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Smollan, Joshua (Sergeant)

Killed in Action 1944-January-30

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Birth Date: 1915 (age 29)

Home: Montreal, QC

Service
RAFVR
Unit
608 (GR) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Omnibus Ungulis With all talons
Rank
Sergeant
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
Service Numbers
1109606

608 Sqn (Omnibus Ungulis) Montecorvino, Italy, Hudson IIIa aircraft FK 788 was engaged in an air-sea rescue operation for missing 608 Sqn Hudson IIIa FK 733 when it went down in the sea off Agnone, Italy

Sergeant J Smollan (RCAF) was missing, presumed killed. Sergeant Smollan has no known grave and is commemorated on the Malta War Memorial

Sergeant Smollan was BROTHER of AC1 Dennis Smollan (RAFVR) 51 Sqn RAF, killed in a vehicle accident 1943-02-07 and Private Harold Smollan, West Yorkshire (Parachute) Regiment, killed 1945-04-07

Sergeant Joshua Smollan has no known grave.

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Hudson FK788

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.

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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 FK788

#608 Sqn (Omnibus Ungulis) Montecorvino, Italy, Hudson IIIa aircraft #FK 788 was engaged in an air-sea rescue operation for missing #608 Sqn Hudson IIIa #FK 733 when it went down in the sea off Agnone, Italy.


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