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Ragan, George Staudt (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1945-March-21

Birth Date: 1924 (age 21)

Son of J. M. and Auta D. Ragan, of Macleod, Alberta, Canada.

Home: Macleod, Alberta

161 Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Flying Officer
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
161 Squadron. The crew of Hudson III aircraft AE 595 were on a special night operation when the aircraft was shot down east of the aerodrome at Rheine, Germany. Warrant Officer F.E. Gray, one RAF, and one RNZAF member of the crew were also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Flying Officer George Staudt Ragan was exhumed and reburied.

Google MapMacleod, Alberta
First Burial
Google MapFriedhof Konigsesch Cemetery, Rheine, Germany
Google MapReichswald Forest War Cemetery
24 B 11

Hudson AE595

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 AE595

#161 Squadron. Hudson III aircraft #AE 595 lost.

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