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    Default J/35679 P/O H D Stephens RCAF

    Hello,

    Could one of our Canadian Forumites confirm (or otherwise), the Service No. of the following Canadian airman:

    J/35679 F/O H D Stephens RCAF.

    On 18-6-1944, F/O H D Stephens RCAF*, landed No.28 OTU Wellington X MF537 at Penrhos and skidded into a hut, after the undercarriage was raised in order to stop the aircraft. F/O Stephens was injured.

    * Bill Chorley in BCL7/300, refers to F/O Stephens as - F/O H D Stevens RCAF, which I believe is incorrect.

    Appreciate any help.

    Col.

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    Default F/O H.D. Stephens

    Hi Col,

    I can confirm that J/35679 is a service number associated with F/O H.D. Stephens. He was promoted to T/F/O, according to The Canadian Gazette, 16 March 1944.

    Regards,
    Christian

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    Hello Christian,

    That information much appreciated. Have tried using the CG in the past - I'm an absolute flop!

    F/O Stephens RCAF, is mentioned in Flight, September 28, 1944. p.355. Cas. Comm. No.428, as RCAF - Wounded or Injured on Active Service - F/O H D Stephens. Your information confirms that he is my F/O Stephens.

    I believe the crew of 28 OTU Wellington MF537, consisted of (Alpha order):

    R/212876 Sgt (Air Gnr.) R E LAVERTY RCAF*
    R/214748 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Frank V. STANTON RCAF* (+ 11-3-2004 - Legion Magazine - Last Post)
    J/35679 F/O (Pilot) H D STEPHENS RCAF - Injured
    J/147030 F/O ( - ? - ) - ? - TAYLOR RCAF ???
    1234995 Sgt ( - ? - ) - ? - TURNER
    AUS413055 F/Sgt ( - ? - ) John William WETZLER RAAF

    * Laverty and Stanton baled out of No.576 Sqn Lancaster I PD312 in the general vicinity of Beauvais, on 2/3-2-1945. Both survived. See: BCL6/65. Bill Chorley refers to Stanton, as "SNANTON"!

    Any further information/corrections on all of the above, would also be appreciated.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th June 2011 at 12:48.

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