RCAF, Sqdn 415, Albacore

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RCAF, Sqdn 415, Albacore

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Mar 23, 2024 1:41 am

Greetings Everyone,

While in my research of Americans crossing the border, I came across an American who had crossed the border, earned his Observer/Navigator badge, Assigned to RCAF No. 415 Squadron, originally flying the Handley Page Hampden, then when the squadron received the Fairy Albacore, the crew swapped over to fly the Albacore, what was awesome is that the grandson of P/O R.C. Gates Wrote a Song with visual and put it on YouTube, so I thought I would share it for those who have not seen it.


Pilot: P/O Roy Clell Gates, RCAF, Born Beattie, Kansas, U.S.A. family moved to Milden, Saskatchewan, Canada, Died Feb. 4, 2011
Navigator: P/O/Lt V. Thomas Rice, RCAF/USAAF, Le Harve, Illinois, U.S.A. Trans USAAF 1943, Died Sept 13, 1996
Wop/Gnr: P/O Donald D. Stemp, RCAF, Goderich, Saskatchewan, Canada, Died Dec. 3, 2011

May they always be REMEMBERED !


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