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MacGranachan, Robert (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-December-25

Birth Date: 1919-September-13 (age 23)

Born: Fox Warren, Manitoba

Son of William and Lillian M. MacGranachan, of Fox Warren, Manitoba.

Home: Foxwarren, Manitoba

Enlistment: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment Date: 1941-05-22

Service
RCAF
Unit
119 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Flight Sergeant
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
Navigator
Service Numbers
R/106191
119 City of Hamilton Squadron (Noli Me Tangere), Sydney, Nova Scotia. Hudson aircraft BW 695 crashed and blew up, just after take-off, two and one half miles south-west of the aerodrome at RCAF Station Sydney. WOs L.H. Green, W.B. Bailey, and Sergeant J.E. Camire were also killed.

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)

Home
Google MapFoxwarren, Manitoba
Burial
Google MapFoxwarren Cemetery
Lot 34 Range 2

Hudson BW695

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.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hudon - Kestrel Publications

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 BW695

First assigned to No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS. Later with No. 119 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Sydney, NS. Category C damage at Sydney aerodrome at 21:20 on 5 July 1942. Category A crash at Sydney aerodrome at 07:00 on 25 December 1942. Both engines failed shortly after takeoff, entire crew killed, including pilot WO2 L. Green. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 28 December 1942, for scrapping.
1942-02-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-December-25 Accident: 119 Squadron Loc: Rcaf Stnorth Sydney Names: Bailey | Camire | Green | Macgranachan
1943-03-23 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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