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    Hello All,

    Does anyone know the first names of the following Canadian pilots?

    P.E.H. FERGUSON J.40181
    L.B. FOSTER J.27378
    A. HUNTER J.10697

    Many thanks in anticipation

    Phil

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    Here is one of them:
    FERGUSON, F/O Percival Edward Hefferman (J40181) - Mention in Despatches Overseas - Award effective 14 June 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1478/45 dated 21 September 1945. Born October 1918 in Harcourt, New Brunswick. Enlisted in Moncton, 11 August 1941. To No.5A Manning Depot, 5 September 1941. To No.5 Manning Depot, 7 October 1941. To No.3 ITS, 23 November 1941; graduated and promoted LAC, 19 January 1942 when posted to No.17 EFTS; graduated 25 April 1942 when posted to No.8 SFTS; graduated and promoted Sergeant, 14 August 1942. To “Y” Depot, 28 August 1942. To No.129 (Fighter) Squadron, 12 September 1942. Promoted Flight Sergeant, 14 February 1943. To No.128 (Fighter) Squadron, 7 April 1943 but then appears to have been switched the same day to No.130 (Fighter) Squadron. To No.127 (Fighter) Squadron, 12 July 1943. To “Y” Depot, date uncertain. Commissioned 23 December 1943. Taken on strength of No.3 PRC, Bournemouth, 20 January 1944. Promoted Flying Officer, 23 June 1944. Repatriated 2 August 1945. To Composite Training School, 21 Septemberr 1945. To No.124 Squadron, 1 November 1945. To Air Navigation School, 20 November 1945. Retired 19 March 1946. Living in Harcourt, New Brunswick in 1947.
    From Hugh Halliday's honours and awards at airforce.ca

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    Les Foster and Alex Hunter flew with 443 Squadron...all of my notes are back in Ottawa.

    Stephen

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    Hello Phil

    My name is Ken Ferguson,I am a son of P.E.H. Ferguson, if I can help in any way in your research please let me know.
    I met both Les Foster and Alex Hunter many years ago when they came to my parents home for a small reunion, I do not know how much help I can be ,but I do have my fathers log book from the war.

    K.J. Ferguson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fergy View Post
    Hello Phil

    My name is Ken Ferguson,I am a son of P.E.H. Ferguson, if I can help in any way in your research please let me know.
    I met both Les Foster and Alex Hunter many years ago when they came to my parents home for a small reunion, I do not know how much help I can be ,but I do have my fathers log book from the war.

    K.J. Ferguson
    Hi Ken,

    My grandfather, Paul Piche flew with your Dad in 443 Squadron. I, along with Art Horrell's great niece are writing a book about 443 Squadron. Please feel free to contact if you have information about your Dad that you would like included in the book. We are looking for other 443 members from Gander days. In answer to the original post, Alex Hunter is still alive but unfortunately, Les Foster died of cancer.

    Tara

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    L.B. Foster is Leslie Birket Foster:

    https://443squadron.wordpress.com/20...draft-version/
    John Engelsted

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