RCAF No. 415 Sqdn, Crew Info, Albacores

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RCAF No. 415 Sqdn, Crew Info, Albacores

Post by georgetanksherman » Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:39 pm

Greetings All,

Not sure if anyone can help with this one, but have 3 crews from RCAF No. 415 Squadron flying the Fairey Albacore, I have found the info on the three American Navigators, but cannot find any info on two of the Pilots except their names.

1) Albacore
Pilot: P/O R.C. Gates, RCAF
Nav: Lt. V.T. Rice, USAAF, RCAF, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. – Survived

2) Albacore
Pilot: F/O C.M. Eadie, RCAF
Nav: Lt. H. Pincknes, USAAF, Glendale, New York, U.S.A. - Survived

3) Albacore
Pilot: Sqdn Ldr H.G. Keillor, J/7548, RCAF, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nav: Flt Lt C.A. Wondolowski, J/21768, Bridgeport, Connecticut, U.S.A. – Survived

Note: Sqdn Ldr H.G. Keillor was Killed in a Flying Accident on May 17, 1949. Flying in Auster Mk VI (#16657) aircraft near Trenton, Ontario.

Any and all help would truly be appreciated if any info is available!

Cheers

George

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Re: RCAF No. 415 Sqdn, Crew Info, Albacores

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Dec 02, 2023 1:04 pm

Found this little bit of info on P/O Roy Clell Gates;

1) Albacore
Pilot: P/O R.C. Gates, RCAF
Nav: Lt. V.T. Rice, USAAF, RCAF, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. – Survived

https://jamesgates.ca/keep-it-in-the-sky-single

https://melfortnipawinjournal.rememberi ... 1071011858

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194 ... lell-gates

The search continues :-)

George

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Re: RCAF No. 415 Sqdn, Crew Info, Albacores

Post by Temujin » Sun Dec 03, 2023 1:52 am

georgetanksherman wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 11:39 pm

2) Albacore
Pilot: F/O C.M. Eadie, RCAF
Nav: Lt. H. Pincknes, USAAF, Glendale, New York, U.S.A. - Survived
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