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1 AdairE.LACRGC - Radio438 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon1943/45(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
2 BangsAlbert EdwardP/O
F/O
F/L
C8671ADM438 Sqd (RCAF)X27 Apr 1944 - Squadron AdjudantDeceased in Ottawa in 2008
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
3 BantingDonald WallwinP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
J10809PLTRCAF
6 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
9 B&GS (RCAF)
23 EFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
Battle
Cornell
X
20 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
9 Oct 1941
5 Dec 1941
1 June 1942
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
21 Dec 1944 - Tour expired - Repatriated
7 Feb 1945 - Staff
8 March 1945 - Staff
13 Nov 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: Cornelison L - Banting R at RAF Ayr Scotland early 1944)
DFC - No.438 Squadron - Award effective 13 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
4 BeattyWilliam LawrenceP/O
F/O
J28162PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
21 March 1943
1943 - UK
1944
July 1944
7 March 1945 - Tour expired

Deceased 16 Dec 2010
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
5 BeirnesJack RifeSgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L

DFC & Bar
KIFA
Age 30
R
C
50988
13458
PLTRCAF
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 ANS (RCAF)
2 ANS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
8 RD (RCAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Yale & Harvard
Anson
Anson
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon MM959
X
X
X
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon SW393
13 Apr 1940 - Enlisted in RCAF
20 July 1940 - Already held pilot's license
1 Dec 1940 - Staff pilot
12 Aug 1941 - Staff pilot
16 Dec 1941 - Dartmouth NS
6 June 1942 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
20 Nov 1943
Jan 1943
29 July to 13 Oct 1944 - Sqd CO
15 Nov 1944 - Repatriated
4 Jan 1945
26 Feb to 11 March 1945 - Leave in Canada
26 March 1945 - Returns to UK
27 March 1945 - Staff
6 Apr 1945 - Sqd CO
1 June 1945 - Killed in crash due to engine failure

(Photo: S/L Beirnes in front of his Typhoon F3-B after returning from a mission where the flak scored a bull's eye on his aircraft)
DFC - No.438 Squadron - Award effective 24 October 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2637/44 dated 8 December 1944.
Bar to DFC - No.438 Squadron (deceased). Award effective 3 September 1945 as per London Gazette dated 14 September 1944 and AFRO 1672/45 dated 2 November 1945.
Commemorated Aabenraa Cemetery, Allied Mil. Plot. Row 6. 14. Denmark. Son of Arthur Appleton Beirnes and Nellie Mellis Beirnes; Husband of Gwendolyn Beirnes, father of Gordon Beirnes, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Brother of F/Sgt Donald Wood Beirnes KIA on 4 Jan 1942.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
6 BirchWilliam FrancisP/O
F/O
J41883PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
6 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - Uk - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Birch getting in his 438 Sqd Typhoon for a mission)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
7 BisskyPaulP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
J5833PLT430 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Mustang & Tomahawk
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Jan 1943
Feb 1945
27 Feb 1945
1 June 1945 - Commanding Officer
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Bisky in the cockpit of his 430 Sqd Tomahawk - UK February 1943)
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
8 BlackRobert JohnstonP/O
F/O
F/L
J12783PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
6 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
9 BlackburnJoseph KennethAC1
LAC
R111695GC - FitterRCAF
14 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
Jan 1942
July 1942 - Alaska & B.C.
Oct 1943 - UK
1944/45 - Europe
Nov 1945 - Released

Deceased May 2000
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
10 BlanchetteLeoAC
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
RXGC18 (B) Sqn (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
438 Sqn (RCAF)
RCAF
Gypsy Moth
Gypsy Moth
Lysander - Shark - Atlas
Kittyhawk
Anson
Havard-Vampire-Sabre-Expeditor-Otter
X
May 1937 - Montreal Qc
Nov 1937 - St-Hubert Qc
Nov 1939 St-John NB
July 1941 - Dartmouth NS
June 42 - Moncton NB
April 1946 - St-Hubert Qc
1969 Transferred to cadet instructor list

(Photo: F/Sgt Blanchette receiving the squadron colours in May 1961)
Deceased in 2015 at age 100
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
11 BreenRoy FrederickSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
KIA
Age 21
R
J
98134
92935
PLTRCAF
17 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
2 FIS (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
416 Sqd (RCAF)
1490 (G) Flight (RAF)
14 APC (RAF)
667 Sqn (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Anson
X
Master
Magister
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Barracuda & Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP178
22 Apr 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
25 July 1941
13 Sep 1941
19 Feb 1942 - UK
20 March 1942
29 June 1942
21 July 1942
20 Oct 1942
7 June 1943
18 Oct 1943
20 May 1944
22 July 1944
12 Aug 1944
2 Sep 1944
24 Dec 1944 - Hit by accurate flak at low altitude
Belgian Croix de Guerre - Awarded 17 July 1948 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 455/48 dated 23 July 1948.

(Photo: Jodoin L - Breen R - B78 Eindhoven October 1944)
Commemorated Hotton War Cemetery, Viii. F. 9. Belgium. Son of Fred Breen and Vera Irene Breen (Nee Vickerman), of Comber, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
12 BrookerArthur CharlesSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
AustraliaR
J
102083
26903
PLTRCAF
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
X
1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
May 1942
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
4 May 1945 - Tour expired

(Photo: Brooker wearing ammo belts from an abandonned Ju-88 - B78 Eindhoven NL 1945)
Deceased 31 December 2003
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
13 BrownJohn KerkP/O
F/O
PoWJ44181PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd Last Op
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP192
?
7 March 1945
16 April 1945 - Flak, bailed out and taken POW

(Information courtesy Fancois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
14 BrownRaymond AlexanderP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
J21136PLTRCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
182 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
R Depot (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Oxford
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN663
Typhoon MN375
X
Typhoon
X
X
4 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
6 June 1942
1 Aug 1942
29 Dec 1942 - UK
20 Apr 1943
8 June 1943
21 Aug 1943
29 Feb 1944
23 June 1944 - Hit by flak - Bailed off the Isle of Wight on RTB
18 Aug 1944 - Injured by flak - RTB
31 Aug 1944 - Convalescence in UK
7 March 1945 - NL
7 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
16 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

Distinguished Flying Cross - No.438 Squadron. Award effective 3 September 1945 as per London Gazette dated 14 September 1945 and AFRO 1672/45 dated 2 November 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
15 BrydonEdward DaleSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 26
R
J
223068
44042
PLTRCAF
20 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 AGTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Hurricane
X
Master & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB429 F3-X
12 Feb 1943 - Enlisted in the RCAF
19 Sep 1943
14 Nov 1943
22 Apr 1944
17 June 1944
6 Dec 1944 - UK
23 Jan 1945
31 March 1945
6 Apr 1945
26 Apr 1945 - Crashed into trees while strafing

