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Banks, Harry Geoffrey (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-March-18

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Birth Date: 1923 (age 20)

Son of Harry and Doris Harriet Banks, of Longsight, Manchester.

Service
RAFVR
Unit
36 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Base
Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada
Rank
Pilot 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
Service Numbers
133634
Cremated, Ashes Buried.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Pilot Officer Harry Geoffrey Banks was cremated.


Google MapManchester Southern Cemetery
Sec N Nonconformist Grave 1139

Hudson V9171

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.

YouTube Hudson

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 Mk. III V9171

Accepted by EAC for use at No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Destroyed in crash on 18 March 1943, while with No. 36 Operational Training Unit at Greenwood, NS. At least one fatality. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 22 March 1943 for write off.
1942-08-25 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2020-10-27
1943-March-18 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Morristown South Of Berwick Nova Scotia Names: Banks | Gaha | Moran | Ryan
1943-05-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

36 OTU (36 Operational Training Unit)

The Operational Training Unit (OTU) was the last stop for aircrew trainees. They spent 8 to 14 weeks learning to fly operational aircraft (Hawker Hurricane or Fairey Swordfish, e.g.). The instructors had experience in actual operations, and often were posted to OTUs after their operational tour.

More information on the Air Force Station at Greenwood, Nova Scotia can be found at:

RAF Roundel RCAF.info - Greenwood, Nova Scotia

General NO36 OTU Roll Of Honor

Museum Greenwod Military Aviation Museum Video History Of Greenwood

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