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Fairbairn, Robert Douglas (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-February-24

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Birth Date: 1922 (age 20)

Home: Comox, British Columbia

53 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
53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft lost. addendum 2: See page 219. Hudson aircraft AM 563 was carrying 4,250 lbs. of bombs and failed to &39;return from a night operation. P/O.s K.S. Davies and D.A. Ray (RAAF) were also killed. One RAF crew member was taken Prisoner Of War.

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Pilot Officer Robert Douglas Fairbairn has no known grave.

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Hudson AM563

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.

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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. V AM563

#53 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #AM 563 was carrying 4,250 lbs. of bombs and failed to return from a night operation. Pilot Officer R. Fairbairn was also killed. One RAAF member of the crew missing believed killed, and one RAF crew member was taken Prisoner of War

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