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Covert, Howard Lionel "Hop" (Sergeant)

Prisoner of War 1943-04-07

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Service
USAAF
Unit
 Ferry Command- Ferry Command (RAF)
Rank
Sergeant
Position
Service Numbers
16011443
Edward "Eddie" Howard Stafford PoW Captain Pilot (civilian attached to RAF Ferry Command) Harry Leo Abrin KIA First Officer (civilian attached to RAF Ferry Command) F/O Keith Thompson PoW #126464 Navigator (RAF); Roslyn Lloyd George Browne KIA Radio Officer (civilian attached to RAF Ferry Command) Sergeant Howard Lionel "Hop" Covert PoW Radio Operator ( , USA Transport Command) Michigan #16011443 1921-1999 Sgt Alan Rodgers KIA Flight Engineer #650668 (RAF Ferry Command) Date: 07 Apr 43 Aircraft: Catalina Ib FP138 Unit RAF Ferry Comma Airfield /Crash Location , France/Sea

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Crew on Canso FP138

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

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last update: 2022-03-15 19:52:22

Canso FP138


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