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Stewart, George Albert (Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1944-April-15

Birth Date: 1913-November-23 (age 30)

Son of David and Annie Stewart.

Home: London, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
31 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Base
Debert, Nova Scotia, Canada
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/191672
31 Operational Training Unit, Debert, Nova Scotia. Hudson V aircraft AM 902 was seen to crash into the Minas Basin, Nova Scotia after dropping depth charges. Sergeant GA Stewart (RCAF) was killed. Sergeant Stewart has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ottawa War Memorial. Please see Gibson, JW for complete casualty list.

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)

Sergeant George Albert Stewart has no known grave.

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Hudson AM902

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. V AM902

Taken on strength at No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS. Cat “B” damage at Debert aerodrome at 11:25 on 23 Oct 1941. Assigned to Clark Ruse Aircraft for crash repairs on 6 Nov 1941, with 282:55 airframe hours. Arrived there on 31 Dec 1941. Back to EAC on 19 May 1942. To Clark Ruse for repairs again, 25 Aug 1943 to 29 Feb 1944. To EAC when completed. During a practice bombing mission the a/c crashed into Cobequid Bay, NS on 16 Apr 1944, and was never recovered. The 6-person crew: Pilot Officer J.W. Gibson (pilot), Pilot Officer I.A. Macdonald (2nd pilot), Pilot Officer M.W. Warwick (nav), Pilot Officer D.G. Reynolds (nav), Flight Sergeant G.A. Stewart (WAG) and Flight Sergeant A.E. Cloutier (WAG) were declared “missing” presumed “dead”. Ownership to No. 4 Repair Depot for write off on 17 Apr 1944.
1941-10-21 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1941-October-23 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Debert Aerodrome Names: Baker | Biggs | Moran
1944-April-15 Accident: 31 Operational Training Unit Loc: Minas Basin Nova Scotia Names: Cloutier | Gibson | MacDonald | Reynolds | Stewart | Warwick
1944-05-25 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

31 OTU (31 Operational Training Unit)

The Operational Training Unit (OTU) was the last stop for aircrew trainees. They spent 8 to 14 weeks learning to fly operational aircraft (Hawker Hurricane or Fairey Swordfish, e.g.). The instructors had experience in actual operations, and often were posted to OTUs after their operational tour. More information on the RCAF Station at Debert, Nova Scotia can be found at
  • RAF Roundel RCAF.info - Debert, Nova Scotia

  • General History 31 OTU by Maj (Ret) G.D. Madigan

  • General Wall Of Honour NO31 OTU

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