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Poyntz, S W (Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1943-September-22

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

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

Hudson AM755

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. V AM755

With No. 31 Operational Training Unit at Debert, NS when taken on strength. Category B crash at Debert aerodrome at 15:45 on 7 October 1941. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 6 November 1941, with 74:45 logged time. To Eastern Air Command and 31 OTU on 19 May 1942. Category B damage at Debert aerodrome again, at 17:30 on 28 February 1943. Swung on take off in strong cross wind, struck a snow bank. To Clark Ruse again for crash repairs, 8 March 1943. Crashed just after takeoff from Debert on 27 September 1943. Sgt. Poyntz and Sgt. B.W. Lambert, both RAF, plus F/Sgts. J. Creighton and S.S. McHardy killed. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc, NB on 1 October 1943 for write off.

1941-06-26 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-07 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Bookman | Richards | Whittaker
1943-February-28 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Norlen | Pull | Richards | Stepto
1943-September-22 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Aerodrome Names: Creighton | Lambert | Mchardy | Poyntz
1944-01-20 Struck off Strength Cat “A” write-off 2022-01-16

31 OTU (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

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