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    Default 68 Squadron RAF names for RCAF mechanics

    Hello,
    Hope someone can help please.
    I am trying to confirm names for Canadian mechanics of 68 Squadron.
    Can anybody identify an RCAF mechanics (68 Squadron) from numbers? I have initials of some but would like to put first names to them.
    They are:
    BACH B.J. (CAN R/160258)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    BARCLAY L.W. (CAN R/100874)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    BEIRNES G.H. (CAN R/80893)- Cpl RDF/Mech.
    BEIRNES G.W./ BIERNES G. (CAN R/80894) LAC RDF/Mech.
    CLARK A.L. (CAN R/100609)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    CORBETT R.E. (CAN R/261A) - LAC RDF/Mech.
    COYNE C.J. (CAN R/150495)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    ELLIOTT M.C. (CAN R/99546)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    FORSTER G. (CAN R/100967)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    GILLESPIE ?. (CAN R/99527) - LAC Rad./Mech.
    GILLILAND C.B. (CAN R/99522) - LAC Rad./Mech.
    GOODMAN L. (CAN R/153045)- LAC RDF/Mech
    GREER C.R. (CAN R/98622) - LAC Rad./Mech.
    HARGREAVES F. (CAN R/93918) - Cpl RDF/Mech.
    HEENEY A.B. (CAN R/89953)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    HOWIE G. (CAN R/157318)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    JOHNSON F.A. (CAN R/152232)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    JONES K. (CAN R/157193)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    JONES D.T. (CAN R/101040)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    JOYCE R.S. (CAN R/88339)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    KING K.W. (CAN R/94276)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    LARKMAN J.H. (CAN R/81175)- Cpl RDF/Mech.
    LEGAN ?. (CAN R/130570)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    LIVINGSTONE ?. (CAN R/144038)- LAC RDF/Mech
    LLOYD ? (CAN R/122928)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    LUNDY R.B. (CAN R/250058)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    MARTIN C.V. (CAN R/152533)- LAC RDF/Mech
    McARTHUR W.G. (CAN R/117517)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    McAUSLAND ? (CAN R/88419) - LAC RDF/Mech.
    McBRIDE ? (CAN R/130574)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    McDONALD ?. (CAN R/72890)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    MITTLEMAN J. (CAN R/94406)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    MUGFORD J.A. (CAN R/101096)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    MURDOCH J.B. (CAN R/93870) - LAC Rad./Mech.
    MURPHY G.R. (CAN R/88415) - LAC Rad./Mech.
    MURRAY D.K. (CAN R/131612)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    NEWTON K.R. (CAN R/141314)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    NICHOLL R. (CAN R/133625)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    NORRIS F. (CAN R/85951) LAC RDF/Mech.
    NORRIS T.H. (CAN R/10099)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    OLIVER A.H. (CAN R/94218)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    PALMATIER B.L (CAN R/133504)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    PALMER J. (CAN R/89878)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    PALMER P.G. (CAN R/89875)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    PARSONS C.E. (CAN R/167462)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    PEARSON ? (CAN R/93727)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    POLLOCK J.A. (CAN R/129257)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    REEVE W.W. (CAN R/136399)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    REID D.B. (CAN R/100727)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    RUSSELL B. (CAN R/93718)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    SALVIS J.W. (CAN R/136188)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    SELIG G.A. (Can R/88336)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    SMITH E.D. (CAN R/100157)- LAC Fitt.II.A.
    SMITH F.E. (CAN R/81204)- Cpl RDF/Mech.
    SPRACKLIN R.W. (CAN R/127992)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    STEWART J.C. (CAN R/95971)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    THOMSON F. (CAN R/89810)- LAC Rad./Mech.
    THOMPSON F.H. (CAN R/89810)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    TOBEY W.J. (CAN R/145947)- LAC RDF/Mech
    WEBB M.E. (CAN R/154226)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    WEBB T. (CAN R/128726)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    WESTON D.B. (CAN R/157557)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    WIBER J.W. (CAN R/160176)- LAC RDF/Mech
    WOTHERSPOON P.C. (CAN R/149039)- LAC RDF/Mech.
    Does anyone can help me for this one?
    Many thanks
    Pavel

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    Default Re: 68 Squadron RAF names for RCAF mechanics

    Pavel,

    Unfortunately, the RCAF service numbers don't lead to where a man was stationed.

    The stranger names are easier to pick out ie. Roy Winston SPRACKLIN (obituary shows deceased 19 May 2002, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, served RCAF 1941 - 1945).

    The one sure way to get all these names is to submit a request to the LAC in Ottawa, asking for their Christian names and waiting about a year to 18 months for the request to be actioned.

    Or if somebody has the pay cards from DHH on Holly Lane in Ottawa

    Regards,

    Dave
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    J H Larkman

    Probably James Houghton LARKMAN b. 1911 likely candidate from Vanvouver BC via Newspapers.com

    Unlike aircrew it is less likely that any of these men were commissioned so confirming their identity by service numbers is going to be very difficult. The larger range in dates of birth also make it harder to track down ie non-aircrew could be much older.

    Chris

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    MUGFORD J.A. (CAN R/101096)- LAC – Rad./Mech.

    James Ashby MUGFORD

    Listed as "Radio Mechanic RCAF" on marriage license.

    WIBER J.W. (CAN R/160176)- LAC – RDF/Mech

    John William WIBER (1915 -2005) https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...-william-wiber

    Dave
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    Hi Pavel,

    FORSTER, George R100967 Cpl. Enlisted at Age 18 as Radio Technician

    http://www.welland.library.on.ca/ind...nd_War_061.pdf

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    Mojmir

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    PALMATIER B.L (CAN R/133504)- LAC – RDF/Mech.

    Burton Lee PALMATIER b. 28/12/1913 Picton ON d. 16/12/1997 Calgary AB. In 1942 married and joined the RCAF as a Radar Technician serving in North Africa. Obituary The Calgary Herald 18/12/1997.

    COYNE C.J. (CAN R/150495)- LAC – RDF/Mech.

    Clifford Joseph COYNE of Chesterville ON graduated as a Radio Technician from Clinton ON. The Ottawa Journal 23/01/1943 via Newspapers.com.

    MITTLEMAN J. (CAN R/94406)- LAC – Rad./Mech.

    Possibly Joseph MITTLEMAN b. 1916 Ontario, Lived Sherbrooke, Quebec. Enlisted RCAF 1941 to 1945 served Kenya.


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    Default Re: 68 Squadron RAF names for RCAF mechanics

    Gents,
    Thank you very much for your help.
    The identity these mechanics is very difficult.
    Much obliged.
    Kind regards
    Pavel

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    Hi Pavel,

    WW II Diary of R81204 Smith, Frank E. (RCAF), Qualicum Beach, British Columbia page 44

    and several names - Jones, Norris...

    http://www.rquirk.com/cdnradar/cor/chapter10.pdf

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    LAC McBride, R. D. R130574 No. 31 Radio School, R.A.F. (Rod McBride)

    Regards

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    Default Re: 68 Squadron RAF names for RCAF mechanics

    Hi Mojmire.
    Thanks, excellent information. Very interesting.
    Much obliged.
    Kind regards
    Pavel

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