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1 AcklandK.RGC439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon1944 - 1945 - Ground Crew -
2 AllenErnest JamesAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
116174
20587
ADM
PLT
RCAF
Edmonton RCAF RC
3 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
15 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
X
X
Moth
Anson
Hurricane
X
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN553
5 oct 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 Oct 1939 - ADM
20 July 1941 - ADM
28 Feb 1942 - Remuster to pilot
27 Apr 1942
20 July 1942
20 Nov 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
3 Dec 1943
8 Apr 1944
19 May 1944
12 Aug 1944 - Flak over Segrie Fontaine, France
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xvii. F. 16. France.
Son Of Ernest And Mary Anne Allen; Husband Of Zella Marguerite Allen, Of St. James, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
3 AndersonWilliamAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 25
R
J
77707
36997
GC Rigger
PLT
RCAF
TTS (RCAF)
3 B&GS (RCAF)
6 B&GS (RCAF)
RCAF
12 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
Battle & Lysander
Anson & Bolinbroke
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Battle & Lysander
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN936
7 Dec 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
16 Dec 1940
8 May 1941
10 June 1941
20 Feb 1943 - Remuster to pilot
1 May 1943
27 June 1943
30 Oct 1943
24 March 1944 - Staff
3 June 1944 - UK
8 Aug 1944
13 Oct 1944
8 Nov 1944
12 Nov 1944
24 March 1945 - Flak over Oberhausen, Germany
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 31. B. 18. Germany.
Son of Simon Christian and Gonda Anderson. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
4 AngeliniSamuelSgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 22
R
J
186092
37114
PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Battle & Lysander
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN589
15 Aug 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 Apr 1943
30 May 1943
30 Oct 1943
24 March 1944
3 June 1944 - UK
8 Aug 1944
13 Oct 1944
13 Nov 1944
17 Nov 1944
1 Jan 1945 - Shot down by enemy fighter
Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Xv. D. 7. Netherlands (Holland).
Husband of Gertrude Leslie Angelini of Hamilton Ont. Son of Alexander and Carmela (nee Sono) Angelini of Hamilton Ont.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil).
5 BartonPaul SmithP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
J13606PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
5 CACF (RCAF)
1 CACF (RCAF)
5 CACF (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
E depot (RCAF)
400 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Lysander
Lysander
Lysander
Lysander
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
X
Spitfire
X
X
11 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
21 Oct 1941
20 Dec 1941
14 Feb 1942
11 Sep 1942
1 Dec 1942
9 Dec 1942
20 May 1943
25 Oct 1943
13 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
31 March 1944
1 Sep 1944
5 Aug 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
14 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.400 Squadron - Award effective 8 May 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 966/45 dated 8 June 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
6 BeattyJames HughesSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC
R
J
X
14471
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk ET866
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
12 Jun 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
20 Aug 1941
25 Sep 1941
21 Nov 1941
18 Apr 1942
5 June 1942 - Crashed on landing
31 Oct 1943
20 jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
14 Nov 1944
17 Jan 1945
25 Jan to 26 Aug 1945 - Sqd CO
10 Sep 1945 - Repatriated
25 Oct 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: S/L Beatty DFC at center front with his 439 Sqd RCAF pilots - B78 Eindhoven NL 27 March 1945)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 22 June 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1219/45 dated 27 July 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
7 BellBernard ErnestSgt
P/O
F/O
POWR
J
?
44311
PLT9 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Finch
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP145
?
8 Nov 1942
?
1944
6 Nov 1944
27 Dec 1944 - Shot down by flak and small arms
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
8 BewsJ.T.LACRGC439 Sqd (RCAF)N/A-1944
9 BlythF/SgtRMechanic439 Sqd (RCAF)X7 Aug 1945
10 BreckAlan WilliamSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
--------
F/L
S/L
W/C
InjuredR
J
--------
No.
85603
6955
--------
?
PLT
--------
Armament O
6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
? OTU (RAF)
12 Sqd (RAF)
12 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
10 AGS (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
198 Sqd (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
---------------------
RCAF
RCAF
Harvard
X
Wellington
Wellington
Wellington W5356
X
Defiant & Lysander
Hurricane
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
---------------------
X
X
9 June 1942
Sep 1941 - UK
Oct 1941
Dec 1941
9 Jan 1942 - Crashed on RTB, 1 of 2 survivors
10 Jan 1942 - Hospitalized
Apr 1942
Dec 1942
March 1943
Nov 1943
28 Jan 1945
22 July 1945
Repatriation and release dates unknown
---------------------
1950 - Rejoined RCAF as an engineer
1970 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: F/O breck is 2nd from right standing with other 439 Sqd pilots)
Deceased on 1 May 2008 in Peterborough, Ontario
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
11 Brickenden“Brick” A.W.SgtPoW No: 439 Camp: Stalag Luft BankanR160205Air Bomber625 SqdLancaster LM51321 May 44 - POW -
12 BrickerCalvin DavidP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
-------
S/L
W/C
DFC
C
--------
No.
1449
--------
26072
PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
41 OTU (RAF
430 Sqd (RCAF)
430 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
------------------
RCAF
USAF Exchange
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF MacDonald
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Mustang
Mustang & Spitfire
Spitfire
X
---------------------
X
F-84 Thunderstreak
F-86 Sabre
X
2 Jan 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
26 May 1941 - Flying Instructor
4 Sep 1942 - Flying Instructor
18 Nov 1942
3 April 1943 - UK
Apr 1943
27 Aug 1943
3 March 1945 - Commanding Officer
30 Aug 1946 - Repatriated
-------------------------------------------------------------------
Remained in the RCAF - Post War
1950 - 1st Canadian to fly the Atlantic in a jet
1 Sep 1951 - Commanding Officer
23 Oct 1953
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.430 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)
13 BrockJohn SimpsonSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
R
J
2330
36351
PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
Typhoon
X
14 June 1943
27 Mar 1945
20 July 1945 - Posted to BPC UK for repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
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 BrownR.N.F/OJ90481PLT245 Sqd
439 (RCAF) Sqd
Typhoon
Typhoon
X -
30 May 45 -
16 Brown James AlbertSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
POWR
J
112641
28760
PLT83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
RCAF
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN345
X
X
May 1944
31 May 1944
6 Nov 1944 - Flak, abandonned aircraft and was taken prisonner
Liberation and repatriation dates unknown
29 Nov 1945 - Released from the RCAF
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
17 BullockJohn W.P/O
F/O
J38357PLT83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Jan 1945
24 Jan 45
30 Nov 1945 - Released from the RCAF
Deceased 21 December 2005
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
18 BurdenGeorge FranklinSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 22
R
J
113917
88715
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
22 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
52 OTU (RAF)
277 Sqd (RAF)
416 Sqd (RCAF)
2 FTS (RAF)
3 AGS (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master
Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Oxford
Anson
Master & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon SW443
6 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Nov 1941
2 Feb 1942
12 Apr 1942
4 Nov 1942 - UK
1 Dec 1942
20 Jan 1943
23 March 1943
8 Apr 1943
8 Dec 1943
12 Jan 1944
15 March 1945
7 Apr 1945
27 Apr 1945
3 May 1945 - Hit by flak- Crashed at Esingen
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Son of Edward E. and Myrtle M. Burden, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
19 BurgessCharles LebertAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
-----
F/L
S/L
DFC
R
J
---
RCAF
X
21143
------
11570
ADM
PLT
------
PLT
RCAF
RCAF Trenton
3 ITS (RCAF)
17 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
---------------------
RCAF
1 OTU (RCAF)
413 Sqd (RCAF)
Training Commmand HQ
RCAF
X
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
---------------------
X
Vampire
Vampire & Sabre
X
X
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
---------------------
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)
20 BurtonR.LACRGC439 (RCAF) SqdN/AGround Crew -
21 BurtonWilliam DonaldSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
R
J
103267
18959
PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
174 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
16 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF Debert
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
Harvard
X
X
X
X
5 Jun 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
13 Sep 1941
7 Nov 1941
19 March 1942 - UK
15 July 1943 - 1st Op
24 Feb 1944
27 Nov 1944 - Repatriated
22 Jan 1945 - Staff
13 Apr 1945 - UK
July 1945 - Repatriated
23 July 1945
13 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: 174 Sqd pilots in June 1944, P/O Burton is on wing at far right)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 18 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 29 December 1944 and AFRO 379/45 dated 2 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
22 CapplemanH.R.SgtRAero Eng Mech439 SqdN/A21 May 44 - 08 Aug 45
23 CarrJohnP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
J37846PLTRCA
RCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
1939 - Enlisted in Artillery
24 Aug 1942 - Transferred to the RCAF
6 Feb 1943
16 April 1943
12 June 1943
19 Nov 1943
3 May 1944 - UK
May 1944
Aug 1944
6 Sep 1944
25 Feb 1945 - Tour expired
5 Aug 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
24 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 29 March 1945 as per London Gazette dated 10 April 1945 and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
24 ChurchS.A.Sgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
PoWR87186PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon MN79129 Dec 1944 – Shot down by enemy fighters (10+ Bf109s and Fw190s)(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
25 ClarkeA.C.F/OJ22000PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
KittyhawkTyphoonXOct 43 - Apr 44 - 04 Apr 44 -
26 CleghornD.G.P/O
F/O
POWJ23864PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon MN5812 Apr 1945 – Hit by Flak - Force landed Nordhorn Germany and captured(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
27 CookJ.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX -
28 CookJ.H.F/LJ9454PLT607 Sqd
60 Sqd
439 Sqd
402 Sqd
X
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X -
X -
21 Mar 45 - 30 Jun 45 -
01 Jun 45 - X -
29 CoteM.J.A.P/O
F/O
F/L
Evaded twiceJ14529PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon MN375
Typhoon RB204
28 Sep 1944 - Ran out of fuel near Luxembourg - Evaded
14 Jan 1945 - Flak - Evaded
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
30 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)
31 DadsonT.A.F/LJ14313PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
13 P.T.H.
Typhoon XX - 29 Jul 44 - 30 Jul 44 - X -
32 DaviesD.J.LACRGC6 (RCAF) SFTS 439 Sqd 6439 SEN/A N/A N/AGround Crew - Rigger - Ground Crew - Fitter - 18 May 45 - Ground Crew - Rigger -
33 DavisWilliam GeorgeSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 21
R
J
99138
29881
PLTRCAF
1 WS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
CTS (RCAF)
124 Ferry Sqd (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
7 (P) AFU (RAF)
57 ORU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Stinson
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard & Oxford
Multi types
Bolinbroke & Anson
X
Oxford
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB435
23 Apr 1941- Enlisted in the RCAF
10 June 1941
1 Sep 1941
27 oct 1941
1 March 1942
19 Apr 1941
7 July 1942
22 Nov 1942 - Staff
20 Oct 1943 - UK
22 Feb 1944
6 June 1944
5 Sep 1944
25 Sep 1944
13 Oct 1944
30 March 1945 – Flak near Osnabrück Germany

