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Craig, Douglas Earl (Corporal)

Killed in Action 1941-June-03

Birth Date: 1917-April-29 (age 24)

Earl Carson Craig & Mildred Edith Craig

Home: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (parents)

11 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
RCAF Stn. Dartmouth, NS.
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

Took off from RCAF Stn. Dartmouth on an a special search for missing Bolingbroke aircraft 9007.

Aircraft struck radio mast on Sable Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and crashed. There was one survivor.

Cause of crash was altimeter set at Dartmouth brought Hudson over Sable Island at roughly 55 feet, low enough to hit the radio mast.

Killed includes Craig: F/Lt Gerald Barclay Snow RCAF pilot C982 KIFA burial place not found. Flying Officer Ivan Lloyd George Gillis RCAF C3562 KIFA burial place not found. F/Lt Frederick Judson Bell RCAF C3582 KIFA burial place not found. AC1 Gordon Allen Dillworth RCAG R/61440 KIFA burial place not found.

Survivor: Flying Officer Kenneth Campbell Wilson survived and testified at the inquiry into the crash.

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)

Google MapSaskatoon, Saskatchewan (parents)
Google MapWoodlawn Cemetery Saskatoon
Block 88 Lot 81 Grave 10459

Hudson 782

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 I 782

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7386. To RCAF Station Ottawa on 18 July 1940. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS from August 1940. To storage at Halifax from 11 November 1940 to 4 March 1941. Back with No. 11 Squadron when it crashed on Sable Island at 11:40 on 3 June 1941. Struck radio tower in poor visibility, while searching for missing Bolingbroke (possibly 9007).

1940-02-16 Taken on Strength No. 1 Training Command 2019-08-20
1941-June-03 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Sable Is Names: Bell | Craig | Dillworth | Gillis | Snow
1941-07-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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