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Knowles, David Mcgillivray (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-September-25

Birth Date: 1919-September-06 (age 23)

Son of Arthur Knowles, and of Maida Parlow Knowles, of Toronto, Ontario.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

11 (BR) 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
11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Hudson aircraft BW 454 failed to return from an anti-sub patrol, FS J. Selig, P/O C.G. Sawyer, F/L A.R. Booth, and P/O W.L. Junge (RAAF) also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Pilot Officer David Mcgillivray Knowles has no known grave.

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Hudson BW454

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. III BW454

Noted on 5 February 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "K". Did not return from patrol mission that started at 08:45 GMT on 25 September 1942, report filed on 26 September 1942. Pilot and 4 crew not found. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 29 September 1943.
1942-02-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-25 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Names: Booth | Junge | Knowles | Sawyer | Selig
1943-02-02 Struck off Strength Struck off, reported scrapped 2019-08-20

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