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O'Neil, Hugh Harold (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Died 1942-02-03

Male Head

Birth Date: 1921-01-01 (age 21)

Son of Mark and Annie O'Neill, of Pugwash.

Home: Pugwash, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia

Service
RCAF
Unit
2 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School
Base
Mossbank, Saskatchewan, Canada
Rank
Aircraftman 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
air frame mechanic
Service Numbers
R/50208
2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mossbank, Saskatchewan. Died of natural causes while in the Royal Columbia Hospital, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. AC1 O'Neil had been A.W,O.L. from Mossbank since January 21, 1942.

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2 BGS- Bombing & Gunnery School (2 Bomb and Gunnery School)

The Bombing and Gunnery School (B&GS) offered instruction in the techniques of bomb aiming and aerial machine gunnery to Air Observers, Bomb Aimers, and Wireless Air Gunners. These schools required large areas to accommodate their bombing and gunnery ranges, and were often located near water. The Avro Anson, Fairey Battle, Bristol Bolingbroke, and Westland Lysander were the standard aircraft used at B&GS schools.
Mossbank NO2 BGS Magazine
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