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Short Stirling

Source: Harold A Skaarup Web Page (L. Faux Photos)
In June 1944, this Short S.29 Stirling B Mk. IV (Serial No. LK589), coded V3, RAF, was flown across the Atlantic as part of a navigation training exercise and did a tour of bases in Eastern Canada. It is shown here at Malton, Ontario. It was flown back to the UK after a two-week visit.

The Short Stirling was a British four-engined heavy bomber of the Second World War. It has the distinction of being the first four-engined bomber to be introduced into service with the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The Stirling was designed during the late 1930s by Short Brothers to conform with the requirements laid out in Air Ministry Specification B.12/36. Prior to this, the RAF had been primarily interested in developing increasingly capable twin-engined bombers but had been persuaded to investigate a prospective four-engined bomber as a result of promising foreign developments in the field. Out of the submissions made to the specification Supermarine proposed the Type 317, which was viewed as the favourite, whereas Short's submission, named the S.29, was selected as an alternative. When the preferred Type 317 had to be abandoned, the S.29, which later received the name Stirling, proceeded to production. In early 1941 the Stirling entered squadron service. During its use as a bomber pilots praised the type for its ability to out-turn enemy night fighters and its favourable handling characteristics whereas the altitude ceiling was often a subject of criticism. The Stirling had a relatively brief operational career as a bomber before being relegated to second line duties from late 1943. This was due to the increasing availability of the more capable Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster, which took over the strategic bombing of Germany. Decisions by the Air Ministry on certain performance requirements (most significantly to restrict the wingspan of the aircraft to 100 feet) had played a role in limiting the Stirling's performance; the 100ft limit also affected earlier models of the Halifax (MkI & MkII) though the Lancaster never adhered to it.

During its later service, the Stirling was used for mining German ports; new and converted aircraft also flew as glider tugs and supply aircraft during the Allied invasion of Europe during 1944"“1945. In the aftermath of the Second World War, the type was rapidly withdrawn from RAF service, having been replaced in the transport role by the Avro York, a derivative of the Lancaster that had previously displaced it from the bomber role. A handful of ex-military Stirlings were rebuilt for the civil market. Wikipedia

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Canadian Aircraft Losses (395)
last update: 2021-10-15 17:38:33

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-29 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Herbert Horace Fothergill Harker 2021-05-13
1942-July-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Allen Harp 2021-08-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Cecil William Simmons 2021-07-30
1942-June-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Kenneth White 2022-01-11

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-16 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Benson Locke 2024-06-19

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Daniel Malofie 2021-08-14
1942-July-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ernest George Wilson 2021-07-07

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;1651

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-28 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur Ferdinand Koehn 2021-08-12

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149;194

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Vincent Pickering 2021-09-29
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert Spratt 2021-10-02
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Keith Sutherland 2021-10-02

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Joseph George Beauregard 2022-03-11
1942-October-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Mack William Watterworth 2021-07-10

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Dennis Stanley Masur 2021-09-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-30 KIA RNZAF Sergeant Max Hilton Elliott 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Robert Bernard Lovett Flint 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gerald Finnbarr McHugh 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Eric Harold Cecil Phillips 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Edward George Souter 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lawrence Joseph Tighe 2022-11-28
1942-September-30 KIA RNZAF Flight Sergeant Stuart Daniel Wells 2022-11-28

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-13 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Lester John Blackmore 2023-08-09
1942-August-13 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Donald Templeman Jeans 2023-08-09
1942-August-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Lee Sturgess 2023-08-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Andrew Fleming 2021-08-06

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-25 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Anthony Krause 2024-03-12
1942-August-25 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Douglas Mark Smith 2023-08-07

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-05 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Gordon Smith DFC 2021-05-19

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-21 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Isaac Charles Newell 2021-08-17

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-29 KIA RAF Squadron Leader Robert Seayears May 2021-08-16
1943-April-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Greenhalgh Monk 2021-09-28

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-09 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Clarence William Higgins 2021-08-10

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Geoffrey Eaton Milligan 2021-09-23

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last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Ernest Johnson 2021-10-04

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Clarence Roy Long 2022-01-23

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-12 PoW RCAF Squadron Leader Vincent Cronkite McAuley DFC 2023-07-18
1942-December-12 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Ronald Whyte McGraw 2023-09-13

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last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward Albert Recchia 2022-05-23

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last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-09 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Frederick Gordon 2021-08-07

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-21 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Donald Cooper 2024-04-10
1942-October-21 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Ernest Flavelle 2021-01-04
1942-October-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Gledhill Winder 2021-01-04

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Herbert Ekelund 2023-11-16

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last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert James McWilliam 2021-08-17

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last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Noel Charles Hornidge 2022-05-24

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last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert John Thomas Lynn 2021-03-24
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frank Campbell Stewart 2021-07-22
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Howard William Traver 2021-07-15

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Charles Monteith 2021-09-28
1943-February-19 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Duncan Elwin Seeley 2021-08-01

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-04 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer George Douglas MacDougall 2021-08-16

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-08 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Anthony Arlen 2023-07-28

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last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Clifford Leigh Maunder 2024-04-22
1943-April-21 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles McKerns 2021-08-17

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Lewis Lee Gladwin 2023-08-22
1943-February-14 KIA RAF Sergeant James Ernest Nicholls 2021-04-29

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class George Matthews 2024-06-17
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Kenneth Ian Young 2021-04-12

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-17 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer James Oscar Way 2021-10-02

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lawrence Bartlett Carson 2024-01-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-31 KIA RAF Sergeant John William Gale 2021-08-07
1943-July-31 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Ernest Frank Henry 2021-08-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-14 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Richard Barnett Blake 2024-03-14

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-29 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Alexander Ramsay 2024-06-12

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-12 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Basil Carnell 2024-01-06
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Alexander Carruthers 2024-01-08

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-04 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon Grange Wright 2023-08-19

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Norman Hamilton 2021-08-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Bertie Joseph August Bessette 2024-03-14
1943-April-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Kenneth Mark Piche 2024-03-14

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-06 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Douglas MacNeill 2023-09-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Wesley Evans 2022-01-31

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Crysler Ferguson 2023-08-26
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Howard Philip Fudge 2023-08-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Quinton Johnson 2021-08-11
1943-May-24 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Ralph Oakley Leonard 2021-05-13
1943-May-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Henry Neelin Lyons 2021-08-14

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-29 KIA RAF Sergeant Robert John Cockshott 2024-03-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Theodore Willson Foran 2023-09-24
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Russell Roberts Stover 2023-09-24
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lloyd George Vallance 2023-09-24
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Dominic Bernard White 2023-09-24

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-24 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James William Douglas Hoey 2023-08-23

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-08 KIA RAF Sergeant Dennis Louis Noke Eggleton 2021-08-06

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-04 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Wilbur Lewis Turner 2021-07-14

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-30 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Harry Sponsler 2021-10-02
1943-May-30 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Richard Walter Stanley 2022-01-03

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-21 KIA RAF Sergeant Charles Dale McKelvie 2024-02-29

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-26 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas James Froats 2021-05-13
1943-July-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Grant Patteson 2021-08-18

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John William Cumming 2024-05-29

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Emmett Jay Longstaff 2021-08-13
1943-April-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant David Eric Roberts 2021-08-08

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Martin 2022-01-21

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wesley Morey 2021-09-28

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Elburn Isles 2023-09-12

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;1653

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-14 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Beverly William Matheson 2021-08-16
1944-January-14 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Andrew Nova 2021-08-17

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-04 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant John Joseph Needham 2023-07-30

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Charles Thomas Smith 2021-07-28
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ivan Samuel Thomson 2021-07-17

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-12 KIA RCAF Sergeant Leon Wilfred Joseph Dawson 2024-01-05

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-23 KIA RAF Sergeant Reginald Harrison Cramm 2024-05-12
1943-June-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Labiuk 2021-10-08

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Theodore Lionel Bowlby 2023-10-22
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Karcza 2021-08-11
1943-August-28 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Barnett Van-Toever 2023-11-30

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-30 PoW RCAF Sergeant Bert Oscar Anderson 2023-11-01
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Earl Clarence Bray 2023-11-01

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Anderson Davie 2024-01-03
1943-July-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Victor Harrison Shea 2021-07-30

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Douglas Neale 2021-08-17
1943-March-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard Allan Whitaker Sharpe 2021-08-01

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Kiel Germany 1942-10-13 to 1942-10-13

214 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Chedburgh

214 Federated Malay States Squadron RAF (Ultor In Umbris) RAF Chedburgh. Stirling I aircraft BK 599 BU-R was coned by searchlights, struck by flak and attacked by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Karl Fleischmann of the 6/NJG 3, crashing near Felde, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Only two of the crew of seven managed to bale before the crash

