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by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Alonzo James Brackett died in Terrace, British Columbia 12 January 1981. His WW1 service file is online and contains a note from the DVA confirming death. http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B0989-S045 alonzo brackett death cert.jpg Roger Harries Griffith died in Winnipeg 21 May 19...
by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Halifax, HX-265, RCAF 433 Sqdn
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Halifax, HX-265, RCAF 433 Sqdn

And the ORB page.
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by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Halifax, HX-265, RCAF 433 Sqdn
Replies: 3
Views: 2748

Re: Halifax, HX-265, RCAF 433 Sqdn

I suspect the only place the crew will be found will be the No. 433 Sqn ORB. There's nothing other than the pilot's name in Chorley's Bomber Command Losses 1944. But it did earn a DFC for the pilot, J21518 F/O John MacPherson Gray: This officer piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Berlin one night...
by Ludford 101
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

It cannot be Edward James Brackett. He enlisted 4 February 1943.

Question 14 also rules out a re-enlistment.
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by Ludford 101
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

Born London, Ontario 25 January 1923. On enlistment was living in St Thomas, Ontario. Married Eileen Alice Pritchett at London, Ontario 9 September 1942.
by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

This is weird and were not for a photo of the man, I wouldn't post.

Anthony Jack Brackett, born 1917, died in Spring Valley, California in June of 1995.

I don't have an ancestry account and can't have a look but the photo of him is really quite close.
by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn
Replies: 8
Views: 2612

Re: Sgt Albert Bostock, RCAF 434 Sqdn

I don't have the ORB for this squadron, which will give the answer. Have you tried Richard Koval who does the 6 Group site where this came from? The Woodbridge ORB won't tell you anything, I'm afraid. A friend of mine did a project on all the emergency airfields some years ago and told me it's usele...
by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

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by Ludford 101
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Great work, Phil! I hope you are planning on emailing the reporter and letting them know we have two of them confirmed? Something similar happened on WW2Talk some years ago. I'm not having any luck with Brackett. Either the AJ is incorrect or, more than likely, he passed away somewhere other than Re...
by Ludford 101
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Replies: 64
Views: 27682

Re: Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life

Unfortunately it won't be any of those men. None had enlisted by the time these events happened. Calgary Herald of 8 October 1941 helps to ID two of the three. calgary herald 8 october 1941.png Ernest Curtis is all over the Brandon Sun but as it only goes to 1977 no obituary. https://www.findagrave....