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Macmillan, Edgar (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-February-24

Birth Date: 1921-February-19 (age 22)

son of James and Christina Cassidy; husband of Mary Lorna MacMillan, of Ottawa.

Husband of Mary Lorna MacMillan, of Ottawa.

Home: Ottawa, Ontario

11 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
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
11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron. The crew of Hudson aircraft BW 453 were returning from an anti-sub patrol and the pilot tried to land in poor weather. The aircraft crashed and exploded on impact six miles east of 4 runway at RCAF Station, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. FS M.M. Rowe, H.C. Johnson, and Warrant Officer D.R. Rhea were also killed.

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Plot 102 Sec M Grave 1 South half

Hudson BW453

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 Mk. III BW453

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Loaned to Home War Establishment in February 1942, for use by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS, coded "L". Category C1 damage at Dartmouth aerodrome at 19:00 on 16 March 1942. Not clear if aircraft was still with No. 31 OTU, or No. 11 Squadron. Category A crash while with No. 11 Squadron, at Dartmouth aerodrome at 23:20 on 24 February 1943. Crashed and exploded after attempting to land in bad weather after returning from anti-submarine patrol, and then diverting to Debert. Exploded on impact, 6 miles east of Runway #4 at Dartmouth. Pilot A/F/S H.C. Johnson and 3 other crew killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 26 February 1943 for write off.
1942-02-05 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-March-16 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Alston | Fleming | Pilcher | Wishart
1943-February-24 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Dartmouth Names: Johnson | Macmillan | Rhea | Rowe
1943-04-26 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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