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MacDonald, Ernest Mills (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-April-22

Birth Date: 1904-January-01 (age 39)

Home: St Catharines, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit

Rank
Pilot Officer
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
Pilot
Service Numbers
C/22654

Sinking of the MV Amerika

The MV Amerika was torpedoed and sunk off Greenland by a German submarine. The Amerika was 10,000 tons with a crew of 87 and 53 RCAF Officers on board. They were positioned near the end of the convoy and a storm was raging when they were sunk 12 miles south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland. 16 RCAF Officers were rescued by a Corvette - H.M.S. Asphodel after spending 4 hours in a damaged lifeboat. They were taken ashore at Greenock, Scotland. Of the 16 survivors only one, Flying Officer A. Allen, was killed during the war. He was lost while on operations with 90 Squadron.

General Uboat.net MV Amerika

Google Map Sinking Location (after click zoom way out)

Pilot Officer MacDonald was a former Chief Flying Instructor at 19 EFTS, Virden, Manitoba.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Finadagrave.com

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

Pilot Officer Ernest Mills MacDonald has no known grave.

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Ship MVAmerika

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Ship MVAmerika

Sinking of the MV Amerika

The MV Amerika was torpedoed and sunk off Greenland by a German submarine. The Amerika was 10,000 tons with a crew of 87 and 53 RCAF Officers on board. They were positioned near the end of the convoy and a storm was raging when they were sunk 12 miles south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland. 16 RCAF Officers were rescued by a Corvette - H.M.S. Asphodel after spending 4 hours in a damaged lifeboat. They were taken ashore at Greenock, Scotland. Of the 16 survivors only one, Flying Officer A. Allen, was killed during the war. He was lost while on operations with 90 Squadron.

General Uboat.net MV Amerika

Google Map Sinking Location (after click zoom way out)


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