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    Hello,
    I am looking for information about the Flying Officer (Pilot). GALLAGHER Joseph Patrick. J/25456. A pilot of the RCAF. From New York. Date of birth, date of enlistment at ARC.
    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Tahoma,Calibri,Geneva,sans-serif] There is a NARA card with the same name, is it the person ?[/FONT]

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    Mit freundlichem Gruß,

    Dan

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    Hi Dan,
    what your abbreviation ARC stands for? Aircrew Reception Centre? or you mena the 3 (RCAF) PRC?
    Anyway if you wuld register into the Ancestry.com (what is free of charge) you can get acces to his RCAF service record if it would be of any help to you (if you not have it already)

    HTH

    Pavel
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    Hello Pavel

    It stands for Aviation Royale Canadienne, which is the translation of Royal Canadian Air Force in some official sites... Similarly, they translate ranks word for word... This is when you copy and paste from one website to another without editing or correcting...

    Being a U.S. national probably explains why there's a card about him in NARA. Like many others, he crossed the border and joined the R.C.A.F.

    Joss

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    Gallagher was a Canadian citizen. Born Toronto 7 July 1912. On his attestation forms he states he is Canadian.

    Yet, there is a Report of Death of United States Citizen in Military Service in his file, completely filled. At the top of it, someone has typed "This man is Canadian citizen"

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    Dave

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    Thank you for your answers
    Thank you the information that we find are these. Flying Officer (Pilot). GALLAGHER Joseph Patrick. J/25456, Royal Canadian Air Force. Pilot. Died on Thursday 1st June 1944. Aged 29. Son of Patrick J. and Elizabeth J. Gallagher, of New York, U.S.A. Degree - B.S., Fordham University, U.S.A.
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    Hello,
    Actually he seems to have some recording errors with Joseph Patrick Gallagher. He was born on July 7, 1912 in Tonronto and not New York for indicated. He worked in New York and lived with his mother, who was a widow.
    He graduated in 1937 at Fordham University.
    He seems to have a brother or namesake, Lt. James E. Gallagher, for School of Social Service in 1941.?
    http://lgimages.s3.amazonaws.com/dat...9/ww2_dead.jpg
    Cordialement,
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    KIA in Halifax LL409 of 138 Squadron on June 1st 1944 (source: They Shall Grow Not Old).

    John Engelsted

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    Hi Dan,

    Lt. James E. Gallagher was not his brother.

    According to the estate documents, his brother was Charles J. Gallagher who was serving in the US Army when Joseph was killed. This is the only sibling shown.

    Regards,

    Dave

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