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Melville, John Edward (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-April-03

Birth Date: 1914-September-05 (age 28)

Son of Charles Arthur and Winnifred Hilda Melville of Midland, Ontario; husband of Jean Ellen Melville, of Toronto, Ontario.

Husband of Jean Ellen Melville, of Toronto, Ontario.

Home: Midland, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
500 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Quo Fata Vocent Whither the fates may call
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 Bomb Aimer
Service Numbers
R/115480
500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft AM 828 crashed at Kolea, Algeria. Pilot Officer E. Redman, and two of the crew, not Canadians, 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 MapMidland, Ontario
Burial
Google MapEl Alia Cemetery
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Hudson AM828

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 (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (2)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson Mk. V(L.R.) AM828

#500 County of Kent Squadron (Quo Fata Vocent). Hudson aircraft #AM 828 crashed at Kolea, Algeria. Pilot Officer E. Redman, and two of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed.

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