - 334th Squadron, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 17 January 1953 and AFRO dated 23 January 1953. Born in Niagara Falls; educated Toronto; joined RCAF October 1941; flew Hurricanes and Typhoons with No.1 Squadron until shot down (POW, May 1943). Joined postwar RCAF; promoted to Flight Lieutenant, June 1952; posted to Korea that same month; joined 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Kimpo Airfield (Seoul), 20 June 1952; flew first sortie on 4 July but saw no enemy aircraft until 26 August 1952, after which he 8 encountered them almost every day. Damaged two MIG-15s on 30 August 1952. On 8 September, flying as No.4 in a flight, he encountered two MIGs. The Sabres closed but MIG evasive action frustrated some; they made a hard-right turn which the No.1 and 2 Sabre pilots could not follow; Glover, in an advantageous position, fired and observed hits. The MIGs dived from 40,000 to 15,000 feet; during a violent pull-up, the No.2 MIG lost control and plunged into ground; Glover pursued the other to the Yalu River. On 9 September, escorting Thunderjets attacking North Korean Military Academy at Sakehu, some 175 MIGs tried to intervene. Six MIGs shot down; Glover claimed one which had been closing on an F-84 when he fired. On 16 September, leading three Sabres, he attacked twenty MIGs, one of which he set on fire. He completed his tour on 12 October 1952 and was struck off strength of Special Force (Korea) 18 October 1952. Had flown 50 missions (71 hours 15 minutes combat time) plus ten hours and five minutes non-combat flying. Medals and logbooks displayed by RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton, Ontario. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. Died in Belleville, Ontario, 9 September 1991; medals displayed at RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton. “Flight Lieutenant Glover, while attached to the United States Air Force, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, in the Korean theatre, displayed the most commendable aggressive spirit coupled with excellent fighting ability. Because of his above average qualities as a combat pilot he was rapidly promoted to flight leader, and whilst so employed, completed his duties with distinction, valour and merit. During his tour of duty, he destroyed three MIG-15 aircraft and seriously damaged two others. This excellent record not only brings credit to Flight Lieutenant Glover, but has greatly enhanced the reputation of the Royal Canadian Air Force in this theatre.”

Air Medal (United States) - 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron. Date uncertain; under RCAF policies as laid down in 1952, Glover was not permitted to receive this award, as he had also been awarded an American DFC. “Flight Lieutenant Ernest A. Glover distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial combat as a pilot of an F-86 aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 4 July 1952 to 29 August 1952. As well as being frequently outnumbered by enemy jet fighters, adverse weather conditions were often a factor which added greatly to the difficulties encountered in successfully carrying out the assigned mission. As a result of his valour, proficiency and devotion to duty on these occasions, he has reflected great credit upon himself, his comrades in arms of the United Nations and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
10 LafranceJoseph Claude AndreFLTLT
.
DFC (USA)RCAF attached to USAF 16th Fighter Interceptor, 39th Fighter InterceptorF-86 Sabre1952-08-051 MIG-15 Victory. Served Korea 1952-05-15 - 1952-09-26

Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) - 16th and 39th Squadrons, 39th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per AFRO 153/53 dated 20 March 1953. Medal presented in France, February 1957. Born in Quebec City; enlisted 1947. Attached to Special Force, 14 May 1952; 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 20 May 1952 to 31 May 1952; 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron 1 June 1952 to 20 September 1952. Struck of Special Force 29 September 1952. Flew first sortie on 28 May 1952 and a total of 49 Sabre and one T-33 operational missions (67 hours 15 minutes on Sabres, one hour 50 minutes on T-33) plus 12 hours 35 minutes non-combat on Sabres. Combat was at 1540 hours close to Sariwon; he scored hits all over enemy fuselage and engine area; pilot seen to eject. Rose to Major-General. In 1969 activated No.433 (Francophone) Squadron; later commanded CFB Winnipeg; was Director General Policy Planning at NDHQ and commander of No.10 Tactical Air Group, St. Hubert. Retired April 1981 to become senior civil servant. Tunics in Canadian War Museum. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. “Flight Lieutenant Claude A. Lafrance distinguished himself by outstanding airmanship and bravery while participating in a flight for four F-86 type aircraft on 5 August 1952. After sighting a flight of two MIG-15 type aircraft Flight Lieutenant Lafrance immediately set up his attack. He succeeded in destroying one MIG-15 type aircraft. He then aided in driving the remaining fighter across the Yalu River. Flight Lieutenant Lafrance finally returned to his home base on a minimum of fuel supply. By his high personal courage and devotion to duty, Flight Lieutenant Lafrance has brought great credit upon himself, the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United States Air Force.”