Davison, Phalempin, Dempsay, Cameron, and Murray had previously survived the ditching of #22 Operational Training Unit Wellington Ic aircraft X 9701 LT-D 1942-06-25 returning from an operation over Germany. They survived adrift in their dinghy for several days until picked by air-sea rescue until 1942-07-01

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1942-October-13 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Jack Godding Cameron 2023-12-07
1942-October-13 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Ronald William Davison 2023-05-20
1942-October-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ronald Dempsay 2023-05-20
1942-October-13 PoW RAF Warrant Officer John Douglas Fitzgerald "Jack" Melrose 2023-05-20
1942-October-13 KIA RAF Sergeant Stuart Alexander Miller 2023-05-20
1942-October-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Douglas Murray 2023-05-20
1942-October-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gerard Francis Joseph Phalempin 2023-05-20

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-09 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Warren Walter Freeland 2022-08-24
1943-March-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lionel Louis Victor Toupin 2021-10-02

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing 1943-05-25 to 1943-05-26

15 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Mildenhall

15 Squadron (Aim Sure) RAF Mildenhall. Short Stirling I aircraft BK 611 LS-U nicknamed "Te-Kooti" was struck by flak during the run-in to bomb targets in Dusseldorf, Germany and jettisoned their bomb-load. Control of the aircraft was regained and turned for home but the Stirling crash-landed west of the River Maas near Venlo, Holland with the loss of three aircrew members

FS JO Wilson (RAAF), Sgt RW Pittard (RAFVR) and Sgt P Arnott (RAFVR) were killed in action

Sgt EF Seabolt (RCAF) baled after the flak hit, survived and was taken as Prisoner of War

F/L BE Cooper (RAF), Sgt SJ Maxted (RAF) and Sgt AW Edgley (RAF) survived and evaded for a time but all were eventually arrested and became Prisoners of War

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1943-May-26 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Patrick Arnott 2022-11-06
1943-May-26 PoW RAF Flight Lieutenant Brian Edward Cooper 2024-04-09
1943-May-26 PoW RAF Flight Sergeant Arthur William Edgley 2022-11-06
1943-May-26 PoW RAF Sergeant Sidney John Maxted 2022-11-06
1943-May-26 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Ronald William Pittard 2022-11-06
1943-May-26 PoW RCAF Sergeant Everett Franklin Seabolt 2022-11-06
1943-May-26 KIA RAAF Flight Sergeant Jack Oliphant Wilson 2022-11-06

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75 RNZAF

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Irvine Sydney Rothstein 2021-08-06

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-05 KIA RCAF Sergeant Robert Colin Legge 2021-08-13
1943-February-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wesley William Wilson 2021-07-07

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-03 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Albert Edward Rey 2023-09-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-18 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Kenneth John Atwell 2023-11-06
1942-December-18 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Kenneth David Glen 2023-11-06
1942-December-18 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer Alden Lyle Magnus 2023-11-06

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-15 Evader RCAF Sergeant J G F Sansoucy 2021-05-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-04 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Leslie William Hunt 2024-02-27

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-31 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class August Andrew Frederickson 2021-05-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Roy Greaves 2021-08-07
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Arnold Edwin Wyton 2021-05-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-27 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Kendall Leeroy Bearnes 2023-10-15

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Gedak 2021-09-25

Stirling BK662

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alphe Baptiste Amirault 2023-07-26

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer George Frederick McCleary 2021-09-09

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Bremen Germany 1943-10-08 to 1943-10-09

218 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Downham Market

119 aircraft - 95 Stirlings, 17 Halifaxes, 7 Lancasters, of 3 and 8 Groups. This was a diversionary raid on a larger scale than ever before. The bombing was scattered but this was a subsidiary aim of the operation. 3 Stirlings lost, 2.5 percent of the force. Minor Operations: 10 Mosquitos to Castrop-Rauxel, 7 to Berlin, 1 to Duren, 17 Stirlings minelaying in the River Gironde and off La Pallice, 2 OTU sorties. No Losses. Total Effort for the night: 660 sorties, 30 aircraft (4.5 percent) lost

218 Gold Coast Squadron (In Time) RAF Downham Market. Stirling III aircraft BK 687 HA-R was shot down by night fighter pilot Leutnant Hans-Heinz Augenstein of the 9/NJG 1, flying a Bf 110G from Twente airfield, the Netherlands during an operation against targets in Bremen, Germany. The Stirling crashed at Ebersdorf, Germany with the loss of the entire crew, flying their fourteenth operation

The Bomber Command War Diaries and Operational Reference book, 1939-1945 by Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt, page 438

From St Vith to Victory, 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron and the Campaign Against Nazi Germany by Stephen C Smith, page 184

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General History I No 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron 1936-1945


1943-October-09 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Percy Barton 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Frederick George Calway 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Stanley Albert Driscoll 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Sergeant Douglas Bloom Fulton 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Eric Rogers 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Kenneth George Smalley 2024-04-21
1943-October-09 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Albert Turner 2024-04-21

Stirling BK692

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-02 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Raymond James Taylor 2023-08-13

Stirling BK697

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur James Bagg 2024-03-16
1943-March-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Elmer Keith Matlock 2024-03-16
1943-March-08 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Archie Melrose Reid 2023-09-26
1943-March-08 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Jack Graham Ripley 2024-03-16
1943-March-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lester Mcbride Wadman 2023-09-11

Stirling BK699

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Edward Campbell 2023-12-11

Stirling BK700

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Carman Mackenzie Colquhoun 2024-03-23

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Murdock Hugh Fraser 2021-08-06
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William George Hoar 2021-08-10

Stirling BK703

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Victor Howden 2021-10-02

Stirling BK704

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-14 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant William George Marcel Olivier 2023-09-22
1943-May-14 PoW RCAF Sergeant Earl Eugene Warner 2023-08-17

Stirling BK705

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-13 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert John Bryans 2023-09-03
1943-May-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Keith Lavon Garman 2022-08-27

Stirling BK706

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant Gordon Bruce Leadbeater 2021-08-13

Stirling BK709

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Henry Ellwood Budd 2024-05-17
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Matthew Mank 2024-06-05
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Harold Donald Oke 2024-06-22
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Tancrede Robert Jean Roy 2021-05-28

Stirling BK709

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19

Stirling BK716

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7;218

last update: 2024-February-19

Bombing 1943-03-29 to 1943-03-29

218 (B) Sqn (RAF) Downham Market

Short Stirling Bomber aircraft s/n BK 716 with a crew of seven was shot down over Holland. The plane crashed into Lake Markermeer north of Amsterdam and remained at the bottom of the lake until discovered in 2008. None of the crew survived, including two young Canadians, Flt Sergeant Francis McCaw R105188 and Harry Farrington

https://www.waybacktimes.com/military/the-recovery-of-the-short-stirling-bomber-bk716/


1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harry Gregory Farrington 2024-06-15
1943-March-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Francis James McCaw 2024-06-15

Stirling BK722

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-22 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Stanley Herbert Burrows 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 PoW RAFVR Flight Sergeant Fred Fawcett 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 PoW RAF Flight Sergeant Herbert Hill 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Brian Kermode 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 PoW Died RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Swan McDonald 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 KIA RAAF Pilot Officer Donald Robert Rich 2022-05-23
1943-June-22 PoW RAF Flight Sergeant Anthony James Small 2022-05-23

Stirling BK723

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Harvey McKitterick 2021-08-17

Stirling BK725

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-17 Evader RCAF Sergeant W E Phillips 2021-05-30

Stirling BK726

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Harold Earl Forsyth 2021-08-06
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Yvon Jean Baptiste Guepin 2021-05-30
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald Francis McDonald 2021-09-09

Stirling BK759

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Miles Merritt 2021-09-28

Stirling BK765

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas David Dixon 2021-05-26
1943-August-24 PoW RAF Squadron Leader John Jennings Edward Mahoney 2023-07-17

Stirling BK769

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lloyd Wallace Bartman 2024-05-06
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Alfred Louis Foster 2024-05-26

Stirling BK770

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-09 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Bertrum Augustus Moffatt 2021-08-16
1943-April-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Phillip Gordon Stuart 2021-07-21

Stirling BK773

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-05 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer William Holden 2022-12-02

Stirling BK774

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry Perry 2023-08-30

Stirling BK776

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Allan Pirie 2021-08-14

Stirling BK779

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer Franklin Walter Mulvey 2023-07-29
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lloyd Elmer Sibbald 2021-07-30

Stirling BK784

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant Philip Joseph McCrory 2021-08-17

