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Gunn, Robert Joseph (Flying Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-December-06

Birth Date: 1917 (age 25)

Son of John J. and Mary E. Gunn.

Home: Carrot River, Saskatchewan

Service
RCAF
Unit
1 OADU- Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit
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
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
J/9847
1 Overseas Air Delivery Unit. Hudson VI aircraft FK 522 crashed in the sea off Portreath, England. Four of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Addendum: 1 OADU Hudson VI FK522 flew into a cliff in England after taking off, passenger Craftsman G. Atkinson (REME) killed, Flying Officer R.J. Gunn, Sergeant J.W.C. Kidd (RAF), Sergeant P.H. Moulton (RAF) and Flight Sergeant R.J. Haire (RA)AF) missing (A. Storr). Addendum: The units Engineering Officer, Flight Lieutenant J.C. Hardman (RAF), was killed climbing down the cliff to look for survivors (www.rafdavidstowmoor.org). Addendum: Another aircraft, 2 OADU Beaufort I DD980, had crashed into the cliff just 5 minutes before after taking off on the same runway (R. Hayward). Addendum: Both crashes were attributed to "downdrafts" off the runway which ended in a cliff on the edge of the sea (Alan www.rafcommands.com).

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Flying Officer Robert Joseph Gunn has no known grave.

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Panel 99

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 Vl FK522

#1 Overseas Air Delivery Unit. Hudson VI aircraft #FK 522 crashed in the sea off Portreath, England

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