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Carr-Harris, Brian Gethryn DFC (Wing Commander)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-July-05

Birth Date: 1903-January-25 (age 39)

Born: Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada

Robert Carr-Harris & Bertha Hannah (nee Wright) Carr-Harris

Mary Christine (nee Proctor) Carr-Harris, of Picton, Ontario

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment: Camp Borden, Simcoe County, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1924-07-20

Decorations: DFC

Distinguished Service Cross
45 Group (RAF)
RAF Dorval, Quebec
Wing Commander
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
Second Pilot
Service Numbers

Hudson Mk. III FH395

Aircraft Ferrying 1942-July-05 to 1942-July-05

45 (T) Group (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

45 Group RAF Transport Command (Headquarters), Dorval, Quebec. Wing Commander BG Carr-Harris (RCAF), Squadron Leader GP Christie DFC (RAFO) and Leading Aircraftman CS Llewellyn (RAFVR) lost their lives while on a ferry training flight when Hudson III aircraft FH395 crashed into Lake St Louis and sank, killing the entire crew

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie pages 44, 271-2, 313

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

Took off from Dorval, Quebec on a summer afternoon training flight.

Crashed at 17:14 at Lac St. Louie (Pointe Claire) Quebec.

Crew: Squadron Leader George Patterson Christie, RCAF J/40081 pilot W/C Brian Gethryn Carr-Harris, RCAF C52 second pilot LAC Clement Stuart Llewellyn, RAF 1029113 second pilot.

The official accident review findings on the cause of the crash was one word - ´┐ŻObscure´┐Ż.

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)

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Section G Officers Reserved Plot

Hudson FH395

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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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. III FH395

Headquarters, RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. W/C. Carr-Harris, S/L. G.P. Christie D.F.C. (RAF) and Leading Aircraftman C.S. Llewellyn (RAF) lost their lives when Hudson aircraft # FH 395 crashed into Lake St Louis and sank.

1942-July-05 Accident: RAF FCOM DORVAL Loc: Pointe Claire Quebec Names: Carr Harris | Christie | Llewellyn
1942-07-21 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1942-12-21 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07

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