Stirling BK798

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Roddick Martin 2022-01-21
1943-December-20 KIA RCAF Sergeant Warren Michael Power 2021-08-12

Stirling BK800

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Reginald Joseph Burke 2021-07-28

Stirling BK801

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 PoW RAF Squadron Leader Arnold Peer Philipsen 2023-08-01

Stirling BK802

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Victor Keith Harris 2021-08-09

Stirling BK806

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant David Randall McAllister 2023-09-11

Stirling BK815

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-22 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Russell John Hunter 2023-08-26
1943-June-22 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Edward Allen Waugh 2023-08-17

Stirling DJ973

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-25 KIA RCAF Sergeant Eddie Hester Brown 2022-04-16

Stirling DJ974

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Campbell Parry 2021-08-18

Stirling EE877

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald George Booth 2021-09-04

Stirling EE882

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alfred Ross Dixon 2024-01-13

Stirling EE885

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-11 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Edward Joseph Chalmers 2024-01-27
1943-August-11 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Stuart Reginald Fillmore 2024-05-26

Stirling EE887

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-22 KIA RAF Sergeant David Gillis 2021-02-18
1943-June-22 KIA RCAF Sergeant Robert Ronald Law 2022-01-22

Stirling EE888

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Alexander Taylor 2021-07-20

Stirling EE891

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Michael Costello 2024-04-25

Stirling EE892

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-26 KIA RCAF Sergeant Archie Cleveland 2024-03-03
1943-July-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Clyde Dawson 2021-08-04

Stirling EE895

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frederick Hamilton Bowcock 2021-07-27

Stirling EE901

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gordon Edwin Dalton 2021-08-04
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Lester Charles Schmidt 2021-08-04
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frederick William Smith 2022-01-16

Stirling EE903

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-31 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Franklin Middleton 2021-08-16

Stirling EE905

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620;626

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-31 KIA RCAF Sergeant Robert Charles Broadbent 2023-08-26
1943-July-31 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lloyd Ian Dunbar 2021-05-26

Stirling EE906

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Roderick Gerald MacDonald 2021-08-16

Stirling EE909

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Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer Ralph Edward Booth 2023-10-21

Stirling EE911

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Reginald Campbell Gilbert 2023-12-15
1943-September-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Macdonald Stuart Gordon 2021-08-07
1943-September-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clifford Charles Maw 2021-08-16

Stirling EE912

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Joseph Emmett Milner 2024-04-23
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Joseph Ryan 2024-05-01

Stirling EE937

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Bruce Dean Winders 2021-07-07

Stirling EE938

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander Davidson 2024-04-04
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant Joseph Andrew Cletus Holmes 2024-04-21

Stirling EE946

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Russell Edwin Adam 2024-03-31
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant David Scott 2024-05-01

Stirling EE952

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-28 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Joseph Hoar 2022-11-26

Stirling EE955

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Martin Bailey 2024-05-06

Stirling EE956

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Henry England 2022-07-31
1944-May-17 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Allan Wilfred Huppe 2022-12-20
1944-May-17 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Frederic Graham Murray 2021-08-16
1944-May-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Michael Wolowiec 2021-07-07

Stirling EE957

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-04 Evader RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Burns Charters DFM 2024-02-07

Stirling EE970

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 PoW RCAF Sergeant William Robert Case 2024-01-16
1943-September-01 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer Harold Melvyn Diebel 2023-06-22

Stirling EF114

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Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-17 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harold Allen Nelson Kitchen 2023-12-15

Stirling EF119

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Known Squadron Assignments: 622

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Fred Moncrieff Carter 2024-01-11

Stirling EF129

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Hugh Coles Macmillan 2021-08-17

Stirling EF130

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Pennycook 2024-06-22

Stirling EF137

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Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant Ivar Larson 2023-08-30

Stirling EF139

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-22 PoW RCAF Sergeant Arnold William Baker 2023-10-10
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Raymond Frederick Eberle 2023-11-18
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George McGowan King 2023-11-18
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Norman Vincent Spencer 2023-11-18
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Douglas McKay Wylie 2023-11-18

Stirling EF140

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-25 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant George Reginald Burdick Roe 2023-10-22

Stirling EF147

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-06 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer S L E Cox 2024-05-09
1944-March-06 Evader RCAF Flight Sergeant C W Walmsley 2021-05-31

Stirling EF151

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-21 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Gordon Chapman Munro 2021-08-16

Stirling EF153

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Louis Sanderson 2021-08-04

Stirling EF155

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Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-18 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Douglas Hartley Petch 2024-06-11

Stirling EF158

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Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarence Milton Carr 2024-01-07

Stirling EF159

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Sergeant Stanley Glaister 2024-03-18

Stirling EF162

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-13 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class George Beverley Howard 2021-05-26

Stirling EF180

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-22 KIA RAF Squadron Leader Garfield Wallace Prior DFC 2021-08-12

Stirling EF186

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-December-04 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Kevin Cyril Glinz 2021-08-07

Stirling EF187

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer George Harold Mulligan 2023-10-11

Stirling EF188

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Howard William George Fox 2023-10-04

Stirling EF191

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarke Edward Quickfall 2023-08-28

Stirling EF198

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Jean Paul Adrien Rodrigue 2021-08-08
1944-February-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class George Edward Stringer 2021-07-21

Stirling EF201

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1660 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant William James Dickie 2021-08-04

Stirling EF209

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1660 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-17 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry William Robert Tufts 2021-07-14

Stirling EF232

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Known Squadron Assignments: 1660 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-31 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer James Hubert Mason DFC 2021-08-16
1944-January-31 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Harry George Trueman 2022-01-03

Stirling EF248

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Known Squadron Assignments: 37;196

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Reginald Cuthbert Gibbs 2022-09-14
1944-September-19 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class J A Gordon 2023-08-23
1944-September-19 KIA RAF Sergeant Dennis Alec Matthews 2021-05-31

Stirling EF263

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Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Stanley Breckels 2022-04-13

Stirling EF268

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Frederick Barker 2023-10-18
1944-June-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Irvine Nathaniel Caskey 2024-01-17

Stirling EF295

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-06 KIA RCAF Squadron Leader Wilmot Reginald Pettit OBE, DFC 2023-10-04

Stirling EF298

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Known Squadron Assignments: 570

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Baker 2022-02-03

Stirling EF307

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Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-24 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Alfred Joseph Long 2021-10-14

Stirling EF330

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Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class George William Miller 2021-08-16
1943-March-12 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Greaton William Jr Sellers 2021-05-31

Stirling EF331

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Eric Harold Ingram 2024-03-14

Stirling EF348

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-23 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John George Damboise 2021-05-26

Stirling EF361

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Francois Exavier Gilles Berthiaume 2021-08-28
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William James Hills 2021-08-10

Stirling EF364

s/n
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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Allan Leighton Forbes 2021-08-06
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Dale Ernest Pushor 2021-08-11

Stirling EF367

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-14 KIA RCAF Sergeant Scott Grover Cleveland 2024-03-03

Stirling EF392

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Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-25 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Norman Robert Morrison 2021-08-16

Stirling EF394

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Elmer Atkinson 2023-11-14

Stirling EF401

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Walter Dales 2023-06-22

Stirling EF407

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Harry Pritchard Shann 2021-08-01

Stirling EF427

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-31 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Arthur Banks 2023-11-20

Stirling EF428

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Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-31 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Anthony James Gibbons 2022-09-10

Stirling EF439

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Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Billie Albert Anderson 2024-05-06

Stirling EF445

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Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wilfred Sweeney 2021-07-21

Stirling EF448

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Daniel Joseph Mullen 2021-09-23
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Sergeant Douglas Alexander Ross 2021-08-06

Stirling EF451

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Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-28 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Romeo Dominick Louis Vietto 2021-07-13

Stirling EF452

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Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Cornelius Alfred Brennan 2023-07-15

Stirling EF453

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Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Peter Watson 2022-01-11

Stirling EF468

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 EF468

Known Squadron Assignments: ;196

196 Squadron ORB Summary Excerpt



General DORSET AIRCRAFT CRASHES


last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-20 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Calvert Hamilton Hunter 2022-01-21
1944-February-20 KIFA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Ronald Cecil Lysons 2022-01-21
1944-February-20 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Duncan Malcolm McCannell 2022-01-21
1944-February-20 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant John Edward Sawford 2022-01-21
1944-February-20 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Charles Arthur Simpson 2022-01-21
1944-February-20 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Patrick William Sullivan 2022-01-21

Stirling EF469

s/n
 EF469

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-05 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lionel Howard Woodruff 2023-11-22

Stirling EF497

s/n
 EF497

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Kenneth William Pollitt 2021-08-13
1943-October-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ervine Eugene Spencer 2021-07-23

