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Howard-Bangs, J (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-April-19

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
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

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

Crew on Hudson Mk. V AM773

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. V AM773

Taken on strength for No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Category B damage at Sussex Army Camp, NS at 16:45 on 15 April 1942. Assigned to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB for crash repairs on 20 April 1942, with 269:20 logged time. Arrive there on 26 April 1942, re-allocated to Clarke Ruse on 20 May 1942. Back to Eastern Air Command on 26 October 1942. Lost on an operational patrol on 19 April 1943. 4 crew killed: Sgt. A. Longstaff, RAF; Pilot Officer J. Howard-Bangs and Sgt. J.A. Gillis, RCAF; plus Sgt. P.M. Burns, RAAF. Application to write off dated 5 May 1943, when aircraft was still listed as missing.
1941-06-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-April-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Sussex Army Camp New Brunswick Names: Duncan | Kirkwood | Ryon
1943-April-19 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Names: Burns | Gillis | Howard-Bangs | Longstaff
1943-07-03 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF) (31 Operational Training Unit)

The Operational Training Unit (OTU) was the last stop for aircrew trainees. They spent 8 to 14 weeks learning to fly operational aircraft (Hawker Hurricane or Fairey Swordfish, e.g.). The instructors had experience in actual operations, and often were posted to OTUs after their operational tour. More information on the RCAF Station at Debert, Nova Scotia can be found at
  • RAF Roundel - Debert, Nova Scotia

  • General History 31 OTU by Maj (Ret) G.D. Madigan

  • General Wall Of Honour NO31 OTU

  • 1941-06-03 Primary Location Debert NS Canada Currently site of Delbert Airport Ident CCQ3

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