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Belecky, John Anthony (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-July-12

Birth Date: 1921-February-03 (age 22)

Born: London Ontario

Home: London, Ontario

608 Sqn- Squadron
Flying Officer
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
Service Numbers
608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson VI aircraft FK 711 missing in the Mediterranean on an anti-submarine patrol, cause unknown. Flying Officer JA Belecky (RCAF), Flying Officer DW Ellis (RAAF), Flight Sergeant K Van-Waning (RAAF), Flight Sergeant NA Rubens (RAAF) and meteorologist Leading Aircraftman AH Vann (RAF) missing. The crew members have no known graves. (A Storr; COL BRUGGY

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)

Flying Officer John Anthony Belecky has no known grave.

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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 FK711

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis). Hudson VI aircraft #FK 711 missing in the Mediterranean on an anti-submarine patrol, cause unknown.

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