Commemorated Holten Canadian War Cemetery, IX. H. 5. Netherlands (Holland). Son of George A. and Isabel Davis, of Amherst, Nova Scotia.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
34 DayC.J.S/LDFC
KilledPLTRCAF ------------------ 439 Sqd Last Op - 439 SqdX ------------------ CF-86 CF-86X -------------------------------------------------------------- 01 Jun 59 - 19 Jul 59 - Commanding Officer - 19 Jul 59 - Killed in Sabre crash -
35 DerouinA.E.F/OJ87748PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon20 Nov 44 - X -
36 DixonElton LascellesFlying OfficerKilled 1944-02-20 Age 22J/20973439 Sqd (RCAF)Commemorated Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2719. United Kingdom. Son Of Leonard Alexander And Margaret Helmer Dixon, Of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
37 DriscollF.V.CplR148738Clerk439 SqdN/A-1945
38 ElfnerPaul JamesAC2
AC1
LAC
Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
50714
22281
Tel Op
PLT
RCAF
Western Air Command HQ
RCAF Patricia Bay
4 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
15 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
X
Moth
Crane
Harvard & Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon JR264
30 Oct 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Jan 1940
15 Feb 1941
13 Apr 1942 - Remustered to Pilot
20 July 1942
14 Sep 1942
14 Jan 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
10 Apr 1944 - Killed while ditching in channel
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 246. United Kingdom.
Son of Grace P. Elfner, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
39 ElsleyD.C.F/OJ47435PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon10 Jan 45 -
40 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)
41 FraserA. HughP/O
F/O
J37029PLTRCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Battle
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB281
X
X
8 Oct 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 May 1943
27 June 1943
30 Oct 1943
24 March 1944
6 Aug 1944 - UK
8 Aug 1944
13 Oct 1944
2 Dec 1944
5 Dec 1944
23 Apr 1945
5 Nov 1945 - Released

