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Down, Charles James (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-January-31

Birth Date: 1922-March-02 (age 21)

Born: Ynysddu South Wales UK

Son of Horace James Down and Sarah Lillian Down, of Birch Cliff, Ontario, Canada.

Home: Birch Cliff, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
608 (GR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Omnibus Ungulis With all talons
Rank
Flying Officer
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
J/12072

608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis) Hudson IIIa aircraft FK 733 failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol in the Mediterranean, off Anzio, Italy

Flying Officer CJ Down (RCAF) was killed. Please see Webb, H for complete casualty list

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Home
Google MapBirch Cliff, Ontario
Burial
Google MapSalerno War Cemetery
III F 2

Hudson FK733

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 111a FK733

#608 Squadron (Omnibus Ungulis) Hudson IIIa aircraft # FK 733 failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol in the Mediterranean, off Anzio, Italy

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