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Marshall, L (Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-August-21

Male Head

Birth Date: unkown date (age )

31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
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

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

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 BW432

With No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS when taken on RCAF books. Coded “A1”. Cat “B” damage at Aylesford, NS (about 7 miles north east of Greenwood) on 16 Jan 1943, in a gear up forced landing. Reported by No. 36 OTU at Greenwood, NS. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 19 Jan 1943, delivered there on 29 Jan 1943. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 1 Feb to 10 Jun 1943. To EAC when completed. Cat “A” crash on 21 Aug 1943. The a/c took off on a famil flight with an instructor pilot, a student and two passengers on board. On take-off the u/c was retracted too early and the right wing tip touched the ground. The pilot over controlled and the a/c struck the opposite wing on the ground and cartwheeled. The student pilot, Flight Sergeant (RAF) L. Marshall was fatally injured. The remaining members were seriously injured. To No. 4 Repair Depot on 2 Sep 1943, for inspection and report. Declared beyond further aeronautical value. Scrapped at No. 4 Repair Depot
1942-01-28 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-16 Accident: 36 Operational Training Unit Loc: Berwick Bombing Range Names: Miles | Young
1943-August-21 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Gontier | Lemoine | Marshall | Pearson
1944-02-05 Struck off Strength Struck off, reduced to spares and produce 2019-08-20

31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF) (31 Operational Training Unit)

The Operational Training Unit (OTU) was the last stop for aircrew trainees. They spent 8 to 14 weeks learning to fly operational aircraft (Hawker Hurricane or Fairey Swordfish, e.g.). The instructors had experience in actual operations, and often were posted to OTUs after their operational tour. More information on the RCAF Station at Debert, Nova Scotia can be found at
  • RAF Roundel - Debert, Nova Scotia

  • General History 31 OTU by Maj (Ret) G.D. Madigan

  • General Wall Of Honour NO31 OTU

  • 1941-06-03 Primary Location Debert NS Canada Currently site of Delbert Airport Ident CCQ3

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