Stirling EF498

s/n
 EF498

Known Squadron Assignments: 1660 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Leslie Burman 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Neville Hugh Banning Garrity 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Peter Bartley Illingworth 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Pilot Officer Archibald MacPherson Lees 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant Thomas Mitchell 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Flying Officer Michael Patrick O'Keefe 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RAFVR Sergeant John Edward Rowley 2021-10-18
1944-April-22 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Albert Louis Stoneham 2023-12-13

Stirling EF504

s/n
 EF504

Known Squadron Assignments: 218;199

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Edward Sealy 2023-08-30
1944-May-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Murray Richard Bell 2024-03-14
1944-May-02 Evader RCAF Flying Officer S D Taylor 2021-06-02

Stirling EH876

s/n
 EH876

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Michael George King East 2021-08-05
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Ernest Sinclair Pollon 2021-08-13
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon William Young DFC 2021-10-02

Stirling EH882

s/n
 EH882

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Roderick McNeil 2021-08-17

Stirling EH883

s/n
 EH883

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-24 PoW RCAF Sergeant Nathan Edwin Nathanson 2023-09-19
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Ness 2022-01-19

Stirling EH884

s/n
 EH884

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Stanley Frank Chudzik 2024-02-20
1943-August-16 PoW RCAF Sergeant Walter Lindsay McKinnon 2023-07-22

Stirling EH887

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 EH887

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Crawford Lamond 2021-08-13

Stirling EH889

s/n
 EH889

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Richard Douglas Tod 2021-07-17
1943-June-23 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Ernest Tod DFM 2022-06-07

Stirling EH906

s/n
 EH906

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-05 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Murray Morris Hoffberg 2023-07-13

Stirling EH924

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 EH924

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Essen Germany 1943-07-25 to 1943-07-26

620 (B) Sqn (RAF) Chedburgh

Additonal Crew:

  • Rathbone, J.D. (RAF) - KIA
  • Wallace, J.H. (RAF) - KIA
  • Wild, R. (RAF) - KIA
  • Shepherd, J.F. (RAF) - KIA
  • Wells, J.F. (RAF) - KIA
  • Simons, A. (RAF) - KIA

1943-July-26 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Douglas Hildrith Castling 2024-01-20

Stirling EH925

s/n
 EH925

Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Desmond Michael De Silva DFM 2024-01-09

Stirling EH931

s/n
 EH931

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-06 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Joe Henry Torrey Crozier 2024-05-22

Stirling EH936

s/n
 EH936

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Christopher Frederick McRae 2021-08-17
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Turner DFC 2021-07-14

Stirling EH937

s/n
 EH937

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Lloyd Martin Stormer 2021-10-02

Stirling EH941

s/n
 EH941

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Edward Mortimer Cole 2024-04-29
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Lloyd Kenneth Raymond 2021-08-10

Stirling EH942

s/n
 EH942

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-23 Evader RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class A J McPhee 2023-04-06

Stirling EH945

s/n
 EH945

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-28 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant William Ewanko 2021-05-26

Stirling EH952

s/n
 EH952

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant David Francis Moore 2023-09-18

Stirling EH955

s/n
 EH955

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-19 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Mulligan 2023-08-30

Stirling EH960

s/n
 EH960

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-17 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Nolan Butts DFM 2023-09-16

Stirling EH961

s/n
 EH961

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-01 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant George Stanley (Hayden) Auld 2023-11-06
1943-September-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Phillips Pierce 2023-11-06

Stirling EH986

s/n
 EH986

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-August-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander Alan Hadiken 2024-04-21

Stirling EH990

s/n
 EH990

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Thomas Carter 2024-01-13
1943-October-07 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Roy Gosta Helmer Gustafson 2021-08-09

Stirling EH991

s/n
 EH991

Known Squadron Assignments: 622

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-28 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Joseph Chandler 2024-01-29
1943-September-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph William Kenneth Hall 2021-09-29

Stirling EH994

s/n
 EH994

Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Roy Vincent Bernard Knox 2021-08-12
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Mcphaile Martin 2021-08-15
1943-October-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas James Muir 2021-08-16
1943-October-04 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Lloyd Webster Moore 2023-09-18

Stirling EJ104

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 EJ104

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Arthur William Ward 2021-07-10

Stirling EJ106

s/n
 EJ106

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-08 KIA RCAF Sergeant Robert Allan Barr 2023-08-05
1943-October-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John George McInnes 2021-08-17
1943-October-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arthur Douglas Steels 2021-10-02

Stirling EJ110

s/n
 EJ110

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-04 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Donaldson 2023-12-17

Stirling EJ113

s/n
 EJ113

Known Squadron Assignments: 622

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Millard Leon Nesvold 2023-10-04

Stirling EJ125

s/n
 EJ125

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-22 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Henri Paul Theriault 2021-07-20

Stirling LJ444

s/n
 LJ444

Known Squadron Assignments: 1653 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-03 KIFA RCAF Sergeant Lawrence Edgar Eddie 2021-08-06

Stirling LJ454

s/n
 LJ454

Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-19 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Harold Alexander Gourlie 2021-05-26

Stirling LJ455

s/n
 LJ455

Known Squadron Assignments: 1653 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-20 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert David Poe 2021-08-13

Stirling LJ483

s/n
 LJ483

Known Squadron Assignments: ;230;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-13 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant William Wright Campbell 2024-02-21
1944-April-13 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Leslie Allen Ralph Lowe 2024-02-21

Stirling LJ501

s/n
 LJ501

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Robert McWade 2023-08-07

Stirling LJ504

s/n
 LJ504

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Roy Woodside Lowther 2021-10-15

Stirling LJ526

s/n
 LJ526

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Roderick Hugh Cameron 2023-12-09
1944-April-23 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Menzie Ronahan 2023-08-30

Stirling LJ529

s/n
 LJ529

Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-February-25 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Percy Hamilton 2022-10-05

Stirling LJ536

s/n
 LJ536

Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-16 Survived RCAF Pilot Officer James Duncan Campbell 2023-12-13
1944-September-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Joshua Dennison 2024-01-09
1944-September-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Murray Kesselman 2021-08-12
1944-September-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lloyd George Langley 2021-08-13

Stirling LJ586

s/n
 LJ586

Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-28 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Norman Stanley Harbor 2022-10-10

Stirling LJ617

s/n
 LJ617

Known Squadron Assignments: 199

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-05 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Jack Alvin Thurlow 2021-07-17

Stirling LJ621

s/n
 LJ621

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-06 Evader RCAF Sergeant J A W Nind 2021-06-04

Stirling LJ814

s/n
 LJ814

Known Squadron Assignments: 299

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-March-26 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Duncan James Cameron 2023-12-08

Stirling LJ819

s/n
 LJ819

Known Squadron Assignments: 299

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Francis Allan Boyce 2023-08-26
1944-June-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Harrison Clark 2024-02-25
1944-June-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class James Henry Munroe 2021-06-04
1944-June-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Theodore Henry Schrump 2021-06-04

Stirling LJ822

s/n
 LJ822

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Robert Stewart Hadley 2021-09-29

Stirling LJ829

s/n
 LJ829

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Tom William Allen 2022-02-08
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Donald Lorne Brouse 2021-06-04
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Roderick James Matheson 2021-09-09

Stirling LJ830

s/n
 LJ830

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19

Transport 1944-09-21 to 1944-09-21

620 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Fairford

Market Garden

620 Squadron (Dona ferentes adsumus) RAF Fairford. Stirling IV aircraft LJ 830 went down near Arnhem, Holland while on a re-supply flight during Operation Market Garden. The Stirling crashed at Buunderkamp, Wolfheze, Gelderland, Netherlands, cause of loss unknown

Flying Officer JR Thomas (RCAF) and passenger SL Churchyard (RASC) were killed in action

There may have been a second unidentified RASC (Royal Army Service Corps) also killed in action on Wellington LJ 830

Flight Lieutenant H Bate (RCAF) and Flying Officer HM MacLeod (RCAF) both survived to be taken as Prisoners of War

Flying Officer R Newton (RCAF), Warrant Officer CC King (RAFVR) and Sergeant T Haig (RAFVR) survived, avoiding capture as Evaders

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General 620 Squadron


1944-September-21 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Harold Bate 2023-11-22
1944-September-21 KIA Army Sydney L Churchyard 2024-02-21
1944-September-21 Evader RAFVR Sergeant Thomas Haig 2023-09-25
1944-September-21 Evader RAFVR Warrant Officer Clifford C King 2023-09-25
1944-September-21 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Harold Morris MacLeod 2023-09-25
1944-September-21 Evader RCAF Flying Officer Ralph Newton 2023-09-25
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Russell Thomas 2023-09-25