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
42 FraserJ.G.P/O
F/O
EvadedJ36722PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon MN547
Typhoon
11 Nov 1944 - Flak damaged, force landed and evaded capture
21 Mar 1945
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
43 GagnerP.A.LACRClerk439 SqdN/A-1945
44 GoodeH.M.LACBelow?RGC - Fitter439 SqdN/AGround Crew - Fitter -
45 GouldI.P/OPLT1 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
XXXX
46 GrayJames Osborne 'Tex'F/LSan Antonio Chilicothe, USAJ16543PLT94 Sqd
249 Sqd
112 Sqd
439 Sqd
83 G.S.U.
439 Sqd
402 Sqd
Hurricane
Spitfire
P-40 Kittyhawk
Typhoon
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X - Western Desert -
X - Malta -
X - Italy -
X -
X -
26 Feb 45 - 30 Jun 45 -
01 Jul 45 -
Gray, James Osborne "Tex" Gray San Antonio/Chilicothe, Texas. Graduate US Naval Academy 1936. Received his RCAF wings from No. 8 Service Flying Training School. Discharged 1946. Typhoon Pilot, 26 Feb 1945 - 30 June 1945. Volunteer from USA. He was posted from 83 G.S.U. and will commence his second tour with us (439 Sqn). His first tour was with 94 Squadron on Hurricanes in the Western Desert for about 9 months, 249 Squadron for about 6 months on Spitfires V and IX in Malta, and 112 Squadron on Kittyhawks in Italy for about 10 months, which netted 193 operational sorties, totalling 202:05 operational hours. 2nd tour expired 30 June 1945 and posted to 402 Sqn in anticipation of being sent to the Pacific theatre
47 GrayWilliam AdamSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
129277
88900
PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
1 TEU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
X
Master
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD458
3 Sep 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
22 Dec 1941
29 March 1942
7 June 1942
5 Feb 1943 - UK
4 May 1943
8 June 1943
27 Dec 1943
1 March 1944
30 May 1944
15 June 1944
27 June 1944 - France
27 Sep 1944 – Shot down by flak over Goch Germany
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 1. F. 18. Germany.
Son of Thomas Mcnab Gray and Elizabeth Gray, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
48 HallfordFrederick MurrayP/O
F/O
J38923PLT128 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Hurricane
Typhoon
1943/44
10 Jan 1945

(Photo: F/O Hallford in front of his 439 Sqn Hawker Typhoon - 1945)
Born 31 December 1922, home Toronto Ontario. Deceased 11 February 2005.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
49 HarrisonD.Below?PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
50 HarrisonJ.L.F/OJ28164PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon05 Dec 44 - 30 Jun 45 -
51 HarrisonM.F/L
MBE