Commemorated Hamburg Cemetery, 10A. E. 12. Germany.
Son of William and Ethel Brydon of Brampton, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
16 BuggTheodore AlexanderP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 24
J11316PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Fort & Moth
Harvard
Harvard
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon MN538
Typhoon MN687
4 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
9 Nov 1941
4 Jan 1942
24 May 1942
9 July 42
24 July 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
18 Dec 1943 to March 1944
12 Jun 1944 - Damaged by flak, parachuted to safety
12 Aug 1944 - Hit by flak, perished in crash

Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xviii. H. 13. France. Son Of Thomas O. And Vivian Belva Bugg, Of Niagara Falls, Ontario; Husband Of Ruth Irene Bugg, Of Niagara Falls.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
17 BurdenRoy HerbertP/O
F/O
F/L
J7015PLT15 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqn (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
1941
9 June 1941
Apr 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
14 May 1945 - Tour expired, for repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Edington L - Burden R)
Deceased 28 January 2005.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
18 BuzzaWilliam JohnSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
--------
F/L
S/L
W/C
G/C
B/Gen
R
J
--------
No.
X
7993
--------
19624
WAG
PLT
--------
PLT
RCAF
? B&GS
? WS
106 Sqd (RAF)
29 OTU (RAF)
RCAF
15 EFTS (RAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
-------------------
RCAF
422 Sqd (RCAF)
416 Sqd (RCAF)
423 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF Cold Lake
X
X
Battle
?
Manchester
Wellington
X
Cornell
Harvard & Yale
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
---------------------
X
Sabre
Canuck
Canuck
X
X
1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF as a WAG
1939
1939
1940/41 - UK
1941/42 - Instructor
1943 - Repatriated to Canada for pilot training
1943
1943
1944 - UK
1944
1945
6 Apr 1945
30 June 1945
19 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF
-------------------------------------------------
9 Apr 1946 - Rejoined the post war RCAF
1 Jan 1953 to 7 June 1955 - Commanding Officer - Germany
17 Feb to 12 Dec 1960 - Commanding Officer
2 Aug 1961 to 30 May 1962 - Commanding Officer - France
Jan 1965 - Base Commander
Retired date unknown
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
19 CampbellDonald VincentSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
J
124923
85896
PLT1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
86 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
19 July 1942
? - UK
?
24 Oct 1944
22 May 1945 - Tour expired - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Campbell L - Spooner Ctr - Jodoin R)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
20 CastadorM.CplRGC - Rigger118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
Kittyhawk
Typhoon
Ground Crew - Rigger -
Ground Crew - Rigger
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
21 CoffeyRobert EllsworthP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L

DFC & Bar
KIA
Age 30
USAJ10256PLTRCAF
17 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
1 FIS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Finch
Anson
Harvard
Harvard
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
26 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
12 Sep 1941
7 Nov 1941
29 March 1942
17 May 1942
24 Apr 1943
13 July 1943
31 Oct 1943 - UK
Nov 1943 to March 44
Apr 1944
15 March 1945 - Sqd CO
30 July 1945 - Killed in car crash

DFC - No.438 Squadron - Award effective 13 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
Bar to DFC - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 3 September 1945 as per London Gazette dated 14 September 1944 and AFRO 1672/45 dated 2 November 1945
Commemorated Graasten Cemetery, Denmark. Son of Henry J. and Mary Coffey, of Greenview, Illinois, U.S.A. B.S. (Purdue University).
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
22 ColeCecil CliffordP/O
F/O
J43048PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
8 March 1945
22 Aug 1945 UK - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
23 CookAlexander FisherAircraftman 2nd ClassKilled 1940-04-06 Age 38R/52150Commemorated London (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Sec. Y. Grave 438. Canada. Son Of Donald And Helen Cook, Of London; Husband Of Alice M. Cook, Of London.
24 CornelisonJohn EdgarSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 24
USAR
J
98014
27764
PLTRCAF
7 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
1 AOS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Anson
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon PD479
13 March 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
28 Oct 1941
21 Dec 1941
3 June 1942
21 Nov 1942
28 March 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
18 Dec 1943 - March 1944
April 1944
29 Sept 1944 - Shot down by Bf-109 six miles East of Nijmegen - NL

(Photo: Cornelison L - Banting R)
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Addenda Panel. United Kingdom.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
25 CrosbyRobert GordonSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC

MiD
EvadedR
C
58711
22655
PLTRCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 EFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
19 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
14 (P)AFU (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
56 Sqd (RAF)
56 Sqd (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Anson
Harvard
Moth
Cornell
X
Oxford
Magister
Typhoon
Typhoon JS446
Typhoon
Typhoon PD475
Typhoon
Typhoon MP134
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)
26 DawberNorman EwartAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
P/O
F/O
-------
F/O
F/L
DFC
R
J
--------
No.
384A
26435
301327
Engine Fitter
PLT
Pers Inf O
RCAF
TTS (RCAF)
RCAF Trenton
RCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
---------------------
400 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Harvard
X
Cornell
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon MP131
X
X
---------------------
X
X
17 Sep 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 Jan 1940
17 July 1940
12 Sep 1942 - Remuster to pilot
21 Nov 1942
23 Jan 1943
1 June 43 - Alaska & B.C.
31 Oct 1943 - UK
Nov 1943 to Apr 1944
May 1944
18 Nov 44 - Flak - Baled and evaded capture
23 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
12 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF
---------------------
7 Nov 1955 - Joined RCAF Aux as personnel/Information Officer
31 Aug 1959 - Retired from the RCAF Auxiliary
DFC - Award effective 6 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated
13 February 1945 and AFRO 508/45 dated 23 March 1945.

