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    Default P/O Otto John Paterson C.900 American or Canadian (or both?)

    Morning,

    Can anyone tell where this RCAF officer was born? In many sources, Otto J. Patterson of 1 Sqn RCAF who was killed during the Battle of Britain on 27 September, is reported to be born at Eckville, Atlanta in the USA. Other sources give as being a native of Lloydminster, Sask!:

    http://flyingforyourlife.com/pilots/ww2/p/peterson_oj/

    The only thing sure is that he married a Canadian woman and was living in Canada when he enlisted in the RCAF before the war.

    Who is right?

    Thanks

    Phil

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    Phil,

    Eckville is in Alberta, Canada, not Atlanta, USA!

    Col.

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    Hi Phil,

    His name was Peterson (not Paterson or Patterson) and he was born on 14/03/1915 at Eckville, Alberta, Canada.

    best regards

    Luc

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    Thanks to both of you. So Peterson (and not Paterson...) was only Canadian, don't know why he was given as American in the exellent book 'Men of the Battle of Britain'.

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    Phil,

    Wynn probably misread "Alta" (abbreviation of Alberta), for Atlanta. I would also check on Peterson's date of birth. If he was 24 years of age (and born on 14 March), as quoted in most sources, he would have been born in 1916!

    Col.
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    His officers application form RCAF R.47 says
    His record os officers Service states
    14 March 1915
    Another form mFm5 says
    14 march 1916 but I think this was completed after his death maybe.

    But the clincher is a certified copy of a baptism carried out on 10 Sep 1915
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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