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    R156176 Arthur Frederick WORRALL J95035 Gunnery Officer

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    R274729. WYKES. R L. AIR GUNNER. 27/03/45

    Probably Robert Lewis WYKES b. 1925 d. 1996 buried at Glen Elbe Cemetery, Ontario. (Courtesy of Ancestry.com)

    The Ottowa Journal dated 28th September 1943 has a R L Wykes of Athens Ontario, enlisting in the RCAF between 24th and 27th September 1943

    Athens and Glen Elbe are very close together Geographically and the dates fit. I cannot find him in the Gazette.

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    R278674 KENNON G A

    Probably Gordon Arthur KENNON

    The Calgary Herald of 1st November 1943 shows Gordon A. Kennon of Swalwell enlisting in the RCAF at Calgary

    Ancestry.com shows Gordon Arthur Kennon b. 10/05/1924 Swalwell, Alberta d. 16/11/190 Burnaby B.C.

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    Thanks again for the assistance, my own trail with the Canadian Gazette continues, 5 hours of trawling yesterday proved relatively fruitless, so I am clearly doing something wrong. Another batch for your assistance please:

    J38316. TAYLOR. H. NAVIGATOR. 20/10/44

    J36922 THOMPSON C. NAVIGATOR. 21/08/44

    R169279. TIDMAN P A NAVIGATOR. 02/10/44

    R255197. TOPPING R. AIR GUNNER. 06/12/44

    R179007. TOWNSEND R AIR GUNNER. 20/01/45

    R73036. TREVORS L A W BOMB AIMER. 19/04/43

    J35614. TWISS J K. PILOT. 03/12/44

    R201292. VINCENT L E R AIR GUNNER. 28/11/44. ALSO FLEW WITH 35 SQN FROM 13/02/45

    Many thanks again

    Daz

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    J35614 James Kenzie TWISS (R175372) Pilot branch

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    J38316 Harold TAYLOR Navigator (R181427) Navigator

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    J36922 Charles Gordon THOMSON (!) (R172293) Navigator

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    R255197 Roy Kenneth TOPPING J94923 Gunnery Officer Branch

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    R169279 Patrick Allan TIDMAN J93087 Navigation Officer 'B' Branch

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    R179007 Royce Robert TOWNSEND J94664 Gunnery Officer Branch

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    R73036. TREVORS L A W BOMB AIMER. 19/04/43

    I think this is Leonard Albert West TREVORS of Chatham, N.B.

    He was trained as wireless Operator. I do have a L.A.W Trevors commissioned to J18401 an Air Bomber but cannot locate the Gazette entry to confirm his first names.

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    Chris,

    I don't know how you do it, I must have spent half an hour just looking for TWISS yesterday but came up blank. Thanks again. I hope you don't mind but here are some more:

    j37533 SMEARS. D R. NAVIGATOR. 02/10/44

    J36003 SMITH F E. BOMB AIMER. 15/03/45

    R203245 SOMSKI F. WIRELESS OP. 05/10/44

    J43658. SOUTHWELL L. BOMB AIMER. 06/04/45

    Thanks again

    Daz

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    j37533 SMEARS. D R. NAVIGATOR. 02/10/44

    Daniel Reginald SMEARS.

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    Dave

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    Louis Earl Reynard VINCENT R201292

    Brother of Gordon Vincent Kenneth Vimy Ridge VINCENT DFC who was killed on 28th July 1944 whilst with 425 Squadron

    J43658 Leslie SOUTHWELL (R203249) Bomber Officer

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    J36083 Frederick Errol SMITH Air Bomber (Service number a bit difficult to read)

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    Chris
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    Chris, Dave,

    thanks very much. A few more beginning with S:

    R186835. SCOTTEN J E. BOMB AIMER 02/10/44

    J36274 SELKIRK S. BOMB AIMER. 24/09/44

    R275652. SHEPHERD N. AIR GUNNER. 12/04/45

    R276179. SIMS J. AIR GUNNER. 13/03/45

    J40073. SISSONS G. BOMB AIMER. 20/12/44

    Thanks
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