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Buchanan, Robert Munro DFC (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1940-July-09

Birth Date: 1919-February-27 (age 21)

Born: Toronto Ontario

Son of Franklin Montgomery and Marie (nee Howes) Buchanan of Montreal, Quebec.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Decorations: DFC


Distinguished Service Cross
Service
RAF
Unit
233 Sqn- Squadron
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
Pilot
Service Numbers
42556
233 Sqn (Ymlaen) RAF Sumburgh, Hudson I aircraft N 7377 ZS-J believed shot down by German Luftwaffe "ace" Gordon Max "Mac" Gollob while on anti-submarine patrol over the North Sea near the Shetland Islands, Scotland. Gollob is also believed to have shot down a Short Sunderland flying boat (N 6133 "Y") from 201 Sqn the same day. Pilot Officer RM Buchanan (RAF)(Can), Pilot Officer LJE Ewing MiD (RAF)(NZ), Sergeant RG Ireland (RAF) and Sergeant DC Sinclair (RAF) missing, presumed killed. They have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede War Memorial.

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Pilot Officer Robert Munro Buchanan has no known grave.

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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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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 N7377

#233 Sqn (Ymlaen) RAF Sumburgh, Hudson I aircraft #N 7377 ZS-J believed shot down by German Luftwaffe "ace" Gordon Max "Mac" Gollob while on anti-submarine patrol over the North Sea near the Shetland Islands, Scotland.

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