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Anderson, Robert Desmond (Civilian Radio Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1941-September-21

Birth Date: 1913 (age 28)

Son of Walter Raleigh and Ida Maria (nee Dickie) Anderson, of Port Elgin, New Brunswick

Home: Benjamin River, New Brunswick, Canada

Ferry Command- Ferry Command (RAF)
Dorval, Quebec
Civilian Radio Officer
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
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Wireless Operator
Service Numbers

Hudson Mk. III AE545

Ferry Flight 1941-September-21 to 1941-September-21

() Ferry Command (RAF) Dorval, Quebec

RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec. Hudson III aircraft AE545 was lost without a trace on a flight between Gander, Newfoundland and Prestwick, Scotland

Flight Lieutenant RF Leavitt (RAF)(Can), Sergeant EW McFall (RCAF) and Canadian civilian Radio Officer RD Anderson were all missing, presumed killed in this flying accident

The missing have no known graves and all are commemorated on memorials in Canada and the UK

Ocean Bridge, The History of RAF Ferry Command by Carl A Christie, pages 311, 389n27

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

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Civilian Radio Officer Robert Desmond Anderson has no known grave.

Google MapBenjamin River, New Brunswick, Canada

Hudson AE545

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.

YouTube Hudson

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Hudson

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

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. III AE545

RAF Ferry Command Hudson III aircraft #AE 545 was lost enroute from Canada to England. In April of 1941

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