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Lawrence, George Henry (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1944-March-03

Birth Date: 1916-August-12 (age 27)

Pamela Ianthe Thorpe Lawrence

Home: Victoria, British Columbia

628 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Flight Lieutenant
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
628 Squadron (Nocturna Mors). Catalina Ib aircraft FP161 which disappeared on a ferry flight from Rehills Lake (Calcutta) to China Bay (Ceylon)

F/Lt. Lawrence was nicknamed Shanghai, and was born in China of missionary parents.

Killed includes Lawrence: Flying Officer Frederick Aiston RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 432. Flight Sergeant Abraham Garcia RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 434. Sergeant James William Holland RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436. Flying Officer Thomas Reginald Holland RAF Singapore Memorial Column 432. Sergeant Robert Higginson Owen RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436. Sergeant Charles Neville Tasker RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436. Sergeant Henry Whitby RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436. Sergeant Ronald Cuthbert Wild RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436. Sergeant Robert William Cowan Yeaman RAF KIA Singapore Memorial Column 436.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Flight Lieutenant George Henry Lawrence has no known grave.

Google MapVictoria, British Columbia

Google MapSingapore War Memorial
Column 441

Consolidated Canso Catalina PBY PB2B A-10 OA-10 Black Cat

RCAF Canso A (Serial No. 9754), No. 162 Squadron, F/L David Ernest Hornell aircraft.

The Consolidated Catalina and Canso were close cousins. The Canso was the true amphibious version of the design and therefore included a conventional undercarriage to allow for either water or land use. The Canso provided more than two decades of valuable service to the RCAF. The Catalina variant came first and was produced beginning in 1935 for the United States Navy. The amphibious version, designated PBY-5A, came in service early in 1941 and the RCAF began using the aircraft on anti-submarine patrols that same year. After the Second World War, the RCAF used Cansos for search and rescue, Arctic survey missions and various transport operations. RCAF

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last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso FP161

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