C20089PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
TyphoonSpitfire24 Apr 44 - 30 Jun 45 - Listed as an ADM in the 1944 Officer List - 01 Jul 45 - X -
52 HendersonA.L.F/OUSAJ27023PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
P-40 KittyhawkTyphoonX - Oct 43 - X -
53 HendersonP.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
54 HerodH.R.F/OJ29637PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon28 Feb 45 - X -
55 HewsonG.W.F/OPOWJ21152PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon MP15209 Sep 44 - POW - Flak -
56 HiltzRobert ArthurP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 20
J37855PLTRCAF
5 ITS (RCAF)
10 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN357
Typhoon MN124
17 Sep 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 March 1943
16 May 1943
11 July 1943
20 Nov 1943
11 May 1944 - UK
20 June 1944
28 Aug 1944
13 Sep 1944
28 Sep 1944
19 Nov 1944 - Force landed at Maaseik Belgium
21 Nov 1944 - Wing blown off by flak, bailed out but chute failed to open
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 21. D. 7. Germany.
Son of Cecil B. and Gladys Gwendolyn Hiltz, of Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
57 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)
58 HornbergerF.J.WOR141457PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon25 Apr 45 - 30 Jun 45 -
59 HorrocksL.J.WOP/OR
J
93058
95331
PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon17 Jul 45 - X -
60 JacksonS.C.F/LUSAJ9456PLT67 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
09 Feb 45 - 22 Jun 45 -
23 Jun 45 - X -
61 JohnsRoyce AllenP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 25
J21959PLTRCAF
9 EFTS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon MN765
3 Jan 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
30 Aug 1942
18 Dec 1942
22 Dec 1943 - UK
31 Dec 1943
5 Oct 1944 – Flak
Commemorated Zevenaar Roman Catholic Cemetery, Grave 52. Netherlands (Holland).
Son of Charles and Lenora Johns; Husband of Bernice Johns.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
62 JohnsonD.E.F/OJ85901PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Spitfire
09 Dec 44 - 22 Jun 45 -
23 Jun 45 - X -
63 JohnsonK.R.WO1R142733PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Spitfire
30 Mar 45 - 30 Jun 45 -
01 Jul 45 - X -
64 JohnsonR.G.P/O
F/L
J7810PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
1943 -
17 Oct 44 -
65 KalenJohnP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 20
J21856PLTRCAF
4 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
14 (P)AFU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane
Master
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN574
9 Dec 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
30 AUg 1942
4 Jan 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
31 Dec 1943
8 Feb 1944
8 Apr 1944
10 May 1944
8 July 1944 – Hit by flak over Mesnil-Frementel France

(Photo: John Kalen in front of his bombed up 439 Squadron Typhoon)
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xix. G. 6. France.
Son of William Kalenchenko and Nellie Kupchanko of Regina Sak.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
66 KellyF.W.S/LDFC
J2972PLTRCAF
1 (RCAF) ITS
2 (RCAF) SFTS
439 Sqd (RCAF)
412 Sqd
RCAF Photos
X
X
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
25 May 41 - Enlisted -
X -
04 Oct 41 -
14 Dec 43 - 06 Jan 44 - CO -
X -
PL-7869 -
67 KiddE.F.WO1R76899PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon21 Mar 45 - 16 Jul 45 -
68 KingF/SgtRGC439 Sqd 6409 SEN/A N/AX - 30 Jun 45 - 01 Jul 45 - X -
69 KubickiW.F/OJ25140PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon MN42422 jan 45 – Successful crash landing near Valkenswaard NL engine trouble - SafeInformation courtesy Francois Dutil
70 LambertCharles AlbertP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 25
J7827PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
3 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
X
Master
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD478
8 Jan 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 Apr 1941
29 May 1941
28 July 1941
9 Oct 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
22 Dec 1941 - Flying Instructor
3 Apr 1944 - UK
18 Apr 1944
27 June 1944
16 Sep 1944
4 Oct 1944
19 Oct 1944
15 Dec 1944 – Flak, killed in crash landing behind enemy lines
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany, grave 13. F. 6.
Son of William Frank and Rachel Elizabeth (nee Bean) Lambert of Ingersoll, Ontario.
Husband of RCAF Nursing Sister Hilda Muriel (nee Logan) Lambert of Niagara Falls Ont.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
71 LaurenceRobert HowardP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
J20602PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
163 (SQD (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Typoon
Typhoon RB233
Typhoon RB233
X
29 Sep 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
27 Apr 1942
19 July 1942
20 Nov 1942
16 March 1943
21 Jan 1944 - UK
1944/45
29 Dec 1944 - Fw-190D & Bf-109 destroyed
1 Jan 1945 - 2 x Fw-190 destroyed
28 Sep 1945 - Released
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 23 February 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
72 LaycockMaurice PrestonP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J22035PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
19 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
Lysander & Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN870
28 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 March 1942
5 July 1942
30 Aug 1942
4 Jan 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
28 Oct 44 – Hit by Flak, caught fire and crashed
Commemorated Voorst (Terwolde) General Cemetery, Plot 8A. Row 1. Grave 8. Netherlands.
Son of G. P. and S. Esma Laycock, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
73 LeGearV.H.J.F/LDFC
J23040PLTRCAF 1 (RCAF) ITS 10 (RCAF) EFTS 9 (RCAF) EFTS 439 Sqd (RCAF)XXXXTyphoon18 Oct 40 - 20 Fev 41 - Graduated - 22 Apr 41 - Graduated - 15 Jul 41 - Graduated 30 Nov 44 - X -
74 LeighC.C.F/OJ22279PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X TyphoonMay 43 - 01 Apr 44 -
75 LippM.LACRGC439 SqdNAGround Crew -
76 LippM.LACRGC439 SqdN/AJul 44 -
77 MacDonaldI.C.LACRPhoto Tech439 SqdNAPhotographer -
78 MacDonaldRalph NelsonP/O
F/O