Died in Toronto, 27 April 2011
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
27 DewarJohn PatersonSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
J
153680
92894
PLT1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD569
X
8 Nov 1942 to 1 Apr 1943
? - UK
1944
10 Oct 1944
13 Jan 1945 - F3-S - Engine failure, force landed and evaded
19 May 1945 - Tour expired

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
28 EdingtonGeorge PercyP/O
F/O
F/L
POWJ11044PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon MN579 F3-J
22 Dec 1941
28 March 1942
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
18 Aug 1944 - Shot down by flak - Captured POW # 5381

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
29 ElnaughStanley JesseP/O
F/O
J44201PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
6 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - UK - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
30 ErringtonGordon RobertSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
POWR90970PLT6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD476
1 May - 20 Aug 1943
?
?
28 Dec 1944
21 Feb 1945 - Shot down by flak - POW

Deceased 4 Jan 1971 in Vancouver BC, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
31 EtchellsDavid WallaceP/O
F/O
F/L
-------
Lt(N)
Lt/Cmdr
J43857PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
9 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
8 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
--------------------
RCN
HMCS Stadacona (RCN)
HMCS Shearwater (RCN)
803 Sqd (RCN)
VF 871 (RCN)
VX 10 (RCN)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
VT 40 (RCN)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
HMCS Star (RCN)
HMCS Patriot (RCN)
VT 40 (RCN)
VU 32 (RCN)
VS 880 (RCN)
HMCS Shearwater (RCN)
RCN
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
Anson
X
Tempest
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
--------------------
X
X
X
Seafire & Firefly
Sea Fury
Sea Fury & Banshee
Silver Star
X
Silver Star
Expeditor
X
X
Silver Star
Silver Star
Tracker
X
X
1 Nov 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1943
1 Sep 1943
15 Nov 1943
2 Jan 1944
1944
1945
1945
1945
1945
6 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
1 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF
--------------------
3 June 1949 - Joined RCN
1949
1949
1950 - HMCS Magnificient
1951 - HMCS Magnificient
1952 - HMCS Shearwater
1953 - Flying Instructor Course
1954 - Standards Officer Course
1954
1955 - Instrument Check Pilot Course
1955 - Assistant Staff Officer (Air)
1956 - Assistant Staff Officer (Air)
1957 - HMCS Shearwater
1959 - HMCS Shearwater
1962 - HMCS Bonaventure
1966 - Senior Air Traffic Control Officer
1 July 1968 - Retired from the RCN

(Photo: Flight of Royal Canadian Navy Sea Furies)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
(Photo: Flight of Royal Canadian Navy Silver Stars over Halifax harbour)
32 FisetKenneth JamesP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC
J9078PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
11 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
27 May 1941
2 July 1941
1 Sep 1941
22 Nov 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
13 March 1942
24 Apr 1943
15 July 1943 - UK
1 March 1944
May 1944
13 Sep 1944 - Commanding Officer
8 Dec 1944 - Tour expired

Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 24 October 1944
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
33 FoxRobert GeorgeSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
J
149953
92462
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
4 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
3 (P)AFU (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
677 Sqd (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master
Master & Spitfire
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Tempest & Typhoon
X
X
2 Feb 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
25 Oct 1942
7 Feb 1943
30 Apr 1943
28 Aug 1943
3 Dec 1943 - UK
31 Dec 1943
24 Jan 1944
3 Apr 1944
7 May 1944
2 June 1944
1 July 1944
3 Aug 1944
23 March 1945 - Staff
9 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
15 Oct 1945 - released from the RCAF

(P/O Fox in his Typhoon with his fitter LAC Hogg and rigger LAC Shicluna - B78 Eindhoven 1945)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd RCAF)
34 GeoffrionLouis Pierre TancredeSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
--------
F/L
S/L
--------
Hon Col
R
J
79201
17830
PLTRAF
213 Sqd (RAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
----------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
----------
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Hurricane
Spitfire
X
--------
Harvard & Vampire
----------
Kiowa
1939 - Enlisted in the RAF
Sep 1942 - March 1944 - Middle East
24 March 1945 - Belgium
30 June 1945 - BPC UK for repatriation
----------------
1947 - 1950 - St-Hubert Qc
----------
1990s - Sqn Honorary Colonel

(Photo: Canadians in North Africa on RAF squadrons, Sgt pilot Geoffrion is at far right - 11 Sep 1942)
Deceased 26 December 2009
(information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
35 GettyRonald ClaireP/O
F/O
F/L
EvadedJ27741PLT118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon MN298 F3-A
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
March 1943 - Alaska and B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
16 June 1944 - Shot down by Bf-109 of 10JG-26 - Evaded capture
X
5 Jan 1945
16 July 1945 - Tour expired - Repatriation

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
36 GrantFrank GeorgeP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
----------
W/C
DSO

DFC

Croix de Guerre (France)

Vliegerkruis (NL)
J5056PLTRCAF
1 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
504 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
------------
401 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
X
Tiger Moth
Harvard
X
Hurricane
X
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon RB205 coded FGG
X
X
------------
Harvard & Vampire
11 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
10 Dec 1940
7 Feb 1941
31 May 1941 - UK
June 1941
Apr 1942 - Repatriated to Canada
5 May 1942 - NS & Alaska
28 Feb 1943 - Commanding Officer
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943 - Commanding Officer
14 Oct 1944 - Commanding Officer
1 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
24 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF
-----------------
1946-51 - Commanding Officer

(Photos: LEFT S/L Grant in front of his Typhoon while CO of 438 Sqd RCAF in the UK, spring 1944. RIGHT S/L Grant in front of his Kittyhawk while CO of 118 Sqd RCAF at Annette island Alaska, summer 1943)
- DSO effective 10 July 1945 as per London Gazette of 14 July 1945 and AFRO 1619/45 dated 19 October 1945
- DFC effective 19 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2274/44 dated 20 October 1944.
- Croix de Guerre with silver star (France) as per AFRO 485/47 dated 12 September 1947
- Vliegerkruis (Flyer's Cross) (Netherlands) effective 18 October 1947 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 576/47 dated 31 October 1947
Died in Unionville, Ontario in September 1975
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
37 HackettGuy HardingP/O
F/O
F/L
-------
F/L
S/L
PoWJ
--------
No.
5669
--------
120108
PLTRCAF
2 TC (RCAF)
2 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
7 SFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
36 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
60 OTU (RAF)
418 Sqd (RCAF)
418 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
1 Repat Depot (RCAF)
RCAF
--------------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
Moth
Anson
Anson & Harvard
Anson
Anson & Harvard
Mosquito
X
Mosquito
Mosquito
Mosquito RS604
X
X
X
--------------------
Harvard & Vampire
Vampire 17033
18 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 Nov 1940
17 Nov 1940
22 Dec 1940
10 Feb 1941
30 May 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
12 Sep 1941 - Flying Instructor
26 Sep 1943 - Flying Instructor
24 March 1944
4 July 1944 - UK
5 Sep 1944
19 Nov 1944
22 Feb 1945 - Shot down by flak
StalagLuft 3
21 May 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
21 July 1945 - Released from the RCAF
--------------------
3 Feb 1947 - Joins RCAF Auxiliary
31 March 1951 - Crashed in St Laurence river in fog

