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Weir, Glenn Edgar (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-December-18

Birth Date: 1921 (age 22)

Son of William Levern Weir and Agnes Augusta Weir, of Victoria, British Columbia.

Home: Victoria, British Columbia

11 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
Flying Officer
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
Service Numbers
11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Torbay, Newfoundland, The crew of Hudson aircraft BW 719 was engaged in a night navigational exercise when they crashed in a remote area fifty miles south-west of Buchans, Newfoundland. F/Os C.W. Mannett, D.H. Pawson, S.W. Morton, and FS C.W. Bennett were also killed.

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 MapVictoria, British Columbia
Google MapCWG Cemetery
Plot 4 Row 5 Grave LA

Hudson BW719

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 BW719

Noted on 12 February 1942 as one of 55 Hudsons released off a British Lend Lease contract. Noted on 17 February 1942 as on loan to the Home War Establishment. With No. 11 (BR) Squadron, RCAF Station Torbay, Newfoundland. Coded "N". Lost on training flight on 17 December 1943, 5 fatalities. Was one of 3 aircraft in night cross country formation flight from Torbay to Stephenville, Gander, and back to Torbay. Reported engine trouble, and left formation at about 10:25 PM local time. Remainder of flight encountered icing conditions shortly after. Ownership to No. 19 Sub-Repair Depot on 29 December 1943, for write off. Wreckage not located until 1948 near Lloyds Lake, 50 miles east of Stephenville, found by an RCMP aircraft. Aircraft had struck ground nearly vertical, and was destroyed by fire. The crews' funeral on 18 August 1948 is widely reported as "the last wartime funeral in Newfoundland". The aircraft is often mis-identified as "719".
1942-02-17 Taken on Strength Eastern Air Command 2019-08-20
1943-December-18 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Stephenville Names: Bennett | Mannet | Morton | Pawson | Weir
1944-03-20 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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