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    Default Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    I would be grateful if anyone can provide any details on the following:

    J21988 FO F W Bagshaw RCAF - Bomb Aimer who served with 78 Squadron in 1944. I have him leaving the Squadron on 24th February 1944 moving to Holme as sick. I would be interested in any information, his forenames, when he arrived at 78 Squadron and what happened to him. So far despite numerous searches I have drawn a blank. I put this down to my lack of ability rather than the data not being out there somewhere.

    A second Canadian Bomb Aimer is R171542 FSgt R Barclay RCAF who joined 78 Squadron from 74 Base on 28th November 1944, I have no further details of his movements etc.

    R188766 FSgt E L Barnes RCAF - Wireless Operator who joined 78 Squadron on 14th November 1944 from 74 Base, again no further details held.

    Many thanks in anticipation.

    Daz

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    Default Re: Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    Daz,

    Suspect your first man was Frank William Bagshaw. Calgary Herald of 23 January 1943 has him as an RCAF Air Bomber Sergeant commissioned Pilot Officer.

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...illiam-bagshaw

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Default Re: Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    Hi,

    Really R149122 Frank William Bagshaw (J21988)

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...danrvjiv629gl2

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    Mojmir

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    Default Re: Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    Thank you both. much appreciated. I knew some clever soul would be able to find something.

    Once again many thanks

    Daz

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    Default Re: Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    R188766 Eric Leonard Barnes (J93499) comm 24.1.1945

    Born in Timmins, Cochrane, Ontario, Canada on Aug 1922 to William Leonard Barnes. Eric Leonard Barnes passed away on 30 july 1993.

    Mojmir
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    Default Re: Help identifying details of RCAF aircrew

    Once again, many thanks. I don't know how you do it I've been searching for ages.
    Much appreciated.
    Daz

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