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Almon, Daniel William (Flight Lieutenant)

Prisoner of War 1941-12-01

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Birth Date: 1919-09-08 (age 22)

Born: Sydney, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia

the late Strickland Almon and Mary Ann MacDonald

Marjorie Eunice Almon

Home: Sydney, Nova Scotia

Service
RCAF
Unit
274 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Supero (I conquer)
Base
LG 124
Rank
Flight 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
Pilot
Service Numbers
R/65355 / J/38650
260767

Hurricane IIA or B or C Z2510

Combat 1941-December-01 to 1941-December-01

274 Squadron (Supero) RAF Landing Ground 124, Libya. Hurricane Z2510 was shot down by Me-109's. Pilot Flight Lieutenant (the Flight Sergeant) DW Almon (RCAF) baled out, wounded in ankle before his aircraft crashed near El Adem, Libya. He survived and was taken Prisoner of War, held first in Italian POW camp PG 59 in Sevigliano, Italy, March 1942 and later moved to Stalag Luft 4, Poland

Flight Lieutenant Almon was safe back in the UK 1945-04-18

In Enemy Hands, Canadian Prisoners of War 1939-45

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274 Squadron North Africa

Flying fighter sweep patrols over the Western desert. Shot down 1941-12-01 and made a POW.

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Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc.
Source BBMF

The Hawker Hurricane is a single-seat fighter aircraft of the 1930s–1940s that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd. for service with the Royal Air Force (RAF). The Hurricane developed through several versions, as bomber-interceptors, fighter-bombers, and ground support aircraft in addition to fighters. Versions designed for the Navy were popularly known as the Sea Hurricane, with modifications enabling their operation from ships. Some were converted to be used as catapult-launched convoy escorts. By the end of production in July 1944, 14,487 Hurricanes had been completed in Britain and Canada.

A major manufacturer of the Hurricane was Canadian Car and Foundry at their factory in Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. The facility's chief engineer, Elsie MacGill, became known as the "Queen of the Hurricanes". The initiative was commercially led rather than governmentally, but was endorsed by the British government; Hawker, having recognized that a major conflict was all but inevitable after the Munich Crisis of 1938, drew up preliminary plans to expand Hurricane production via a new factory in Canada. Under this plan, samples, pattern aircraft, and a complete set of design documents stored on microfilm, were shipped to Canada; the RCAF ordered 20 Hurricanes to equip one fighter squadron and two more were supplied to Canadian Car and Foundry as pattern aircraft but one probably did not arrive. The first Hurricane built at Canadian Car and Foundry was officially produced in February 1940. As a result, Canadian-built Hurricanes were shipped to Britain to participate in events such as the Battle of Britain. Canadian Car and Foundry (CCF) was responsible for the production of 1,451 Hurricanes. Wikipedia and Harold A Skaarup Web Page


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RCAF On Strength (454), RCAF 400 Squadron (1), Canadian Aircraft Losses (358)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:11:03

Hurricane IIA or B or C Z2510

Operated by No. 274 Squadron. Hurricane II aircraft #Z 2510 Shot down by Me-109's

274 (F) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Supero

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