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    Default F/E E.C. Houlding 405 Sqdrn. RCAF

    I would be grateful for further information re this distant relative. In particular a photograph of him with his crew.

    Sergeant (Flight Engineer)HOULDING, ELWOOD CAMPBELL

    Service Number R/81110
    Died 14/01/1944
    Aged 22
    405 Sqdn.
    Royal Canadian Air Force

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    This crew were all killed on a raid to Brunswick 14.01.1944. Their Lancaster JA 974 left from RAF Grandsen Lodge and was skippered by P/O H.A.Floren RCAF , and accompanied by Sgt E.C.Houlding RCAF , F/L W.ThatcherRCAF , F/O J.W.Astbury RCAF , F/O J.J.H.O.Souaillard RCAF , WO2 L.D.AnnisRCAF , WO2 N.Leone RCAF . This was the first all-Canadian crew lost fromBomber Command in 1944.
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    Posted on FB : https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

    Hi Ross McNeill and all the folks at RAF Commands. There is a guy Mike Houlding (see one of the recent threads on your website, "F/E E.C. Houlding 405 Sqdrn. RCAF" ) looking for a photo of the "Floren Crew" of RCAF 405 Sqn. with a Houlding in it. Here is a poor quality photo copy, it is a copy of Canadian archives photo "PL22275". They are standing in front of KB700, the 1st Canadian Lanc Mk.X to fly in the UK. Could you pass it on to Houlding for me? Cheers, Karl Kjarsgaard Bomber Command Museum of Canada


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