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    Gents,

    Looking for details on F/Lt Angus Hector McGillivray RCAF especially his training and his career post war.

    He was a pilot with No.623 and No.90 Squadron before joining No.7 PFF in February 1944, he was shot down and taken PoW April 1944.

    Any information most welcome, I have checked all three ORB's to establish his time on these units.

    Regards

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,
    MacGILLIVRAY Angus Hector, Hamilton, Ontario
    No. 16 Service Flying Training School Hagersville - Course 62: August 15 - December 4, 1942
    Wife Mrs A. H. MacGillivray, Leighton, England

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    Hi Steve,

    From "Flt.-Lieut. McGillivray Now Prisoner of War", in The Hamilton Spectator, 1944/05/30:

    'Flight-Lieut. MacGillivray [sic] attended Delta Collegiate and was employed by the Bank of Toronto and the Canada Life Insurance Company, Montreal, prior to his enlistment early in 1942. He graduated as a sergeant-pilot at Hagersville December, 1942, and was commissioned overseas. His wife, an English girl, is a member of the W.A.A.F.'

    I assume you will find more at http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/newspapers/intro_e.shtml.

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    Gents,

    Thank you both very much.

    Can anyone confirm the crash location please.

    Kind regards

    Steve
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    According to the same article, he 'failed to return from an operation over German territory' but this is all I got.
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    Fox,

    Thank you.

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    Hi Steve,
    http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPORTS/BIDDENDEN%20WW2.pdf

    SMITH, ROBERT EDWARD. Sergeant (Air Gunner), 1890521 KIA
    Robert was a crew member of Lancaster bomber ND353 MG-N, which was flown by Flight Lieutenant A.H. MacGillivray R.C.A.F. The aircraft took of at 2320 hours on 22 April 1944 from R.A.F. Oakington, Cambridgeshire on a bombing raid to Düsseldorf, Germany. The raid was carried out by 596 aircraft, they being 323 Lancasters, 254 Halifaxes, and 19 Mosquitos, which belonged to all groups with the exception of No. 5. 2,150 tons of bombs were
    dropped in this oldstyle heavy attack on the German city which caused much destruction, but also allowed the Luftwaffe night-fighter force to penetrate the R.A.F. bomber stream. The attack fell mostly in the northern districts of Düsseldorf and widespread damage was caused. Once over the target area Robert ’s aircraft was attacked and
    badly damaged by a German night-fighter which resulted in the bomber crashing. A total of 29 aircraft, which were 16 Halifaxes and 13 Lancasters were lost on the raid to Düsseldorf. Incredibly four of the seven crew of Robert’s bomber survived and were captured, the fact that the four survived, is probably even more remarkable because all seven of the Lancasters crew had eluded death less than three weeks previously when returning from a raid on
    Nürnberg. On that occasion their Lancaster ND350 MG-Z was diverted away from R.A.F. Oakington to R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk due to dense fog, but on landing at 0614 the aircraft crash-landed, and hit a concrete pill-box at which point their Lancaster burst into flames, but all had escaped without injury.

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    http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-27693.html

    Zechlin, Ernst, Hptm., 23-Apr-44, Stab I., I., NJG 2, Lancaster, Düsseldorf: 4800m, 02.03, 8., -, , yes, C.2027/I, Anerk: Nr. 10, FMP, LW NF Claims 39-45, p.169; Boiten, Nachtjagd War Diaries, V.II, p.21, poss. 7 Sq. ND353. Stirling per FMP, and claim?

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    Mojmír,

    Thank you for the post, helps out greatly.

    Kind regards

    Steve

    PS : Just need to find a photograph!
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    Default Angus Hector MacGillivray

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Gents,

    Looking for details on F/Lt Angus Hector McGillivray RCAF especially his training and his career post war.

    He was a pilot with No.623 and No.90 Squadron before joining No.7 PFF in February 1944, he was shot down and taken PoW April 1944.

    Any information most welcome, I have checked all three ORB's to establish his time on these units.

    Regards

    Steve
    He was my father's brother. I have the series of telegrams and letters telling the family he was shot down and presumed dead and then the letter confirming he was a P.O.W.
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