KIFA
Age 21
J21003PLTRCAF
4 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Flight
X
Finch & Moth
Harvard
Lysander & Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon JR500
6 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 May 1942
1 Aug 1942
4 Dec 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
3 Jan 1944
3 Nov 1944 – Stalled and crashed during test flight
Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Xv. D. 15. Netherlands (Holland).
Son of John Nelson Macdonald and Ethel Macdonald, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
79 MacTavishRoswell MurraySgt
P/O
F/O

KIFA
Age 24
R
J
138151
22385
PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
2 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Crane
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Hurricane LD594
23 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
12 Apr 1942
19 July 1942
13 Sep 1942
15 Jan 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
31 Dec 1943
18 March 1944 - Perished in unexplained crash while on routine ferry flight

Commemorated Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Sec. R. 1931. Div. Grave 2721. United Kingdom. Son of Wilfrid Lawrence Mactavish and Edith Jane Mactavish, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
80 MaloJ.A.F/SgtR2463GC123 (RCAF) Sqd 439 SqdN/A N/A1943 - 18 May 45 - X -
81 MarcouxMaurice Joseph Alexandre AdolpheSgt
F/Sgt
WO
P/O
F/O
R
J
55548
17856
PLT5 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
245 Sqd (RAF)
?
440 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
Anson
X
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane & Typhoon
?
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
1941
? - UK
1943
2 March 1943
19 Sep 1943
12 Apr 1944 - 1st Op
12 Oct 1944 - 1st Op
31 Oct 1944 - Tour expired, for repatriation

(Photo: Ground crews servicing a 245 Sqd Hawker Typhoon)
Deceased on 29 September 2010 in Quebec city, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
82 Marlatt Stafford DeanSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
R
J
X
16113
PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
247 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
133 Sqd (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
X
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
X
16 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
30 Nov 1940
2 Jan 1941
24 Feb 1941
17 June 1941 - UK
15 Sep 1941
14 Nov 1943 - Repatriated to Canada
10 Jan 1944
7 April 1944
27 Sep 1944 - UK
Oct 1944
2 Jan 1945
22 July 1945
4 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
18 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 10 July 1945 as per London Gazette dated 24 July 1945 and AFRO 1619/45 dated 19 October 1945.
Died in Oakville, Ontario, 17 December 2003.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
83 MartinJohn GeorgeP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
J37648PLTRCAF
5 ITS (RCAF)
10 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD607
25 Sep 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 March 1943
16 May 1943
11 July 1943
29 Oct 1943
11 May 1944 - UK
20 June 1944
24 Aug 1944
13 Sep 1944
1 Oct 1944
19 Nov 1944 - Flak, bailed out but parachute opened too low
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 247. United Kingdom.
Son of Charles H. and Florence B. Martin, of Simcoe, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
84 MasseyH.P.V.F/LS/LC1377Intelligence Officer439 Sqd (RCAF)N/AN/AX - See above - 26 Oct 44 -
85 MasseyM.V.F/LPLT439 SqdTyphoonX -
86 MazedkinN.F/OFood Svc Officer439 SqdN/A-1945
87 McAvityHugh KayeP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 24
J4884PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
6 EFTS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS Trenton (RCAF)
1 B&GS (RCAF)
1 CAC Sqn (RCAF)
5 CAC Sqn (RCAF)
121 Sqd (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) last Flight
X
X
Moth
Anson & Crane
Anson
Anson
Lysander
Lysander
Anson & Lysander
Lysander & Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Hurricane LE568
11 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Oct 1940
4 Nov 1940
4 Jan 1941
18 March 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
2 June 1941 - Staff Pilot
7 Nov 1941
20 Feb 1942
15 July 1943
26 Oct 1943
22 Dec 1943 - UK
31 Dec 1943
10 Feb 1944 - Spun into sea off Ayr Scotland
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 244. United Kingdom.
Son of G. Clifford McAvity and Nita M. McAvity, of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
88 McBrideA.C.P/O
F/O
EvadedJ85728PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon MN379
X
15 Sep 1944
2 Oct 1944 - Flak, belly landed in no man's land
29 March 1945 - Tour expired
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
89 McCandlessD.GC439 SqdN/AGround Crew - Fitter -
90 McCulloughJ.H.P/O
F/O
F/L
PoWJ16210PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Typhoon
Typhoon SW525
X - 23 Apr 1945
23 Apr 1945 - Declared Missing - Captured after successful crash landing behind enemy lines
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
91 McCullyA.B.F/O
F/L
J16549PLTRCAF
439 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
X - 27 Oct 44 - X -
24 Mar 45 - 22 Jun 45 -
23 Jun 45 - X -
92 McGibbonD.S.F/OJ43849PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon27 Mar 45 - X -
93 McKayE.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
94 McManesFrancis HillP/O
F/O
F/L
J21407PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
7 (P)AFU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
175 Sqd (RAF)
175 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
83 GSU (RAF)
175 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
175 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Fawn
Harvard
Cornell & Harvard
Harvard
X
Master & Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
30 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
17 March 1942
11 June 1942
15 Aug 1942
28 Dec 1942 - Flying Instructor Course
18 Feb 1943 - Flying instructor
25 Feb 1944 - UK
18 Apr 1944
27 June 1944
Aug 1944
Oct 1944
10 Oct 1944 - NL
4 Nov 1944 - Injured on ground by Me262 bomb
5 Nov 1944 - Hospitalized in Brussels
19 Dec 1944 - UK
1 Feb 1945 - Returned to Ops in NL
28 May 1945 - Posted but didn't go
June 1945 - Gunnery camp in UK
5 July 1945 - Physically showed up at unit
26 Aug 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
6 Nov 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: 175 Sqd pilots in Volkel in 1945)
Deceased on 13 November 2007 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
95 MoenRonald OlafP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 27
J22034PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCFA)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN310
24 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
30 Aug 1942
30 Dec 1942
22 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
12 Aug 1944 - Flak damaged, exploded during crash landing attempt

