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1 AistropCharles SidneySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

AFC
KIA
Age 24
R
J
72351
13484
PLTRCAF
2 ITS )RCAF)
3 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 B&GS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
7 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Battle & Lysander
Harvard
X
Master
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN805
21 Sep 1940 - Transferred to RCAF from Militia
28 Oct 1940
27 Nov 1940
16 Jan 1941
7 Apr 1941
10 July 1941 - Instructor
21 June 1943 - Staff
11 Jan 1944
31 Jan 1944 - UK
11 Apr 1944
13 June 1944
17 Aug 1944
8 Sep 1944
14 Sep 1944
6 Oct 1944 - Flak near Gelds Germany
Air Force Cross - No.1 SFTS - Award effective 16 April 1943 as per London Gazette of 13 April 1943 and AFRO 1035/43 dated 4 June 1943.
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 25. F. 16. Germany.
Son of Robert Charles and Rachel Aistrop; Husband of Verna Alice Aistrop, of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
2 AllmanLeonard RalphAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 24
USAR
J
10543
13588
GC - Rigger
PLT
RCAF
Camp Borden
6 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
31 GRS (RCAF)
133 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Harvard & Yale
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN428
20 Sep 1939 - Enlisted in the RCAF
8 Dec 1939
16 Dec 1940
8 Dec 1941 - Remustered pilot
16 Feb 1942
11 May 1942
19 Sep 1942
29 Sep 1942
25 Nov 1943
1 Feb 1944
12 feb 1944
6 Jun 1944 - Shot down by flak south of Caen

Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xiii. H. 13. France.
Son of Ephraim and Annie Allman; Husband of Regina Mary-Ann Allman, of Schenectady, New York State, U.S.A.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
3 BarberWilliam DonaldSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
79563
16822
PLT260 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
X
1 Aug 1942 - Middle East
20 June 1943 - 1st Tour expired
18 Aug 1944 - France
25 Feb 1945 - 2nd Tour expired
3 Aug 1945 - Released from the RCAF
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
4 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)
5 BernierPaul Hubert RolandSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
R
J
90524
18676
PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN457
X
25 Sep 1941
?
9 June 1944
24 June 1944 - Taxied into a parked aircraft
July 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
6 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)
7 ByersHaroldSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 25
R
J
59667
13485
PLTRCAF
14 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
12 SFTS (RCAF)
2 EFTS (RCAF)
17 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Yale & Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Moth
Harvard
X
Master & Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB325
12 Aug 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 Nov 1940
16 Jan 1941
7 Apr 1941
27 June 1941 - Instructor
3 July 1942 - Instructor
31 Nov 1943
18 May 1944 - UK
23 May 1944
12 Sep 1944
6 Dec 1944
5 Jan 1945
23 Jan 1945 - Shot down by flak over Dremmen, Germany

Commemorated Nederweert War Cemetery, IV. A. 8. Netherlands.
Husband of Frances Muriel Byers, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
8 CampbellDonald ClaudeP/O
F/O
InjuredJ28170PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
? EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
?
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
15 May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
?
21 March 1943
17 Oct 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
Sep 1944 - Crash landed - Injured
23 July 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: Campbell on his Hawker Typhoon)
Deceased on 24 August 2002
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
9 ClackenCourtenay O'Brien RobertsonSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
DFC
JamaicaR
J
53930
39101
PLTRCAF
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Moth
Anson
Anson
Anson & Crane
Anson & Crane
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
Typhoon
X
X
5 June 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
17 Nov 1940
28 Nov 1940
25 Feb 1941
10 May 1941 - Flying Instructor
3 Feb 1942 - Flying Instructor
2 Nov 1942
1 March 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
19 Nov 1944 - Tour expired
17 May 1945 - Instructor
2 Aug 1945 - Repatriated
5 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: 28/07/44 440 SQN. CBC announcer Cpl Don Fairbain interviewing F/O Clacken in front of his Hawker Typhoon))
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 18 January 1945 as per London Gazette dated 26 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
10 CliffordWilliam Cecil JosephSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
156884
92895
PLTRCAF
? ITS
12 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
1943
1 Apr 1943
1 July 1943 - UK
July 1943
1944
1944
Oct 44
31 May 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
28 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF

Harry Hardy (L) and Bill Clifford (R) reminisce
11 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)
12 ColvilleJohn SpencerP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 24
J29167PLTRCAF
20 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN929
6 June 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 Feb 1943
18 Apr 1943
9 Aug 1943
10 Nov 1943 - UK
21 Dec 1943
3 Apr 1944
30 May 1944
15 June 1944
18 Aug 1944 - Hit by flak, baled out too low
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xix. A. 6. France.
Son of Alexander and Annie Josephine Colville (1966 National Memorial Silver Cross Mother), of Bowmanville, Ontario.
Brother of F/S William Freeborne Colville and F/O Alexander Colborne Colville, both also died while serving with the RCAF.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
13 CordickJohn MorganSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 25
R
J
115156
40775
PLTRCAF
3 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
3 FIS (RCAF)
17 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Moth
Anson
X
Master
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN801
15 July 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
21 Dec 1941
7 June 1942
25 Oct 1942
9 Dec 1942 - Instructor
12 Dec 1943
25 Feb 1944 - UK
11 Apr 1944
4 July 1944
7 Sep 1944
7 Oct 1944
25 Oct 1944
19 Nov 1944 - Flak - Exploded in mid air
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 20. G. 15. Germany.
Son of Robert J. and Gladys Olive Cordick, of Oshawa, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
14 CrittendenR.G.Sgt
F/Sgt
R183008PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
X
12 Jan 1945 - NL
25 March 1945 - 13 PTC (RAF)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
15 CrowleyFrancis JosephSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
95588
26914
PLTRCAF
5 ITS (RCAF)
22 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
14 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN637
Typhoon MN796
Typhoon MP124
27 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
9 Aug 1941
28 Sep 1941
22 Nov 1941
20 March 1942
17 May 1942 - Alaska
19 Aug 1943
1 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
23 May 1944 - Hit by flak, parachuted in Channel, rescued
10 Sep 1944 - Engine seized, crash landed - Injured
11 Nov 1944 - Hit by flak, exploded in mid air