(Photo: S/L Hacket besides his Vampire - RCAF St. Hubert Quebec, 1950)
Commemorated on Page 21 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance (body never recovered)
Son of John T. and Linda Harding Hackett of Montreal, Quebec. Husband of Marielle A. Hackett. Father of John E. and Robert A. Hackett of Westmount, Quebec. Brother of John David, John Joseph, Florence Knight, Linda Mary, Julia Mary, Ann Kidder and Ruth Rose.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
38 HamiltonJ.AC1RGC - Rigger438 Sqd (RCAF)TyphoonGround Crew - Rigger
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
39 HarleAllan BrownSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
R
J
144369
92198
PLT438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Aug 1944
1 Jan 1945 - Injured by Me-262 bomb dropped on B.78 Eindhoven
17 May 1945 - Tour expired - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Harle left - Beirnes right)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
40 HartnettTimothySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O

KIA
Age 26
IrelandR
J
88486
91195
PLTRCAF
9 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCFA)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF
56 OTU (RAF)
33 Sqd (RAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
1 TEU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master
Spitfire
Spitfire
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB342
27 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
13 Apr 1941
8 Nov 1941
29 March 1942 - UK
26 May 1942
16 June 1942
27 Feb 1943 - Africa & Med
21 June 1944 - UK
23 June 1944
12 Aug 1944
16 Jan 1945
6 March 1945
24 Apr 1945 - MIA over Germany

Commemorated Becklingen War Cemetery, 18. F. 4. Germany.
Son of Patrick and Catherine (née Kerin) Hartnett of Killarney Co. Kerry, Ireland. Husband of Agnes Donaldson Hood Hartnett of Dundee Scotland.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
41 HayPeterP/O
F/O
C41978PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
10 Jan 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
42 HeardDonald JohnP/O
F/O
F/L
POWJ22976PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB285
?
5 Feb 1945
2 March 1945 - Shot down by flak, parachuted - Captured

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
43 HebertRosario Jean-ClaudeP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
-------
W/C
DFC
C
----
No.
1469
----
120090
PLTRCAF
1 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
? OTU (RAF)
425 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
War Staff College
13 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
---------------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
11 (Aux) Wing (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Harvard & Yale
Harvard & Moth
Finch
Harvard & Anson
X
Wellington
Wellington & Halifax
X
X
Harvard & Anson
X
---------------------
Harvard & Vampire
Vampire & Sabre
X
2 Jan 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
20 May 1940
14 July 1940 - Flying Instructor Course
24 Nov 1941 - Flying Instructor
6 April 1942 - Flying Instructor
27 Oct 1942 - UK
Nov 1942
1943 UK & Africa
3 Nov 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
3 Dec 1944
23 March 1945 - Deputy Commander
30 Aug 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
---------------------
15 Apr 1946 - Joined RCAF Aux - Sqd Commanding Offcier
15 May 1950
6 Nov 1963 - Retired from the RCAF Aux

(Photo: Hebert and his crew in front of their Wellington just prior to departure for Africa, RAF Dishforth, Lancs, May 1943. L to R: F/O R.J. Strong, Nav.; S/L JC Hebert, pilot; P/O D.J. Elliot, Bomb aimer; Sgt. Phil Hyde, rear gunner; Sgt. A. Jenkinson (UK), WAG. (sitting). )
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.425 Squadron - Award effective 11 April 1944 as per London Gazette dated 21 April 1944 and AFRO 1075/44 dated 19 May 1944.
- Died on 23 April 2005 at Sainte-Anne's Veterans' Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
44 HiltonJack HenrySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
Legion d'Honneur (France)
R
J
71622
43573
PLT1 ITS (RCAF)
7 EFTS (RCAF)
5 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
7 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
193 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
X
Moth
Anson
Anson
Anson
Hurricane XII
Kittyhawk I
Hurricane IV
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Dec 1940
1 Jan 1941
March 1941
1 July 1941
7 Sep 1942 to March 1943 - Flying instructor
7 Apr 1943
29 June 1943
Oct 1943
March 1944
Oct 1944
April 1945 - Repatriated to Canada & discharged

Died 2019-03-07 in Airdrie, Alberta, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
45 HoggJames EassonAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L

DFC
KIFA
Age 29
R
J
10097
21119
GC - Metal
PLT
RCAF
11 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
17 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Hudson
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP138
5 Apr 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
15 Oct 1939
1 March 1942 - Remustered to pilot
5 June 1942
1 Aug 1942
14 Dec 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
28 Nov 1944 - Tour end
15 Dec 1944
20 Jan 1945 - Sqd CO
23 March 1945 - Failed to pull out of dive during training mission

Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 13 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 23 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom. Son of William Sanderson and Jane (nee Westwater) Hogg. Brother of William Gordon of Ottawa, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
46 HolmesJohn SinclairAC2
AC1
LAC

KIFA
Age 22
R188236Airframe RiggerRCAF
4 WS (RCAF)
TTS St Thomas (RCAF)
3 RD (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
X
X
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
21 Aug 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
8 Sep 1942
19 Feb 1943
13 May 1943
1 June 1943
10 Nov 1943 - UK
20 Nov 1943
1 May 1944
16 July 1944 - Killed in the nearby crash and explosion of a 440 Sqd Typhoon

(Photo: RCAF mechanics working on a 438 Sqd Typhoon)
Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xii. H. 9. France.
Son of Alexander Brown Holmes and Deborah Elizabeth Holmes of Toronto, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
47 HopeJohn Charles WilliamP/O
F/O

KIFA
Age 19
J27241PLTRCAF
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last op
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Hurricane
Hurricane KZ228
18 Aug 1942 - Enlisted in RCAF
28 Dec 1942
21 Feb 1943
3 July 1943
1 Nov 43 - UK
14 Jan 1944 - Spun into ground Ayr Scotland

Commemorated Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2719. United Kingdom. Son of Maj. John Charles Hope and Dorothea Pitcairn Hope, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
48 HurtubiseJacques Louis CharlesSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
-------
F/O
F/L
S/L
Commendation
J
--------
No.
48216
--------
120111
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
15 EFTS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
31 OTU (RCAF)
45 Grp RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RAF Ferry Command
RCAF
1 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
---------------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF Aux
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hudson & Mosquito
X
Hudson FH237
Baltimores, Dakotas & Venturas
X
Mosquito KB191
Mosquito KB205
Mosquito KB394
Lancaster KB855
Mosquito KB508
Multiple Liberators
X
Harvard
X
---------------------
Harvard & Vampire
X
4 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
13 Sep 1941
7 Nov 1941
3 Jan 1942
23 May 1942
28 May 1942 - Montreal
14 July 1942 - To UK
Aug 1942 - USA & Nassau to Africa
March 1944 - Montreal
9 April 1944 - To UK
7 May 1944 - To UK
16 Sep 1944 - To UK
2 Nov 1944 - To UK
18 Nov 1944 - To UK
1945 - To UK
17 July 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
20 Aug 1945
4 Oct 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
---------------------
6 Jan 1947 - Rejoined in RCAF Aux
1 July 1956 - Retired from RCAF Aux

