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Senior, Edward Charles Robert (Aircraftman 1st Class)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-08-11

Male Head

Birth Date: 1919-01-01 (age 23)

Son of Charles Edward Senior, and of Mary Jane Senior, of St. Luke's, Cork, Irish Republic.

Service
RAF
Unit
1 GRS- General Reconnaissance School
Base
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, 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
Service Numbers
630216

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Aircraftman 1st Class Edward Charles Robert Senior has no known grave.

Crew on Anson Mk. I AX168

Avro Anson

Avro Anson Mk. V
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
The Museum's Anson Mk. V was built by MacDonald Brothers in Winnipeg in 1944. It flew with No. 7 Photographic Wing and No. 414 Squadron in Ottawa on photo survey work until the late 1940s. In 1956, it was purchased by INCO and used for mineral surveying until 1980, when it was donated to the Museum. The exterior is painted in the yellow colour common to all BCATP trainers and is in its same wartime RCAF markings.

The Avro Anson was known by a number of nicknames including "Faithful Annie" or "Flying Greenhouse". It was the first aircraft to be flown by the Royal Canadian Air Force to have a retractable undercarriage, which was a comparative novelty in 1936. In 1940, a Canadian government owned company, Federal Aircraft Limited, was created in Montreal to manufacture the Anson for Canadian use. Nearly 3,000 Anson aircraft were produced and, in the early days of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), the Anson was the standard trainer for many pilots, observers (navigators), wireless operators and bomb aimers. More than 20,000 aircrew received training on the Anson. In Canadian service, the aircraft was substantially re-designed with the substitution of North American engines and many other airframe and equipment changes. Harold Skaarup web pages

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

YouTube Avro Anson History

YouTube Avro Anson Construction

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (4404), RCAF 400 Squadron (6), Canadian Aircraft Losses (257)
last update: 2022-02-22 21:45:24

Anson Mk. I AX168

To Eastern Air Command at Charlottetown, PEI on 23 December 1941. With No. 32 Air Navigation School when it was damaged in a forced landing at Richibucto, NB on 11 January 1942. Aircraft had become lost in a snow storm during a navigation exercise, and the RAF crew did not have earphone jacks that would work with the RCAF style radio. RCAF paid $35.75 to repair a farmyard fence as a result of this accident. To No. 4 Repair Depot at Scoudouc for crash repairs, 12 January 1942. Winter conversion set installed by 19 February 1942. To Eastern Air Command on 18 July 1942. Category A loss at No. 1 General Reconnaissance School on 11 August 1942. The aircraft, with a crew of four, disappeared on a navigation exercise and no trace of it was ever found and there were no sightings or distress calls which might indicate its fate and that of the crew. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot on 19 August 1942 for write off.
1941-11-17 Taken on Strength Canada Car & Foundry 2019-08-20
1942-January-11 Accident: 31 General Reconnaissance School Loc: Richibucto New Brunswick Names: Fear | Johns | Senior | Sumpter
1942-August-11 Accident: 1 General Reconnaissance School Loc: Unknown Names: Burley | Llewlyn-roberts | Nutter | Senior
1942-09-21 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20


1 GRS- General Reconnaissance School (1 General Reconnaisance School)

The General Reconnaissance School trained pilots and air observers in the techniques required for ocean patrol. It was the equivalent to an Operational Training Unit (OTU), and last stop before aircrew were assigned to operations. The topics included DR Navigation, Astro Navigation, Compasses and Instruments, Meteorology, Signals, Reconnaissance, Coding, Ship Recognition, Aerial Photography, and Visual Signals.
  • RCAF Roundel RCAF.info - RCAF Station Summerside PEI

  • General from%20RCAF%20Station%20Summerside%2C%20PEI., Wikipedia Page

  • 1941-01-01 Primary Location Summerside PEI Canada Located at Summerside Airport Airport Ident CYSU

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