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MacLachlan, Robert Bruce (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-July-06

Birth Date: 1921 (age 21)

Son of Peter Moore MacLachlan and Anna C. MacLachlan, of Regina.

Home: Regina, Saskatchewan

13 OTU- Operational Training Unit
Pilot Officer
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
Service Numbers
Prev: R/102449
13 Operational Training Squadron, Patricia Bay, British Columbia. The crew of Hudson aircraft 765 were engaged in take-off and landing training when their aircraft crashed and burned during take-off at the Whatcom County Airport, Bellingham, Washington, USA. Pilot Officer E.R. Brooks and Sergeant V.A. Ufting were also killed.

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

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Block B Plot 1 Grave 3

Hudson 765

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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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 I 765

Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7350. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron at Ottawa from 16 September 1939, then with this unit to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS in late 1939. To Western Air Command on 4 March 1941. Operated by No. 120 (BR) Squadron from RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC, March to late 1941. Serving with No. 13 (OT) Squadron when it crashed and burned on takeoff from Bellingham, Washington State at 16:18 on 6 July 1942. 3 fatalities, including both Pilot Officer R. McLachlen, second pilot; radio operator, Sgt./WAG Victor A. Utting; and P/O/ E.R. Brooks. 4 passengers seriously injured. Information provided by Sgt. Utting's younger brother, Phillip S. Utting.

1939-09-16 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-July-06 Accident: 13 OT Squadron Loc: Bellingham Wash Names: Beatty | Brooks | MacBean | Maclachlan | Merredew | Olson | Utting
1942-09-03 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce at No. 3 Repair Depot, Vancouver 2019-08-20

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