(Photo: F/L Hurtubise at left by a 438 (Aux) Sqd Vampire following a 3 ship formation with S/L Morrissette in the cockpit and 438 CO W/C Hebert at right - 1948 at RCAF St-Hubert, Quebec)
- Commendation for Valuable Services - No.45 Group - Award effective 1 January 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 132/45 dated 26 January 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
49 HutchinsonWilliam ScottP/O
F/O
J20222PLT118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
(R) Depot (RCAF)
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
X
10 Oct 1942 - N.S., Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
14 Sep 1944 - UK for repatriation to Canada

(Photo: 438 pilots McMann, Hutchinson and Wilson while at the Hurricane OTU in Scotland - Winter 1943/44)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
50 JodoinJoseph Henri Louis PhilippeSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
R
J
135194
93577
PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
11 Nov 1944 - NL
30 June 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Jodoin left - Brooker right)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
51 JohnsonRoss Everleigh P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J27232PLTRCAF
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
X
19 Aug 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 Dec 1942
22 Feb 1943
3 July 1943
10 Nov 1943 - UK
19 Nov 1943
15 July 1944 - Normandy - Killed on ground by German artillery

Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.
Son of Ross And Elsie E. Johnson, of Westmount, Quebec.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
52 JonesThomas MervilleP/O
F/O
POWJ44192PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB323 F3-V
X
?
20 Apr 1945
25 Apr 1945 - Hit by flak near Bovenau Germany, parachuted, captured
9 May 1945 - Escaped from POW camp a day after VE Day
Deceased 15 June 2014
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
53 KellerRoss WhaleySgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
173739
37649
PLTRCAF
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 SQd (RCAF)
438 SQd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon PD503
20 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
16 May 1943
11 July 1943
22 Apr 1944
Aug 1944
X
1 January 1945 - Shot down on take off

Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Xv. D. 5. Netherlands (Holland). Son Of Albert George And Rebecca J. M. Keller, Of Durham, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
54 KinsellaWilliam JamesSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O

KIA
Age 22
R
J
188931
95521
PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP181
5 Oct 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
13 June 1943
8 Aug 1943
11 Dec 1943
24 June 1944 - UK
5 Sep 1944
6 Dec 1944
6 Jan 1945
8 Jan 1945
4 Apr 1945 - Engaged & shot down by 12 x Bf-109

(Photo L to R: Wallace, Kinsella, McAlpine, Harle)
Commemorated Hanover War Cemetery, 10. C. 15. Germany. Son of James Bernard and Beatrice Kinsella, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
55 KirlinBernard CharlesP/O
F/O
J36538PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
2 WS (RCAF)
15 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
CFE (RAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
----------------------
401 (Aux) Sqn (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Anson
X
Master
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Multiple
X
X
----------------------
Harvard & Vampire
X
7 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
1942
8 Feb 1943
1943
1943
Jan 1944 - UK
24 May 1944
10 Sep 1944
11 Dec 1944
4 Jan 1945
10 Jan 1945
13 July 1945
20 Oct 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
26 Nov 1945 - Released from the RCAF
----------------------
jan 1947
Apr 1951 - Retired from the RCAF Aux

(Photo: "Buck" Kirlin in the cockpit of his 438 Sqn Hawker Typhoon - B78 Eindhoven NL 1945)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)

(Photo: "Buck" Kirlin in front of his 438 Sqn Hawker Typhoon - B78 Eindhoven NL 1945)
56 LambrosAndrewSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
----------
F/L
DFC

DFC (USA)
R
J
-------
No
82309
16020
-------
49644
PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
-------------
RCAF
1 OTU (RCAF)
39 FIS (USAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
Typhoon
X
X
X
-------------
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
------------------
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)
57 LecoqPierre AugusteF/LJ6831PLT403 Sqd (RCAF)
----------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
Spitfire
----------
Vampire
1944
---------------
1952 St-Hubert Qc
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
58 LiebermanL. N.Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
R145398PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
22 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
59 LivingstoneJohn George Stanley JosephSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 24
R
J
135121
85932
PLTRCAF
4 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
1622 AACF (RAF)
667 Sqd (RAF)
287 Sqd (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
83 GRS (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Hurricane
Spitfire
Master & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon JR294
10 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
24 May 1942
2 Aug 1942
19 Dec 1942 - UK
16 March 1943
13 Apr 1943
6 July 1943
7 Oct 1943
1 Dec 1943
5 June 1944
22 Jan 1945
25 Feb 1945
4 March 1945
14 Apr 1945 - Spun into ground on RTB
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 13. B. 14. Germany. Son of Stanley and Frances Livingstone; Husband of Mona Marjorie Livingstone, of Manchester.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
60 LordAndreP/O
F/O
------------
F/O
(H)Col
J41203PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
13 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
----------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
438 Tac Hel Sqd
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
----------
Harvard & Vampire
Kiowa & Griffon
14 Sep 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
Apr 1943
30 May 1943
X
12 Nov 1943
May 1944
1944
1944
30 Sep 1944
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
---------------
1946-52
1988 - 1997 - Honorary Colonel

Deceased 29 Jan 2008 in Longueuil, Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
61 MacDonaldIan NormanP/O
F/O
J44054PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
6 Apr 1945
30 June 1945 for posting to 402 Sqd
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
62 MacklemPhilip GeorgeP/O
F/O
J24410PLT438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
July 1944
1 Jan 1945 - Wounded on ground by bullet during Luftwaffe air raid
22 March 1945 - Tour expired

Injured on ground by shrapnel of Me-262 bomb during 1 January 1945 Luftwaffe attack on airbase B.78 Eindhoven.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
63 MarcotteJoseph Louis Albert LucienSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
-------
F/O
DFC
R
J
X
86833
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
425 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Anson
X
Halifax
X
X
------------
Harvard
X
11 June 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 Jan 1943
20 March 1943
14 May 1943
9 Oct 1943 - UK
June 1944
14 Sep 1945 - Repatriated
13 July 1945 - Released
--------------------
26 April 1946
10 June 1947 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: P/O Marcotte under the nose of his 425 Sqd Halifax)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.425 Squadron - Award effective 12 January 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
64 MattockA.F/OJWOP
PLT
RCAF
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Typhoon
Remustered to PLT
- X -
65 McAlpineEarl JamesP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 23
J5788PLTRCAF
2 EFTS (RCAF)
7 SFTS (RCAF)
1 ANS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Anson
Anson
Anson & Harvard
Anson & Harvard
X
Master
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB217
19 Aug 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
28 Jan 1941
23 June 1941
29 Aug 1941
13 Sep 1941 - Nav Instructor
13 Dec 1943 - Nav Instructor
31 Jan 1944 - UK
11 Apr 1944
27 June 1944
16 Sep 1944
4 Oct 1944
19 Oct 1944
4 Apr 1945 - Engaged & shot down by 12 x Bf-109
Commemorated Hanover War Cemetery, 6. G. 15. Germany. Son of Peter A. and Carrie Mae Mcalpine; Husband of Charlotte D. Mcalpine, of Port Burwell, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy François Dutil - 438 Sqd)
66 McDonaldAlex ArchibaldSgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
101016
22947
PLTRCAF
4 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
7 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
X
X
Moth
Anson
Harvard, Fleet, Crane
Moth & Cornell
Crane
X
Master & Hurricane
Master & Spitifre
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
15 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 July 1941
8 Aug 1941
25 Sep 1941
18 Jan 1942 - Flying Instructor Course
6 Apr 1942- Flying Instructor
7 Feb 1944 - Refresher training
19 Apr 1944 - UK
23 May 1944
11 Sep 1944
6 Dec 1944
5 Jan 1945
10 Jan 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