(Photo: Crowley brothers in the RCAF - Paul (left) and Frank (right))
Commemorated Staphorst (Rouveen) New General Cemetery, Grave 1. Netherlands.
Son of RCAF Sgt Joseph J. Crowley (aircraft mechanic) and of Lillian M. Crowley (Nee Pelow), of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. Brother of RCAF F/Sgt Paul Anthony Crowley (also KIA) and of RCNVR A/S John Crowley. Sgt Crowley (father) was repatriated from the UK following the death of Paul where he was informed of the death of his other son Frank. Due to the death of his 2 brothers, John, then serving in the North Atlantic on the destroyer HMCS Gatineau, was given extended shore leave until the end of hostilities. (Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
16 CummingDuncan HerbertP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
J25086PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
130 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN665
13 Feb 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
27 Sep 1942
6 Dec 1942
19 Apr 1943
16 Oct 1943
25 June 1944 - UK
22 Aug 1944
3 Nov 1944
4 Dec 1944
9 Dec 1944
24 Dec 1944 - Shot down by a Fw-190
Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Grave Xv. F. 15. Netherlands.
Son of Henry Walter Stuart and Margaret Eleanor Cumming of Toronto, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
17 DeanGeorge RobertP/O
F/O
J43855PLT6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
15 Nov 1943
1944 - UK
1945
5 Apr 1945
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
18 DeanR.PLT440 (RCAF) SqdTyphoon06 May 45 -
19 DewarJohn FraserP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 20
J28180PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MP122
25 May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 Dec 1942
21 March 1943
16 oct 1943
9 Jan 1944 - UK
10 Jan 1944
12 Aug 1944 - Shot down by flak

(Photo: F/O Dewar (left) with F/O Doidge - 17 June 1944)
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxvii. F. 2. France.
Son of Roderick Donald and Mary Barbara Dewar, of London, Ontario
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
20 DoidgeRonald WilliamP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J26406PLTRCAF
5 ITS (RCAF)
10 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN257
Typhoon PD469
1 May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
2 Aug 1942
25 Oct 1942
10 Jan 1943
3 June 1943
1 Nov 1943
1 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
7 June 1944 - Hit by flak, abandonned aircraft and was rescued
20 Oct 1944 - Hit by flak, exploded in mid air

(Photo: F/O Dewar (left) with F/O Doidge - 17 June 1944)Commemorated Hellendoorn General Cemetery, Grave 15. Netherlands (NL).
Son of Wlliam Harold and Charlotte Elizabeth (nee Harwood) Doidge, of Lasalle Ontario. Brother of Leslie Travis Doidge (also in the RCAF overseas) and Constance Elizabeth Doidge.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
21 DuncanJack LindsaySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
POWUSAR
J
152274
90433
PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
Typhoon
Typhoon PD523
Aug 1944
21 Nov 1944 - Damaged by flak, crash landed behind enemy lines
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
22 DunkeldWilliam ThomasP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
USAJ25085PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
130 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD462
30 March 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 July 1942
27 Sep 1942
6 Dec 1942
19 Apr 1943
25 Oct 1943
3 June 1944 - UK
27 June 1944
16 Sep 1944
15 Oct 1944
26 Oct 1944
24 Dec 1944 - Shot down by Fw-190
Commemorated Jonkerbos War Cemetery, Grave 8. D. 3. Netherlands.
Son of William Leonard and Lila Maud (Nee Cameron) Dunkeld, of Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
23 DunnB.PLT440 (RCAF) SqdTyphoon06 May 45 -
24 DunnBenjamin HoraceP/O
F/O
J43846PLT6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
15 Nov 1943
1944 - UK
1945
8 March 1945
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
25 EnglishDelbert FrancisP/O
F/O
F/L
J11059PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
? EFTS
2 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
----
RCAF
X
X
?
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
----
?
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1941
1941
22 Dec 1941
20 Apr 1942
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
12 Nov 1944 - Tour expired
----
Served in post war RCAF until 1968
Died on 25 April 2011 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
26 FlanaganEdward TheodoreSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
WoundedR
J
102774
89136
PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
Harvard
?
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN569
X
Typhoon
Spitfire
15 Aug 1942
?
? - UK
7 Dec 1944 - NL
1 Jan 1945 - Seriously wounded during enemy air raid
Jan 1945 - Recuperating - UK
4 Apr 1945 - Post convalescence return - NL
22 July 1945 - For repatriation
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
27 FlintoftJohn DavidsonP/O
F/O
EvadedJ37127PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon 592
X
X
X
30 Nov 1944 - Reported to unit for flying duty
24 Feb 1945 - Shot down by flak, force landed safely in NL
1 Apr 1945 - Met up with British troops in Hengelo NL
3 Apr 1945 - Returned to unit, non flying duty
17 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Video: F/O John Flintoft in November 2009)
Deceased on Tuesday 26 November 2013, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
28 FrenchDonald A.P/O
F/O
F/L
J11035PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
Typhoon
X
18 March 1945
16 July 1945 - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
29 FromboloAnthonySgt
P/O
F/O
POWUSAJ28761PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
? EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
127 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
?
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MP183
X
X
1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
?
1941
14 March 1942
1942
Feb 1944 - UK
26 May 1944
28 Nov 1944 - Shot down by flak, parachuted, captured
30 Apr 1945 - Liberated from Stalag Luft One
11 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: Sgt. Anthony Frombolo of Oakland, California standing on the nose of his 127 Squadron (RCAF) Hurricane at Gander Nfld - 16 Dec 1942)
Died on 5 May 2007 in Rancho Mirage, California
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
30 GardnerR.J. CurrieP/O
F/O
F/L
J36788PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
7 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
135 Sqd (RCAF)
135 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1941
Nov 1941
Feb 1942
June 1942
Sep 1943 - Alaska
Jan 1944 - UK
24 Jan 1944
2 May 1944
30 June 1944
21 July 1944
25 Feb 1945 - Tour expired
7 March 1945 - UK for repatriation to Canada
Repatriation and release dates unknown
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
31 GarsideStanley VincentP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 24
J5068PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
3 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
31 EFTS (RCAF)
RCAF Rockliffe
1 OTU (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
14 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Anson
Harvard
Moth
Harvard
Harvard & Hurricane
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN548
30 Aug 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
24 Oct 1940
29 Nov 1940
27 Jan 1941
16 June 1941 - Flying Instructor Course
30 May 1941 - Flying Instructor
10 Feb 1942 - Refresher training
30 Oct 1942
14 Feb 1943 - Alaska
14 July 1943
27 Aug 1943
3 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
7 June 1944 - Shot down by flak and small arms fire
Commemorated Bayeux War Cemetery, Xv. E. 21. France.
Son of Thomas Emsley Garside and Maude Garside, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
32 GibbsWilliam RobertP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
J27239PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
128 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB338
27 May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
27 Sep 1942
28 Dec 1942
21 Feb 1943
26 June 1943
10 Sep 1943
4 July 1944 - UK
22 Aug 1944
3 Nov 1944
18 Dec 1944
28 Dec 1944
28 Feb 1945 - Shot down by flak

(Photo: P/O Gibbs in front of his 128 Sqd Hurricane at Torbay Nfld, winter 1943)
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 279. United Kingdom.
Son of Sidney and Ethel Gibbs, of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
33 GohlJames GarfieldP/O
F/O
F/L

M.I.D.

