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Somerville, Gilbert Eric (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-March-12

Birth Date: 1922 (age 21)

Son of James M. and Mary Somerville, of Swan River, Manitoba. Canada.

Home: Swan River, Manitoba

Service
RCAF
Unit
1 OADU- Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit
Rank
Flight 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/106330
Transit Flight. Hudson aircraft (FK 722) lost. Unit Note: Overseas Aircraft Delivery Unit (OADU)

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Flight Sergeant Gilbert Eric Somerville has no known grave.

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Hudson FK722

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 (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (2)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson MK Vl FK722

Transit Flight. Hudson aircraft #FK 722 was enroute from the United Kingdom to Gibraltar when it crashed in the sea two miles off the aerodrome at Gibraltar.

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