Stirling LJ832

s/n
 LJ832

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-February-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Emmett MacDonald 2021-08-16

Stirling LJ841

s/n
 LJ841

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Kennedy Anderson 2023-12-15

Stirling LJ850

s/n
 LJ850

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-18 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Percy Clasper 2024-02-29
1944-June-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Benjamin James Profit 2021-08-12

Stirling LJ864

s/n
 LJ864

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert George Carrothers 2024-01-08
1944-July-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Michael Galvon 2023-10-04
1944-July-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Luke Anthony Higgins 2023-10-04
1944-July-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ernest Cameron Oke 2023-10-04

Stirling LJ878

s/n
 LJ878

Known Squadron Assignments: 299

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-06 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Gordon Fletcher Harrison 2024-02-03
1944-August-06 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Walter Nelson Irving 2024-02-03

Stirling LJ880

s/n
 LJ880

Known Squadron Assignments: ;620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-May-19 KIA RAF Flight Lieutenant Richard Owen Francis 2022-01-07
1944-May-19 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Keith Alexander Hills 2022-11-23

Stirling LJ882

s/n
 LJ882

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-23 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Blake Gordon Foy 2023-10-24
1944-July-23 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Joseph Parker Vinet 2023-08-15

Stirling LJ920

s/n
 LJ920

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-05 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Ramsay Mckenzie Habkirk 2024-01-25

Stirling LJ937

s/n
 LJ937

Known Squadron Assignments: 190;140

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-May-11 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer Joseph Arthur Hay 2021-08-09
1945-May-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Henry Vanular 2021-10-02

Stirling LJ942

s/n
 LJ942

Known Squadron Assignments: 299

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-April-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Thomas Albert McBeath 2023-08-30

Stirling LJ943

s/n
 LJ943

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Otto Hjalmar Antoft 2021-12-30
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Blair Herger 2022-11-12
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Kenneth MacDonnell 2021-08-16
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Leslie Innis Whitlock 2021-07-09

Stirling LJ982

s/n
 LJ982

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Jacques Fernand Gabriel De Cordoue 2022-02-01
1944-September-21 KIA RAF Wing Commander Graeme Elliot Harrison DFC, SS 2022-06-08

Stirling LJ988

s/n
 LJ988

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19

Unspecified Oosterbeck, Arnhem 1944-09-20 to 1944-09-20

(SD) Sqn (RAF) Keevil

Market Garden

Stirling aircraft LJ 988 did not return from a re-supply operation over Holland. WO E.W. Bancroft was also killed. Four RAF members of the crew, FS.s T.B. Cragg, C. Mabbott, A.J. Murphy, P/O. D.G. Benning and Driver (Dispatcher) AG. Neale were also killed. Driver (Dispatcher) A. Nye was captured POW

RAF Roundel RAF crash reports, Operation Market Garden


1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Ernest Walter Bancroft 2024-04-10
1944-September-20 KIA RAFVR Pilot Officer Donovan Geoffrey Benning 2024-04-10
1944-September-20 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Terence Bowers Cragg 2024-05-10
1944-September-20 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Cyril Mabott 2024-04-10
1944-September-20 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Andrew Joseph Murphy 2024-04-10
1944-September-20 KIA BR Army Driver G Neale 2024-04-20
1944-September-20 PoW BR Army Driver A Nye 2024-04-20
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class William Robert Tait 2024-04-10

Stirling LJ991

s/n
 LJ991

Known Squadron Assignments: 570

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Simon Pierre Cormier 2024-04-20
1944-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Erle Mayne Milks 2021-08-16
1944-September-23 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold James Stell 2021-07-22

Stirling LK116

s/n
 LK116

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Andrew Paul Bell 2021-08-28

Stirling LK118

s/n
 LK118

Known Squadron Assignments: 299

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Karl Benjamin Ketcheson 2021-08-12

Stirling LK121

s/n
 LK121

Known Squadron Assignments: 570

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Douglas Baker 2022-02-27
1944-September-18 KIA RCAF Corporal John Redmond Coleman 2024-04-29

Stirling LK126

s/n
 LK126

Known Squadron Assignments: 196

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-February-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class John Bruce McGovern 2021-08-17

Stirling LK127

s/n
 LK127

Known Squadron Assignments: 620

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-20 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Raymond Joseph Lamont 2021-10-08

Stirling LK131

s/n
 LK131

Known Squadron Assignments: 138

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-01 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Paul Edwin McNamara 2021-08-17
1944-September-01 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Bruce Thompson 2021-12-13
1944-September-01 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Alfred Jerry Wallace 2021-07-20

Stirling LK133

s/n
 LK133

Known Squadron Assignments: 570

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Dallas Eugene Belt 2023-09-27
1944-July-29 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Linton Arthur Sidney Hambrooke 2023-09-27
1944-July-29 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Myles Alphonsus Murphy 2023-09-27

Stirling LK151

s/n
 LK151

Known Squadron Assignments: 138

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-27 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Thomas Patrick McHale 2021-08-17

Stirling LK195

s/n
 LK195

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Edwin Davis Hodgson 2021-08-10
1944-November-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Elmer Joshua Rusenstrom 2021-08-06

Stirling LK198

s/n
 LK198

Known Squadron Assignments: 138

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-November-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Peter Barnicke 2023-08-05
1944-November-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Augusta Best 2023-08-18
1944-November-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Lloyd William Nelson 2021-08-17
1944-November-09 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Louis Alexander Ouellette 2021-08-18

Stirling LK272

s/n
 LK272

Known Squadron Assignments: 138

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-February-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Stuart Samuel Hagerty 2021-08-09

Stirling LK380

s/n
 LK380

Known Squadron Assignments: ;90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-November-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Morley Percival Loyst 2021-08-14

Stirling LK382

s/n
 LK382

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Walker Patrick 2024-02-21

Stirling LK383

s/n
 LK383

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Earl Stanley Cary 2024-01-16

Stirling LK387

s/n
 LK387

Known Squadron Assignments: 623

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-December-05 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Wilfred Kastner Sutherland 2021-07-21

Stirling LK394

s/n
 LK394

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer William Long Baker 2023-10-22
1944-June-25 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer David Olaf Munson 2023-10-22
1944-June-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Luder Keshishian Owen 2023-10-22
1944-June-25 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Vernon Frederick Wunsch 2023-10-22

Stirling LK456

s/n
 LK456

Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-April-11 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Gilbert Alan Charlesworth 2024-02-05
1944-April-11 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer John D'arcy Langlois 2021-08-13

Stirling LK465

s/n
 LK465

Known Squadron Assignments: 1657 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-October-12 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Bertram Louis White 2021-07-09
1944-October-13 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Allan Russell Hall 2021-08-09
1944-October-13 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarence Cecil Stewardson 2021-07-22

Stirling LK499

s/n
 LK499

Known Squadron Assignments: 1653 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-September-12 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Norman Hector MacDonald 2021-08-16
1944-September-12 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Samuel Kellington McGuigan 2021-08-17

Stirling LK566

s/n
 LK566

Known Squadron Assignments: 190

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-May-10 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Navigator Lemuel Ernest Prowse 2023-07-23
1945-May-10 KIA RCAF Squadron Leader Douglas Raymond Robertson DFC, CDGF 2023-07-23
1945-May-10 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Air Bomber Norman Leslie Roseblade DFC 2023-07-23

Stirling LK594

s/n
 LK594

Known Squadron Assignments: 1654 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-June-07 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Frank Donald Collinge 2024-04-29
1944-June-07 KIFA RCAF Flying Officer Alvin Edward Lindenfield 2021-06-07
1944-June-07 KIFA RAF Squadron Leader James Swyers 2021-06-07

Stirling LK616

s/n
 LK616

Known Squadron Assignments: 1661 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-August-27 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Clyde Brown 2021-07-28
1944-August-27 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Donald James McAllister 2022-01-20

Stirling MZ262

s/n
 MZ262

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-September-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class George Wallace Moore 2021-08-16

Stirling N3658

s/n
 N3658

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-August-08 KIA RCAF Sergeant George Wilbert Jeffrey 2023-05-22

Stirling N3659

s/n
 N3659

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-August-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant Harry George Dickson 2022-06-29
1941-August-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant George Knowsley Henson 2021-08-09

Stirling N3664

s/n
 N3664

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-June-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Huntley Donald Brander 2021-07-28

Stirling N3665

s/n
 N3665

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Henry O'Neill 2021-09-29

Stirling N3673

s/n
 N3673

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Carl Stuart Carruthers 2024-01-08
1942-March-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Andrew Cross 2024-05-20
1942-March-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Leonard Hartley Phillips 2021-08-14

