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Banting, Sir Frederick Grant KBE MC (Major)

Killed in Flying Accident 1941-02-21

Birth Date: 1891-11-14 (age 49)

Born: Alliston, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

Son of William Thompson Banting and Margaret (nee Grant) Banting, of Alliston, Ontario

Husband of Lady Henrietta Elizabeth Banting, of Toronto

Home: Toronto, Ontario

Decorations: KBE MC

Service
Army
Unit
 ATFERO- Atlantic Ferry Organization (RAF)
Base
Dorval, Quebec
Rank
Major
Position
Passenger
Service Numbers

Hudson Mk. lll T9449

Aircraft Transfer 1941-February-20 to 1941-February-20

(ATFERO) Atlantic Ferry Organization, Dorval Quebec. Lockheed Hudson III aircraft T9449 was one of five such aircraft which took flight from Gander, Newfoundland, 1941-02-20 for a trans-Atlantic delivery flight to England. There were three aircrew and one passenger aboard. Shortly after take-off, out over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the Hudson’s starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and feather the propeller (i.e. the propeller blades are rotated parallel to the airflow in order to reduce the drag if an engine fails) but found that it would not feather. The decision to head back to Gander was made, but then the port engine failed in a similar manner. Hudson T9449 crashed in trees at Seven Mile Pond Lake, near Musgrave Newfoundland.

Canadian civilian Radio Officer William Snailham and Navigator, Flying Officer William Bird (RAFVR) both died in the crash

Passenger Sir Frederick Banting KBE MC, initially survived the crash but died before the aircraft crash site could be located

The sole survivor of the crash was, American Civilian Pilot Captain J C Mackey

It took some five days after the crash of Hudson T9449 before search and rescue teams were able to find and reach the remote site

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie page 309

General The Loss of Flight T9449 - World War II

General Aviation Safety Network

General [Royal Air Force Serial and Image Database]...

General Crash of a Lockheed L-414 Hudson III in Seven Mile Pond: 3 killed I ...

Major Sir Frederick Grant Banting, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps was a distinguished Canadian medical scientist, Nobel Laureate, and one of the two co-discoverers of insulin. He was travelling to England as a passenger. He initially survived but was severely injured in the crash and died before search teams could get to the remote site of the aircraft wreckage

Sir Frederick Bantings awards and honours include: Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, D.Sc. (McGill) University., LL.D. Awarded Nobel Prize 1923, Scott Medal 1924, Cameron Prize (Edinburgh) 1927, Flavelle Medal of R.C.S. 1934, Apothecaries Medal (London) 1934, Starr Gold Medal (C.M.A.) 1936

He had also served in the 1914-18 War

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, pages 62-67,70-72, 74, 245, 256, 309

General Search I The Discovery and Early Development of Insulin

General Fred Grant Banting, Canadian Artist, A Quebec Village Setting

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Find-A-Grave.com Find-A-Grave.com

Canada Primary Source Library and Archives Canada Service Files (may not exist)

Burial

Section 29 Lot 29

Crew on Hudson Mk. lll T9449

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

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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. lll T9449

Lockheed Hudson III (#T9449) was one of five aircraft which took flight from Gander, the Dominion of Newfoundland, on 20 Feb 1941 on a delivery flight to England. There were three aircrew and one passenger aboard. Shortly after take-off and over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the Hudson’s starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and to feather the propeller (i.e.-the blades are rotated parallel to the airflow in order to reduce the drag if an engine fails) but found that it would not feather. The decision to head back to Gander was made, but then the port engine failed in a similar manner. Hudson T9449 crashed in trees near Seven Mile Pond Lake; the navigator, RAFVR Flying Officer William BIRD, and the radio operator, Radio Operator William SNAILHAM, died in the crash.

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