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    I need full names and/or service numbers for the following pilot of 417 Squadron:

    W/O G.N. Barber - 1944-05
    F/O W.L. Burgess (J/142085) - 1943-10 to 1944-08
    Sgt J. Scott Bushe (J/16492) - 1941-12 to 1944-01
    W/O R.P. Campbell (R/157353) - 1944-08 to 1945-04
    F/Lt J.V. Carpenter - 1943-06
    W/O M.J. Carroll (R/156080) - 1944-11 to 1945-03
    Sgt K.H. Clark (R/80177) - 1941-12 to 1942-10
    Sgt Cushing - 1941-12 to 1942-03
    F/O A.A. Desormeaux (J/35273) - 1944-12 to 1945-04
    P/O Frank A. Doyle (J/85868) - 1944-11 to 1945-04
    P/O J. Terry Field (J/17829) - 1943-08 (PoW)
    F/Lt F.B. Foster (J/3196) - 1941-12 to 1943-06
    F/O H.G. Garwood (J/15684) 1943-07 to 1943-08
    Sgt Douglas P. Gaudin - 1942-10 to 1943-04
    F/Sgt A.D. Gibson (R/156209) - 1944-07 to 1945-06
    P/O J.H. Gibson - 1942-12 to 1943-04
    F/O I.F. Gilbert - 1943-08 to 1943-12
    P/O L.C. Grant (R/79515) - 1942-09 to 1943-09 (PoW)
    Sgt S.J. Guillon - 1942-11
    F/O L.A. Hall (J/15045) - 1943-07 to 1944-03
    Sgt J.R. Harmer (J/16765) - 1942-10 to 1944-03
    W/O J.L. Harris (R/106663) - 1944-02 to 1944-07
    F/Sgt J.P. Hart (R/148960) - 1944-04 to 1944-11
    F/Sgt B.J. Hayden (J/88723) - 1944-04 to 1944-11
    Sgt Robert L. Hazell (J/15291) - 1941-12 to 1943-05
    F/O G.J. Helmer (J/28509) - 1944-09 to 1945-05
    Sgt Henderson - 1941-12
    F/Sgt Robert B.Henderson (J/16753) - 1942-09 to 1943-04
    W/O V.A Herron (R/165440) - 1944-10 to 1945-06
    W/O G.N. Hicks (R/126364) - 1944-02 to 1944-08
    F/O C.E. Holdway (J/44051) - 1945-04 to 1945-05
    F/Lt G.P. Hope (J/12776) - 1945-02 to 1945-05
    W/O G.M. Horter (US) (R/132643) - 1944-03 to 1944-08
    P/O T.H. Hough (J/18202) - 1944-03 to 1944-05 (PoW)
    F/O Lawrence J. Hurrell (J/20013) - 1944-03 to 1945-03
    F/O W.G. Jewitt (J/26635) - 1944-08 to 1945-04
    W/O H.G. Johnson (R/99361) - 1943-10 to 1944-04
    F/O B.F. Johnston (J/43831) - 1945-04
    F/O R.E. Kent (J/25479) - 1944-06 to 1944-12
    F/O Donald W. Lambie (J/38849) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    F/O G.C. Langford (J/25396) - 1944-08 to 1945-05
    W/O P.E. Lapointe (R/108257) - 1943-05 to 1944-03
    F/O R.E. Latimer (J/38829) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    F/O J.R. le Jeune (J/12565) - 1944-08 to 1944-11
    F/O J.D. Leach (J/38056) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    Sgt J.H.G. Leguerrier (R/77083) - 1941-12 to 1943-12
    F/O J.A. Leslie (J/27821) - 1945-04
    F/Sgt Richard H. Little (J/16886) - 1942-09 to 1944-08
    Sgt W.F. Livesey - 1942-10 to 1942-11
    F/O D.J. Love (J/18973) - 1945-02 to 1945-05
    F/Sgt J.T. MacLeod (R/153205) - 1944-07 (PoW)
    F/Lt K.L. Magee (J/15158) - 1944-02 - 1944-03
    Sgt J.E. Maurice - 1941-12 to 1943-05
    F/Lt H. Mayes - 1944-02
    W/O A.H. McEwen - 1945-04
    P/O A.F. McWilliams (J/15716) - 1944-08 to 1944-11
    W/O T.R. Melady (R/158808) - 1944-06 to 1944-08
    P/O E.W. Mitchell (C/7082) - 1942-01 to 1944-01
    P/O H.C. Murray - 1944-06 to 1944-12
    F/O G.F. Newton (J/7004) - 1943-07 to 1943-10
    F/Lt R.W. Nickerson (J/10260) - 1945-02 to 1945-05
    P/O L.J. Oliver - 1944-06 to 1944-08
    F/Sgt K.S. Pate - 1942-03 to 1943-05
    F/Sgt T.M. Percival - 1941-12 to 1944-01
    F/O W.L. Pigden (J/22316) - 1945-04 to 1945-05
    W/O L.W.L. Richards (R/154043) - 1944-06 to 1945-02
    P/O J.M. Riley (J/15290) - 1942-03 to 1943-04 (PoW)
    F/O G.H. Slack (J/38365) - 1945-01 to 1945-05
    P/O H.M.B. Sutton (J/6812) - 1941-12 to 1944-03
    F/Sgt J.A.W. Trist (J/17827) - 1941-12 to 1943-11
    F/O C.H. Urie (J/28512) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    P/O J.M. Walton (J/87204) - 1944-08 to 1945-01
    P/O R.C. Webster (J/17439) - 1944-07 to 1945-04
    F/OP J.W.R. Weekes (J/38027) - 1945-01 to 1945-03
    F/O R.W. Weinmeister (J/37897) - 1945-01 to 1945-03
    F/O A. White (J/41198) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    F/O J.H. White - 1944-02 to 1944-07
    F/O T.T. Whitlock (J/35884) - 1945-03 to 1945-05
    F/O J.A. Whittingham (J/38021) - 1945-01 to 1945-03
    P/O A.A. Williams - 1941-12 to 1942-03
    P/O G.A. Wood (US) - 1942-10 to 1943-11
    F/Lt J. Woolgar - 1944-04 to 1944-05

