RCAF No. 428 Sqdn, Halifax KB793

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RCAF No. 428 Sqdn, Halifax KB793

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:38 pm

Greetings, wondering if anyone can assist, been trying to find the home towns on these lads if possible, can't seem to find a lot of info on these warriors, any help appreciated !

Lancaster, KB-793, September 12, 1944

Aircraft took off from RAF Middleton St George on a bombing mission to Dortmund, Germany. Aircraft was hit by flak which severely injured the pilot Flt Lt Curtis, and killed the Wop Flt Lt Flood, the Bomb Aimer was able to take the controls and landed the aircraft at the Emergency Field at Woodbridge. On landing the port tire blew which caused further damage to the aircraft.

Crew:
Pilot: Flt Lt R.E. Curtis, RCAF Severely Injured, survived
Flt Eng: Sgt J.D. Rose, RAF, Survived
Nav: F/O C.F. Wattie, RCAF, Survived
Bmb Aim: Flt Lt D. McGillivary, RCAF, Survived
Wop/Gnr: Flt Lt J.J. Flood, J/16092, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.I.A.)
Gnr: Flt Lt H.F. Smith, RCAF, Survived
Gnr: F/O R.G. Marshall, RCAF, Survived

Hope everyone is Safe and Well !

Cheers
George

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Re: RCAF No. 428 Sqdn, Halifax KB793

Post by Temujin » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:25 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Greetings, wondering if anyone can assist, been trying to find the home towns on these lads if possible, can't seem to find a lot of info on these warriors, any help appreciated !

Lancaster, KB-793, September 12, 1944

Aircraft took off from RAF Middleton St George on a bombing mission to Dortmund, Germany. Aircraft was hit by flak which severely injured the pilot Flt Lt Curtis, and killed the Wop Flt Lt Flood, the Bomb Aimer was able to take the controls and landed the aircraft at the Emergency Field at Woodbridge. On landing the port tire blew which caused further damage to the aircraft.

Crew:
Pilot: Flt Lt R.E. Curtis, RCAF Severely Injured, survived
Flt Eng: Sgt J.D. Rose, RAF, Survived
Nav: F/O C.F. Wattie, RCAF, Survived
Bmb Aim: Flt Lt D. McGillivary, RCAF, Survived
Wop/Gnr: Flt Lt J.J. Flood, J/16092, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.I.A.)
Gnr: Flt Lt H.F. Smith, RCAF, Survived
Gnr: F/O R.G. Marshall, RCAF, Survived

Hope everyone is Safe and Well !

Cheers
George
Hey George, Looking for you. What I’ve found so far:

F/L Russ Curtis, D.F.M., Pennsylvania, USA
F/L Dougal McGillivray, D.S.O., Dalkeith, Ontario
F/L Hugh Smith, D.F.C., Niagara Falls, Ontario
F/O Charles Wattie, D.F.C., Barrie, Ontario
F/O Robert Marshall, D.F.C., Melanethee, Ontario
Sgt Joseph Rose, RAF was awarded D.F.M.

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Re: RCAF No. 428 Sqdn, Halifax KB793

Post by Temujin » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:35 am

Wop/Gnr: Flt Lt J.J. Flood, J/16092, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (K.I.A.)
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Re: RCAF No. 428 Sqdn, Halifax KB793

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:53 pm

Thank You for the info on the Flight Crew Temujin, and the Flight list of the crew, some of the stories had Flt Lt J.J. Flood as the wireless Operator, and some had him as the Rear Gunner, so this helped me to get the right position, Thanks

Hope all is well up there in your neck of the woods !

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George

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