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Allan, James Llewellyn DFC (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-November-05

Birth Date: 1921-September-08 (age 23)

Born: Valparaiso, Saskatchewan

Son of William James Allan and Edna Winefred Allan, of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Home: Tisdale, Saskatchewan

Enlistment: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Enlistment Date: 1941-08-13

Decorations: DFC


Distinguished Service Cross
Service
RCAF
Unit
198 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Flying Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Pilot
Service Numbers
J/19586

Born in Valparaiso, Saskatchewan, 1921; home in Tisdale, Saskatchewan; teacher in civilian life. Enlisted in Saskatoon, 13 August 1941. Trained at No 7 ITS (graduated 28 March 1942), No 2 EFTS (graduated 20 June 1942) and No 1 SFTS (graduated 9 October 1942). Killed in Action 3 November 1944 and buried in Belgium.

198 Squadron (Igini Renatus). Typhoon IB aircraft MN 702 lost over South Beveland, Holland while attacking Walchern Island.

Distinguished Flying Cross - No.198 Squadron - Award effective 8 December 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 293/45 dated 16 February 1945. Medal presented to next-of-kin February 1946. The citation reads "Flying Officer Allan has taken part in numerous attacks on enemy road and rail transport, tanks, radio installations and gun positions. He has led his section with great skill and courage, qualities which have contributed materially to the successes obtained. He has set a fine example to all." Detail provided by H Halliday, Orleans, ON

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Finadagrave.com

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Home
Google MapTisdale, Saskatchewan
Burial
Google MapSchoonselhof Cemetery
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Hawker Typhoon

Source: Harold A Skaarup Web Page (IWM Photo, MH 6864)
Hawker Typhoon Mk. IB (Serial No. RB402), coded 5V-P, of No. 439 Squadron, RCAF, landing at airfield B100, Goch, Germany, ca. 1944

The Hawker Typhoon (Tiffy in RAF slang) is a British single-seat fighter-bomber, produced by Hawker Aircraft. It was intended to be a medium-high altitude interceptor, as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane but several design problems were encountered and it never completely satisfied this requirement.

The Typhoon was originally designed to mount twelve .303 inch (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns and be powered by the latest 2,000 hp engines. Its service introduction in mid-1941 was plagued with problems and for several months the aircraft faced a doubtful future. When the Luftwaffe brought the formidable Focke-Wulf Fw 190 into service in 1941, the Typhoon was the only RAF fighter capable of catching it at low altitudes; as a result it secured a new role as a low-altitude interceptor.

The Typhoon became established in roles such as night-time intruder and long-range fighter. From late 1942 the Typhoon was equipped with bombs and from late 1943 RP-3 rockets were added to its armoury. With those weapons and its four 20mm Hispano autocannons, the Typhoon became one of the Second World War's most successful ground-attack aircraft.

By 1943, the RAF needed a ground attack fighter more than a "pure" fighter and the Typhoon was suited to the role (and less-suited to the pure fighter role than competing aircraft such as the Spitfire Mk IX). The powerful engine allowed the aircraft to carry a load of up to two 1,000 pounds (450 kg) bombs, equal to the light bombers of only a few years earlier. The bomb-equipped aircraft were nicknamed "Bombphoons" and entered service with No. 181 Squadron, formed in September 1942. Wikipedia

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hawker Typhoon

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube YouTube Hawker Typhoon in action

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF 400 Squadron (103), Canadian Aircraft Losses (197)
last update: 2021-09-09 19:34:56

Typhoon Mk. IB MN702


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