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Guluche, Albert James (Warrant Officer 1st Class)

Prisoner of War 1944-03-28

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Birth Date: 1916-06-09 (age 27)

Service
RCAF
Unit
180 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF)
Suaviter In Modo Fortiter In Re (Agreeably in manner, forcibly in act)
Base
RAF Dunsfold
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
Air Gunner (Rear)
Service Numbers
R/188305
3689

Mitchell Mk. ll FL685

Bombing 1944-March-28 to 1944-March-28

180 Squadron RAF (Saeviter in modo, fortiter in re) RAF Dunsfold. Mitchell II aircraft FL 685 EN-V was likely shot down by flak during an operation against V1 rocket positions at Bonnieres, France. Oddly, the rest of the squadron returned without bombing (no explanation in the ORB)

Flying Officer H R Baldwin (RCAF), Sergeant A J Guluche (RCAF), Flight Sergeant G R McGillvray (RCAF) survived and were all aided by the French Resistance but were all ultimately captured to become Prisoners of War

Pilot Officer H R A Catt (RCAF) evaded briefly before being captured to become a Prisoner of War

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Warrant Officer 1st Class Guluche was safe, back in the UK 1945-05-09

Crew on Mitchell Mk. ll FL685

North American Mitchell B-25 B-25D B-25J

North American B-25J Mitchell Mk. III
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The North American B-25 Mitchell is an American medium bomber that was introduced in 1941 and named in honor of Major General William "Billy" Mitchell, a pioneer of U.S. military aviation. Used by many Allied air forces, the B-25 served in every theater of World War II, and after the war ended, many remained in service, operating across four decades. Produced in numerous variants, nearly 10,000 B-25s were built.

The North American B-25 Mitchell was flown by the RCAF during and after the Second World War. The RCAF flew the B-25 Mitchell for training during the war and continued flying operations after the war, in Canada with most of 162 Mitchells received. The first B-25s had originally been diverted to Canada from RAF orders. These included one Mitchell Mk. I, 42 Mitchell Mk. IIs, and 19 Mitchell Mk. IIIs. No 13 (P) Squadron was formed unofficially at RCAF Station Rockcliffe in May 1944 and flew Mitchell Mk. IIs on high-altitude aerial photography sorties. No. 5 OTU (Operational Training Unit) at Boundary Bay, British Columbia and Abbotsford, British Columbia, operated the B-25D Mitchell in a training role together with B-24 Liberators for Heavy Conversion as part of the BCATP. The RCAF retained the Mitchell until October 1963.

No. 418 (Auxiliary) Squadron received its first Mitchell Mk. IIs in January 1947. It was followed by No. 406 (Auxiliary), which flew Mitchell Mk. IIs and Mk. IIIs from April 1947 to June 1958. No. 418 Operated a mix of Mk. IIs and Mk. IIIs until March 1958. No. 12 Squadron of Air Transport Command also flew Mitchell Mk. IIIs along with other types from September 1956 to November 1960. In 1951, the RCAF received an additional 75 B-25Js from USAF stocks to make up for attrition and to equip various second-line units.. Wikipedia and Harold Skaarup web page

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Mitchell Mk. ll FL685



180 (MB) Sqn- Squadron (RAF) Suaviter In Modo Fortiter In Re

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