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Leading Aircraftman Colin Tolhurst ARTHUR (407110) of the Royal Australian Air Force

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Death of Death 1941-02-04 .

Served in 1 SFTS (Canada)

Burial/Commemoration Details : Panel 1. Column 3. at Ottawa Memorial, Canada


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1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationCanadian deaths [B]Leading Aircraftman John Saunders McMARTIN (R/68270) 1941-01-23 [/B] [B]Sergeant George Delos POMEROY (R/63995) 1941-01-23 [/B] [url][/url] January 23, 1941 : (R/63995) Sergeant Instructor George Delos Pomeroy, Toronto and (R/68270) Leading Aircraftman John Saunders McMartin, Thorndale, Ontario failed to come out of a power dive and crashed nose-first into the earth on the Rainham Road - nine miles from No. 6 SFTS. Group Captain Hull stated: " Nothing went wrong with the plane - it was a straight flying accident." [B]Leading Aircraftman Colin Tolhurst ARTHUR (407110) 1941-02-04 [/B] [B]Leading Aircraftman Claude Murray ROSS (400156) 1941-02-04 [/B] [url][/url] 400156) Leading Aircraftman Claude Murray Ross of Melbourne and (407110) Leading Aircraftman Colin Tolhurst Arthur of Mount Gampier, were killed in a flying accident February 4, 1941 [B]Sergeant Alfred Emile REGIMBAL (R/56882) 1941-02-17 [/B] [url][/url] A memorial cairn stands today 8 miles west of Cochrane, Alberta, on the old Banff highway now known as highway 1A. On the cairn are two brass plaques, the one on the East side (left in photo) commemorates the co-operation between the USA and Canada during the war. The other plaque lists the names of two airmen who were killed in the crash of Cessna Crane W1610 on February 17, 1941, in the valley near that location. The two airmen were R56882 Sergeant Alfred Emile Regimbal from Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, a pilot age 22. The other airman was R67694 LAC Quenton Burl Chace from Wichita, Kansas, USA, age 20. Both airmen were from No.3 SFTS, Calgary, Alberta. LAC Chace was killed just before he graduated. The cairn seems to be well looked after, the grass has been cut and the whole area was neat and tidy when we stopped to photograph it. A sign at the side of the highway lists it as a "point of interest". [B]Flying Officer William BIRD (79749) 1941-02-21 [/B] [B]Radio Operator William SNAILHAM ()[/B] [url][/url] Lockheed Hudson III (#T9449) was one of five aircraft which took flight from Gander, the Dominion of Newfoundland, on 20 Feb 1941 on a delivery flight to England. There were three aircrew and one passenger aboard. Shortly after take-off and over the Atlantic Ocean about 50 miles from Gander the oil supply to the Hudson’s starboard engine failed. The pilot, Captain Joseph Mackey, attempted to shut down the engine and to feather the propeller (i.e.-the blades are rotated parallel to the airflow in order to reduce the drag if an engine fails) but found that it would not feather. The decision to head back to Gander was made, but then the port engine failed in a similar manner. Hudson T9449 crashed in trees near Seven Mile Pond Lake; the navigator, RAFVR Flying Officer Wil ....Read More.Jagan on 10th May 2019 11:35:39
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation4 February 1941 site:[url][/url] Leading Aircraftman Colin Tolhurst ARTHUR (407110) 1941-02-04 Leading Aircraftman Claude Murray ROSS (400156) 1941-02-04 Saunders McMartin R68270, Pilot Trainee, of Thorndale, killed. 2704 North American Harvard Mk.II NA-66 66-2437 Category A damage on 4 February 1941 while with No. 1 Service Flying Training School at Camp Borden, Ontario.* Had 106:40 airframe time when struck off. first date: 6 December 1940 last date: 26 March 1941 Taken on strengt ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 11th May 2019 01:21:38

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