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Walker, William Arthur (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Action 1944-03-12

Birth Date: 1920-01-01 (age 24)

Son of Frederick Walker and of Annie Walker (nee Drew); husband of Dorothy Walker, of Dundas, Ontario.

Husband of Dorothy Walker, of Dundas, Ontario.

Home: Dundas, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
28 (AC) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Quicquid Agas Age (Whatsoever you may do, do)
Rank
Pilot 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
Pilot
Service Numbers
J/88227

28 Squadron (Quicquid Agas Age). Hurricane aircraft HV 475 was on a photo reconnaissance operation when it was shot down by two Japanese Zero fighter aircraft six miles east of Tiddim, Burma . P/O Walker bailed out but did not survive.

From rafcommands website:"Shot down TIDDIM by two ARMY 01 aircraft. TAC/R over Fort White area when they were jumped out of the sun by two O1s. W/O S A Watt warned Walker but it was too late. Ground reports mention that a Hurricane Pilot baled out and two enemy aircraft collided in aire. Two army patrols went out and found one of the ac. AT0945 hours over RU2292 . Walker hit at close range but bailed out".

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Pilot Officer William Arthur Walker has no known grave.

Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc.
Source BBMF

The Hawker Hurricane is a single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s"“1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Hurricane developed through several versions, as bomber-interceptors, fighter-bombers, and ground support aircraft in addition to fighters. Versions designed for the Navy were popularly known as the Sea Hurricane, with modifications enabling their operation from ships. Some were converted to be used as catapult-launched convoy escorts. By the end of production in July 1944, 14,487 Hurricanes had been completed in Britain and Canada.

A major manufacturer of the Hurricane was Canadian Car and Foundry at their factory in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. The facility's chief engineer, Elsie MacGill, became known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes". The initiative was commercially led rather than governmentally, but was endorsed by the British government; Hawker, having recognized that a major conflict was all but inevitable after the Munich Crisis of 1938, drew up preliminary plans to expand Hurricane production via a new factory in Canada. Under this plan, samples, pattern aircraft, and a complete set of design documents stored on microfilm, were shipped to Canada; the RCAF ordered 20 Hurricanes to equip one fighter squadron and two more were supplied to Canadian Car and Foundry as pattern aircraft but one probably did not arrive. The first Hurricane built at Canadian Car and Foundry was officially produced in February 1940. As a result, Canadian-built Hurricanes were shipped to Britain to participate in events such as the Battle of Britain. Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) was responsible for the production of 1,451 Hurricanes. Wikipedia and Harold A Skaarup Web Page


YouTube Hurricane

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hurricane

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Kestrek Publications Hurricane - Kestrel Publications

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (454), RCAF 400 Squadron (1), Canadian Aircraft Losses (358)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:11:03

Hurricane Mk. llB HV475

Part of the 7th production batch of Hurricanes manufactured by Hawker at Kingston-on-Thames and Langley, HV475 according to Mason, served with 607 Squadron RAAF at Chittagong in February 1943. Presumably it was transferred to #28 Squadron (Quicquid Agas Age). It was on a photo reconnaissance operation on March 3 1944 when it was shot down by two Japanese Zero fighter aircraft six miles east of Tiddim, Burma. Pilot Officer Walker bailed out but did not survive.
1944-03-12 Accident Category A 2022-02-20


28 (AC) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Quicquid Agas Age

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