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Smith, Lionel Vernon Osman (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-October-03

Birth Date: 1912-October-03 (age 30)

Born: Waco, Texas

Son of Lionel Hugh and Josephine Smith, of El Paso, Texas, U.S.A. Graduate of Notre Dame and Harvard Universities.

Home: El Paso, Texas, USA

Enlistment: Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment Date: 1941-04-14

Service
RCAF
Unit
1 Sqn- Squadron (IAF)
Rank
Flying Officer
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
Observer
Service Numbers
J/9513
1 Squadron (In Omnibus Princeps). Hudson aircraft was in a mid-air collision with a Hurricane aircraft twenty miles south of Hyderabad Sind. Five of the crew of the Hudson, not Canadians, were also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Finadagrave.com

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

Home
Google MapEl Paso, Texas, USA
Burial
Google MapKarachi War Cemetery
2 C Coll grave 5-10

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. llla FH289

#1 Squadron (In Omnibus Princeps). Hudson aircraft was in a mid-air collision with a Hurricane aircraft twenty miles south of Hyderabad Sind. Five of the crew of the Hudson, not Canadians, were also killed

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