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Baird, Rodney Haslam (WO2)

Prisoner of War 1942-04-20

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Age:

Home: Calgary, Alberta

Service
RCAF
Unit
76 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Resolute
Base
RAF Middleton-St.-George
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
pilot
Service Numbers
R/60568
791

1942-04-20, 01:09 hrs, took off from RAF Middleton St George on an operation to Mannheim Germany.

Outward bound aircraft was shot down by night fighter(s) and crashed near near Marche-en-Famenne, Belgium.

All seven crew members were made POW includes Baird: F/Sgt Frank Willis Anderson RAF pilot POW camp not listed. Sgt Edward Kerr Southward RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus Sgt Cyril Ilian RAF POW Stalag Luft III Sagan & Belaria. Sgt Gerrard Bert Gowers RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus. Sgt Antony Edward Redding RAF POW Stalag 357 Kopernikus Sgt Ray Arsene La Franchise RCAF R/60719 POW Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug.


76 (B) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Resolute

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