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    Default F/O M McIver and F/O B G McIver both RCAF Navigator in 106 Squadron

    Hello,
    I discover that two canadians , F/O Malcolm McIver DFC J11107 killed 12.12.1944 when at 1655 MTU, and
    F/O Bruce Gordon McIver DFC J 3596 killed 8.11.1941 were both Navigator and have been in 106 Squadron but at different time.
    My question is, could have been brother ??

    Thank you to help .

    Alain

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    Hi Alain,

    No, same name, not brothers.

    Malcolm lost 13 May 1944 (note date) was the son of Murdoch and Mary McIver, of Toronto.

    Bruce Gordon was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. McIver, 440 Bay St North, Hamilton, Ontario.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hello Alain,

    Hope all is well on your paradise island?

    The Veteran Affairs Canada website has some newspaper clipping and other information about Bruce Gordon McIver here http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/photos/1079440 which you may find useful.

    Kind Regards
    Linzee

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    Hello Linzee and Alain

    Another Canadian McIver is F/L Henry Carbee McIver, J/8169. Son of Malcolm and Charlotte McIver, of Rapid View, Saskatchewan. He was killed in action during the night 12/13 June 1944 and crashed in Avesnes-les-Aubert, near Cambrai. A commemorative plaque was added in the cemetery in september 2005 to commemorate the two Belgian air gunners who were initially buried there, but moved to Belgium post-war.

    Names of parents and states are different, so not brothers either.

    Joss

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    Thank you very much for your help !!

    Alain

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    F/L Malcolm McIver, DFC (J/11107) was the s/o Murdoch McIver and Mary Glen. He (Malcolm) was a brother to F/S Jack Samuel McIver (R/277937) who was killed 26 March 1945 while serving with 354 Squadron.

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    Hello,

    Re: R/277937 Sgt Jack Samuel McIVER RCAF:

    26-3-1945
    No.354 Sqn
    Liberator GR.VI EW319 "A"

    Aircraft "A" attacked and sank the 1500 ton Japanese Supply ship "RISUI MARU". "A" sustained damage and crashed into the Andaman Sea. Only two survivors. Both picked up by HMS SUMAREZ and later admitted to 35th British General Hospital at Colombo with abrasions.

    J/6834 F/L (Capt/Pilot) William Gordon McRAE RCAF +
    J/41431 P/O (2nd Pilot) William Andrew Boyd PAYNE RCAF +
    156021 F/L (Sqn. Nav. Off.) Cyril John SLATER (F.R.Met.S.) RAFVR +
    J/42510 F/O (Nav.) Irving LINDZON RCAF +
    J/43686 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Edward Walter POLLARD RCAF +
    J/43687 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Harry PARKER RCAF +
    R/163475 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Alexander Peter CAMPBELL RCAF +
    1817836 Sgt (WOM./Air Gnr.) R ROBERTS RAFVR - Survived
    1685728 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Gordon PARKER RAFVR +
    R/277937 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Jack Samuel McIVER RCAF +
    578329 Sgt (FME./Air Gnr.) R G RADFORD RAF - Survived

    The dead are commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

    With due acknowledgement:

    http://www.rquirk.com/354oper/354history.pdf (see: pp.232-3 & 242).

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/9716.txt

    and...

    http://www.rquirk.com/RAFLiberators/Oughton/OUGHTON Lib book NOTESVer1.pdf (see: p.57 of 90)

    Col.
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