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Beckwall, August Leroy (Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-December-05

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Birth Date: 1922-August-23 (age 20)

Born: Radville, Saskatchewan

Son of John and Hilda Beckwall, of Radville, Saskatchewan. Nephew of August Alfred Beckwall who died on November 3, 1918 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment).

Home: Radville, Saskatchewan

Service
RCAF
Unit
45 Group (RAF)
Rank
Sergeant
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
R/114549
RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec Hudson aircraft FK 687 stalled and crashed when landing at Houlton, Maine, USA. Pilot Sergeant AL Beckwall (RCAF), Sergeant H Bordewick (RCAF), FS AG Gibson (RCAF), and Pilot Officer GN Harrison (RNZAF) were killed. Sergeant Beckwall was the second pilot onboard this aircraft.

This incident involved multiple aircraft:

  1. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK687
  2. Hudson MK Vl Serial: FK687

All the aircraft in the above list are referenced in this report.

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 MapRadville, Saskatchewan
Burial
Google MapRadville Cemetery
Lot 21 Block 9 Grave 1

Hudson FK687

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 Vl FK687

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec Hudson aircraft #FK 687 stalled and crashed when landing at Houlton, Maine, USA.
1942-December-05 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Houlton Maine Names: Beckwall | Bordewick | Gibson | Harrison
1942-December-05 Accident: RAF Ferry COMMAND Loc: Names: Beckwall | Bordewick | Gibson | Harrison

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