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Armitage, Maxwell James (Corporal)

Killed in Action 1940-July-15

Birth Date: 1917 (age 23)

Son of Godfrey Duckwith Armitage and Joan Armitage, of South March.

Home: South March, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
11 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
Base
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rank
Corporal
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
Service Numbers
2402
11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Hudson aircraft crashed.

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

Home
Google MapSouth March, Ontario
Burial
Google MapSt John's Cemetery
Grave 153

Hudson 759

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (2), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (1)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson I 759

Diverted from RAF order; first tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7344. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Sqn, from 23 Sep 1939. To EAC with this unit on 1 Apr 1940. Cat “A” crash in the Eastern Passage, at 08:25 hrs on 15 Jul 1940, when the a/c dove into the sea after an engine failure upon take-off. The two-person crew, consisting of Flying Officer J.J.A.V. Lalonde and Cpl M.J. Armitage, were both killed. The a/c had just 232:10 airframe hours when it crashed.

1939-09-23 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1940-July-15 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Nova Scotia Names: Armitage | Lalonde
1940-09-26 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20

11 (BR) Sqn ()

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