Far East Air Forces AP0925 dated 9 September 1952 gives following account of his MIG kill: “First Lieutenant [sic] Claude A. Lafrance...is officially credited with the destruction of one MIG-15 type aircraft in aerial combat at 1540I on 5 August 1952 near Sariwon, Korea. Flying number three position in a flight of four F86 type aircraft, Lieutenant Lafrance closed on the leader of an element of two MIG-15s. Lieutenant Lafrance opened fire, scoring hits over the entire fuselage and engine section of the MIG. The enemy pilot was observed to eject himself in the vicinity of Sariwon.”
11 LambrosAndrewSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
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F/L
DFC

DFC (USA)
R
J
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No
82309
16020
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49644
PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
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RCAF
1 OTU (RCAF)
39 FIS (USAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
Typhoon
X
X
X
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X
Vampire
Sabre
X
X
18 Dec 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 May 1941
26 July 1941
2 Nov 1941 - UK
June 1944
30 Dec 1944 - Tour expired
7 Feb 1945 - Repatriated
13 Apr 1945 - Released
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15 Oct 1951 - Rejoined RCAF
Oct 1951 - Oct 1952
Oct 1952 - Korea
Feb 1954 - Repatriated
7 Apr 1964 - Retired

(Photo: Lambros L - Washburn R)
DFC award effective 6 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 13 February 1945 and AFRO 508/45 dated 23 March 1945.
US DFC, AFRO 742/53
Deceased in Oakville, Ontario, 2002.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
12 LatremouilleW.Sgt
P/O
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Pte
R
J
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Army
270141
X
-------
X
AG
Infantryman
Toronto Scottish
RCAF
9 (RCAF) B & GS
433 Sqd
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Canadian Army
Last Op
X
X
X
X
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X
X
1941 - Joined the Army - Discharged - Underage
Aug 43 - Joined the RCAF -
1943 - RCAF Mont Joli - Course 71 & 72 -
X - 24 Ops completed -
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23 Aug 50 - 24 Sep 52 - Served in Korea as a Pte
15 Feb 96 - Deceased -
13 LévesqueJoseph Auguste OmerLt
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AC2
Sgt
P/O
---------
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC (USA)

Air Medal (USA)
POWArmy
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R
J
POW
------
RCAF
X
------
X
15168
X
------
55416
PilotCanadian Army
RCAF
401 Sqd
POW
Stalag Luft III
-----------------------
RCAF
RCAF
Blue Devils Demo Tm
334th FIS (USAF)
Int Control Cmsn
RCAF
N/A
X
Spitfire
X
X
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X
Vampire
Vampire
F-86 Sabre
X
X
X - Served in Les Fusiliers du St. Laurent before WWII (**S)
X - Transferred to the RCAF -
X - 12 Feb 42 - POW -
12 Feb 42 - X -
X - 1945 - Freed -
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1945 - Remained in Post War RCAF - Attended McGill University until 1947 -
X - X -
X - X - On exchange - Korea - Flew 71 sorties
1959 - 1960 - OBS - Indo-China -
1965 - Retired from the RCAF due to pending unification!
Passed away on the 6 June 2006
14 LindsayJames DouglasP/O
F/O
F/L
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F/L
S/L
DFC

DFC (USA)

