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Davies, John Robert (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-November-01

Birth Date: 1917-May-04 (age 25)

Son of Robert H. Davies and J. Agnes Davies, of Victoria, British Columbia.

Home: Victoria, British Columbia

145 Sqn- Squadron
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
Service Numbers
145 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Furor Non Sine Frenis). Hudson aircraft lost.

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 John Robert Davies has no known grave.

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Hudson BW449

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 BW449

Noted on 10 February 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Reported missing on 2 November 1942, off coast of Newfoundland, near Torbay, while with No. 145 (BR) Squadron. Had departed on an anti-submarine and convoy escort patrol at 16:35 GMT. Subsequent report theorized that an inexperienced pilot may have let down through fog and crashed at sea. All 4 crew missing, presumed dead. Application for write off submitted by RCAF Station Gander on 5 November 1942. Ownership to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot at Gander on 1 December 1942.
1942-02-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-November-01 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Over Atlantic Ocean Names: Beattie | Davies | Feldman | Robinson
1943-01-12 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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