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by Ludford 101
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Leading Aircraftman Fred Fazan
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Leading Aircraftman Fred Fazan

There were two Fazans in the RAF: 1465649 Francis Clayton Fazan (number indicates an April to October 1941 enlistment at RAF Cardington) 1578262 Norman Guy Fazan ( number indicates a June 1941 enlistment at Birmingham) Norman Guy Fazan was commissioned (new number 174237), flew Mosquitos: http://air...
by Ludford 101
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name
Replies: 14
Views: 2626

Re: Duke of Argyll - Help needed to obtain Commanding Officer’s name

I can't even find a file for it in the Kew catalog. There's book by Ken Ford called "Operation Neptune 1944: D-Day’s Seaborne Armada" which shows this ship as part of Assault Group J1 , commanded by Captain Anthony Pugsley, RN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Pugsley whose HQ was aboard the HMS La...
by Ludford 101
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: F/O W.B. Turner
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: F/O W.B. Turner

Okay, I see where the US connection came from.

R109708 Sgt Benjamin Warren Turner, lost on Halifax DT633 (No. 405 Sqn) in accident. Hailed from Georgetown Twnshp, Indiana. US citizen.
by Ludford 101
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: F/O W.B. Turner
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: F/O W.B. Turner

Need help on researching F/O W.B. Turner, J/38394, RCAF Squadron No. 405, Lancaster, PB650, January 29, 1945. Aircraft on bombing mission to Stuttgart, Germany. Aircraft took off from RAF Gransden Lodge at 2035 hrs. Believed to have come down at Deufringen, 2 km West from the small town of Aidlinge...
by Ludford 101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Female Pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Female Pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary

This article is so full of mistakes it's ridiculous. At the top of the page they ID Maureen Dunlop as a "First Lieutenant", then further down they call her, properly, "First Officer" ATA ranks and their RAF equivalents: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Transport_Auxiliary#Ranks But what really stoo...
by Ludford 101
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF 423 Sqdn, Sunderland ML823 Help
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: RCAF 423 Sqdn, Sunderland ML823 Help

Ever spoken to Wally Fydenchuk, author of "Immigrants of War", George?

He's the "go to" man on Americans in the RAF and RCAF. He doesn't post on forums too much any more after a certain site in the UK (who should know better) swiped his stuff and claimed it as their own.
by Ludford 101
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF 423 Sqdn, Sunderland ML823 Help
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: RCAF 423 Sqdn, Sunderland ML823 Help

georgetanksherman wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Working on RCAF No. 423 Squadron and need help with a couple of home towns if possible,

Sunderland, ML823, September 6, 1944

F/O E.E. McCann, J/19316, RCAF

Charlevoix, Michigan (US citizen)

W/O 1 J.A.R. Doré, R/96824, RCAF

Levis, Quebec

Cheers
by Ludford 101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Korean War
Topic: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War
Replies: 5
Views: 10456

Re: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War

https://airandspace.si.edu/support/wall-of-honor/mgen-claude-lafrance-rcaf https://airandspace.si.edu/files/wallprofiles/BINARY_DATA_12363.jpg One of 22 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots on loan to the US Air Force in Korea, Flight Lieutenant Claude A LaFrance, as leader of a flight of 4 F-86 S...
by Ludford 101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Korean War
Topic: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War
Replies: 5
Views: 10456

Re: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War

Also, being kept as a prisoner of war 1 1/2 years AFTER the Korean War ended??? Please add on any other info on other flyer’s who participated. Cheers He told me he didn't think he was ever going to get out of China. There were four USAF fliers with him. All came home after him in 1955. I remember ...
by Ludford 101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Korean War
Topic: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War
Replies: 5
Views: 10456

Re: RCAF Pilots who flew in the Korean War

https://ottawarewind.com/2015/11/09/being-ernest-the-untold-story-of-ottawas-korean-war-ace/ BEING ERNEST: The Untold Story Of Ottawa’s Korean War Ace https://ottawow.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/ernest.jpg Ernie Glover, an Ottawa based pilot flying American Sabre jets during the Korean War. As anoth...