Stirling N3675

s/n
 N3675

Known Squadron Assignments: 1657 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1944-January-04 KIFA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Worthy James Kilpatrick 2021-08-12
1944-January-04 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry Thomas McDonald 2021-08-17

Stirling N3677

s/n
 N3677

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-November-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Douglas Byrd Van Buskirk 2022-01-14

Stirling N3680

s/n
 N3680

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Nicholas Frederick Durban 2021-08-04

Stirling N3706

s/n
 N3706

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-30 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Merrill George Bailey 2023-11-15

Stirling N3716

s/n
 N3716

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-20 PoW RCAF Pilot Officer William Wiseman 2023-08-19

Stirling N3718

s/n
 N3718

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard John Anderson 2023-07-27
1942-July-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Ernest Magladry 2021-09-02
1942-July-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Reginald Frederick Noton 2021-08-17

Stirling N3727

s/n
 N3727

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leslie Nellis Hodgins 2021-08-10

Stirling N3755

s/n
 N3755

Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-06 KIA RNZAF Flying Officer Ralph Lonsdale 2022-01-23

Stirling N3756

s/n
 N3756

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-12 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Alfred Delorme McCausland 2021-08-17
1942-August-12 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frederick William Nixon 2021-06-07

Stirling N3759

s/n
 N3759

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Robert Bee 2023-08-15
1942-September-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frank Edwards Davidson 2021-06-07
1942-September-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Edward Land 2022-01-22
1942-September-19 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Douglas Probert 2021-06-07

Stirling N3761

s/n
 N3761

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Barrie Phillip Cardinal 2024-01-04
1942-June-07 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Michael Marks 2021-08-15

Stirling N3762

s/n
 N3762

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-20 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant Robert Mcdonald Mitchell 2023-09-17
1942-June-20 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Carmen Douglas Noble 2023-09-21

Stirling N3763

s/n
 N3763

Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-02 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Thomas Duffy 2022-02-02

Stirling N6007

s/n
 N6007

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-June-28 KIA RCAF Sergeant Gordon Thomas Webb 2021-10-02

Stirling N6013

s/n
 N6013

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Gordon Elliott 2022-07-29

Stirling N6015

s/n
 N6015

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-June-29 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Patrick Grant 2021-09-29

Stirling N6017

s/n
 N6017

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-10 KIA RAF Flying Officer Cecil Victor Fraser DFC 2021-05-18

Stirling N6018

s/n
 N6018

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19

Stirling N6020

s/n
 N6020

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-August-25 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Everitt Allan 2021-08-21
1941-August-25 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Duncan Edworthy 2021-08-06

Stirling N6021

s/n
 N6021

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-September-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Walter Cameron Mackenzie 2021-08-16
1941-September-16 KIA RCAF Sergeant Frederick Charles Snead 2021-07-25

Stirling N6034

s/n
 N6034

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-July-08 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant George Stewart Edwards 2021-08-06

Stirling N6047

s/n
 N6047

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-October-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant George Joseph Goodwin 2023-08-08

Stirling N6069

s/n
 N6069

Known Squadron Assignments: 1651 CU

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-29 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Horace Russell Kedwell 2021-08-12
1942-July-29 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Carson Stewart Ratcliffe 2021-08-11

Stirling N6070

s/n
 N6070

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-05 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Louis (Lou) Macafee 2023-09-06

Stirling N6072

s/n
 N6072

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-07 KIA RCAF Sergeant Allen Leland Bachelder 2022-02-25

Stirling N6073

s/n
 N6073

Known Squadron Assignments:

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Mannheim Germany 1942-05-19 to 1942-05-20

7 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Oakington

#7 Squadron RAF (Per diem, per noctum) RAF Oakington. Stirling I aircraft N 6073 MG-Y was shot down by night fighter pilot Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Engel of the 8/NJG 4, who was flying a Messerschmitt Bf 110. The Stirling crashed in the Rheinland-Pfalz area of Germany

Pilot Sgt F Tomkins (RAFVR) was killed in action

FS JH Watson (RCAF), Sgt RG Brook (RAFVR), Sgt J Fisher (RAFVR), Sgt FG Fueggle (RAFVR), Sgt BVG Lewis (RAFVR) and Sgt E Townsend (RAFVR) all survived to become Prisoners of War

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1942-May-20 PoW RAFVR Sergeant John Reginald Brook 2022-10-27
1942-May-20 PoW RAFVR Sergeant James Fisher 2022-10-27
1942-May-20 PoW RAFVR Sergeant Frederick George Fueggle 2022-10-27
1942-May-20 PoW RAFVR Sergeant Bruce Vernon George Lewis 2022-10-27
1942-May-20 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Fred Tomkins 2022-10-30
1942-May-20 PoW RAFVR Sergeant Eric Townsend 2022-10-27
1942-May-20 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant John Houlding Watson 2023-01-24

Stirling N6075

s/n
 N6075

Known Squadron Assignments: 101 Cflt;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Richard Griffin 2021-08-09
1942-July-13 KIA RCAF Sergeant Thorstein Enevold Helgesen 2022-11-08
1942-July-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant James Frederick Hirst 2021-08-10
1942-July-13 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leo Joseph Regimbal 2021-08-10

Stirling N6078

s/n
 N6078

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-22 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Simeon David Benoit Gosselin 2021-06-07
1942-June-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alan Harold Gudgeon 2021-08-09
1942-June-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alexander Stelman 2021-07-22

Stirling N6083

s/n
 N6083

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Eric Pierce Wynn 2021-10-02

Stirling N6087

s/n
 N6087

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-November-18 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Paul Comroe 2024-03-25

Stirling N6088

s/n
 N6088

Known Squadron Assignments: 15 CF;25

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-16 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harry Laverne Johnson 2022-01-25

Stirling N6124

s/n
 N6124

Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-05 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Kenneth William Byron Moodie 2023-11-17

Stirling PJ911

s/n
 PJ911

Known Squadron Assignments: 46

last update: 2024-February-19
1945-March-24 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Gordon Couldrey 2024-05-01
1945-March-24 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Archibald Kenzie McMillan 2023-12-29

Stirling R9145

s/n
 R9145

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-02 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Jack Maurice Lyall 2023-09-06

Stirling R9146

s/n
 R9146

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Raymond Gerard Brassnett 2021-06-07

Stirling R9149

s/n
 R9149

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-10 Evader RCAF Sergeant D M Cox 2024-05-08
1943-March-10 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Vincent Albert Fox 2024-04-13
1943-March-10 Evader Sergeant G R Howard 2022-05-06
1943-March-10 PoW Sergeant James Jennings 2022-05-06
1943-March-10 L Marsh 2022-05-06
1943-March-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Morton Tomlinson 2023-10-18

Stirling R9150

s/n
 R9150

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-30 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Robert Andrews Fee 2021-06-07
1942-November-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Walter Grenfell Kirby 2024-02-03
1942-November-30 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Maurice George Low 2023-09-05

Stirling R9153

s/n
 R9153

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-28 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Edmond William John Gilson 2023-09-14
1942-August-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Eric Courtney Patterson 2024-01-20

Stirling R9155

s/n
 R9155

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Reid Gray 2021-08-07

Stirling R9160

s/n
 R9160

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-27 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Henry Millen Russell 2022-01-18
1942-August-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Vincent Charles William Trowbridge 2021-07-14

Stirling R9161

s/n
 R9161

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Sergeant James Theodore Avedisian 2021-08-21
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Richard Robert Graham 2021-08-07
1942-July-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ernest Joseph Leblanc 2021-11-09

Stirling R9162

s/n
 R9162

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-11 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Garnet Floyd Smith 2021-10-02

Stirling R9166

s/n
 R9166

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Joseph Cartmell 2024-01-15
1942-September-14 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Harry Edward Orr 2021-08-18
1942-September-14 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph George Spouler 2021-07-23

Stirling R9167

s/n
 R9167

Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-02 KIA RAF Squadron Leader William Roy Greenslade DFC, AFC, MiD 2021-09-29
1942-October-02 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Francis McIntyre 2021-08-17

Stirling R9168

s/n
 R9168

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Diepholz Germany 1942-12-15 to 1942-12-16

15 (B) Sqn (RAF) RAF Bourne

#15 Squadron RAF (Aim Sure) RAF Bourne. Stirling I aircraft was repeatedly hit by flak before being intercepted by the night fighter crew of Leutnant Werner Rapp & Unteroffizier Hans Ortmann of the 7/NJG 1, who were flying Bf 110 F-4 G9+GR during a raid on the airfield at Diepholz, Germany. The Stirling crashed into woods East of Gortel near Epe, Netherlands

