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Lyle, Robert Samuel (Warrant Officer 1st Class)

Killed in Action 1944-08-18

Birth Date: 1916-06-27 (age 28)

Born: Flett's Springs, Saskatchewan

Son of R. R. Lyle and Barbara Lyle, of Ethelton, Saskatchewan.

Home: Ethelton, Saskatchewan

Enlistment: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Enlistment Date: 1941-09-09

202 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Semper Vigilate (Be always vigiliant)
Warrant Officer 1st Class
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
202 Squadron (Semper Vigilate). Catalina aircraft crashed in the sea ten miles south of Gibraltar. Seven RAF crew members, Sgt.s H.G. Barnfield, C.F. Moore, K. Neville, C. Roberts, F/O.s L.N. Bowles, L.A. Shaw, and H.G. Stapleforth were also killed. Warrant Officer Class 1 Wireless Operator Air Gunner Lyle was buried at sea, his name is inscribed on the Gibraltar War Memorial, Gibraltar.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

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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Wkikpedia Wikipedia Canso PBY

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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RCAF On Strength (274), RCAF 400 Squadron (13), Canadian Aircraft Losses (82)
last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso JX201

202 Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Semper Vigilate

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