Legion of Honour (France)
J
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No.
9081
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20361
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
? SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
403 Sqd (RCAF)
416 Sqd (RCAF)
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North-West Air Cmd (RCAF)
413 Sqd (RCAF)
39th FIS (USAF)
413 Sqd (RCAF)
Canadian Joint Staff
AFHQ
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
X
Spitfire
Spitfire
----------------------
X
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre
X
X
X
11 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
May 1941
3 July 1941
1 Sep 1941
21 Nov 1941
1942/43 - Flying Instructor
1943 - UK
8 Oct 1943
20 April 1945
----------------------
Apr 1946
1 Aug 1951 - Commanding Officer
15 July 1952 - Korea
3 Dec 1952 - Commanding Officer
7 March 1953
?
Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: 7 Feb 1944 - 403 Wolf Squadron RCAF. F/L J.D. Lindsay, from Arnprior Ontario in the cockpit of his Spitfire.)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.403 Squadron - Award effective 8 August 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2052/44 dated 22 September 1944.
Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) - 39th Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 1 May 1953 and AFRO 284/53 dated 15 May 1953.
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour as per Canada Gazette of 17 May 2014.
(information courtesy Francois Dutil)
15 MacKenzieAndrew RobertP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
-------
S/L
W/C
DFC
R
J
------
No.
X
10976
---------
X
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
4 EFTS (RCAF)
31 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
16 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
403 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
133 Sqd (RCAF)
135 Sqd (RCAF)
-----------------
RCAF
RCAF Aux
RCAF
441 Sqd (RCAF)
441 Sqd (RCAF)
51st FIW (USAF)
51st FIW (USAF)
RCAF
RCAF
NORAD (RCAF)
RCAF Rockliffe
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
X
Spitfire
Spitfire
X
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
-----------------
X
X
X
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre
Sabre
X
X
X
X
X
6 June 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
24 June 1940
21 July 1940
6 Oct 1940
8 Jan 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
10 Apr 1941 - Instructor
30 July 1941 - Instructor
24 April 1942 - Instructor
18 Feb 1943 - UK
10 Aug 10 Aug 1943
16 May 1944
Repatriated to Canada
11 Dec 1944
29 Jan 1945
-----------------
1 Oct 1945 - Transferred to the Reserve List
3 April 1946
Oct 1946 - Transferred to regular RCAF
1 March 1951 - Commanding Officer
1 March 1952 - CO - North Luffenham UK
Nov 1952 - Korea
4 Dec 1952 - Shot down by friendly fire
POW in China
Dec 1954 - Repatriated to Canada
? - Intelligence
? - Admin O
1967 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: 18 October 1943 - 421 RCAF Sqn - Packing their bags preparatory to moving into winter quarters are F/L John Sherlock of Calgary, Alta. (Left) and FO Andrew R. MacKenzie of Montreal, in front of their tent at an advanced RCAF airfield in England.)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.421 Squadron - Award effective 15 January 1944 as per London Gazette dated 25 January 1944 and AFRO 410/44 dated 25 February 1944.
Died in Kempville, Ontario, 21 September 2009
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
16 MalkinHarrySgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
----------
S/L
W/C
DFC & Bar

AFC
J15521PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
35 Sqd (RAF)
1659 CU (RAF)
RCAF
5 OTU (RCAF)
----------------------
RCAF
United Nations
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
X
Halifax
Halifax
X
Liberator
----------------------
X
X
X
2 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
28 Nov 1940
3 Jan 1941
5 March 1941
17 June 1941 - UK
29 Aug 1942
22 Apr 1943
22 Feb 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
March 1944 - Chief Flying Instructor
----------------------
Served in post war RCAF
July 1950 - Korea
Retired date unknown

(Photo: 17 February 1942 Climbing up a long roomy fuselage of a Halifax Bomber to their positions, is 22 yrs. old Sgt. Carl C. Harris, of Sydney N.S., and F/Sgt. H. Malkin, 26 yr. old pilot from Verdun, Que. They are serving with many more Canadians in a Bomber Squadron of the RAF.)
Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross - No.35 Squadron - Award effective 23 March 1943 as per London Gazette dated 6 April 1943 and AFRO 757/43 dated 30 April 1943.
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.35 Squadron - Award effective 29 September 1942 as per London Gazette dated 9 October 1942 and AFRO 1690/42 dated 23 October 1942.
Air Force Cross - No.5 OTU - Award effective 21 April 1945 as per London Gazette dated 24 April 1945 and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945. No citation to AFC in AFRO.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
17 PatrickKenneth RolandP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
-------
F/L
S/L
W/C
G/C
-------
Hon Col
OBE