P/O EH Kieswetter (RCAF), P/O RN Holmes (RCAF), P/O HE Hill (RCAF), P/O ES Millen (RCAF)(USA), Sgt GCG Hutton (RAF) and Sgt RH McKillop (RNZAF) were all killed in action

Sgt JF Perring (RAF) survived and was taken as Prisoner of War

The Last Flight of T for Tommy by Harry Bouwman

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1942-December-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Hugh Ernest Hill 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Russell Neal Holmes 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 KIA RAF Sergeant Grantley Charles George Hutton 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Emerson Harvey Kieswetter 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 KIA RNZAF Sergeant Robert Hugh McKillop 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Frank Severne Millen 2022-10-30
1942-December-16 PoW RAF Sergeant James Frederick Perring 2022-10-30

Stirling R9169

s/n
 R9169

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Richard Marlow Baldock 2023-08-03
1942-November-10 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Joseph Peter Bulanda 2023-09-15
1942-November-10 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Charles Denis Evans 2022-05-06
1942-November-10 KIA RNZAF Pilot Officer Herbert Adams Harris 2022-05-06
1942-November-10 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Kenneth Laverne Howard 2022-05-06
1942-November-10 KIA RAF Sergeant Donald Frank Meade 2022-05-06
1942-November-10 KIA RAFVR Sergeant George Henry Stone 2022-05-06

Stirling R9185

s/n
 R9185

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alister Godfrey Cumming 2024-05-26
1942-November-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward Carl Kehl 2024-03-12
1942-November-06 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Joseph Charles Sheridan 2023-09-30

Stirling R9194

s/n
 R9194

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-03 Died RCAF Flight Sergeant Herbert Allenby Harris 2023-10-11

Stirling R9197

s/n
 R9197

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Irven Mackenzie 2021-08-16
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Mckenzie Murdoch 2021-08-16
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Daniel O'Neill 2021-08-17
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Obediah Powell OBE 2021-08-12
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Arley Henry Thiessen 2021-07-20

Stirling R9199

s/n
 R9199

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant George Claremont Gale 2021-08-07
1943-April-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Alan Hamilton Jackson 2021-08-11
1943-April-09 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Leonard James Stewart 2021-07-22

Stirling R9202

s/n
 R9202

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-30 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Mitchell Wright 2021-10-02

Stirling R9241

s/n
 R9241

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-24 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Walter Mcnaught Thompson 2021-07-17

Stirling R9245

s/n
 R9245

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-16 KIA RCAF Sergeant William Joseph Lawrence 2022-01-22

Stirling R9247

s/n
 R9247

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Fellows 2021-08-06

Stirling R9249

s/n
 R9249

Known Squadron Assignments: 1657 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-October-22 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Karl Riep 2021-08-08

Stirling R9250

s/n
 R9250

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-03 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Edward McDermott 2021-08-17

Stirling R9253

s/n
 R9253

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-08 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Lawrence Theodore Izzard 2021-10-02

Stirling R9259

s/n
 R9259

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-06 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Herbert Frederick Perrot 2021-08-16
1942-December-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alan John Wilson 2021-07-08

Stirling R9261

s/n
 R9261

Known Squadron Assignments: ;7

last update: 2024-May-12

Bombing Stettin Germany 1943-04-20 to 1943-04-21

7 (PFF) Sqn (RAF) RAF Oakington

Battle of the Ruhr

339 aircraft - 194 Lancasters, 134 Halifaxes, II Stirlings. 21 aircraft - 13 Lancasters, 7 Halifaxes, 1 Stirling - lost, 6·2 per cent of the force.

This raid, on a target more than 600 miles from England, proved to be the most successful attack beyond the range of Oboe during the Battle of the Ruhr. Visibility was good and the Pathfinder marking was carried out perfectly. 24 fires were still burning when a photographic reconnaissance aircraft flew over Stettin a day and a half later. Approximately 100 acres in the centre of the town were claimed as devas¬tated; much of this area comprised industrial buildings. German reports show that 13 industrial premises and 380 houses were completely destroyed. A large chemical factory was among the places where production was completely halted. 586 people were killed in Stettin.

source: The Bomber Command War Diaries, Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt

It all had begun on the evening of April 20, 1943. A major bombing operation was launched from bases in England against numerous German targets. Among the planes taking part in the raid was a Stirling bomber, M for “Mother”, of the 7th Squadron Pathfinders. The plane had a mixed crew of men from the British Commonwealth: • Flt. Lt. Charles Woodbine Parish Pilot R.A.F • P/O E. R. (Bob) Vance Navigator R.C.A.F • Flt. Sgt. J.S. (Jimmy) Marshall Bomb Aimer R.C.A.F. • Flt. Sgt. Louis Krulicki Wireless Operator R.C.A.F. • Sgt. Charles Farley Mid Upper Gunner R.A.F • Sgt. Jack Lees Rear Gunner R.A.F • Sgt. Donald V. Smith Flight Engineer R.C.A.F

Their destination that night was Stettin, and their mission was to locate the target area and mark it with incendiaries as a guide for the rest of their planes. They had an extra crew member that night, S/L Blake, a Canadian pilot who was new to the squadron and who was to accompany them on an orientation flight.

Their aircraft was damaged by flak on approach to the target and, unable to mark it reliably, they aborted and left the job to a backup plane. Heading back to England, they flew over the Baltic and the relative safety of the water. As they approached Korsor, they had to veer across land to avoid a flak ship in the Belt, but soon found themselves under attack by an ME 110 night fighter. After a burst of cannon fire set their plane afire, the order was given to bail out. Don Smith was the only one who managed to escape from the plane before it crashed into a farmer’s field near Kongsmerk Denmark

source: Dave Smith,son of Donald V Smith


1943-April-21 KIA RAF Squadron Leader Wilfred Albert Blake 2023-08-30
1943-April-21 KIA RAF Charles Farley 2024-02-28
1943-April-21 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Louis John Krulicki 2023-08-30
1943-April-21 KIA RAF Jack Lees 2024-02-28
1943-April-21 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class James Stanley Marshall 2023-08-30
1943-April-21 KIA RAF Charles Woodbine Parish 2024-02-28
1943-April-21 Evader RCAF Major Donald V Smith DFM, CD 2022-12-29
1943-April-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Elmer Robert Vance 2023-08-30

Stirling R9262

s/n
 R9262

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-22 Evader RCAF Sergeant H L McBeath 2021-06-09

Stirling R9263

s/n
 R9263

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-May-01 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Ernest Claude Hallding 2022-10-01
1943-May-01 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Louis Nutik 2021-08-17
1943-May-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Harold Sobel 2021-07-25

Stirling R9264

s/n
 R9264

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-02 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Parsons Bragg 2023-10-24
1943-February-02 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Robin Neville Benedict Brooker DFM 2022-05-06
1943-February-02 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Joseph Dempster DFM 2022-05-06
1943-February-02 KIA RNZAF Flight Lieutenant Barry Martin DFC 2022-05-06
1943-February-02 PoW RAF Sergeant Reginald Graham Newman 2022-05-06
1943-February-02 KIA RAFVR Flight Sergeant Francis Quigley 2022-05-06
1943-February-02 KIA RAFVR Squadron Leader William Arthur Smith DFC, MID 2022-05-06

Stirling R9271

s/n
 R9271

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-05 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Boyd Courtney 2024-05-05

Stirling R9274

s/n
 R9274

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-04 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Richardson Knox Hempseed 2021-05-26
1943-February-04 PoW RCAF Flying Officer William Robert Lincoln Torrance 2023-08-14

Stirling R9275

s/n
 R9275

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-11 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Eric Alexander Allen 2023-07-19
1943-April-11 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Philip Gustave Freberg DFC 2023-07-19
1943-April-11 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Harold Earl Nesbitt 2023-07-19

Stirling R9278

s/n
 R9278

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-15 Evader RCAF Flight Sergeant D K Nolan 2021-06-09

Stirling R9279

s/n
 R9279

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-26 KIA RCAF Flight Lieutenant Victor Henry Harris 2021-09-30

Stirling R9286

s/n
 R9286

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-June-12 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class John Harrington 2022-01-27

Stirling R9295

s/n
 R9295

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-11 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Louis Kowalski 2021-08-12

Stirling R9306

s/n
 R9306

Known Squadron Assignments: 90

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-16 KIA RCAF Flying Officer James Stenhouse Brydon 2021-07-28
1943-February-16 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Norman John Patrick Hartney 2021-09-30
1943-February-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Cuthbert Morton 2021-08-16
1943-February-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Willard Kennedy Rosenberry 2021-08-06

Stirling R9310

s/n
 R9310

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-17 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Gordon Willard Coldwell 2024-03-14

Stirling R9312

s/n
 R9312

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-17 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Ross Taylor 2024-01-25