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 247. United Kingdom.
Son of Hans Peterson Moen and Anne Amelia Moen of Saskatoon Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
96 MoffatD.J.F/LC10914MED439 Sqd (RCAF)N/A12 Apr 44 - X -
97 MonsonAlonzo EdgarP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC
USAJ22010PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
20 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
10 RD (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN352
Typhoon
X
X
X
X
X
19 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Feb 1942
20 June 1942
29 Aug 1942
Nov 1942
3 Jan 1943
13 Dec 1943 - UK
11 Jan 1944
8 Oct 1944 - Commanding Officer
29 Oct 1944 - Flak - Bailed safely with minor injury
15 Dec 1944 - Tour Expired
15 Feb 1945 - Repatriated for leave in Canada
13 April 1945 - UK
26 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
3 Oct 1945
18 Jan 1946 - Released from the RCAF
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron (now No.440 Squadron) - Award effective 18 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 29 December 1944 and AFRO 435/45 dated 9 March 1945.
Died in Fayetteville, Washington Country, Arkansas, 13 October 2009
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
98 NasedkinN.P/OCCatering O439 SqdN/A-1945
99 NevilleW.R.LACR218275Tele Op439 SqdN/A-1945
100 NichollsF/OCINTEL439 SqdN/A18 Jan 44 -
101 NorsworthyHugh HoylesP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC
J5114PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
13 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
54 OTU (RAF)
85 Sqd (RAF)
3 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Anson
X
Oxford, Beaufighter, Blenheim
Havoc, Mosquito
Hurricane, Typhoon
X
X
Typhoon
X
X
14 Aug 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
30 Sep 1940
26 Oct 1940
23 Dec 1940
21 June 1941 - UK
23 June 1941
8 Sep 1941
29 Jan 1943
Repatriation 29 Nov 1943 - Leave
1 March 1944 - UK
8 March to 12 Sep 1944 - Sqd CO
26 Sep 1944 - Repatriated
15 Feb 1945 - Released
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.439 Squadron - Award effective 19 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2274/44 dated 20 October 1944.
Deceased 23 January 2013.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
102 ParryG.LACRGC438 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
Ground Crew - Fitter -
18 May 45 - Ground crew - Fitter

(Information courtesy Francois Dutil - 438 Sqd)
103 PesantJ.F.C.LACRGC439 (RCAF) Sqd 6439 SEN/A N/AGround Crew - Armourer Ground Crew -
104 PinnellJ.LACRGC439 (RCAF) SqdN/AGround Crew - Fitter
105 PollockNorval EdwardSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIFA
Age 27
R
J
68092
14314
PLTRCAF
3 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Flight
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Hurricane LE972
22 June 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
19 July 1940 - Flying Instructor
19 July 1942 - Flying Instructor
11 Sep 1942
22 Dec 1943 - UK
1 jan 1944
21 March 1944 - Fatal crash following mid-air with American Thunderbolt

Commemorated Bournemouth North Cemetery, Row G.4. Grave 90. United Kingdom. Son of Charles and Annie Pollock of London Ont. Husband of Clarice Pollock of London Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
106 PorrittRobert ArthurP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J21202PLTRCAF
12 RFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon MN401
10 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 June 1942
2 Aug 1942
5 Dec 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
19 Aug 1944 – MIA over Vimoutiers France

Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxvi. E. 7. France.
Son of George A. and Rebecca Porritt, of Knowlton, Province of Quebec.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
107 PropasB.WOR164360PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Typhoon PD56410 Feb 45 - During an air test engine stopped and aircraft burst into flames. Crash landed, at B.86 Helmond. Suffered severe burns and broken skull.Information courtesy Francois Dutil
108 RassentiN.H.F/OJ22462PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RAF Aston Down
XTyphoonXX - 23 May 44 - 20 Nov 44 - 27 Nov 44 - X -
109 RoachR.G.WOR80946PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Spitfire
06 Feb 45 - 30 Jun 45 - 01 Jul 45 - X -
110 RobertsJohnP/O
F/O
F/L
J27349PLT83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
?
14 Aug 1944
28 March 1945 - Tour Expired
? - Repatriation date unknown
19 Oct 1945 - Retired fromt he RCAF

