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Davis, Philip Meyer (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1942-October-30

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Birth Date: 1905 (age 37)

Home: Montreal, Quebec

Service
RAFVR
Unit
24 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Flight Lieutenant
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
Pilot
Service Numbers
76388

24 Squadron (In Omnia Parati) RAF Brize Norton, Hudson III aircraft V 8983 crashed at Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England with the loss of everyone onboard. It had been on a VIP ferry flight from Hendon to Belfast to drop off some senior officers, and on the return journey it was once again carrying passengers from the Navy, Army and RAF as well as some civilians

Flight Lieutenant PM Davis (RAFVR)(Can), Squadron Leader JFA Day AFC (RAF), Flying Officer R Cook (RAFVR), Sergeant AG Hudd (RAF) and Sergeant WJ Morbin (RAFVR) were killed in the crash. No other military or civilian casualties have been identified or listed to date

Flight Lieutenant Davis was born to American parents in San Mateo, California as Philip Meyer. He lost both parents and was adopted by his aunt and uncle, Lady Henriette and Sir Mortimer Davis and moved to Montreal, QC. He was schooled in England and joined the RAF while working in a law office in London in 1933

General Davis, Phillip Meyer The Jews in the RAF

General Flight Lieutenant Philip Davis - South-East History Boards

Home
Google MapMontreal, Quebec
Burial
Google MapBrookwood Military Cemetery
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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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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. lll V8983

#24 Squadron (In Omnia Parati) RAF Brize Norton, Hudson III aircraft #V 8983 crashed at Wendover, Buckinghamshire, England with the loss of everyone onboard. It had been on a VIP ferry flight from Hendon to Belfast to drop off some senior officers, and on the return journey it was once again carrying passengers from the Navy, Army and RAF as well as some civilians

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