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    Default Sgt Hollis Clair O'Hanlon (R122097)

    Found a small undated newspaper clipping describing Sgt O'Hanlon as "Seriously Ill as Result of Injuries Sustained on Active Service.

    The newspaper clipping states Sgt O'Hanlon is from Vancouver, BC.

    I think he flew typhoons with the RAF.

    Would really appreciate any more info on Sgt O'Hanlon.

    Many thanks, in advance.

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    if you search for Hollis and Clair in this database

    https://collections.warmuseum.ca/war...ryE.php?lang=0

    You find that the notice was published in the Globe and Mail, dated 1943/01/28

    So, I might expect he was injured in Dec-Oct 1942.

    Do you think he was on Typhoons when injured, if, trawl through the ORB's online for those units? What is the connection to Typhoons that you have for him?
    Dennis Burke
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    he was a US citizen.

    In march and may 1944, there are two border crossing records for him where he records himself in one as a 'pilot' (March) and the other as 'discharged RCAF" (May)

    A distinguishing mark on the crossing card is recorded as: Scar on back of head!

    Born 8 July 1917, Edmonton, Alb.
    previously resident in the US from 1926-1941

    Died it seems sometime before 26 Sep 2002 in White Rock BC, at least, that is the date an obituary was published for him.

    https://www.legacy.com/amp/obituarie...rnal/157419915
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    Hi,

    15.01.1943 to 198 Sqn – posting

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8392212
    (p. 8/23 )

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/C2503810
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    Sgt O’Hanlon and P/O Baker to proceed by Tiger Moth on Wednesday, 20th January, 1943

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8392212
    (p. 9/23 )

    21.01.1943 flying accident (Tiger Moth) Sgt O'Hanlon with P/O Baker (Intelligence Officer) as passenger. … Both taken to hospital, Sgt O'Hanlon with injuries to the spine..

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Mojmir, Dennis

    Thank you - very much - for the info. Really appreciate.

    John
    Brighton, Canada

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    The a/c involved was Tiger Moth II T7271 of 198S which stalled on take-off and spun into the ground 21/1/43 at Digby. ABSerials T1000-V9999

    regards

    DaveW

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    DaveW

    Thank you - very much - for this.

    Really appreciate.

    John
    Brighton, Canada

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