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Machan, Willis Elnor Ross (Warrant Officer 1st Class)

Killed in Action 1943-December-13

Birth Date: 1943-December-13 (age 0)

Son of Stanley and Ivah Machan, of Brussels, Ontario, Canada.

Home: Brussels, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
233 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Fortis et Fidelis Strong and fiathful
Rank
Warrant Officer 1st 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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
R/90316
233 Squadron (Ymlaen). The crew of Hudson IIIa aircraft FK 735 were returning from an anti-sub patrol when they flew into high ground in very low clouds five miles west of RAF Station, Lagens, The Azores. Warrant Officer J.H. Yorke, FSs G.F. Handel (RAF), and A.H. Severn (RAF) 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 MapBrussels, Ontario
Burial
Google MapLajes War Cemetery
Row A Grave 10

Hudson FK735

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. llla FK735

#233 Squadron (Ymlaen). The crew of Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 735 were returning from an anti-sub patrol when they flew into high ground in very low clouds five miles west of RAF Station, Lagens, The Azores

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