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Long, Robert Michael (Warrant Officer 2nd Class)

Killed in Action 1943-March-29

Birth Date: 1912 (age 31)

Son of Joe Claude Arnold and Violet Grey Long, of Williams Lake, British Columbia.

Home: Williams Lake, British Columbia

Service
RCAF
Unit
280 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
To See and Be Seen
Rank
Warrant Officer 2nd Class
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
Observer
Service Numbers
R/106952
279 Squadron (To See and Be Seen) Hudson III aircraft AE 519 OS-S crashed into the sea at St Ives Bay, Cornwall. 280 Sqn (We Will Be There) members Warrant Officer Class 2 RM Long (RCAF), Warrant Officer Class 2 HR Bacon (RCAF), Warrant Officer Class 2 EP Povey (RCAF), FS LV Fletcher (RCAF) were killed. 279 Sqn member Flying Officer EG Gibbs (RAF) died as a result of injuries the following day. 279 Sqn and 280 Sqn were Air-Sea Rescue (ASR) squadrons and both based at RAF Bircham Newton at the time of this event, which would account for the mixed squadron crew. 279 Sqn flew Lockheed Hudson aircraft and 280 Sqn flew Avro Anson aircraft in 1943

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Hudson AE519

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 AE519

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279 Squadron (To See and Be Seen) (ASR Sqn) Hudson III aircraft #AE 519 OS-S crashed into the sea at St Ives Bay, Scotland. FS HR Bacon (RCAF) who served with #280 Sqn and was killed. Please see WO2 RM Long (RCAF) for full casualty list and details.

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