(Photo: McDonald in his 438 Sqn Typhoon -B78 Eindhoven March 1945)
Deceased 31 August 2003
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
67 McKayEdmund John DonaldP/O
F/O
J20030PLT193 Sqd (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Dec 1942
2 Sep 1944
11 March 1945 - Tour expired

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
68 McKenzieRobert MelneP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 22
J11317PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
5 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Harvard
Anson
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN707
5 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Sep 1941
14 Jan 1942
24 May 1942
15 July 1942 - Instructor
25 Apr 1943
14 July 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
19 Nov 1943
18 July 44 - F3-E - Flak

Commemorated Ranville War Cemetery, V. F. 14. France.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
69 McKinnonRonald DanielSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
R
J
72547
29766
PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
15 Oct 1944
12 March 1946 - Transferred to reserves
Deceased 25 March 2008 in Alberton, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
70 McMannVictor ErnestP/O
F/O
POWJ13598PLTRCAF
4 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
12 SFTS (RCAF)
34 OTU (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Anson & Crane
Ventura
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane 7441
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon MN555 F3-Z
POW
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
24 Nov 1941
2 March 1942
11 May 1942
15 Sep 1942
5 Oct 1942
1 Nov 1942
27 Dec 1942 - Crash landed
1 Apr 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
18 Oct 1944 - Flak, force landed after engine seized, captured
Stalag Luft III
22 Apr 1945 - Liberated by the Soviet Army

(Photo: F/O McMann with the Hawker Typhoon of his CO - Lantheuil France 1944)
Interned at Stalag Luft III Sagan, Belaria and Luckenwalde.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
71 MooresDouglas KeithSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 22
R
J
62970
17649
PLTRCAF
7 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
31 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
6 (C)OTU (RAF)
407 Sqd (RCAF)
1623 AACF (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Anson
Anson & Hudson
X
Wellington
Hudson & Wellington
Oxford
Master
Hurricane & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN321
1 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Dec 1940
9 Feb 1941
24 Aug 1941
26 Dec 1941 - UK
25 Feb 1942
23 May 1942
14 Feb 1943
14 Dec 1943
24 Jan 1944
12 May 1944
25 May 1944
3 Aug 1944 - F3-G - Flak - Exploded in mid air
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xiv. A. 1. France. Son of Clinton Ray Moores and Elsie Moores; Husband of Elizabeth Moores, of Stockton-On-Tees, Co. Durham, England.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
72 MorrisonWilliam HaroldSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
J27387PLTRCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN426
29 Apr 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 Sep 1941
26 Oct 1941
20 Apr 1942
10 Nov 1943 - UK
4 March 1944
15 Aug 1944 - F3-H - Hit trees while straffing enemy vehicles
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxiv. G. 6. France. Son of John Stewart Morrison and Alma Mary Morrison, of Montreal, Quebec.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
73 MorrissetteAndre ReneP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
-------
S/L
W/C
AFC

Commendation
J
--------
No.
4102
--------
120092
PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
17 EFTS (RCAF)
10 EFTS (RCAF)
1 Air Command (RCAF)
AFHQ (RCAF)
RCAF Uplands
RCAF
-----------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Anson & Crane
Moth
Finch & Cornell
Finch & Moth
Finch & Cornell
X
X
X
X
-----------------
Harvard & Vampire
Harvard & Vampire
X
20 July 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
30 Aug 1940
Oct 1940
28 Nov 1940
16 Feb 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
16 Feb 1942 - Flying Instructor
29 Apr 1943 - Flying Instructor
24 Sep 1943 - Flying Instructor
22 April 1944
16 Nov 1944
1 May 1945
2 Aug 1945 - Released from the RCAF
-----------------
1 Oct 1946 - Rejoined in RCAF Aux
15 May 1950 - Commanding Officer
14 Feb 1952 - Retired from the RCAF Aux

(Photo: S/L Morrissette in the cockpit of his 438 (Aux) Sqd Vampire in 1948 at RCAF St-Hubert, Quebec. Left is F/L Hurtubise and right is the CO, W/C Hebert.)
- Air Force Cross - No. 10 EFTS - Award effective 8 June 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1380/44 dated 30 June 1944.
- Commendation for Valuable Services in the Air - No.11 EFTS - Awarded 16 April 1943 as per London Gazette of 13 April 1943 and AFRO 1035/43 dated 4 June 1943.
- Died on 18 December 1987 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
74 NeffJames WardP/O
F/O
J43861PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
6 May 1945
1 Nov 1945 - Transferred to reserves
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
75 NewsomeAlbert BarclayP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 27
J10652PLTRCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
Last Op 438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP135 F3-G
5 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1 Sep 1941
24 Nov 1941
16 Mar 1942 - NS / AL / BC
7 Sep 1943 - UK
9 Nov 1943
23 Nov 1943
7 Oct 44 - Shot down by flak
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 12. G. 2. Germany.
Son of James Harvey Newsome and Edith Isabella Newsome, of Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy François Dutil - 438 Sqd)
76 NixonAllan Finley P/O
F/O
POWJ35861PLT1 OTU (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Hurricane
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB226
1943
1944
1944
28 Dec 1944
13 Feb 1945 - F3-H - Shot down by flak, bailed out and was captured
Interned in Stalag VII A near Munich
Deceased in Victoria BC on 28 April 2006.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
77 OldfinRaymond EdmundSgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
C
106664
36562
PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
? EFTS (RCAF)
? SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
X
X
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
July 1941
?
?
?
Sep 1944
20 Sep 1944
14 May 1945 - Tour expired for repatriation to Canada
29 Sep 1945 - Transferred to reserves
Deceased in British Columbia in 1995.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
78 ParkLewis E.P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 22
USAJ12491PLTRCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
7 SFTS (RCAF)
1 GRS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Anson
Anson
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon MN746
4 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
22 Dec 1941
16 March 1942
29 Aug 1942 - Staff pilot
20 Nov 1942
5 Apr 1943 - AL & BC
26 Oct 1943 - UK
Nov 43 - March 44
Apr 44 - June 44
27 June 1944 - F3-X - Flak