Air Medal (USA)
KIA
Age 24
J8356PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
2 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN115
1 March 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
16 May 1941
21 June 1941
9 Aug 1941
26 Oct 1941
8 June 1942 - Alaska & BC
1 Feb 1944
12 Feb 1944
12 June 1944 - Perished while ditching in the Channel

(Photo: F/L H.C. Gooding at left, F/L J.G. Gohl at right, when with No. 111 Squadron, in Kodiak, Alaksa, 1943.)
- Mention in Despatches - No.111 Squadron (Canada), now at Station Patricia Bay. Award effective 1 January 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 113/44 dated 21 January 1944.
- Air Medal (United States) - Alaska - Award effective 23 December 1942 as per AFRO 272/43 dated 19 February 1943.
- Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 244. United Kingdom.
- Son of Elijah and Philippa Gohl, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
34 GoodingHarold OrvilleP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
DFC

Air Medal (USA)
J10608PLTRCAF
22 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
12 Sqd (RCAF)
6 OTU (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN555
X
Expeditor
Anson
X
25 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
28 Sep 1941
22 Nov 1941
22 March 1942 - Alaska
27 Jan 1944 - UK
28 Jan 1944
16 Dec 1944 to 10 March 1945 - Sqd CO
May 1945 - Repatriated
7 June 1945
18 Sep 1945
19 Oct 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 19 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 27 February 1945 and AFRO 625/45 dated 13 April 1945.
- Air Medal (United States) - Alaska - Award effective 23 December 1942 as per AFRO 272/43 dated 19 February 1943.
- Deceased 14 November 2009
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
35 GordonJohn Alexander DouglasP/O
F/O
J27210PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
? EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
?
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon JR431
X
May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
1942
20 Feb 1943
1943
Nov 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
3 May 1944 - Crash landed - Safe
11 Nov 1944 - Tour expired

Deceased 13 November 2019
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
36 GordonNelson LeslieSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIFA
Age 20
R
J
176568
88818
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
56 OTU (RAF) Last Flight
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN403
Typhoon MN817
Typhoon
X
Typhoon
Typhoon RB343
11 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
25 Oct 1942
27 Jan 1943
4 Apr 1943
7 Aug 1943
10 Nov 1943 - UK
21 Dec 1943
3 Apr 1944
30 May 1944
7 June 1944
26 July 1944 - Flak, parachuted safely North of Caen
9 Sep 1944 - Flak - Force landed NE of Brussels
5 Dec 1944 - Tour expired
12 Dec 1944 - UK
3 Jan 1945 - OTU Instructor
1 Feb 1945 - Engine failure, stalled and crashed

(Photo: Sgt Gordon by his Typhoon in May 1944)
Commemorated at Aberdeen (Spingbank) Cemetery, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom. Grave Ref: Sec. T. Grave 106.
Son of Alexander and Violet Lillian Gordon, of Canso, Nova Scotia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
37 GrantFrank EdwardSquadron LeaderKilled 1943-09-04 Age 28C/1623403 SqdCommemorated Wevelgem Communal Cemetery, Grave E. 440. Belgium. Son Of Wallace S. And Mabel A. Grant, Of Brockville, Ontario, Canada. B.A.
38 GrayRobert McLaurinP/O
F/O
J41885PLT1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN581
Spitfire
?
?
10 Jan 1945
28 Feb 1945 - Damaged by flak - RTB safe
22 june 1945
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
39 GregoryRobert Charles GerardSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
R
J
156747
45240
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
9 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
?
440 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
Moth
Harvard
?
Typhoon
Spitfire
Jan 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
1942
8 Nov 1942
?
10 Feb 1945
22 June 1945
Deceased on 14 October 1984
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
40 GunnarsonIvor LenardSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
R
J
X
88958
PLT6 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
1688 (B)DTF (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
X
Martinet & Hurricane
Typhoon
X
12 Sep 1942
? - UK
?
30 Dec 1944 - Netherlands
30 Dec 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: P/O Gunnarson climbing in his 440 Sqd Hawker Typhoon - B78 Eindhoven NL, 1945)
Deceased 21 June 2005 in Texas, USA
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
41 GurdRobert SeathSgt
F/Sgt
R?PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
31 Oct 1943
1944 - UK
1944
1945
1st Op 10 Apr 1945
Last Op 20 Apr 1945
Flew 16 combat ops between 10 and 20 April 1945.
Deceased on 17 April 1992.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
42 HardyHarry James HenryP/O
F/O
F/L
DFC

Legion d'Honneur (France)
J
------
No.
20841
------
59025
PLTRCAF
9 EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
163 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
Ferry Flight (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
-------------
443 (Aux) Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Lysander & Harvard
Hurricane & Kittyhawk
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MP149
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
-------------
Mustang & Sabre
X
19 Nov 1941- Enlisted in the RCAF
25 May 1942
22 July 1942
24 Nov 1942
30 March 1943
31 Jan 1944 - UK
25 Feb 1944
21 May 1944
10 Aug 1944
1944/45
25 Dec 44 - Safe - Flak
4 Apr 1945
5 Sep 1945 - Repatriated
25 Oct 1945 - Released
----------------------
1 Feb 1954
21 Sep 1962 - Retired from the RCAF

