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Cotter, Donald Joseph (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-10-23

Birth Date: 1923-08-22 (age 20)

Born: Pembroke, Ontario

Son of John J. Cotter and Marie Cotter, of Pembroke, Ontario.

Home: Pembroke, Ontario

Enlistment: Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1941-09-08

Service
RCAF
Unit
48 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Forte Et Fidele (By strength and faithfulness)
Rank
Flight Sergeant
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
R/125780
48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft FK 398 crashed into the sea during rocket firing practise fifteen miles east of Gibraltar. FSs S.M. Craig, G.J. McFadyean (RAF), and P. Newns (RAF) were also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Flight Sergeant Donald Joseph Cotter has no known grave.

Crew on Hudson MK Vl FK398

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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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 Vl FK398

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft #FK 398 crashed into the sea during rocket firing practise fifteen miles east of Gibraltar


48 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Forte Et Fidele

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