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Edmondson, William DSO (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1945-March-27

Birth Date: 1920-June-11 (age 24)

Born: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Edmondson of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment Date: 1941-10-20

Decorations: DSO


Distinguished Service Order
Service
RCAF
Unit
251 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
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/88640
Prev: R/134579
251Squadron. Hudson aircraft crashed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Finadagrave.com

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

Home
Google MapWinnipeg, Manitoba
Burial
Google MapReykjavik (Fossvogur) Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
C46 12

Hudson FK743

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 FK743

#251 Squadron. The crew of Hudson aircraft #FK 743 were engaged in a meteorological reconnaissance in the Reykjanes area of Iceland when they flew into high ground near Reykjavik

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