Stirling R9316

s/n
 R9316

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-14 PoW RCAF Flying Officer Donald Elgin Browne 2021-05-26
1943-February-14 Evader RCAF Sergeant L Willis 2021-06-09

Stirling R9318

s/n
 R9318

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Max Louis Morelly 2021-09-28

Stirling R9321

s/n
 R9321

Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-06 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Frank Donald Lindsay 2021-10-12

Stirling R9326

s/n
 R9326

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-12 PoW RCAF Flight Sergeant Charles Cyril Honeychurch 2023-01-29

Stirling R9328

s/n
 R9328

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-27 PoW RAF Flight Lieutenant John Norman Harris 2021-05-26

Stirling R9356

s/n
 R9356

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-20 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Russell Thomas Joshua Collett 2024-05-17
1942-September-20 PoW RCAF Flight Lieutenant George William Findlay 2021-05-26
1942-September-20 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Martin Thompson 2023-08-13

Stirling W7436

s/n
 W7436

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-December-18 KIA RCAF Sergeant Walter Merrill Baker 2024-02-03

Stirling W7438

s/n
 W7438

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1941-August-29 KIA RAF Sergeant Frank Cecil Child 2024-02-14
1941-August-29 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Charles Francis Hart 2022-10-18
1941-August-29 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Alfred Penn 2021-06-09

Stirling W7442

s/n
 W7442

Known Squadron Assignments: 1651 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-26 KIFA RCAF Pilot Officer Francis Larry Flynn 2021-08-06

Stirling W7448

s/n
 W7448

Known Squadron Assignments: 7;15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-07 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Thomas William Hare 2021-08-09

Stirling W7464

s/n
 W7464

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-29 KIA RCAF Sergeant Douglas Bernard Henshaw 2021-08-09

Stirling W7466

s/n
 W7466

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-March-28 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Maclean Murdock 2021-09-23
1942-March-28 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Clarence William Starrett 2022-01-03

Stirling W7469

s/n
 W7469

Known Squadron Assignments: 75

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-April-16 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Raymond James Barnes 2023-10-26

Stirling W7472

s/n
 W7472

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-21 KIA RAFVR Flight Lieutenant Alwin Woodgate Bevan 2022-05-06
1942-June-21 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Andrew Cadden 2023-12-01
1942-June-21 KIA RAF Pilot Officer Eric Douglas Calvert 2023-12-04
1942-June-21 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Gerald Bamford Granshaw 2022-05-06
1942-June-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Robert Heslop 2022-05-06
1942-June-21 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Robert Nelson Parham 2022-05-06
1942-June-21 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Byron Adair Trapp 2022-05-06
1942-June-21 KIA RAF Sergeant Jack Herbert Williams 2022-05-06

Stirling W7474

s/n
 W7474

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-04 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Leo Louis Joseph Farley 2021-08-06

Stirling W7500

s/n
 W7500

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-June-03 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Ronald Albert Archer 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Richard Armstrong 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Basil Sydney Brown 2023-08-30
1942-June-03 KIA RAFVR Pilot Officer Leslie James Harcus 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RAF Flight Sergeant Sydney Victor Harding 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RAFVR Sergeant Wilfred Frank Morgan 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RAF Sergeant Sydney Walstead Precious 2022-04-08
1942-June-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer George Frederick Sanderson 2022-04-08

Stirling W7506

s/n
 W7506

Known Squadron Assignments: ;218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-26 KIA RAF Sergeant David Holley Bird 2021-07-24
1942-April-26 KIA RAF Sergeant Percy George Detmold 2021-01-27
1942-April-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Harold Reuben Millichamp 2021-09-23

Stirling W7509

s/n
 W7509

Known Squadron Assignments: 1651 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-29 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Henry Victor Dufour 2021-05-28

Stirling W7512

s/n
 W7512

Known Squadron Assignments: ;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-April-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Phil Clive Budd 2022-04-20
1942-April-27 KIA RAF Sergeant Clifton Hartman Johnston 2021-08-11
1942-April-27 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Handiside Thomson 2021-07-17

Stirling W7515

s/n
 W7515

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-30 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Frederick James Kennedy 2021-08-12

Stirling W7518

s/n
 W7518

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-March-02 PoW RCAF Sergeant G E Williams 2023-10-03

Stirling W7520

s/n
 W7520

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Henry Bracken 2023-08-22
1942-May-20 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Irvine Frank Hoidas 2023-08-22
1942-May-20 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Gerald John Patrick Kearns MiD 2023-08-22

Stirling W7525

s/n
 W7525

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-22 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Fernand Joseph Levesque 2021-09-23

Stirling W7526

s/n
 W7526

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-15 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Reginald George Blair 2021-08-28

Stirling W7528

s/n
 W7528

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-09 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ivan Lee Charbonneau 2024-02-03

Stirling W7531

s/n
 W7531

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-May-18 KIA RCAF Flying Officer John Patrick Ryan 2023-08-30

Stirling W7565

s/n
 W7565

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-28 PoW RAF Warrant Officer William F. Carter 2024-01-15

Stirling W7566

s/n
 W7566

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Kenneth Stewart Gunning 2021-08-09
1942-November-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin 2023-11-16
1942-November-16 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Thomas Henry Short 2021-07-30

Stirling W7567

s/n
 W7567

Known Squadron Assignments: 214

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant John Brown Fleming 2022-08-14

Stirling W7569

s/n
 W7569

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-17 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Robert Edward Clarke 2024-02-28

Stirling W7573

s/n
 W7573

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-21 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Calvin Daniel Dixon 2022-06-30

Stirling W7576

s/n
 W7576

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-July-26 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Daniel Leon Evans 2021-05-28
1942-July-26 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant John Chisholm Fitzgerald 2021-08-06
1942-July-26 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Wilbert Andrew Shoemaker DFC 2021-07-30

Stirling W7578

s/n
 W7578

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-19 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Albert Birchall 2024-01-25

Stirling W7586

s/n
 W7586

Known Squadron Assignments: 1657 HCU

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-July-23 KIFA RCAF Flight Sergeant Raymond Henry Murdock 2021-08-16

Stirling W7611

s/n
 W7611

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-03 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Edward Mcgee Palmer 2023-10-24

Stirling W7613

s/n
 W7613

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Joseph Donat Romeo Menard 2021-06-09
1942-October-01 KIA RAF Wing Commander Montagu Francis Baldwin Read 2023-08-28

Stirling W7614

s/n
 W7614

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-17 KIA RCAF Flying Officer Charles Curtis Merrel McCann 2021-08-17
1942-December-17 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Joseph Borden Nault 2021-08-17
1942-December-17 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 1st Class Henry Richard George Whittall 2023-08-17

Stirling W7616

s/n
 W7616

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-25 KIA RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class William Nelson Shumsky 2023-08-09

Stirling W7618

s/n
 W7618

Known Squadron Assignments: 218

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-August-18 PoW RAF Flight Lieutenant Irven Granger McDaniel 2023-09-13
1942-August-18 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer James Ronald Fairbank Soutar 2021-07-23

Stirling W7620

s/n
 W7620

Known Squadron Assignments: ;250;7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-November-07 KIA RCAF Flying Officer George Cherniuk 2024-02-12
1942-November-07 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant William Mckenzie Martin 2021-08-15
1942-November-07 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Ernest Richard Springham 2021-07-23

Stirling W7628

s/n
 W7628

Known Squadron Assignments: 149

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-24 KIA RCAF Sergeant Leonard Joseph Barnard 2021-09-01
1942-October-24 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Adolph Antonio Siwak 2021-07-28

Stirling W7630

s/n
 W7630

Known Squadron Assignments: 7

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-September-11 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Irwin Dale Fountain 2022-08-21
1942-September-11 Evader RCAF Pilot Officer P G Freberg 2021-06-09

Stirling W7634

s/n
 W7634

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-October-01 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Albert Henry Hansford 2021-09-30

Stirling W7635

s/n
 W7635

Known Squadron Assignments: 15

last update: 2024-February-19
1942-December-08 KIA RCAF Flight Sergeant Alfred Theodore Kelley 2023-08-30

Stirling W7637

s/n
 W7637

Known Squadron Assignments: ;214

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-January-15 KIA RAF Squadron Leader Paul Winstanley Manners Carlyon DFC 2024-01-05
1943-January-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer John Nelson Peck 2021-05-06
1943-January-15 KIA RCAF Pilot Officer Peter Francis Pinder 2021-08-14

Stirling W7638

s/n
 W7638

Known Squadron Assignments: 7;149

last update: 2024-February-19
1943-February-15 PoW RCAF Warrant Officer 2nd Class Cecil Loughlin 2023-09-05

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