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Caron, Joseph Aurele Roland (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-January-30

Birth Date: 1923-August-28 (age 20)

Home: Ottawa, Ontario

608 (GR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Omnibus Ungulis With all talons
RAF Montecorvino, Italy
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
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
Prev: R/125681

Took off from Montecorvino, Italy in Hudson Mk IIIa FK-788 on an air-sea rescue operation for missing 608 Sqn Hudson Mk IIIa FK-733 when it went down in the sea off Agnone, Italy.

Killed includes Caron: Flight Sergeant Harold Taylor Croft RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 14, Column 1. Pilot Officer Joseph Geoffrey Doucet RCAF J/87708 KIA Malta Memorial Panel 16. Column 1. Pilot Officer Leon Louis Henrion RAF KIA Runnymede Memorial Panel 211. Sergeant Joshua Smollan RAF KIA Malta Memorial Panel 15, Column 2.

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)

Pilot Officer Joseph Aurele Roland Caron has no known grave.

Google MapOttawa, Ontario

Google MapMalta War Memorial
Panel 16 Column 1

Hudson FK788

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. llla FK788

#608 Sqn (Omnibus Ungulis) Montecorvino, Italy, Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 788 was engaged in an air-sea rescue operation for missing #608 Sqn Hudson IIIa #FK 733 when it went down in the sea off Agnone, Italy.

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