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    Default F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    F/Sgt Porter was with 412 Sqn flying Spitfires 2 - 15 Apr 1942. After that I loose track of him. Checked info about other Canadian sqns & couldn’t find him. By 17 Mar 1944 Porter was back in Canada, recuperating near Hamilton, Ontario. One newspaper article said he was shot down twice.

    Does anybody have any idea where F/Sgt Porter was/what he was doing between April 42 & March 44 & when/where he was shot down?

    Thank you – very much – for all assistance.

    John Dean

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    Hello,

    On 16 June 1943, Porter was in Toronto marrying LAW Ann Wilkinson.

    Postwar, he became Dr. Allan Porter. Passed away at the Ottawa Civic Hospital on 7 April, 1971.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    Hello Dave,
    I have 23-2-45 Retired from Service. 25-3-49 rejoined RCAF as Medical Officer (FO).
    1-6-51 promoted to FL. 1-6-56 retired from Service.
    Roy

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    FS Porter- 15-4-42 on 412 sqn, B Flt, Wellingore, Spitfire Vb, BL300/W. Formation practice flight with Kirton-in-Lindsey Wing at 20,000ft. Very low on fuel, but led by SL Weston kept 412 sqn at 20,000ft, FS Porter ran out of fuel attempting a belly landing S/E of Wellingore AF, landing short ploughed through a hedge and striking a brick and concrete block house a 1616hr. FS Porter received very serious facial injuries and head injuries, which required many months treatment. He had very bad concussion which banned him from further high altitude flying. Many of the 412 sqn pilots blamed SL Weston for this tragic accident. Roy
    Last edited by Roy Nixon1; 30th May 2020 at 07:28.

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    Roy, Dave

    Thank you - very much - for this. Really appreciate.

    Makes sense now. Fills in the gap in the timeline.

    John Dean

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    Default Re: F/Sgt Allan Seymour Porter, R79731, Canadian

    FL Allan Seymour Porter.
    To add to the Porter file. 7-11-41- 616 sqn At Kirton-in-Lindsey, Spitfire IIa. 11-10-43 - 4 Wireless School, Guelph, Ont, Piloting Student Wireless Operators in Tiger Moth. 1-12-43 - Commissioned PO.
    6-6-44 - Promoted to FO. 23-2-45 - Retired from Service. 25-9-49 - Rejoined RCAF as Medical Officer.
    1-6-51 - Promoted to FL. 1-6-56. - Retired from RCAF. I have not any unit after 4 Wireless School.
    Roy

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