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Watt, James Hugh (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-February-05

Birth Date: 1915 (age 27)

Son of James G. and Madeline Watt, of St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

Home: Scudder, Pelee Island, Ontario

Service
RCAF
Unit
1 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
J/6839
1 Operational Training Unit. BROTHER to Douglas Hubert Watt. Hudson aircraft AM 687 crashed ten miles north of Mull off Galloway, Scotland. Pilot Officer W.S. Brown and six members of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Pilot Officer James Hugh Watt has no known grave.

Home
Google MapScudder, Pelee Island, Ontario

Google MapRunnymede Memorial Surrey
Panel 101

Hudson AM687

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 AM687

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft crashed.

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