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Farrell, John Patrick (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-September-24

Birth Date: 1920-February-06 (age 24)

Born: Hamilton Ontario

Home: Hamilton, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
244 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Rank
Pilot 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
accountant
Service Numbers
C/85269
244 Sqn Communications Flight, Aden. Hudson aircraft crashed four miles west of Riyan, Jodhpur, India. Three of the crew and four passengers, all not Canadians, were also killed. Pilot Officer Farrell was the fifth and only Canadian passenger killed. Aden Communications Flight Hudson crashed, accountant Pilot Officer J.P. Farrell, Cpl E.C. Morris RAF, Warrant Officer G.M. Blue RNZAF, Leading Aircraftman J.T. McHugh RAF, Leading Aircraftman S.K. Dawson RAF, Flight Sergeant K.M. Bardell RAF (244 Sqn.), Leading Aircraftman A.R. Austrin RAF, Sergeant C.J.J. Hunter RAF and Leading Aircraftman A.E. Quick RAF killed. They are buried in what is now Yemen.

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 MapHamilton, Ontario
Burial
Google MapCatholic Cemetery
I coll grave 169-177

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 EW881

244 Sqn Communications Flight, Aden. Hudson aircraft crashed four miles west of Riyan, Jodhpur, India. Three of the crew and four passengers, all not Canadians, were also killed. Pilot Officer Farrell was the fifth and only Canadian passenger killed.

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