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 247. United Kingdom. Son of Lewis E. and Gladys L. Park, Of Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.
(Information courtesy François Dutil - 438 Sqd)
79 ParryG.LACRGC438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
Ground Crew - Fitter -
18 May 45 - Ground crew - Fitter

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
80 PedleyL.A.LACRGCRCAF
118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
A
Kittyhawk I
Typhoon Ib
Sept 1939 Enlisted in RCAF
Ground Crew - Canada 39 - Oct 43
Ground Crew Europe Nov 43 - X

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
81 PedleyLeon AlfredAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
MiD
UKR53505Engine FitterRCAF
11 (BR) Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Hudson
Gobblin & Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
X
X
16 Oct 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 Feb 1940
9 Dec 1940 - N.S. - Alaska & B.C.
31 Oct 1943 - UK
Nov 1943
Jan 1944
7 Aug 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
26 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: RCAF engine fitters working on a Typhoon's engine)
Mention in Despatches - No.143 Wing (AFRO identifies unit only as “Overseas”) - Award effective 1 January 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 388/46 dated 12 April 1946.
Deceased on 13 May 2004 in Perth Ontario.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd RCAF)
82 ReganFrancis Xavier JosephP/O
F/O
F/L
J8155PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
2 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
450 Sqd (RAAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Kittyhawk
Typhoon
X
X
10 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
22 Apr 1941
27 May 1941
26 July 1941
12 Dec 1941 - UK
1943 - North Africa
27 Oct 1944 - Netherlands
28 Feb 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
30 Apr 1945 - Released

(Photo: 450 Sqd RAAF North Africa August 1943. Regan is on the wing at far right)
Deceased 12 April 1985 in White Rock, BC, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
83 ReidRoss FrederickP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC
J9936PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
14 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
-----------
400 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
-----------
X
1 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
30 Aug 1941
7 Oct 1941
23 Jan 1942
Oct 1942
10 Nov 1943 - UK
14 Oct to 29 Dec 1944 - Sdn CO
3 Jan 1945 - Tour expired for repatriation to Canada
----------------
Post war date UK

(Photo: Reid left - Dawber center - McKenzie right - RAF Ayr Scotland Feb 1944)
DFC - Award effective 19 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 27 February 1945 and AFRO 625/45 dated 13 April 1945
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
84 RichardsA.C.P/O
F/O
J38376PLT5 ITS (RCAF)
13 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
1943
1943
21 Aug 1943
1943 - UK
1944
2 oct 1944
17 May 1945 - Tour expired
19 Oct 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
85 RickmanM.W.Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
R198461PLT438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
X
28 July 1945 - 22 Aug 1945 For repatriation to Canada(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
86 RuleJoeAC1RGC - Rigger438 Sqn (RCAF)Typhoon MN659Aircraft F3-S - 1944/45
Aircraft rigger for F/L McDonald

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
87 SeathDouglas MelvilleP/O
F/O
C18437AERO Engineer438 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon1944/45
Deceased 7 November 2005 in Cobourg, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
88 SharpeGeorge HaroldP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 22
J13612PLTRCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Goblin & Hurricane
X
Hurricane
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN347
15 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1 March 1942
10 May 1942
12 Sep 1942
17 Oct 1943 - UK
30 Nov 1943
14 March 1944
7 July 1944
5 Aug 1944
18 Aug 1944 - F3-Z Flak near Orbec France
Commemorated Bayeux War Cemetery, Xxiv. C. 7. France. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Sharpe, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
89 SkellyFrank Richard FisherSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 24
R
J
90517
35985
PLTRCAF
2 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP128
19 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
20 June 1941
7 Aug 1941
8 Nov 1941 - Alaska & B.C.
25 Nov 1943
25 Jan 1944
30 May 1944
17 Jun 1944
22 Jan 1945 - F3-X - Flak

(Photo: Lambros L - Skelly R)
Commemorated Jonkerbos War Cemetery, 18. F. 7. Netherlands (Holland). Son of Richard Stanley and Florence Skelly, of Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
90 SmathersLeslie LewisSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
R
J
60508
87764
PLT54 Sqd (RAF)
123 Sqd (RAF)
80 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
438 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
Hurricane
Spitfire
Spitfire & Tempest
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X - 3 weeks -
31 Mar 1942
28 Aug 1942
27 July 1944 - 1st tour expired
28 May 1945
30 June 1945
91 SpoonerRobert EdwardSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
R
J
97563
23538
PLTRCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
15 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Harvard
Moth
Anson
X
Masters
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
8 March 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 July 1941
30 Aug 1941
22 Nov 1941 - Flight Instructor Course
7 March 1942 - Flight Instructor
26 June 1943 - Flight Instructor
8 Oct 1943
7 March 1944
1 June 1944
23 Aug 1944
16 Sept 1944
5 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
9 Oct 1945 - Released

DFC - Award effective 23 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 1 June 1945 and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.
Deceased on 6 July 2016
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
92 StewartJohn RoseP/O
F/O
J26407PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
8 March 1945
22 Aug 1945 - Tour expired - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
93 StewartThomas William WallaceP/O
F/O
J44189PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
15 July 1945
22 Aug 1945 - UK - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
94 StottH.V.SgtR83248GCRCAF Toronto
118 Sqd (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
---------------------
Canadian Army
X
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
--------------------
N/A
X -
X - June 1942 - Dartmouth
6 June 42 - Oct 43 - Annette Island
Nov 43 - Apri 44 - Ayr Scotland
1944
1945
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Joined the Canadian Army post war as a Lt - TA 32696

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
95 ThompsonH.M.P/O
F/O
C7126AERO Engineer118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
Kittyhawk & Harvard
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
1942
10 Nov 1943
11 Nov 1943

(Photo: Typhoon maintenance - B78 Eindhoven NL 1945)
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
96 TinmouthAnthony WrightSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
DFC