Legion of Merit (US)
C1412RADRCAF
1 WS (RCAF)
5 Rad S (RCAF)
--------------------
RCAF
Defence Research Board
1 Rad & Comm Sqd (RCAF)
343rd Sqd (USAF)
12 (Aux) group (RCAF)
RCAF
--------------------
27th Field Rgmt (RCA)
X
Moth & Stinson
X
--------------------
X
X
X
Superfortress
X
X
--------------------
X
15 Sep 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Feb 1940
Oct 1943 - Commanding Officer
--------------------
1946 - Remained in post war RCAF
1946
1951 - Commanding Officer
1 - 12 Dec 1951 - Japan & Korea
1953
1960 - Retired from the RCAf Aux
--------------------
Honorary Colonel
- Officer, Order of the British Empire - Award effective 1 January 1944 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 113/44 dated 21 January 1944
- Officer, Legion of Merit (United States) - Overseas - Award effective 21 December 1945 as per Canada Gazette dated 4 May 1946 and AFRO 473/46 dated 10 May 1946.
- Founder of Canadian Aviation Electronics (CAE).
- Admitted to Quebec Air & Space Hall of Fame in 2003.
- Deceased on 1 June 2002 in Victoria, British Columbia.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
18 SimpsonAllan JamesTpr
Gnr
P/O
F/O
F/L
----------
F/L
S/L
DFC
Canadian in RAFRAF
C
----------
No
41747
89524
----------
?
PLTCanadian Army
Canadian Army
RAF
7 EFTS (RAF)
RAF Uxbridge
8 SFTS (RAF)
AFTS (RAF)
8 ATS (RAF)
SAC (RAF)
ACPS (RAF)
13 Sqd (RAF)
13 Sqd (RAF)
RAF
71 OTU (RAF)
74 OTU (RAF)
6 Sqd (RAF)
6 Sqd (RAF)
74 OTU (RAF)
6 Sqd (RAF)
6 Sqd (RAF)
33 FIS (RAF)
23 FTS (RAF)
RAF
51 OTU (RAF)
51 OTU (RAF)
62 OTU (RAF)
2 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
3 SFTS (RCAF)
1 CTS (RCAF)
RCAF
1 Repat Depot (RCAF)
---------------------
RCAF
AFHQ
Information School (US Army)
AFHQ
Special Staff School (USAF)
AFHQ
School of Strategic Intelligence (US Army)
AFHQ
408 Sqd (RCAF)
67 Recon Tech Sqd (USAF)
408 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF Senneterre
RCAF Lac St. Denis
13 ACWS (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
X
Moth
X
Hart
Audax
Fury
Lysander
Magister
Lysander
Lysander
X
Hurricane - Lysander - Magister
Gladiator - Hurricane - Lysander - Magister
Tank Buster Hurricane
Tank Buster Hurricane
Gladiator - Hurricane - Lysander - Magister
Tank Buster Hurricane
Tank Buster Hurricane
Harvard - Moth - Oxford
Oxford
X
Anson - Auster - Oxford
Anson - Auster - Oxford
Anson
Mosquito
X
X
X
X
X
X
---------------------
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Lancaster
Invader
Lancaster
X
X
X
X
12 July 1935 - Lord Strathcona's Horse
11 July 1938 - Artillery Militia
1938 - Enlisted in the RAF - UK
28 Dec 1938
4 March 1939
18 March 1939
July 1939
11 Sep 1939
4 Oct 1939
16 Nov 1939
17 Dec 1939 - France
19 Feb 1940 - UK
30 July 1941 - Departed UK for Middle East
9 Sep 1941 - Egypt
18 Oct 1941 - Instructor - Palestine
7 March 1942 - Egypt & Libya
8 June 1942 - Shot down near Bir Acheim
6 Aug 1942 - Instructor - Syria
12 Sep 1942 - Egypt
Tank busting instructor for 7, 20 & 28 Sqds
3 March 1943 - Flying Instructor Course - Rhodesia
6 June 1943 - Flying Instructor & Ops O
3 Jan 1944 - Awaiting Repat to UK - South Africa
20 April 1944 - Night Flying Instructor Course - UK
4 May 1944 - Night Flying Instructor
5 July 1944 - Staff Pilot, Instructor & A/CO
11 Oct 1944 - Conversion Course
19 Dec 1944 - Transferred to RCAF
Jan 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
28 Feb 1945 - Adjudant
16 March 1945 - AdmO Course
20 April 1945 - Inspector of Air Cadets Sqns
19 June 1945 - Posting O & AdmO
---------------------
Retained in Post War RCAF
5 April 1946 - Public Relations
10 June 1947 - USA
18 Sep 1947 - Public Relations
5 Jan 1948 - Adv PAO Course - USA
1 June 1948 - AdmO
May 1950 - USA
5 Aug 1950 - Strat Intel O Africa, Middle East & South-East Asia
Aug 1951 - Int O & PAO
26 Oct 1951 - Korea
7 Dec 1951 - Int O & PAO - Canada
12 Dec 1955 - Ops O & PAO
31 July 1958 - NORAD
4 Oct 1961 - Deputy CO
30 May 1963 - Retired from RCAF

