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Christie, George Patterson DFC & Bar (Squadron Leader)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-July-05

Birth Date: 1917-October-01 (age 24)

Born: Westmount, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada

Clarence Victor Christie & Edith Madeline (nee Mowatt) Christie

Home: Westmount, Quebec

Enlistment Date: 1937-07-01

Decorations: DFC & Bar

Distinguished Service Cross Bar
45 Group (RAF)
RCAF Stn. Dorval, Quebec
Squadron Leader
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

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 LAC 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 in Hudson Mk III FH-395 was on a training flight which crashed at Lake St. Louis, (Pointe Claire) Quebec.

Killed includes Christie: W/C Brian Gethryn Carr-Harris RCAF C/52 pilot KIFA Cataraqui Cemetery Kingston Sec. G. Officers' Res. Plot. LAC Clement Stuart Llewellyn RAF pilot KIA Mount Royal Cemetery Montreal Sec. G.943. Grave 341.

Squadron Leader Christie DFC & Bar, a Canadian Ace pilot, served with 145 Squadron, flew unarmed high-altitude Spitfires with 212 Squadron at the Photographic Development Unit, Hurricane aircraft with 242 Squadron in the Battle of Britain, and Spitfire aircraft with 66 Squadron. He returned to Canada in early 1941 to join RAF Ferry Command and was the chief flying instructor for them at the time of his death

Aces High, A Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Forces in WWII by Christopher Shores and Clive Williams, page 176

Aces High, Volume 2, A Further Tribute to the Most Notable Fighter Pilots of the British and Commonwealth Air Forces in WWII by Christopher Shores, page 61

242 Squadron The Canadian Years, Being the Story of the RAF's all "Canadian" Squadron by Hugh Halliday, pages 84, 88-9, 93-5, 103n, 115

Canadians in the Royal Air Force by Les Allison, page 119

The Splendid Hundred by Arthur Bishop page 147

General Battle of Britain London Monument - Flying Officer G P Christie

General George Christie

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Google MapWestmount, Quebec
Google MapLake View Cemetery
Masonic Section Row W Grave 5

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.

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. III FH395

Headquarters, RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. W/C. Carr-Harris, S/L. G.P. Christie D.F.C. (RAF) and LAC 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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