(Photo: Roberts in the cockpit of his 439 Sqd Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
111 RossJohn WeberP/O
F/O
POWUSAJ22382PLT123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Goblin & Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN417
1943
Dec 1943
1 Jan 1944
15 June 1944 - Flak, bailed over Carpiquet Airfield near Caen
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
112 RossK.D.F/LJ13016PLT83 GSU 439 SqdTyphoon TyphoonX - 07 May 45 - 08 May 45 -
113 RossentiN.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
114 RuseJ.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
115 RuseJ.A.F/OJ44188PLT439 SqdTyphoon15 Jul 45 - X -
116 SageKenneth FreelandP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 24
C1191PLTRCAF
RCAF Trenton
1 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
1 B&GS (RCAF)
4 B&GS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
5 B&GS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
31 GRS (RCAF)
2 B&GS (RCAF)
135 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Fleet & Moth
Harvard
Harvard & Anson
Lysander & Bolinbroke
Battle & Bolinbroke
Anson & Crane
Battle & Bolinbroke
Harvard
Anson
Battle & Bolinbroke
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN894
9 Oct 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 Jan 1940
22 Feb 1940
11 June 1940 - Flying Instructor Course
27 Sep 1940 - Staff Pilot
23 Nov 1940 - Staff Pilot
2 May 1941 - Flying Instructor
30 Aug 1941 - Staff Pilot
14 March 1942 - Flying Instructor
5 June 1942 - Staff Pilot
19 Aug 1942 - Staff Pilot
17 Oct 1942
3 June 1944 - UK
15 Aug 1944
20 Oct 1944
25 Nov 1944
29 Nov 1944
24 Dec 1944 – Hit by flak over Mayen Germany
Commemorated at Hotton War Cemetery, Belgium. Grave: VIII. F. 11.
Husband to Iris Irene Sage (nee Tilley) of Chatham Ont. Father of Lynne Louise Sage.
Son of Elmer Freeland and Olive Edna Sage of London, Ont.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
117 SaundersAdam W.P/O
F/O
J37015PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon PD451
X
9 Dec 1944
22 March 1945 – Tire burst on landing, veered off runway and flipped
16 July 1945 - Tour Expired
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
118 SaundersWilliam LeeSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 22
R
J
120524
22803
PLTRCAF
4 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
12 SFTS (RCAF)
3 FIS (RCAF)
6 EFTS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
26 OTU (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Crane
Moth
Cornell & Moth
Anson & Crane
X
Wellington
Master & Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN348
6 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Nov 1941
17 Jan 1942
12 Apr 1942
30 Aug 1942 - Flying Instructor Course
11 Oct 1942 - Flying Instructor
9 Aug 1943 - Flying Instructor
2 Dec 1943 - UK
16 Feb 1944
28 March 1944
20 June 1944
13 Sep 1944
2 Oct 1944
3 Dec 1944 - Shot down by flak over Burden Germany
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 12. B. 1. Germany.
Son of Laun A. and Minnie B. Saunders, of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
119 SavilleJohn WaltonP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 34
J8146PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
2 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
S of Army Coop (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
Eastern Air Command (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Lysander
Goblin & Hurricane
Anson & Bolinbroke
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN210
7 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Apr 1941
28 May 1941
27 July 1941
12 oct 1941
17 Feb 1942
28 June 1943
27 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
5 June 44 – Shot down by flak over Guernsey

(Photo: F/L Saville climbing in his 439 Sqd Typhoon on 18 March 1944)
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 244. United Kingdom.
Son of William Saville, and of Florence Ilma Saville, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
120 ScharffWilliam KennethP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 25
J7814PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
3 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
S of Army Coop (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
163 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
1530 BATF (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Lysander
Lysander & Goblin
Bolinbroke & Hurricane
X
Hurricane
Oxford
Typhoon
Typhoon PD448
23 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 March 1941
10 Apr 1941
28 July 1941
9 Oct 1941
19 Feb 1942
16 March 1943
21 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
21 Jan 1944
22 Feb 1944
19 August 1944 – Shot down by flak over Vimoutier France

(Photo: F/L Scharff by his 439 Squadron Typhoon - 7 March 1944)
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 244. United Kingdom.
Son of Charles Ridley Scharff and Grace Scharff, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
121 ShaverClarence LyallSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 26
R
J
69239
17058
PLTRCAF
3 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
52 OTU (RAF)
41 Sqd (RCAF)
112 Sqd (RAF)
112 Sqd (RAF)
112 Sqd (RAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF OS HQ
3 TEU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Hurricane
Spitfire
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk FR281
Kittyhawk FR213
X
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN144
Typhoon MN144
28 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
10 Apr 1941
10 June 1941
29 Sep 1941 - UK
28 Oct 1941
30 Dec 1941
27 July 1942 - North Africa
5 Nov 1942 - Shared victory Bf-109
10 Dec 1942 - Victory Bf-109
1 June 1944 - UK
4 July 1944
25 Sep 1944
14 Oct 1944
13 Nov 1944
16 Nov 1944
14 Feb 1944 - Shot down a Me-262 jet fighter
2 March 1945 - Hit by flak at low level and crashed near Dulmen Germany

(Photo: Shaver on his 112 Sqd (RAF) Kittyhawk - North Africa 1942)
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 21. H. 18. Germany.
Son of Clarence and Bessie Shaver; Husband of Catherine Purcell Shaver, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
122 SmileyD.A.B.P/O
F/O
F/L
--------
F/O
DFC
R
J
-------
RCAF
153706
23876
--------
90159
PLTRCAF
64 Sqd
--------------
RCAF
439 Sqd
N/A
Mustang KH430
-----------------------
X
CF-86 Sabre
X - X -
X - X -
-----------------------------------------------------
X - X - Remained in the post War RCAF -
X - 1952 - X -
123 SmithI.W.F/O
F/L
J22244PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon MN464
Typhoon JR521
10 June 44 - Ground looped at Hurn when landing gear sheared off by runaway 500 lb bomb from wingman's aircraft
8 Aug 44 - Force landed successfully at Saint- Germain-d'Ectot after engine seizure
Information courtesy Francois Dutil
124 SmithJ.H.S/LPLT439 SqdTyphoonX - Commanding Officer -
125 SmithR.V.F/OJ27992PLT83 GRU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
DP2
Typhoon
Typhoon MP136
X
X - 19 Jul 44 -
20 Jul 44 - 04 Dec 44 -
05 Dec 44 - X -
126 SmithW.L.P/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
C923PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)Hurricane31 Dec 1943 - 9 March 1944 - Commanding Officer
(Photo: S/L Smith in his OTU Hurricane in January 1944 - UK

