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Forbes, Roy Bruce (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1940-August-07

Birth Date: 1915 (age 25)

Son of James H. and Helen M. Forbes, of London, Ontario.

Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba

224 Sqn- Squadron
Flying 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
224 Squadron (Fedele All Amico). Hudson aircraft lost in the North Sea while on anti- sub patrol. Three of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. During his tour Flying Officer Forbes and his crew had found and bombed three enemy submarines, they had also shot down a German Dornier DO-18 flying boat.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Flying Officer Roy Bruce Forbes has no known grave.

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Panel 8

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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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. l N7282

#224 Squadron (Fedele All Amico). Hudson aircraft lost in the North Sea while on anti- sub patrol.

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