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Byers, Alan Gordon (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1944-May-20

Birth Date: 1915-December-12 (age 28)

Born: Montreal Quebec

Son of Dr. W. Gordon M. Byers and Mrs. Byers; husband of Norah D. Byers, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Husband of Norah D. Byers, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Home: Montreal, Quebec

Service
RCAF
Unit
5 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
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
C/1612
5 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Volando Vincimus), Torbay, Newfoundland. Canso aircraft lost.

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)

Flight Lieutenant Alan Gordon Byers has no known grave.

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Canso 9773

Consolidated Canso Catalina PBY PB2B A-10 OA-10 Black Cat

RCAF Canso A (Serial No. 9754), No. 162 Squadron, F/L David Ernest Hornell aircraft.

The Consolidated Catalina and Canso were close cousins. The Canso was the true amphibious version of the design and therefore included a conventional undercarriage to allow for either water or land use. The Canso provided more than two decades of valuable service to the RCAF. The Catalina variant came first and was produced beginning in 1935 for the United States Navy. The amphibious version, designated PBY-5A, came in service early in 1941 and the RCAF began using the aircraft on anti-submarine patrols that same year. After the Second World War, the RCAF used Cansos for search and rescue, Arctic survey missions and various transport operations. RCAF

YouTube Canso PBY

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Canso PBY

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (274), RCAF 400 Squadron (13), Canadian Aircraft Losses (83), Canadian Museum(3)
last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso A 9773

Served with No. 5 (BR) Squadron in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, or Quebec, coded "G". Missing on 20 May 1944, on mission to dispose of unserviceable dynamite and pyrotechnics. All crew and 4 passengers (at least one Army) killed. Took off from Torbay, Newfoundland for this mission.

1943-03-18 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-20 Accident: 5 Squadron Loc: Cape St Francis Newfoundland Names: Byers | Campbell | Clow | Herman | Mcgimsie | Murray | Nolan | Poole
1944-07-21 Struck off Strength Written off, after going missing on operations. 2019-08-20

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