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A pilot in AdenI have the following data entry of an RCAF officer, but no idea as to which unit he was in. Photo captions indicated Aden, but that was all. I know that Aden is not exactly at the top of people's interest list, but nothing ventured . . . . STACKHOUSE, F/L Harold Albert (J9414) - Mention in Despatches - Overseas - Award effective 8 June 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1729/44 dated 11 August 1944. Home in Hoeder, Alberta; enlisted in Calgary. Trained at No.4 ITS (graduated 26 July 1941), No.16 EFTS (graduated 13 September 1941) and No.10 SFTS (graduated 19 December 1941). No citation in AFRO. Served a tour in Aden. Photos PL-27442 and PL-27459 show him. ....Read More.HughAHalliday on 9th September 2010 09:33:15
Visitor Comments on Old Forum Archive Threads[URL="https://www.facebook.com/keith.mcqu"]Keith McQu[/URL] Commented on [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07193.php[/URL] Sorry, I'm 12 years late to the party. F.P Smythies joined HMS Petersfield as a Sub Lt on the day she was commissioned at Devonport on 21 April 1920. Public [URL="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/comments.php?fb_comment_id=1519328831494039_1522513777842211&href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rafcommands.com%2Farchive%2F07193.php&from_mod_tool=true"]4 hrs[/URL] ------------------------------------------------- [URL="https://www.facebook.com/brian.atkinson.739"]Brian Atkinson[/URL] Commented on [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/galleries/Aircraft-Database/Westland-Wapiti/Mark-IIAs-J9380-J9414/J9403"]J9403[/URL] My Father flew in this aircraft as rear gunner in 1932 and 1933 I still have his log book. Public Oct 11, 2017 3:24pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL="https://www.facebook.com/dennis.killeen.125"]Dennis Killeen[/URL] Commented on [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/06065.php[/URL] Re Douglas Julian SALE (SN J9929) : These posts are very old, and I don't know if anyone is still interested, but - Sale was indeed shot down in May 1943, but survived and made his way back home via Gibraltar. I think that's why he was awarded the DSO. I understand he was awarded the DFC for crash landing a plane with a full complement of primed TIs on board after the bomb doors jammed. He ordered the rest of the crew to bale out, but one man's parachute was burned, so instead of baling out himself he flew it home. He managed to get clear before the whole lot went up. As I understand it he was in one of four Halifax III's (his being HX325) of Sqdrn 35 shot down 20th / 21st January 1944 whilst on a massive raid on Leipzig. We lost many other planes and crew that night. Squadron 35 (subsequently 635), was one of the elite Pathfinder Squadrons, which dropped TI (Target Indicator) incendiary bombs for the following aircraft to use as aiming points, so their navigation and bombing ...[URL="https://developers.facebook.com/tools/comments#"]See More[/URL] Public Oct 10, 2017 6:38pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL="https://www.facebook.com/jon.brooke.338"][IMG]https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p48x48/12122902_971941322866768_5563627705180077271_n.jpg?oh=e8c504af607d3d09f298beb2d767f645&oe=5A3E1333[/IMG][/URL] [URL="https://www.facebook.com/jon.brooke.338"]Jon Brooke[/URL] Commented on [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/08985.php[/URL] Hello there - John Vincent Brooke would have been my uncle had he lived longer. He was indeed flying to Anglesey having recently returned from training in Canada. As far as I have been informed het was flying in fog and crashed - no collision to my knowledge. Public Oct 8, 2017 12:35pm ------------------------------------------------- [URL="https://www.facebook.com/john.adcock.3551"][IMG]https://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p48x48/ ....Read More.Jagan on 14th October 2017 02:21:43


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