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Wells, Ralph Ernest (Flight Sergeant)

Killed in Flying Accident 1942-September-21

Birth Date: 1914-August-11 (age 28)

Born: Worcester, Massachusetts

Susie J. Gordon, of Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island.

Home: Elmsdale, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment: Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment Date: 1941-05-19

1 OTU- Operational Training Unit (RAF)
Flight Sergeant
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

The Hudson aircraft crashed on take-off from Siloth Cumbria England.

Killed: Flight Sergeant Ralph Ernest Wells RCAF R/104815 pilot KIA Jurby (St. Patrick) Churchyard Grave 345. Flight Sergeant Joseph Theodore Louis Philippe Gilbert RCAF R/55814 KIA Jurby (St. Patrick) Churchyard Grave 344. Sergeant Clarence William Kelner RCAF R/77769 KIA Jurby (St. Patrick) Churchyard Grave 346. Sergeant Sidney Alfred Gardiner RAF KIA Romford Cemetery Sec. L.L. Grave 1183.

Canada Source Canadian Virtual War Memorial

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

Google MapElmsdale, Prince Edward Island
Google MapSt Patrick Churchyard
Grave 345

Hudson AM608

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 AM608

#1 Operational Training Unit. Hudson aircraft flew into a hillside at Kirkrnichael, Isle of Man. FSs C.W. Kelner, R.E. Wells, and one of the crew, not Canadian, were also killed.

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