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    Default Mosquito LR268, F/O. Joseph Earl McGrath F/O. Donald C. Bissell 3.Jan.1944

    Mosquito LR268, FO. Joseph Earl McGrath FO. Donald C. Bissell

    Hello,
    since a long time we are involving in the fate of two Canadian Mosquito pilots, F/O Joseph Earl McGrath and F/O Donald C. Bissell from 418 Squadron who were lost on 3rd.Jan.1944 here over northern Germany where we live.
    We have found the exact place of crash, many small pieces of the airplane! There is no recorded grave situation. Both pilots are still missing until today.
    Now, it is very important to find the nearest relations.

    FO. J.E. McGrath was born in Quebec City in 1922 and came to Winnipeg with his parents in 1927. He was educated at St. Paul’s College and enlisted with the R.C.A.F in February 1941.
    Service Regimental Number: CAN. J16363
    (We have a nice photo of him)

    (Father) Capt. J.E. McGrath
    (Mother) Agnes McGrath
    1017 Strathcona Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba
    (Address during the war)


    FO. Donald C. Bissell was born 21.Aug. 1913 possibly Ontario
    Service Regimental Number: CAN. J24280

    Father Olin C. Bissell 1880 - 1952 Irene Mallory wife of O.C. Bissell 1883 - 1931

    (Brother) Mr. K.M. Bissell
    Sales Division, Northern Electric Co
    Notre Dame St. Montreal
    (During the war)



    Best regards
    Volker Urbansky

    v.urbansky@t-online.de
    Last edited by xldoktor; 23rd November 2012 at 11:20.

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    Volker, you need to immediately contact the Canadian or British embassies on this matter, it is the authorties duty to contact relatives, not a civilian.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    canadaatwar.ca/forums/showthread.php?t=3612

    You were given good advice on that thread!!!!
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    It appears you chose to follow this advice instead of contacting the Canadian authorities:

    http://forum.armyairforces.com/tm.aspx?high=&m=227004&mpage=1#227014

    So, it was done for you.

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    Hello
    We will make every effort to resolve this case. We will also contact the canadian embassy!.
    We have been able in recent years to clarify flying fates and know the legal steps.
    I will post more information here in due course.
    regards
    Volker

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    Default 418 Squadron Mosquito LR268

    Hello all,
    I realize this is a long shot, but would anyone have any details about the loss of the above on January 3, 1944 while on an Intruder mission?
    Thanks for reading,
    Bob

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    Ahh, I see.
    I thought I had seen that thread before but for some reason could not find it last night.
    Thanks gents.
    Bob

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