    TIA
    John Engelsted
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    John, Hi,

    This is all I could find:

    Sgt Cushing - 1941-12 to 1942-03 Cmd 911855 Edward George CUSHING (173988). 7th June 1944
    F/O J.H. White - 1944-02 to 1944-07 Cmd 740142 Sgt John Henry WHITE ( 78852).28th Apr. 1940.
    P/O A.A. Williams - 1941-12 to 1942-03 Albert Arthur WILLIAMS (81281).

    You can chase C Y Williams yourself from his service number.

    I suspect there may be a number of typos, or missing initials, in yr list. The Canadians will be along soon, no doubt, to fill in the details of the RCAF on yr list.

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    John

    Have you searched each serial number in the Canada Gazette archives? Might save members some time.

    Dennis
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    I can't get any search results no matter how I search the Canada Gazette. Please advise me.

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    Its fairly rubbish quality but just search for all ifficer J numbers in the format Jxxxx. Without / or . Symbols
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    Dennis, can you give the correct web address as I might search the wrong page?

    John

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    J15290 John Martin Riley
    J18202 Thomas Harris Hough
    J17829 John Terrance Field
    J10260 Ralph Waldo Nickerson (if you look on the discovery catalog at Kew, you will see a missing evaders report for him. Clutton-Brock's "RAF Evaders" shows him lost on 21 May 1944, on No. 421 Sqn, flying Spitfire MJ786 on Ramrod 905. Liberated by Canadian troops August 1944.)
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    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/c...e/index-e.html

    What site have you been using?

    To be honest, i just got some time to run a few of them there on that link and I've lost the will to live. Such a a poor piece of scanning, its appalling. To put that much effort into scanning an archive to get that result. I have to think that no matter how bad the originals were the resulting scans must surely have been better able to be be scanned and OCR'd. Rant complete.

    Wondering did they ever appear in full name even during the first listing as commissioned officer?
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    Thanks a lot for the help. Still a long list though.

    John

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