(Photo: 18 April 1944 - F/L A.J. Simpson DFC, receives congratulations from Miss Clare Keating of Seven Oaks, Kent, after receiving his decoration from the King at a recent investiture in Buckingham Palace. In june, 1942, he led a fighter formation in an attack on a number of enemy armoured vehicles in the Bir Hacheim area, and although wounded in the chest he successfully pressed home the attack. Weakened by loss of blood and with his right arm useless, he was forced to bail out of his damaged aircraft at a height of 500 feet. His citation states that throughout this action "he displayed great gallantry and devotion to duty".)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.6 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 14 August 1942.
Died in Ottawa, 4 July 1999
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
19 SpurrLawrence E.F/L
Korea
DFC

DFC (US)
PLT12 (RCAF) EFTS
6 (RCAF) SFTS
1 (RCAF) OTU
3 (RCAF) EFTS
61 (F) OTU
3 TEU
41 Sqd
416 Sqd
---------------------
RCAF
USAF Exchange
X
X
Harvard FE391
X
Spitfire
Hurricane
Spitfire
Spitfire SM335
---------------------
CF-86 Sabre
F-86 Sabre
1942 -
X -
X -
Nov 43 -
X -
X -
X -
24 Dec 44 - Safe - Friendly Fire - US AAA
----------------------------------------------------
Remained in the RCAF - Post War
Flew in Korea - 51st Ftr-Int Gp
1 MiG-15 Victory Korea
20 WarrenDouglas 'Duke'Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
-------
F/L
S/L
W/C
DFC

US Air Medal
J
--------
RCAF
9735
--------
X
PLTRCAF
2 (RCAF) B & GS
2 (RCAF) ITS
5 (RCAF) EFTS
3 (RCAF) SFTS
34 (RCAF) SFTS
RAF Hastings
57 OTU
403 Sqd
165 Sqd
Fighter Ldrs Sch
1687 BDTF
66 Sqd
----------------------
RCAF
RCAF Trenton
RCAF
Fighter Ldrs Sch
421 Sqd
410 Sqd
39th FIS - 51st FIW
RCAF Staff College
Sabre OTU
Instructional Unit
Tri-Svc Gunnery Sch
RCAF AFHQ
RCAF Baldy Hughes
NORAD
CFB Comox
Last Op
N/A
N/A
N/A
X
Anson
Oxford & Harvard
X
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire BM367
X
X
Spitfire
-------------------------
Various
Various
Harvard
Various
Various
CF-86 Sabre
F-86 Sabre
X
CF-86 Sabre CF-86 Sabre
X
X
X
X
X
X
14 Mar 41 - Joined the RCAF - Twin brother Bruce (*S)
X - X - Mossbank -
X - 09 Jul 41 - Graduated - Regina - SK - Canada -
X - 01 Sep 41 - Graduated - High River - AB - Canada -
X - 25 Sep 41 - Moved - Calgary - AB - Canada -
X - 19 Dec 41 - Medicine Hat - AB - Canada -
X - X - Hastings - UK -
X - X - Hawarden - UK -
X - Jun 42 -
Jun 42 - X
X - X - Aston Down - UK -
X - X - Lindholme - South Yorkshire - UK -
18 Dec 44 -
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Post War - Remained in the RCAF -
X - 01 Oct 46 - Instructor -
X - X - Instructor
X - X - West Raynham - UK -
X - X -
X - X - CO -
X - X - USAF Exchange - Korea -
X - X -
X - X - Chief Flying Instructor -
X - X - Oldenburg - Germany - CO -
X - X - Decimomannu - Sardinia - Ops Officer and Deputy CO -
X - X - Flight Safety Accident Prevention Unit - Ottawa - ON -
X - X - RCAF Stn Baldy Hughes - CO -
X - X -
X - 1973 - Base Ops Officer and Deputy CO -
30 Aug 11 - Deceased - Comox - BC -

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