Harry Hardy (L) and Bill Clifford (R) reminisce
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 23 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 1 June 1945 and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.
Died on 21 May 2020 in Toronto, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
43 HarwoodCharles Frederick JosephSgt
F/Sgt
WO1
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 25
R
J
52081
17954
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
7 EFTS (RCAF)
4 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
2 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P) AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
412 Sqd (RCAF)
185 Sqd (RAF)
4 RS (RAF)
412 Sqd (RCAF)
7 FIS (RAF)
18 (P) AFU (RAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Harvard
Battle & Lysander
X
Oxford
Master & Spitfire
Spitfire
Spitfire
Proctor & Dominie
Spitfire
Moth & Harvard
Oxford
X
X
Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN453
6 June 1940 - Enlisted int he RCAF
24 June 1940
22 July 1940
11 Oct 1940
20 Dec 1940 - Flying Instructor Course
22 Feb 1941 - Staff Pilot
21 Jan 1942 - UK
16 March 1942
7 Apr 1942
9 June 1942
21 Oct 1942
4 Dec 1942 - Staff Pilot
22 Feb 1943
9 July 1943 - Flying Instructor Course
24 Nov 1943 - Instructor
27 June 1944 - Leave in Canada
5 Sep 1944 - UK
25 Sep 1944
5 Oct 1944
17 Oct 1944
7 Dec 1944
12 Dec 1944
24 Dec 1944 - Shot down by light flak while strafing
Commemorated Rheinberg War Cemetery, 14. D. 6. Germany.
Son of Charles Henry and Mae Lily Harwood, of Windsor Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
44 HattieRobert GerrardSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
Injured / BurnedR
J
104240
35428
PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon MN171
Typhoon MN715
X
18 June 1944 - First flight with 440 Sqd
23 June 1944 - Shot down by flak - Parachuted safely
17 July 1944 - Shot down by flak - Parachuted but injured
18 August 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
Deceased on 22 September 2009 in Alberta, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
45 HenleyErnestAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt

KIFA
Age 36
R64186GC - RiggerRCAF
TTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
143 Wing (RCAF)
440 Sqn (RCAF)
408 Sqd (RCAF)
432 Sqd (RCAF)
415 Sqd (RCAF)
415 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Goblin
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax
Halifax MZ633
20 May 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 June 1940
27 Nov 1940
9 Nov 1941
6 June 1942 - Alaska
1 Feb 1944 - UK
13 Feb 1944
1 May 1944
12 May 1944
30 May 1944
1 Aug 1944
21 Aug 1944 - Mid air collision with Halifax NA609
Commemorated Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. E. Row B. Grave 12. United Kingdom.
Son of Sydney T. Henley and Rosa Henley; Husband of Ena M. Henley, of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
46 HicksClifford WaldronSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 22
R
J
99822
26912
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN313
5 June 1941 - Enlisted ion the RCAF
21 Aug 1941
25 Sep 1941
22 Nov 1941
19 Apr 1942
24 June 1942 - Alaska
1 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
8 Aug 1944 - Hit by flak in bombing dive, exploded in mid air

(Photo: Pilots of 111 Sqd in Alaska on a unit Kittyhawk fighter are Left to Right: Skelly, Crowley, McLeod, Merkley, Gooding, Hicks, Gohl, Stusiak)
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xii. H. 1. France.
Son of Byron Erastus Hicks and Elizabeth Loretta Christine Essery Hicks; Husband of Agnes Isabel (nee Forbes) Hicks, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
47 HollingsworthHubert WesleyP/O
F/O
F/L
J12064PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
X
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
14 March 1942
X
8 Feb 1945 - NL
16 Apr 1945 - Last mission

(Photo: 5 June 1942 #2 S.F.T.S. Uplands On., Wing Presentation, LAC H.W. Hollingsworth, Odessa, Ont. receives wings from the Governor General the Earl of Athlone)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
48 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)
49 HughesNeil McKendrickSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
76579
88308
PLT80 Sqd (RAF)
127 Sqd (RAF)
26 Sqd (RAF)
33 Sqd (RAF)
94 Sqd (RAF)
RCAF
3 PRC (RCAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
403 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Hurricane
Hurricane
Mustang
Spitfire
Spitfire
X
X
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
8 Feb 1942 - Middle East
9 July 1942
18 Aug 1943 - UK
4 Mar 1944
1944
June 1944 - Repatriated to Canada
1944 - UK
1944
1945
10 Jan 1945
30 June 1945
Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: Canadian pilots in the Middle East on 11 Sep 1942 - L to R are F/Sgt. A.B. Cleveland; F/Sgt. N.M. Hughes (on hood); S/Ldr. R.W. Diniston; F/Sgt. W.L. Brown; Sgt. R.J. Thompson; Sgt. J.W. Garland; Sgt. R.L. Gaudet.: Top Row - P/O M.R. Morgan; P/0 H. McLachlin; Sgt. J.K. McLaughlin; F/Sgt. R.W. McLaren)
Deceased on 4 October 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
50 JenveyDonald EdwardP/O
F/O
F/L

DFC

MiD
KIA
Age 24
J11309PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GRU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
440 Sqd (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
Harvard
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon RB201
X
4 Aug 1941 - Transferred to RCAF from RCNVR
9 Nov 1941
4 jan 1942
25 May 1942
16 July 1942 - Instructor
16 July 1943
9 Nov 1943 - UK
28 Dec 1943
25 Jan 1944
2 May 1944
25 June 1944
30 June 1944
29 Dec 1944 - Flak - Successful crash landing behind enemy lines
25 March 1945 - Shot while attempting to evade capture
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 2 March 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945.
- Mention in Despatches - No.440 Squadron - (deceased) - Award effective 13 June 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 726/46 dated 26 July 1946.
- Commemorated Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, Grave 191. Netherlands.
- Son of Earl Stanley Jenvey and of Mary Eunice Jenvey (nee Mitchell), of Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada; Husband of Beulah Marguerite Jenvey (nee Chamberlain), of Ingersoll.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
51 JordanJosephSergeantKilled 1942-08-18 Age 32R/67506Commemorated Chatham (Maple Leaf) Cemetery, Lot 440. Ward F. Canada. Son Of William And Bertha Jordon, Of Chatham.
52 KearsePercy HaroldPte
L/Cpl
Cpl
Sgt
---
Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 20
B
---
R
J
51605
---
225054
25840
Inf
---
PLT
Lorne Scots Rgmt
Lorne Scots Rgmt
---
RCAF
13 ITU (RAF)
RCAF
33 EFTS (RCAF)
37 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
286 Sqd (RAF)
691 Sqd (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
---
X
X
X
Cornell
Harvard
X
Master
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD601
1 May 1941 - Enlisted in the Canadian Army
22 June 1941 - UK
---
26 Feb 1942 - Transferred to the RCAF
21 March 1942
16 Oct 1942 - Repatriated to Canada
24 Oct 1942
9 Jan 1943
2 July 1943 - UK
24 Aug 1943
8 Jan 1944
8 Feb 1944
27 March 1944
28 Aug 1944
28 Sep 1944
17 Oct 1944
29 Oct 1944
21 Jan 1945 - Hit by flak, exploded in mid air

