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    Paul, and Dave

    With regards to Jollymour, the Ottawa Journal of March 27th 1942 has an article about a new R.C.A.F. 'intruder squadron', (presumably 418 Squadron?), and has Harold George Jollymour.

    Also mentioned in the article from Paul's list are Norm Mapes, John Pringle, Harold Irving and Brian Filliter [as 'Fillister'].

    Link: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2963...ttawa_journal/

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    Confirm it is Vincent Wallace McCabe. Commissioned from Temp W/O1 from 21/04/1944 Pilot branch CG 15/12/1945

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    Quote Originally Posted by alieneyes View Post
    This site has Jollymour with same service number but initials "HY":

    http://www.c-and-e-museum.org/Pinetr...il/rds8-3.html (look at 24 January)

    And "HG": https://www.aircrewremembered.com/Pa...a-listA-L.html

    If that's the case, then he was Harold George, brother of Roy Donald, also in the RCAF. Vancouver Sun, 7 January 1944 has story of Roy, a crewman aboard an "RCAF Sunderland that crashed in the Bay of Biscay while on anti-submarine patrol". Skipper was F/Lt JA de le Paulle.

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    Here's the crew from the Sunderland. It was DD861 of 422 RCAF Squadron on 3rd September 1943. The aircraft ditched following an engine fire which then dropped off. They spent 3 days in dinghies before getting picked up by Sunderland R/228

    F/O Jacques Andrew Hubert De La PAULLE DFC J8964 RCAF
    F/O Romeo Henry FREER J12830 RCAF
    Sgt Donald Judson WELLS R109487 RCAF
    P/O Alexander BOLTON J16903 RCAF
    F/Sgt Eamond Norman Kenneth MIDDLETON 633125 RAF
    F/Sgt Roy Donald JOLLYMOUR R97613 RCAF
    F/Sgt Earl HISCOX R84009 RCAF
    F/Sgt William Hall HOLROYD 938634 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Arthur Walter Thomas JOYCE R103047 RCAF
    Sgt Ralph Frederick RUSKIN 1268467 RAF(VR)
    Sgt Ronald Montague FISHER 1625511 RAF(VR)
    Sgt David MCPHERSON 1345948 RAF(VR)

    They all survived
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    Many thanks all for this big step forward. Indeed all the abovementioned airmen served with 418. I would have some complement for the initial list:

    RATCLIFFE (R62092) initials 'R' maybe 'RG'
    TAYLOR (R58638) initials 'JM'
    IRVING (R78431) his initials are probably 'JHJ' and officer service number J19343. Can I get any confirmation?

    I'm also after NCO service number and first names for ER Dickey (J18511).

    Thanks for checking

    Phil

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    Phil

    Irving is Harold Jackson Hossack Irving, born Glasgow 1919. Details from a family tree on ancestry.com, which records him as a rear gunner with 418 Sqn. Also known as 'Ace.'

    See: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/166836359

    See also the group photo of airmen from Toronto here, including J. E. C. Pringle: http://silverhawkauthor.com/canadian...oston_735.html

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    TAYLOR (R58638) initials 'JM' is John Mackie TAYLOR commissioned on 14/12/1942 becoming J16893 CG 26/06/1943

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    Phil

    Could R G Ratcliffe possibly be Ronald George Ratcliffe, b. 1919 at Saskatoon? A family tree on ancestry has him being married to land girl Violet Thurgood at Bradwell-on-Sea in July 1943.

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 20th December 2019 at 11:14.

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    ER Dickey (J18511). is Ernie Ryan DICKEY was R65448 or R65148 or R65118. CG Gazette dated 27/11/1943. The scan isn't great. Commissioned from F/Sgt from 5th August 1943. See what you think its Page 4869 under Wireless Operator Air Gunners

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    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy711 View Post
    ER Dickey (J18511). is Ernie Ryan DICKEY was R65448 or R65148 or R65118. CG Gazette dated 27/11/1943. The scan isn't great. Commissioned from F/Sgt from 5th August 1943. See what you think its Page 4869 under Wireless Operator Air Gunners

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    Thanks Chris. I read 65448.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwrsimon View Post
    Phil

    Could R G Ratcliffe possibly be Ronald George Ratcliffe, b. 1919 at Saskatoon? A family tree on ancestry has him being married to land girl Violet Thurgood at Bradwell-on-Sea in July 1943.

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    Simon
    Thanks Simon. Could be my man.
    Phil

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