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    Default RCAF Station Patricia Bay, BC - Second World War Fatalities

    Am helping compile a list of the above. Can anyone help with the following:

    Serial of RNAF Northrop N-3PB lost March 18, 1942.

    Which of pilots F/L Butler and P/O Johnson were flying P-40s ET860 and AL216 when they collided October 6, 1942.

    Third crew member in addition to F/O Morse and Sgt. Gordon lost in Canso 11022 November 13, 1944.

    TIA,

    Robert
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    Answers received:

    Serial of RNAF Northrop N-3PB lost March 18, 1942: 305

    Which of pilots F/L Butler and P/O Johnson were flying P-40s ET860 and AL216 when they collided October 6, 1942: respectively as written

    Third crew member in addition to F/O Morse and Sgt. Gordon lost in Canso 11022 November 13, 1944: still under investigation

    Robert

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    Hi Robert, if you need additional info to casualty of Aero Engine Mechanic R51774 Sgt Paul Bures drop me a note - he was of Czech origin and I have his service record + info about the crash from the National Archives of Canada so I can provide quite detailed info.

    Pavel
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    Hello Rob,

    Could you please confirm the loss date of Northrop N-3PB c/n.305 'No.5'? l have seen it listed as lost March 18, 1941, not 1942.

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    March 18, 1941

    "March 18, 1941, marked Pat Bay Station's first recorded accident when a Royal Norwegian Air Force Northrop N-3PB stalled on takeoff, crashed into the bay and caught fire. Two of its three-man crew, pilot Yens Riiser and gunner Kaare Kjos, were killed but Lieut. E. Bjorneby was rescued through the heroic actions of RCAF Marine Section."

    March 18, 1941
    The Lethbridge Herald from Lethbridge

    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64094307/

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    The Norwegian names are
    Kaare Strand Kjos
    Jens Engelstad Riser
    Erik Bjørneby

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    Britain's Victory, Denmark's Freedom. Danish Volunteers in Allied Air Forces During the Second World War
    fb.me/britainsvictorydenmarksfreedom
    danishww2pilots.dk - a resource on Danish aircrew during the Second World War

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    Hello,

    Finn Strand Kjos, the brother of Kaare Strand Kjos, also died in a N-3PB accident. On 20 June, 1941, Northrop N-3PB (c/n.307) No.7, collided with the ferry "Sam McBride" in Toronto Harbour. Killed, where, Instructor Lt Finn Strand Kjos, and student pilot Trond Harsvik.

    Col.

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    Thank you all.

    1941 it was for the N-3BP loss. Was the RNAF serial '305’ or was that the c/n?

    Good for now, thanks Pavel.

    Robert

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    Rob,

    305 was the Northrop N-3PB construction number, the aircraft was marked '5'.

    Col.

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    Thanks, Col.

    Robert

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