DFM
IrelandR
J
-------
No
135221
85325
-------
120589
PLTRCAF
12 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
431 Sqd (RCAF)
431 Sqd (RCAF)
415 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
----------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Finch
Anson
X
Halifax
Halifax LK626
Halifax LW552
X
X
----------
Vampire
X
24 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in RCAF
6 June 1942
1 Aug 1942
8 March 1943
Sep 1943
22 Feb 1944 - ice up - Emergency landing
8 Aug 1944 - Damaged during aborted take off
28 Feb 1945 - Repatriated
28 May 1945 - Released
--------------------
15 Jan 1948
1951 - Retired
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.415 Squadron - Award effective 6 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 19 January 1945 and AFRO 508/45 dated 23 March 1945.
Distinguished Flying Medal - No.431 Squadron - Award effective 29 February 1944 as per London Gazette dated 14 March 1944 and AFRO 766/44 dated 6 April 1944.
Deceased 30 December 2001
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
97 UhthoffJohn CampbellP/O
F/O
F/L
----------
F/O
F/L
S/L
J21388PLT
--------
Engineering Officer
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
?
--------------------
Post war RCAF
RCAF Aylmer
RCAF Trenton
RCAF
Typhoon
X
?
--------------------
X
X
X
X
March 1944
11 Nov 1944
?
--------------------
X
1952 - Remastered to Engineering Officer
1955 - Flight Safety Instructor
1964 - Space defense program

Deceased 28 May 2000 at Nanaimo, BC.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
98 UphamHarry GeorgeSgt
P/O
F/O
USAR
J
134106
13455
PLT11 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon SW398 F3-E
X
25 Apr 1942
May 1943 - Pacific Coast of US & Canada
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943
27 Sept 1944 - Shot down a Bf-109 1st A2A kill for the Wildcats
29 Oct 1944 - Tour expired

Deceased in December 2003 at Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Flew with Northwest Airlines for 31 years, retired as a captain.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
99 VickersAlbert HarveyP/O
F/O
POWJ21585PLT12 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon JR497
1942
15 Aug 1942
Nov 1942 - Alaska
11 Nov 1943 - UK
12 Nov 1943
28 Sep 1944 - F3-F Flak. Bailed safely - captured.

Interned in Stalag Luft I - POW #6183
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
100 WalkerHarold AllenSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
----------
F/L
DSO

DFC

Netherlands Flying Cross
R
J
74078
16644
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
4 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
138 Sqd (RAF)
138 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
165 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
--------------------
438 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
Finch
Anson
X
Halifax
Halifax LL251
X
Dakota
X
--------------------
Harvard & Vampire
14 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Nov 1940
22 Dec 1940
5 March 1941
18 June 1941 - UK
1942
11 July 1944 - Ditched in Mediterranean
7 Sep 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
23 Oct 1944
1945 - Retired from the RCAF
--------------------
1 Dec 1951 - Accounting Officer
Distinguished Service Order - No.138 Squadron - Award effective 8 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2231/44 dated 13 October 1944.
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.138 Squadron - Award effective 31 December 1942 as per London Gazette dated 12 January 1943 and AFRO 232/43 dated 12 February 1943.
Netherlands Flying Cross - No.138 Squadron (AFRO gives unit only as "Overseas") - Award effective 3 July 1945 as per London Gazette of that date, Canada Gazette dated 4 May 1946 and AFRO 473/46 dated 10 May 1946.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
101 WallaceIvan James VincentSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 25
R
J
113544
29904
PLTRCAF
17 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
126 Sqd (RCAF)
127 Sqd (RCAF)
129 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB333
27 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
6 Dec 1941
1 March 1942
5 July 1942
19 July 1942
11 Sep 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
4 Jan 1944
6 Aug 1944
23 Jan 1945 - Flak - Exploded in mid air

Commemorated Hellendoorn General Cemetery, Grave 17. Netherlands (Holland). Son of William Vincent Wallace and Elizabeth Jane Wallace, of West Hill, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
102 WashburnDean JeromeSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
109324
29339
PLTRCAF
2 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
128 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP186
15 July 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
27 Oct 1941
20 Dec 1941
9 June 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
30 Nov 1943
4 July 1944
24 Dec 1944 - F3-V Hit by flak at 600 feet, perished in crash

(Photo: Lambros left - Skelly center - Washburn right)
Commemorated Hotton War Cemetery, V. A. 7. Belgium. Son of Lenox Francis and Teresa Louise Washburn, of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
103 WhitmoreWilliam BertSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
POWR
J
87169
91029
PLTRCAF
438 Sqd (RCAF)
257 Sqd (RAF)
257 Sqd (RAF) Last Op
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon PD598 FM-T
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
Nov 1943 - Conversion at Ayr Scotland
Jan 1944
20 Jan 1945 - Crashed behind enemy lines and was captured
Originally from Watrous, Saskatchewan. Passed away 31 January 2005
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
104 WilhelmClarence AlexP/O
F/O
J42945PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
29 Apr 1945
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

Deceased 8 September 2011 in Kitchener, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
105 WilkesWalter JohnP/O
F/O
J43850PLT6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
15 Nov 1943
1944 - UK
6 May 1945
30 June 1945 - For redeployment to the Pacific
July 1945 - Repatriated to Canada for leave
Deceased 15 February 2009 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
106 WilksArthur G.Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
R211126PLT83 GSU (RAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB446
X
X
29 Apr 1945
14 May 1945 - Fuel starvation, belly landed on Luftwaffe airfield
22 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada

Deceased in 2001 in BC, Canada
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
107 WillingVictorP/O
F/O
F/L
C11697ADM118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
X
1942 - Sqd Adjudant
10 Nov 1943 - UK
11 Nov 1943 - 27 Apr 1944
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
108 WilmanRichard HenryAC2
AC1
LAC

KIFA
Age 30
R191061Engine FitterRCAF
3 WS (RCAF)
TTS St Thomas (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth & Stinson
X
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
8 Sep 1942 - Enlisted int he RCAF
16 Jan 1943
25 March 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
10 Jan 1944
1 May 1944
16 July 1944 - Killed in the nearby crash and explosion of a 440 Sqd Typhoon

(Photo: RCAF engine fitters working on a Typhoon's engine)
Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xii. H. 10. France.
Son of Frank Bevan Wilman and Clara Ellen Wilman, of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
109 WilsonPeterP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 31
J9876PLTRCAF
1 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
TTE (RCAF)
118 Sqn (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF)
438 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Harvard
Lysander & Battle
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Typhoon MN346
Typhoon PD556
15 Dec 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
22 June 1940
18 Aug 1940
29 Nov 1940
24 Jan 1941
5 May 1942
19 Oct 1943 - UK
10 Nov 43 - March 44
12 Jun 44 - Flak - Injured in crash landing
1 Jan 1945 – Fatally injured by enemy fire while taking off

(Photo: F/L Edington L - F/O Wilson R - June 1944)
Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Xv. D. 1. Netherlands (Holland). Son of Thomas W. and Edith J. P. Wilson; Nephew of Fred K. H. Bates, of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Assistant Headmaster, Chesterfield School, North Vancouver.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)

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