(Photo: Kearse at left with fellow 440 Sqd pilots, Hardy at center and Flintoft at right - B78 Eindhoven NL)
Commemorated Jonkerbos War Cemetery, 18. F. 6. Netherlands
Son of Harold and Emily Kearse; Husband of Dorothy Kearse, of Stirling, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
53 KeonHarold ChristopherSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
J
125054
39126
PLT13 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
X
20 Dec 1941
?
? - UK
May 1945 - NL & Germany
25 Aug 1945 - Repatriation to Canada and release from the RCAF
Deceased on 9 June 1977
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
54 KerrHenry James ForsterSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
DFM
R
J
53757
16073
WAG
PLT
RCAF
1 WS (RCAF)
1 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
149 Sqd (RAF)
149 Sqd (RAF)
149 Sqd (RAF)
22 OTU (RAF)
RCAF
20 EFTS (RCAF)
6 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
? OTU
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
403 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
Stinson
Battle
X
Wellington & Stirling
Wellington R1181
Stirling W7510
Wellington
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Spitfire
X
X
15 April 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 May 1940
27 Oct 1940
25 Dec 1940 - UK
1941
10 Apr 1941 - Injured in crash
27 April 1942 - Shot down a Bf-110 night fighter
1942 - Instructor
19 July 1943 - Canada for pilot training
4 Sep 1943
13 Nov 1943
6 Apr 1944
23 Sep 1944 - UK
1944
1945
1945
5 Apr 1945
30 June 1945
5 Aug 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
12 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
- Distinguished Flying Medal - No.149 Squadron - Award effective 7 May 1942 as per London Gazette dated 15 May 1942 and AFRO 809/42 dated 29 May 1942.
Died on 6 October 2000 at Sechelt, BC age 80
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
55 LippertJohn WilliamP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 22
J27245PLTRCAF
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCFA)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
83 GSU (RFA)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN793
28 May 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
6 Dec 1942
21 Feb 1943
3 July 1943 - Alaska
15 Oct 1943
1 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
8 Apr 1944
18 May 1944
30 July 1944 - Crashed during a test flight
Commemorated Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxi. E. 5. France.
Son of Herbert Albert and Genevieve Belle Lippert, of Kitchener, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
56 MahaganWilfred JosephP/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 21
J11280PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
14 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
2 CAC (RCAF)
1 CAC (RCAF)
123 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
Lysander
Lysander
Lysander & Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN307
28 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Sep 1941
8 Nov 1941
3 Jan 1942
24 Apr 1942
19 May 1942
22 Sep 1942
12 Dec 1943 - UK
1 Jan 1944
7 June 1944 - Shot down by flak and small arms
Commemorated Noyers-Bocage Old Churchyard, In South East Part. France.
Son of William and Eileen Mahagan, of Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
57 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)
58 McCarthyWalter JosephP/O
F/O
F/L
J11325PLTRCAF
? ITS (RCAF)
21 EFTS (RCAF)
9 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
125 Sqd (RCAF)
126 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
401 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane
Hurricane
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN380
Spitfire
X
Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
?
?
?
?
?
?
?- UK
1 March 1945
2 March 1945 - Flak damaged, crash landed at home base
22 June 1945
1946 - Retired from the RCAF
Deceased on 1 March 2005 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
59 McConveyCarl JosephSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
148645
88446
PLTRCAF
KTS (RCAF)
6 ITS (RCAF)
20 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
9 EFTS (RAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
1 TEU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
Moth
Harvard & Yale
X
Moth
Master
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane W9145
Hurricane
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN703
6 Jan 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1 March 1942
24 May 1942
16 Aug 1942
11 Oct 1942
5 Apr 1943 - UK
19 May 1943
8 June 1943
17 Aug 1943
6 Sep 1943 - Mid air collision, parachuted with injuries
15 Jan 1944
1 March 1944
26 Apr 1944
7 June 1944
16 July 1944 - Veered off runway, bombload exploded

(Photo: WO2 McConvey climbing in his 440 Sqd Typhoon)
Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Grave Xii. F. 7. France.
Son of Francis Aloysius McConvey and Mary Helen (nee Heck) of Toronto, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
60 McCurdyRoger Eugene GeorgeSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
R
J
90828
21517
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
14 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
2 B&GS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
1681 BDTF (RAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Battle & Lysander
X
Master
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane & Martinet
Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon MN720
5 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
14 Sep 1941
8 Nov 1941
3 Jan 1942
9 May 1942 - Staff Pilot
19 Dec 1942 - UK
9 Feb 1943
30 March 1943
22 June 1943
16 March 1944
20 May 1944
13 Aug 1944 - Shot down by light flak

(Photo: Pilots of 440 Sqd at B9 advanced airfield in Normandy on 4 August 1944. F/O McCurdy is kneeling at front left.)
Commemorated Bayeux War Cemetery, Grave XV. M. 25., Calvados, France.
Son of William and Cordiana (nee Lavigne) McCurdy of Haileybury, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
61 McLeishWallace Angus GraytonP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L
W/C
G/C
--------
S/L
W/C
DFC

AFC

MID
KIFA
Age 42
Post War
J
--------
No.
4886
--------
19982
PLTRCAF
2 ITS (RCAF)
15 EFTS (RCAF)
32 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
5 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
14 (P) AFU (RAF)
22 OTU (RAF)
1664 HCU (RAF)
428 Sqd (RCAF)
428 Sqd (RCAF)
RAF Dalton
664 Wing Tiger Force (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
1 WS (RCAF)
1 Air Command HQ (RCAF)
---------------------
103 SAR Unit (RCAF)
Training Command HQ (RCAF)
RCAF Churchill
AFHQ
3 AFU (RCAF)
1 AFU (RCAF)
3 OTU (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Flight
X
X
Moth
Oxford
Harvard
Anson
X
Oxford
Wellington
Halifax
Halifax
Lancaster
X
Lancaster
X
X
X
---------------------
Lancaster
X
X
X
Silver Star
Expeditor & Mitchell
Canuck
Canuck
Canuck
Canuck 18391
16 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
5 Nov 1940
11 Dec 1940
28 Jan 1941
25 Apr 1942 - Flying Instructor Course
June 1942 - Flying Instructor
18 Feb 1943 - UK
1943
1943
1943
26 Aug 1943
9 May 1944 - Commanding Officer
Feb 1945 - Station Commander
6 Aug 1945
6 Sep 1945
5 Oct 1945
1 Nov 1945
---------------------
9 Aug 1948 - Commanding Officer
15 Feb 1952
1952 - Unit Commander
1953
1956
1956
1956
29 March 1957 - Commanding Officer
May 1957 - Germany
20 June 1957 - Perished in crash in thunderstorm

