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Baxter, John Ross (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-October-30

Male Head

Birth Date: 1920-May-26 (age 23)

Son of James Albert and Annie Ethel Baxter, of Ladner, British Columbia, Canada.

Home: Ladner, British Columbia

5 OTU- Operational Training Unit
Flight Sergeant
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
5 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft lost.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Flight Sergeant John Ross Baxter has no known grave.

Google MapLadner, British Columbia

Google MapRunnymede Memorial Surrey
Panel 181

Hudson T9352

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. l T9352

#5 Operational Training Unit. On the night of 29/30th October, 1943, Hudson T9352 took off from RAF Long Kesh, at 1944 hours, to carry out a night non-operational flight., to St Kilda via Barra Head and return to Portrush. W/T go was received at 2005 hours, but no other W/T was received until 2301 hours when a 3rd class fix was obtained giving a position 56.16N 07.50E. After this nothing further was heard from the aircraft, but later an aircraft was reported in the Oban district which might have been T9352. Searches for the missing aircraft over the next 48 hours produced no result.

source: Malcolm Deeley, Ulster Aviation Society

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