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Thomas, Leslie Edmund (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1943-January-08

Birth Date: 1921-July-02 (age 21)

Son of Edmund N. Thomas and Violet Grace Thomas, of Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.

Home: Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

Service
RCAF
Unit
113 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
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
Air Gunner
Service Numbers
R/104036

113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, RCAF Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Hudson IIIA aircraft BW 447 BT-T crashed and burned on sandbar outside of the harbour at Yarmouth, NS, while on a practice bombing training exercise

LAC W Dale (RCAF), Sergeant WD MacRae (RCAF), FS DM May (RCAF), Sergeant LE Thomas (RCAF) and Pilot Officer EW Vogelsang (RCAF) were killed in the crash

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)

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Burial
Google MapSt John's Cemetery
Family Plot

Hudson BW447

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 BW447

BTRAF RoundelT
Noted on 10 Feb 1942 as to be loaned to Home War Establishment. Noted on 12 Feb 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. With No. 113 (BR) Sqn at Yarmouth, NS, c.1942. . During a low-level practice bombing mission, the a/c dived or spun out of control into clump of trees 5 mi west of the station. All five of the crew, including Pilot Officer E.W. Vogelsang, Flight Sergeant D.M. May, Flight Sergeant L.E. Thomas and LAC W. Dale, were killed. Application for write off submitted from No. 4 Repair Depot on 11 Jan 1943
1942-02-10 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-January-08 Accident: 113 Squadron Loc: Yarmouth County Nova Scotia Names: Dale | Macrae | May | Thomas | Vogelsang
1943-05-22 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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