(Photo: 10 July 1944 - 428 SQN - These three Ghost Squadron fliers were all recently awarded the DFC. L to R stand F/O M.W.Barnhart, Ottawa, Ontario, navigator; W/C W.A.G. McLeish, Hamilton,Ontario, Squadron Commander; F/O W.W. Robson, Transcona, Manitoba, navigator. Just re-equipped with Canadian-built Lancasters, their squadron has been attacking invasion targets and flying-bomb installations lately.)
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.428 Squadron - Award effective 10 May 1944 as per London Gazette dated 23 May 1944 and AFRO 1380/44 dated 30 June 1944.
Air Force Cross - No.123 Search and Rescue Unit (but with Training Command Headquarters when gazetted) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 14 April 1951 and AFRO 203/51
Mention in Despatches - No.64 Base - Award effective 1 January 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 337/45 dated 23 February 1945.
(Information courtesy of Francois Dutil)
62 McMillanDonald AlexanderP/O
F/O
J27214PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
10 Jan 1945 - Netherlands
22 Aug 1945 - Unit disbanded
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
63 MerawJoseph HaroldSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
RPLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
8 Aug 1944
20 Sep 1944 - Last op with 440 Sqd
Deceased on 1 December 1987
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
64 MilneRamsay HerbertP/O
F/O
POWJ16142PLTRCAF
? EFTS (RCAF)
11 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
245 Sqd (RAF)
245 Sqd (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon DN599
Typhoon
Typhoon MN154
X
7 Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
?
26 July 1941
? - UK
Feb 1943
14 May 1943 - Baled out over water, rescued
16 Feb 1944
19 Aug 1944 - Flak, parachuted, captured
POW
Deceased on 18 September 2008 in British Columbia, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
65 MitchellKenneth OsborneSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
KIFA
Age 22
R
J
79455
19123
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
8 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)b
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
56 OTU (RAF)
174 Sqd (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master
Master & Hurricane
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon JR439
1 May 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
28 July 1941
13 Sep 1941
8 Nov 1941
29 March 1942 - UK
15 June 1942
7 July 1942
29 Sep 1942
18 Feb 1944
18 March 1944 - Hit high ground while descending through clouds
Commemorated Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire, Sec. R. 1931 Div. Grave 2720. United Kingdom.
Son of Theodore Osborne Mitchell and Ethel Lucy Mitchell, of Greenfield Park, Province of Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
66 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)
67 MuffJohnSgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
Severely burnedUKR
J
96006
16608
PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
7 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
28 Sqn (RAF)
28 Sqn (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Hurricane
Hurricane LD336
Typhoon
Spitfire
Feb 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1941
1941
22 Dec 1941
May 1942 - UK
10 May 1943 - India & Burma
8 June 1944 - Shot down by Zeros
13 March 1945
22 July 1945
Deceased on 17 october 1986 in a vehicle accident at Deep River, Ontario, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
68 O’BrienHugh KennedySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O
F/O
R
J
76535
18368
PLTRCAF
250 Sqd (RAF)
250 Sqd (RAF)
?
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
X
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
?
Typhoon
X
1941 - Enlisted ion the RCAF
10 Oct 1942 - 1st Op - North Africa
3 Nov 1943 - Last Op - Italy
?
6 Feb 1945 - Netherlands
16 June 1945 - UK for repatriation to Canada

(Photo: Two Canadian pilots with 250 Sqd in the Middle East standing near a bombed up Kittyhawk, Sgt. C.J. Swan left of Chauvin, Alta., and W/O Hugh O'Brien of Edmonton. – Tunisia 29 January 1943)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
69 OsborneClifford FrancisAC2
AC1
LAC
Cpl
Sgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
C
?
11745
ADM440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
28 Apr 1944 - Sqd Adjudant
13 Jan 1945 - Posted out
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
70 PassmoreGerald LeroySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 21
R
J
116814
35987
PLTRCAF
13 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
135 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
57 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Hurricane & Kittyhawk
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD493 I8-F
4 Aug 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
23 Nov 1941
1 Feb 1942
8 June 1942
3 June 1944 - UK
8 Aug 1944
13 Oct 1944
13 Nov 1944
22 Nov 1944
2 Feb 1945 - Shot down by flak at low altitude
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Grave 12. D. 16., Germany.
Son of John and Olive Pearl Passmore, of Hensall, Ontario, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
71 PeacockWilliam DempsaySgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIA
Age 24
R
J
69389
26271
PLTRCAF
3 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
SAC (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
130 Sqd (RCAF)
9 B&GS (RCFA)
130 Sqd (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
14 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
Finch
Harvard
Lysander
Lysander & Battle
Kittyhawk
Lysander & Battle
Kittyhawk
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN431 I8-K
6 Jan 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
29 May 1941
28 July 1941
10 Nov 1941
16 Dec 1941
1 May 1942
15 July 1942 - Staff
12 Feb 1943
10 May 1943
18 May 1943 - Alaska
14 July 1943
29 Aug 1943
1 Feb 1944
12 Feb 1944
4 May 1944 - Hit barrage balloon cable & crashed
Commemorated Bournemouth North Cemetery, Row H.4. Grave 90. United Kingdom.
Son of William and Claribel Dempsay Peacock, of Noranda, Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
72 PearsonRobert PrescottSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
76750
22451
PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
421 Sqd (RCAF)
Typhoon
Spitfire
11 Feb 1945 - 1st op
22 July 1945
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
73 PentlandWilliam HarryP/O
F/O
F/L
S/L

