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Purcell, John Gerald (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1942-February-16

Birth Date: 1919-December-28 (age 22)

Son of George William and Rose Purcell, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Thomas William, Rosalind Townend, Georgina McQuire and Ted.

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

Service
RCAF
Unit
48 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
R/58684
48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft AM 873 failed to return from a bombing operation. One RAAF and two RAF members of the crew missing believed killed.

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

Sergeant John Gerald Purcell has no known grave.

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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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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(L.R.) AM873

#48 Squadron (Forte Et Fidele). Hudson aircraft #AM 873 failed to return from a bombing operation. One RAAF and two RAF members of the crew missing believed killed.

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