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    Default 407 squadron dec 05 1941

    Would anyone out there have information on the 407 aircraft lost on december 05 1941 ? Looking for the aircraft carrying the two Drennan bros. It seems they were allowed to crew on the same aircraft.

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    Hudson AM556 E, nothing heard after departure in poor weather for an attack on a convoy off Borkum.
    R68184 Sgt STC Thomson, Captain
    913606 Sgt R.J. Fido RAFVR, Second Pilot
    R77371 Sgt G.M. Drennan, WAG
    R77465 Sgt J.D. Drennan, WAG
    The Drennan twins had received permission to fly together.

    Ian Macdonald

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    Both of the Drennan brothers were employed by the Royal Bank of Canada prior to enlistment. Attached image from the RBC Roll of Honour:

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f133/beaverpass/gmdrennan.gif

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    I've got the 407sqdn ORB if you're interested in scans of the pages for this date, if so, PM your email address to me.
    Alan

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    It would appear that this was only the crew's 3rd op with the squadron.

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    Default Chaz Bird

    My uncle was Ronald Fido on the 5 Dec flight and I would be grateful for any information you may have re him and the squadron.
    I have a picture of four crew members standing by the front of the plane. As I am new to these sites |'m not sure how to send it to any one.

    Any help gratefully accepted

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    Default 407 squadron dec 05 1941

    Quote Originally Posted by chazbird View Post
    My uncle was Ronald Fido on the 5 Dec flight and I would be grateful for any information you may have re him and the squadron.
    I have a picture of four crew members standing by the front of the plane. As I am new to these sites |'m not sure how to send it to any one.

    Any help gratefully accepted
    My name is Robert Cathcart; my mother was Elaine Drennan, sister of G M and J D Drennan (Max and Doug) lost on this flight according to the info I received. You can correspond with me at rsafetybobc@aol.com

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    G'day Chaps

    Lockheed Hudson Mk. V s/n AM556 and coded RR*E was shot down into the North Sea by ship-borne flak about 22 miles west of Borkum Island.

    Sergeant S.T.C. Thomson – 3 as Skipper, 14 as 2nd Pilot for a 17 total trips which included 7 shipping attacks before going M.I.A.

    Sergeant R.J. Fido R.A.F.V.R. – 4 trips as 2nd Pilot before going M.I.A.

    Sergeant G.M. Drennan, W.A.G. – 3 trips before going M.I.A.

    Sergeant J.D. Drennan, W.A.G. – 3 trips before going M.I.A.

    Cheers...Chris
    Last edited by Dakota; 10th April 2014 at 14:55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian M Macdonald View Post
    Hudson AM556 E, nothing heard after departure in poor weather for an attack on a convoy off Borkum.
    R68184 Sgt STC Thomson, Captain
    913606 Sgt R.J. Fido RAFVR, Second Pilot
    R77371 Sgt G.M. Drennan, WAG
    R77465 Sgt J.D. Drennan, WAG
    The Drennan twins had received permission to fly together.

    Ian Macdonald
    The Drennan boys were not twins. Gerald (Max) was born 11/14/21 and James (Doug) was born 3/23/19. They were the brothers of my grandmother, Georgina Drennan.

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    Thanks for this information Pam.

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