DFC
KIA
Age 27
J3204PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
3 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
402 Sqd (RCAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF)
417 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
1 OTU (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Hurricane
Spitfire
Spitfire
X
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN641 I8-J
9 May 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
27 May 1940
21 June 1940
31 Aug 1940
1 Dec 1940 - UK
5 Feb 1941
23 Dec 1941
13 Apr 1942 - Middle East
24 July 1943 - Repatriated to Canada
5 Sep 1943
2 Dec 1943
1 Feb 1944 - UK
8 Feb 1944 - Commanding Officer
7 Oct 1944 - Exploded in mid air during attack

(Photo: F/L Bill Pentland besides his 417 Sqd Spitfire - Tripoli Libya 21 Feb 1943)
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 19 September 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2274/44 dated 20 October 1944.
Commemorated Rheinberg War Cemetery, Grave 7. C. 6., Germany.
Son of Augustus William and Mary Agnes Pentland, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Lake Pentland, Alberta, was named In memory of this officer by the Geographic Board of Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
74 ReillyRobert JohnP/O
F/O

KIA
Age 23
J38349PLTRCAF
1 ITS (RCAF)
20 EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN475 I8-A
31 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
21 Feb 1943
2 May 1943
27 June 1943
20 Nov 1943
11 May 1944 - UK
20 June 1944
24 Aug 1944
13 Sep 1944
22 Sep 1944
18 Nov 1944 - Shot down by flak

(Photo: F/O J. Reilly Left and WO1 J. Duncan under the wing of a bombed up 440 Sqd Typhoon - B78 Eindhoven, Netherlands 1944)
Commemorated Mook War Cemetery, Grave Iii. C. 15., Netherlands.
Son of Robert Buchanan and Mary Gladys (nee O'Connor) Reilly of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Muriel May Louise (nee Grant) of Toronto, Ontario.
(information courtesy Francois Dutil)
75 RoachLynn ArthurP/O
F/O
F/L
J20951PLT1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
Harvard
Hurricane
X
Typhoon
X
19 July 1942
6 Nov 1942
? - UK
1 Dec 1944 - Netherlands
18 May 1945 - UK for repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Fran cois Dutil)
76 RussellGordon DouglasP/O
F/O
F/L
J13714PLT2 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
PBC (RCAF)
RCAF
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
9 May 1942
? - UK
?
16 July 1944
7 March 1945 - Tour expired
14 Sep 1945 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: 440 Sqd pilots on 4 August 1944, Russell is on the wing closest the fuselage)
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
77 SavardJoseph George ErnestP/O
F/O
F/L
--------
F/L
DFC
J
--------
No.
20430
--------
38455
PLTRCAF
7 ITS (RCAF)
19 EFTS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
3 FIS (RCAF)
4 EFTS (RCAF)
19 EFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
53 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
RCAF
---------------------
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Moth & Harvard
Moth
Moth
X
Master
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
---------------------
?
X
18 June 1941 - Enlisted int he RCAF
21 Dec 1941
28 Feb 1942
10 May 1942
26 Sep 1942 - Flying Instructor Course
9 Nov 1942 - Flying Instructor
18 Jan 1943 - Flying Instructor
Nov 1943 - UK
Nov 1943
1944
1944
1944
5 Sep 1944 - Netherlands
17 March 1945 - Tour expired
Repatriation and release dates unknown
---------------------
8 May 1951 - Rejoined RCAF
7 Oct 1953 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: Three 440 Squadron pilots awarded the DFC, L to R are Savard, Gooding and Hardy - B78 Eindhoven 1945)
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 23 May 1945 as per London Gazette dated 1 June 1945 and AFRO 1147/45 dated 13 July 1945.
- Deceased 20 February 2001 in Moncton, New Brunswick.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
78 ScottAngus McIntyreP/O
F/O
J41469PLTRCAF
7 ITS (RCAF)
6 EFTS (RCAF)
19 SFTS (RCAF)
1 AGTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
28 EFTS (RAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
55 OTU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Moth
Anson
X
X
Master
Moth
Master & Spitfire
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
X
X
7 Jan 1943 - Enlisted in the RCAF
11 May 1943
25 July 1943
19 Sep 1943
26 Feb 1943
24 April 1944 - UK
22 May 1944
1 Nov 1944
14 Nov 1944
26 Feb 1945
11 March 1945
18 March 1945 - Netherlands
24 Aug 1945 - UK
4 Sep 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
6 Nov 1945 - Retired from the RCAF
Deceased 21 February 2016 in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
79 SewardGordon LlewellynSergeantKilled 1943-09-03 Age 20R/105558404 SqdCommemorated Wick Cemetery, Sec. O. Grave 440. United Kingdom.
80 SimardJoseph Arthur PaulSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
R
J
109936
36723
PLT440 Sqd (RCAF)
409 R&SU (RAF)
RCAF
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
6 Oct 1944 - 1st Op
1 March 1945
24 Jan 1946 - Retired from the RCAF
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
81 SmithTheodore RichardP/O
F/O
J26416PLTRCAF
? EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
5 (P)AFU (RAF)
691 Sqd (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Master
Hurricane & Defiant
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1942
1943
1944 - UK
1944
1944
1944
5 Dec 1944
22 Aug 1945

(Photo: Smith in his 440 Sqd Hawker Typhoon)
Deceased on 30 October 2017
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
82 StultsDouglas Clair WillisP/O
F/O
F/L
Injured / BurnedJ10565PLT132 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
? OTU (RAF)
RCAF
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN369
X
Tempest
X
1942
Dec 1943 - UK
Jan 1944
26 July 1944 - Aircraft exploded in mid air, parachuted, secured by friendly troops
Convalescence in UK
?
Dec 1945 - Grounded
Deceased on 19 February 2000
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
83 StusiakNicholasSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O

KIFA
Age 24
R
J
106871
35984
PLTRCAF
4 ITS (RCAF)
5 EFTS (RCAF)
10 SFTS (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN342 I8-P
10 June 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
21 Aug 1941
25 Sep 1941
23 Nov 1941
10 Apr 1942 - Alaska & BC
1 Feb 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
27 May 1944 - Spun in and crashed during low altitude mock dogfight
Commemorated Bournemouth North Cemetery, Row J.4. Grave 90. United Kingdom.
Son of Alexander and Veronica Stusiak, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
84 SugdenAlfred William EdwardSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
WO1
P/O

