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Tate, John Chapple (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1942-October-14

Birth Date: 1911 (age 31)

Son of George and Gertrude L. Tate, of Paris, Ontario.

Husband of Mary Kathleen Tate, of Brantford, Ontario.

Home: Brantford, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
11 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
Base
Mont Joli, Quebec, Canada
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
J/15351

11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Mont Joli, Quebec. Hudson aircraft BW685 crashed near Chandler, Quebec during an anti-sub patrol.

Flying Officer Tate had flown 43 ops. on Hampden aircraft with 407 Squadron on Coastal Command out of England prior to his return to Canada.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Home
Google MapBrantford, Ontario
Burial
Google MapSt James Anglican Cemetery
Plot 25 Lot A Grave 2

Hudson BW685

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 BW685

Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. First assigned to No. 31 OTU at Debert, NS, noted as on loan from RAF. Later with No. 11 (BR) Sqn, RCAF Stn Dartmouth, NS. Coded "T". The a/c went missing on 25 Oct 1942 during an operational convoy escort sortie with that unit from Mont Joli, QC. The a/c was later discovered to have crashed approximately 20 miles NE of Chandler, QC. The a/c may have had an engine fire and was attempting a forced landing. The crew of four including Pilot Officer E.R. Hodge (pilot), Flying Officer F. Tate (Ops O), Pilot Officer E. Davies (nav) and Flight Sergeant R.A. Martin (WAG), were all killed. Application for write off dated 4 Nov 1942, from No. 4 Repair Depot, Scoudouc, NB

1942-02-16 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1942-September-08 Accident: 126 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Thomspon
1942-October-14 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Chandler Quebec Names: Davies | Hodge | Martin | Tate
1943-03-24 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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