RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

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RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:57 pm

Greetings Everyone,

Looking to see if anyone can help with the home towns on these two individuals, it is claimed that they are Americans in RCAF No. 417 Squadron

1) F/O Guy Ashford Wood, RCAF, J/9282, RCAF No. 417 Squadron, Spitfires ... Survived

2) W/O George Manuel Horter, RCAF, J/86609, RCAF No. 417 Squadron, Spitfires ... Survived

Cheers for any help provided

George

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Re: RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Found some info on

1) F/O Guy Ashford Wood, RCAF, J/9282, RCAF No. 417 Squadron, Hometown still unknown, left squadron November 1943

2) W/O George Manuel Horter, RCAF, J/86609, RCAF No. 417 Squadron, flew Spitfire MT659, left Squadron August 1944, from: Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.

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Re: RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by BFBSM » Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:27 am

Guy Ashford Wood Jr. 1917–1987
BIRTH 27 JAN 1917 • Detroit, Wayne County, MI
DEATH 13 DEC 1987 • Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

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Re: RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by BFBSM » Wed Aug 25, 2021 1:32 am

It would appear from an Ancestry tree, that Horter lived under a few names:

Waldo Irving / George Manuel Ewers / Ysern / Horter 1920–2001
BIRTH 2 JUL 1920 • Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, USA
DEATH 25 MAY 2001 • Michigan
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Re: RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by georgetanksherman » Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:40 pm

Thank You for the info on these two Warriors BFBSM, hope all is well and you are staying healthy.

Cheers

George

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Re: RCAF No. 417 Sq, W/O Horter and F/O Wood ??

Post by BFBSM » Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:18 am

No worries, all is good, except our state government have decided 6th lockdown is necessary.

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