(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
127 StelterJ.PLT439 SqdTyphoonX
128 StelterJ.F/OJ21925PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)TyphoonX - Tour Expired -
129 StittJohnny H.F/OJ17529PLT401 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
Spitfire
Typhoon
X
23 May 44 - 05 Dec 44 - Tour Expired
130 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)
131 SweeneyJohn DanielSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
POWUSAR
J
171375
35843
PLT439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF
Typhoon PD459
Typhoon RB317
X
26 Dec 1944 - Flak – Crash landed dead engine B.78 Eindhoven
20 Jan 1945 - Flak – Crash landed near Laffeld Germany and was captured
28 May 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
132 SwinglerBernard PercyP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 22
J21837PLTRCAF
2 EFTS (RCAF)
12 SFTS (RCAF)
121 Sqd (RCAF)
167 Sqd (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Crane
Anson & Bolinbroke
Anson
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MP151
11 Nov 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
30 Aug 1942
3 Jan 1943
1 Sep 1943
29 Oct 1943
27 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
22 Feb 1945 – Flak over Haldem Germany

Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom. Son of Charles W. and Eva G. Swingler, of Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
133 TaylorB.PAFO439 SqdN/A-1944
134 ThomasFrank MacDonaldP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J20648PLTRCAF
22 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN464
29 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
25 Apr 1942
19 July 1942
21 Nov 1942
20 Oct 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
8 July 1944 – Flak, crashed on approach for emergency landing

Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, X. E. 12. France. Son of Ronald F. and Olive A. Thomas, of Oakville, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
135 TippleF/OCSignals O439 SqdN/A12 Jan 44 - X -
136 VokeyRichard WalterP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J25397PLTRCAF
20 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
1 RS (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Master
Master
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD465
2 Apr 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
11 Oct 1942
28 Dec 1942
16 June 1943 - UK
20 July 1943
8 Oct 1943 - Safe after mid-air collision
23 Nov 1943
20 June 1944
24 Aug 1944
13 Sep 1944
17 Sep 1944
29 Sep 1944 – Impacted ground during an attack

(Photo: LAC R.W. Vokey receiving his wings from Group Captain Sampson - #2 SFTS RCAF Uplands 16 April 1943)
Commemorated Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, 7. F. 10. Netherlands (Holland). Son of John Philip and Catherine Vokey, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
137 WalshR.T.F/OEngineer123 (RCAF) Sqd 439 SqdN/A N/A1943 - 1944 -
138 WebberH.S.LACRGC439 Sqd 6439 SEN/A N/AGround crew Ground crew
139 WhelanM.J.F/LJ4910PLT139 Sqd (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X TyphoonX - 08 Mar 45 -
140 WoodJ.D.F/OJ37820PLT175 Sqd 439 SqdX Typhoon X - 05 Jul 45 -
141 WrightWilliam AlbertAC2
AC1
LAC
Sgt
F/Sgt

KIA
Age 22
R74061GC
PLT
RCAF
TTS (RCAF)
6 RD (RCAF)
23 OTU (RCAF)
RCAF
12 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
X
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Battle
X
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD492
13 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
31 Oct 1940
20 March 1941
23 Nov 1942
21 Feb 1943 - Remustered to pilot
1 May 1943
27 June 1943
30 Oct 1943
24 March 1944 - Staff
3 June 1944 - UK
16 Aug 1944
20 Oct 1944
27 Nov 1944
1 Dec 1944
24 Dec 1944 – Accidently shot down by USAAC Thunderbolt
Commemorated Rheinberg War Cemetery, 5. A. 8. Germany.
Son of Harold Hutchinson Wright and Eva Luella Wright, of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada; Husband of Margaret Mary Wright, of Pembroke.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
142 WystmaT.439 SqdXX
143 WytsmaTedAC2
AC1
LAC
NetherlandsR142768AdminRCAF
118 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
439 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
8 Dec 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
June 1942 - Oct 1943 - Alaska & B.C.
Nov 1943 - UK
1944-45 Europe
20 Oct 1945 -Released from the RCAF
Deceased 11 Jun 1997 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
144 YoungGriffin JamesPilot OfficerKilled 1944-08-25 Age 29J/88753412 SqdCommemorated Les Hogues Communal Cemetery, Coll. Grave 439 C. France. Son Of James Lewis Young And Annie Elizabeth Young, Of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
145 ZasiejridaI.F.AC1RGC439 SqdN/A1952 - Ground Crew -
146 ZeilerLACRGC439 SqdN/A1963 - Ground Crew -
147 ZigayerE.A.CplRGC439 Sqd 6439 SEN/A N/AGround Crew - Fitter Ground Crew -

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