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    Default Bruce Stormont McPhee R.171408

    Hello,

    I am after 'J' number of the above mentioned Canadian pilot. It seems that he was commissioned in August 44.

    Does anyone know also from which Canadian province he was native from or for the least where he enlisted in the RCAF.

    Thanks in anticipation

    Phil

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    A 1948 border corssing to American on Ancestry.com shows him to be a pilot, born in 1924 in Montreal, Canada.

    he was a POW it seems as he is noted liberated,
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1946&dat=19450517&id=XL4tAAAAIBAJ&s jid=npgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2186,3420418
    Montreal Gazette, May 17 1945

    Though I don't see him on POW lists on this site:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/Air%20Force%20PoWs/RAF%20POWs%20Query%20M_1.html
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    Forced down with three colleagues from 412 Squadron on January 20th 1945.

    Later it was learned that all four had been forced down within enemy territory: F/L MacPherson, Pilot Officers BS McPhee and WJ. Walkom, and F/L FH Richards disappeared in snow flurries. The first three respectively, became POWs at at Stalag Luft XIII. F/L Richards, knocked down by flak, was slightly wounded but made his way back in April with the aid of the Dutch resistance

    We touched on this before here but no reply:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?10031-412-sqn-20-January-1945
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 4th January 2012 at 13:32.
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    Hi Phil,
    His officer service number was J/92600. No POW Camp quoted.
    Source; Hayward's Prisoners of War Naval and Air Forces of Great Britain and the Empire 1939 -1945.
    Doug.

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