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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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1 BurgessCharles LebertAC2
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RCAF Trenton
3 ITS (RCAF)
17 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
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RCAF
1 OTU (RCAF)
413 Sqd (RCAF)
Training Commmand HQ
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28 July 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF as a clerk
28 Jan 1940
28 Feb 1942 - Remustered to pilot
5 June 1942
1 Aug 1942
4 Dec 1942
13 Oct 1943 - UK
14 Oct 1943
15 Dec 1944
23 July 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
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Remained in post war RCAF
1951
May 1953
25 Aug 1956
18 Sep 1958 - Retired fromt he RCAF

(Photo: F/O Burgess checking his bomb load prior to a mission)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron (now No.56 OTU) - Award effective 13 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)

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