KIFA
Age 25
R
J
132595
90713
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
11 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
17 (P)AFU (RAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
1 TEU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
193 Sqd (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard
X
Master
Typhoon
Hurricane & Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon MN251 I8-F
15 Sep 1941
18 Jan 1942
7 June 1942
2 Aug 1942
19 Dec 1942 - UK
4 May 1943
8 June 1943
27 Dec 1943
1 March 1944
14 Apr 1944
28 Nov 1944
3 Dec 1944 - Overshot landing and crashed in a canal
Commemorated Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Xv. D. 14. Netherlands.
Son of Frederick Albert and Helen Lillian Sugden, of Outremont, Province of Quebec, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
85 SundercockDonald KeithPilot OfficerKilled 1944-05-21 Age 20J/38034Commemorated Blyth Union Cemetery, Plot 440. Row 5. Grave 1. Canada. Son Of John Charles And Ann Sundercock, Of Blyth.
86 TaylorC.PLT440 SqdTyphoonX
87 TimminsNoah AnthonyLeading AircraftmanKilled 1945-02-17 Age 20R/268537Commemorated Montreal (Notre Dame Des Neiges) Cemetery, Sec. T. Plot 440. Family Vault. Canada. Son Of Noah Alfred And Mary Elizabeth Timmins, Of Westmount.
88 VilliersJ.PLT440 (RCAF) SqdTyphoonX -
89 WardWalter EdwardSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
F/L
Legion d'Honneur (France)
R
J
123273
27828
PLTRCAF
3 ITS (RCAF)
4 EFTS (RCAF)
13 SFTS (RCAF)
CFS (RCAF)
3 B&GS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
118 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
59 OTU (RAF)
RCAF
RCAF
X
X
Finch
Harvard
Moth & Anson
Anson
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon
X
Typhoon
X
X
1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
Oct 1941
22 Nov 1941
16 Feb 1942
4 June 1942
1942 - Staff pilot
March 1943
5 June 1943
9 Oct 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
3 Feb 1944
1 Jan 45 - Tour expired
Jan 1945 - Instructor
July 1945 - Repatriated to Canada
25 Oct 1945 - Released from the RCAF

(Photo: Walter Ward in the cockpit of his 440 Sqd Hawker Typhoon)
Deceased on 30 May 2019 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
90 WarrellJohn FrancisP/O
F/O
KIA
Age 20
J38833PLTRCAF
6 ITS (RCAF)
12 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
61 OTU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
Finch
Harvard & Yale
Hurricane
X
Master & Spitfire
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon
Typhoon PD497
9 July 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
7 March 1943
13 June 1943
8 Aug 1943
11 Dec 1943
11 June 1944 - UK
5 Sep 1944
6 Dec 1944
6 Jan 1945
8 Jan 1945
3 Feb 1945 - Spun into ground during attack on train
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 11. C. 17. Germany.
Son of James Hyndman Warrell and Gladys Ruth (nee Dixon) Warrell of Teeswater, Ontario, Canada.; Husband of Elizabeth Ann Warrell, of Washington DC, USA.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
91 WatkinsAlbert AllenSgt
F/Sgt
P/O
F/O
DFC
R
J
107984
26919
PLTRCAF
19 EFTS (RCAF)
2 SFTS (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
2 Trng Command
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Typhoon MN489
X
X
X
7 July 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
26 Oct 1941
19 Dec 1941
3 June 1942
23 June 1942 - Alaska
20 Jan 1944 - UK
22 May 1944 - Flak - 5+ days in dingy
9 Nov 1944 - Repatriated
5 Dec 1944
12 Apr 1945 - Released
Distinguished Flying Cross - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 20 October 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 2637/44 dated 8 December 1944.
Deceased on 18 March 2010 in Qualicum Beach, B.C.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
92 WatsonRichard ArthurSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
Croix de Guerre (France)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
EvadedR
J
135831
88228
PLTRCAF
10 EFTS (RCAF)
14 SFTS (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
RCAF
RCAF
X
Moth
Harvard
X
Typhoon
Typhoon MN644
Typhoon
X
X
X
29 Oct 1941 - Enlisted in the RCAF
4 July 1942
30 Aug 1942
6 Jan 1943 - UK
16 June 1944 - 1st Op
18 July 1944 - Flak - Parachuted & brought in 139 POWs who surrendered to him
1 Jan 1945 - Damaged Fw-190 while firing from the ground during enemy air raid
2 Jan 1945 - Tour expired
23 July 1945 - Repatriated
6 Sep 1945 - Released from the RCAF

- Croix de Guerre (France) - No.440 Squadron - Awarded as per AFRO 1619/45 dated 19 October 1945.
- Croix de Guerre 1940 with Palm (Belgium) - No.440 Squadron - Award effective 27 June 1947 as per London Gazette dated of that date and AFRO 403/47 of dated 25 July 1947.
- Deceased 6 December 2010 in Wawa,Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
93 WatsonStephenLeading AircraftmanKilled 1944-04-20 Age 27R/285734Commemorated Toronto (Prospect) Cemetery, Naval And Mil. Plot. Sec. 1. Grave 440. Canada. Son Of John And Maggie Watson, Of Toronto; Husband Of Ellen May Watson, Of Toronto.
94 WeegarCarl MackenzieLeading AircraftmanKilled 1943-11-01 Age 21R/188389Commemorated North Bay (Terrace Lawn) Cemetery, Plot 440. Grave 7. Canada. Son Of Edwin Carl And Elizabeth M. Weegar, Of North Bay.
95 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)
96 WilsonRobert HaroldP/O
F/O
J43839PLT83 GSU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
BPC (RCAF)
Typhoon
Typhoon
X
?
5 Apr 1945
16 July 1945 - UK - For repatriation to Canada
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
97 WrightDonald VicarsSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L
R
J
52896
12686
PLTRCAF
? EFTS (RCAF)
1 SFTS (RCAF)
1 OTU (RCAF)
132 Sqd (RCAF)
111 Sqd (RCAF)
3 PRC (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
6 (P)AFU (RAF)
440 Sqd (RCAF)
RCAF
X
X
Harvard
Hurricane
Kittyhawk
Kittyhawk
X
Hurricane
Hurricane
Master
Typhoon
X
1940
1940
15 Sep 1940
22 Dec 1940
14 Apr 1942
Oct 1943
27 Jan 1944 - UK
12 Feb 1944
2 Apr 1944 - Injured in crash landing
18 May 1944
10 June 1944
12 Nov 1944 - Tour expired
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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