P/O J.K. Hoover, C.E. Manning, RCAF / USAAF

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P/O J.K. Hoover, C.E. Manning, RCAF / USAAF

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:05 pm

Trying to see if I can find the info on James K. Hoover. from Batesville, Arkansas, U.S.A., Joined R.C.A.F. November 1, 1941, went through training, shipped to England November 5, 1942, assigned to an unknown R.A.F. Squadron. Transferred to USAAF to 409th BS, 93rd BG, 8th AF. on November 13, 1944, flying in B-24 - 41-24298 "Queenie" on mission to Bremen, Germany, he was Killed in Action when his aircraft was attacked and damaged by Bf-109's causing it to crash into the North Sea with all crew lives lost.

Also Cecil E. Manning, from Eudora, Arkansas, U.S.A., Joined the R.C.A.F. in July 1941, was shipped to the U.K., but squadron is unknown, he did transfer to USAAF and Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. So maybe RAF No. 121, but I can not find him in the Eagle Squadron list. Shot down in P-51B 43-6887 Leeuwarden, Holland. Capt Manning captured POW. 6 March 1944 – 1945. Died November 23, 2006, Lake Providence, Louisiana

Does anyone have any info on these Warriors while they were in the R.C.A.F. ?????

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Re: P/O J.K. Hoover, C.E. Manning, RCAF / USAAF

Post by Temujin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:22 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:05 pm

Also Cecil E. Manning, from Eudora, Arkansas, U.S.A., Joined the R.C.A.F. in July 1941, was shipped to the U.K., but squadron is unknown, he did transfer to USAAF and Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. So maybe RAF No. 121, but I can not find him in the Eagle Squadron list. Shot down in P-51B 43-6887 Leeuwarden, Holland. Capt Manning captured POW. 6 March 1944 – 1945. Died November 23, 2006, Lake Providence, Louisiana

Does anyone have any info on these Warriors while they were in the R.C.A.F. ?????

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George, issue is since neither man was “killed” during the war, his records would need to be ordered from Library and Archives Canada.

On Cecil E Manning above, I’ve found a “little” info, but mostly for his US service
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Post by Temujin » Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:33 pm

Found a bit of info

He graduated from NO 6 Service Flying Training School, in Dunnville
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