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Wates, John Leonard Gostwycke (Flight Lieutenant)

Killed in Action 1944-July-02

Birth Date: 1922 (age 22)

Home: Calgary, Alberta

353 (MP) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Flight Lieutenant
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers

353 Squadron. Hudson aircraft FH 383 crashed while in transit from Jodpuhr to Palam, India, cause not determined.

Killed: F/Lt Owen Archibald Budgell RAF KIA Delhi War Cemetery grave 5. B. 7. F/Lt Robert Ernest Gabbitas RAF KIA Delhi War Cemetery grave 5. B. 5. F/Lt John Leonard Gostwycke Wates RCAF J/10665 KIA Delhi War Cemetery grave 5. B. 8.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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

Google MapCalgary, Alberta
Google MapDelhi War Cemetery
5 B 8

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. llla FH383

#353 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FH 383 crashed while in transit from Jodpuhr to Palam, India, cause obscure

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