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Welsh, John (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1944-November-14

Birth Date: 1923-December-10 (age 20)

Born: Toronto, Ontario

Son of John and Ana Welsh, of Toronto, Ontario.

Home: Toronto, Ontario

4 (BR) Sqn- Squadron
Pilot 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
Wireless Air Gunner
Service Numbers
4 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Tofino, British Columbia. Canso aircraft missing.

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)

Pilot Officer John Welsh has no known grave.

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Canso 11017

Consolidated Canso Catalina PBY PB2B A-10 OA-10 Black Cat

RCAF Canso A (Serial No. 9754), No. 162 Squadron, F/L David Ernest Hornell aircraft.

The Consolidated Catalina and Canso were close cousins. The Canso was the true amphibious version of the design and therefore included a conventional undercarriage to allow for either water or land use. The Canso provided more than two decades of valuable service to the RCAF. The Catalina variant came first and was produced beginning in 1935 for the United States Navy. The amphibious version, designated PBY-5A, came in service early in 1941 and the RCAF began using the aircraft on anti-submarine patrols that same year. After the Second World War, the RCAF used Cansos for search and rescue, Arctic survey missions and various transport operations. RCAF

YouTube Canso PBY

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Canso PBY

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (274), RCAF 400 Squadron (13), Canadian Aircraft Losses (83), Canadian Museum(3)
last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso A 11017

With No. 4 (BR) Squadron at RCAF Station Tofino, BC when it followed up submarine reported by Russian vessel at 50-52N, 139-39W. No contact. Still with this Squadron went missing on 14 November 1944.

1943-11-27 Taken on Strength Western Air Command 2019-08-20
1944-May-27 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Ucluelet British Columbia Names: Dessert | Giles | Goertzen | Parry | Reynolds | Seldon
1944-August-18 Accident: 122 (COMPOSITE) Squadron Loc: Patricia Bay Names: Brownwell | Emerson | Fountain | Grant | Hornby | Mcmaster | Robinson | Seldon | Selwyn | Walsh
1944-November-14 Accident: 4 Squadron Loc: Patrol 39 Area Names: Blesky | Butler | Feil | Gartley | George | Lynam | Patterson | Thomson | Welsh | Westphal
1945-01-11 Struck off Strength Struck off after going missing, see comments. 2019-08-20

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