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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    R263762 Lloyd Glen MACMILLAN J93714 Gunnery Officer Branch

    https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/data...645760len7tui0

    J22874 Vidal Le Roy MILLS (R169788) Navigator

    https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/data...645760len7tui0

    J35866 Victor Crawford NORTH (R58208) Pilot

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...rjf93k2nhh35e0

    J41506 Harry OLCH (R198376) Bomber

    https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/data...645760len7tui0

    J87119 Lloyd Raymond NORTHEY (R143016) Bomber

    https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/data...645760len7tui0

    A little difficult to read but R102906 or R102996 John Patrick KIEKEBELT C35406 served in Flying Control Branch

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...i37ss5g36oq9n0

    R224450 William Leslie KISTLE J93775 Gunnery Officer

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...rfvfol37suhfi0

    R165122 William Wallace Alfred LONG J88219 Wireless Operator

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    R182966 Murdock MACKAY J35071 Bomber

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    Chris
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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Hi,

    R96326 John Edward McGILLIS (J92833)

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

    R60730 James Henry O'HARA (J92844)

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

    R117170 Roland Percival MACDONALD (C86758) (!) (two in one - R117170 and C86758)

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

    R156369 Newton Vivian MENDES (J46177)

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

    Regards

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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy711 View Post
    Daz

    I mentioned the Newell result simply because of the similarity in service numbers and based on the information supplied. It would be helpful if you could provide the trades of the airmen you are looking for ie Wop, Bomber pilot Nav etc and an approximate dates that they held a rank. They are listed on the Canada Gazette by rank date and trade. This would make them a bit easier to find and also enable us to rule out men with similar details. It might also help by posting smaller numbers at any one time as with this number it tends to become unwieldy and difficult to see who has already been identified.

    J43546 relates to a R151387 Sgt John Shaw Valentine J43546 Navigation Officer
    https://collectionscanada.gc.ca/data...645760len7tui0

    So the service number you applied to J Landry is a probable typo and the one assigned to Lanktree as identified by Mojmir should read J43536

    If it is any consolation in my own research I have traced 293 out 313 RCAF airmen that I have an interest in. There is light at the end of the tunnel

    Chris
    Chris,

    many thanks for the help and the tips. I have got details on nearly two thirds of the RCAF aircrew who served with 78 Squadron , but would be nowhere near that figure if it weren't for all the great help I get from people like yourself on here and other forums. Have you tried posting on the www.wartimes.ca forum? I only found it recently and have had some success there. I really do struggle with the Canadian Gazette, I don't know why but I just can't seem to get it to work for me. I bear in mind the number of names I post and the dates/crew role when I post the next batch.

    thanks once again
    Daz

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    Another 3:

    J37197 YOUNG T. NAV. 05.10.44

    J35026 YOUNIE R A. NAV. 19.07.44

    J39366 YULE N B. NAV. 28.11.44

    Many thanks

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    J37197 Thomas YOUNG R177841

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...btj7uafrlo8040

    J35026 Robert Alexander YOUNIE R146434

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...cfd7hn3prstf40

    J39366 Noel Bernard YULE (R207099)

    https://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/...cfd7hn3prstf40

    That was much easier with trades

    Thanks

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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Hi,

    R98545 Geoffrey William PRYCE (J94929)

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

    R184808 Reginald John ELLIS (J95134)

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

    R205655 Gerald Warmich MARTIN

    https://www.gatheringourheroes.ca/he...rald-warwhich/

    R67677 Vincent Ignatius MCKINLEY (J85974)

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

    Regards

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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Robert Ellsworth PENRICE

    https://dennistoll.ca/book-of-memori...nrice-Robert+/

    Read the obituary definitely your man

    Chris

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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Nice catch, Chris.

    I looked up Younie's obit (deceased 3 Nov 1998, Abbotsford, BC) which listed both No. 78 Squadron, as well as No. 148 SD Squadron.

    Daz, if you're interested Younie was born 23 March 1917, Dunblane, Scotland. Postwar, he was a manufacturer of wire rope.

    Regards,

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    Chris, Dave Mojmir,

    Brilliant work, many thanks. I'm going to spend the day trying to get to grips with the Canadian Gazette. A few more to consider with more detail this time:

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

    R281032. WRAY. D AIR GUNNER. 12/04/45

    R156176. WORRALL A. AIR GUNNER. 20/01/45

    J92250. WOLOSHEN B. AIR GUNNER. 28/05/44

    R257334. WILTON. R. WIRELESS OP. 21/04/45

    J37526. WILSCHKE C. NAVIGATOR. 15/03/45

    R281286. WHEAT. L. AIR GUNNER. 12/04/45

    R205981. WEIGHT. J. AIR GUNNER 06/12/44

    J87113. WEBBER. A J PILOT. 31/8/44 ALSO SERVED 408 SQUADRON

    R265003. WARNER. B. AIR GUNNER. 23/11/44

    R276074. WAKELING. P. AIR GUNNER. 21/04/45

    Many thanks

    Daz

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    Default Re: More help required with RCAF personnel who served with 78 Squadron

    Hi,

    R205456 Basil WOLOSHEN (J92250)

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

    R163671 Charles Fred WILSCHKE (J37526)

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

    R146354 Arthur James WEBBER (J87113)

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

    Regards

    Mojmir
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