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Bond, John Basil (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-February-26

Birth Date: 1921-April-14 (age 21)

Born: Rutland, British Columbia

Son of Cecil H. Bond and Margaret Bond, of Kelowna, British Columbia.

Home: Kelowna, British Columbia

Enlistment: Vancouver, British Columbia

Enlistment Date: 1941-07-04

113 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
Pilot 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
113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The crew of Hudson aircraft BW 634 were engaged in an anti-sub patrol when they crashed in the Bay of Fundy. P/Os J.N. Treadwell, J.L. Daly, and Sergeant G. Beverley were also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Pilot Officer John Basil Bond has no known grave.

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Hudson BW634

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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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 BW634

Taken on strength by Eastern Air Command, for the Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First used by No. 113 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS. Category A crash into Bay of Fundy at 12:00 on 26 February 1943. Cause of crash "obscure", pilot Pilot Officer J.B. Bond and 3 crew killed. Allocated to No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 March 1943 for write off.
1942-02-05 Taken on Strength 2019-08-20
1943-February-26 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Digby Names: Beverley | Bond | Daly | Treadwell
1943-05-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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