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by Ludford 101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:43 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

Andy McKenzie kept the fact that he had been shot down by a fellow flier until 1980 when he revealed it to John Picton of the Toronto Star. I had the honour of knowing the man and spent a few afternoons with him and his wife, Joyce, at their farm outside of Ottawa. Joyce had some wonderful stories a...
by Ludford 101
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Korean War
Topic: RCAF Victories in Korea
Replies: 1
Views: 3662

Re: RCAF Victories in Korea

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/on-windswept-heights-2/46-history-1950-1953.page THE COLD WAR BEGINS (1945) Meet Flight Lieutenant Omer Lévesque, DFC (U.S.), Air Medal (U.S.) http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/assets/AIRFORCE_Internet/images/on-windswept-heights/46-omerlevesque.jpg F/L Levesque re...
by Ludford 101
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Vietnam War
Topic: Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Replies: 4
Views: 9547

Re: Battle of Dien Bien Phu

Some years ago at this place I worked at the boss' secretary was married to a French pilot who had flown into DBP and knew McGovern. Had some wonderful stories. This article has some great photos of people involved with "Earthquake" http://www.talkingproud.us/Military/EarthquakeMcGoon/EarthquakeMcGo...
by Ludford 101
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research
Replies: 13
Views: 8296

Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Wellington, X3814, March 29, 1943 Wop/Gnr: Sgt L. Jones, 1206582, RAFVR Jones came from St. Thomas, Devon. Don't know where he was born as he was 36 when he was killed, making him born in 1906 or 7. But the UK didn't start putting the mother's maiden name on records until 1911. So, he married Hilda ...
by Ludford 101
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Americans in the RCAF
Replies: 0
Views: 632

Americans in the RCAF

Over the past couple of weeks I have been looking up and adding next of kin and hometowns to the 938 men in 6 Group RCAF whose entries in the CWGC do not have any NOK or hometowns. This is for a friend of mine in the UK who is determined to get it right for some upcoming books. In doing that I came ...
by Ludford 101
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research
Replies: 13
Views: 8296

Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

Thanks Ludford.......I’m having a lot of problems finding the RAF personell, as you know. Any and all help appreciated Cheers I'm presuming you have an international subscription to Ancestry? I'd be looking at the man's full name in The 1939 Register . Don't know his home town? You can get a rough ...
by Ludford 101
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research
Replies: 13
Views: 8296

Re: RCAF 420 Sqdn, Hometown research

The R.A.F. Fallen Warriors out of RCAF 420 Squadron that I can not find hometowns on. I”ll add them one at a time, If I find them: Hampden, AE390, July 13, 1942 Obs: Sgt W.J. Chapman, 934647, RAFVR I was having issues finding this man, check the records (below) and his name is H. Chapman. Will look...