RCAF Victories in Korea

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RCAF Victories in Korea

Post by Temujin » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:08 pm

RCAF 31-Mar- 1951 334 FIS, 4 FIW F-86A Joseph A. Levesque 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS
RCAF 14-Jul- 1952 51 FIW F-86E Lawrence E. Spurr 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS*
RCAF 5-Ago- 1952 39 FIS, 51 FIW F-86F Claude A. LaFrance 12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
RCAF 8-Sep- 1952 334 FIS, 4 FIW F-86E Ernest A. Glover 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS*
RCAF 9-Sep- 1952 334 FIS, 4 FIW F-86E Ernest A. Glover 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS
RCAF 16-Sep- 1952 334 FIS, 4 FIW F-86E Ernest A. Glover 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS
RCAF 19-Sep- 1952 39 FIS, 51 FIW F-86E James D. Lindsay 12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
RCAF 11-Oct- 1952 39 FIS, 51 FIW F-86E James D. Lindsay 12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
RCAF 26-Nov- 1952 39 FIS, 51 FIW F-86E James D. Lindsay 12.7mm MiG-15 admitted V-VSF
RCAF 18-Jun- 1953 25 FIS, 51 FIW F-86F R. T. Dickinson 12.7mm MiG-15 PLAAF
RCAF 30-Jun- 1953 39 FIS, 51 FIW F-86F John Mackay 12.7mm MiG-15 V-VS

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Re: RCAF Victories in Korea

Post by Ludford 101 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:37 pm

http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/en/on- ... -1953.page


THE COLD WAR BEGINS (1945)
Meet Flight Lieutenant Omer Lévesque, DFC (U.S.), Air Medal (U.S.)

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F/L Levesque receives the United States DFC “somewhere in Korea”.

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot Omer “Trottle” Lévesque served with distinction during the Second World War, engaging in active service over France and regularly flying across the Channel. He was shot down, captured and spent the last three years of the war in Stalag Luft III.

Today, he is best remembered for flying F-86 Sabres with the United States Air Force (USAF) during the Korean War.

Lévesque, who was born in 1920 at Mont Joli, Quebec, began an exchange posting with the USAF at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia in June 1950. After a conversion course on North American F-86 Sabres, he was assigned to 334th Squadron of the 4th Fighter-Interceptor Wing and arrived in Korea on December 1, 1950.

The wing was the first Sabre formation to be deployed to the Far East. On December 17, Flight Lieutenant Lévesque took flight with the squadron’s first operational sortie, taking on Soviet MiG-15s. He thus became the first Canadian and the first Commonwealth pilot to engage in jet-to-jet combat. He was also the first RCAF member to score a victory during the Korean War.

Lévesque earned the U.S. Air Medal by flying 20 missions from December 17 to 20. On March 30, 1951, while flying as part of an escort of B-29 bombers, he earned the American Distinguished Flying Cross for his dogfight with several MiGs. The aircraft he shot down during that fight earned him the title “ace”.

Lévesque completed his tour of duty in June 1951 and returned to Canada. Until his retirement in 1965, his postings included Air Defence Command in St. Hubert, Quebec, the International Control Commission in Vietnam, and NORAD. He served as the honorary colonel of 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron from 2001 to 2004 and was inducted into the Quebec Aviation Hall of Fame in 2002.

Omer Lévesque died in 2007.

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F/L Levesque

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