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    Default An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    Came across this whilst doing some research today, which may be of interest to others:

    https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/Jump_A-B_Variant1.pdf

    I hope it is of use

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    PeteT
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    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    Hi
    Many thanks for posting, some interesting stuff there for me
    cheers
    jerry

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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    This one caught my attention

    18AUG44 Kittyhawk 863
    Pilot Officer Wilkie lost a leg exiting the aircraft and made a tourniquet from his shirtsleeve as he descended,
    picked up from sea 20 minutes later and transferred to a 3 OTU Canso. Mentioned in Despatches
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    Furhter to the above, story was covered in Vancouver newspapers, the best I could extra without paying money:

    Quick action of a young fishboat skipper, Bob Connor, 17, of Stevestoa and his crew of two, Eddie Thompson, 16, and Louie Komes. 17, was probably responsible for saving the life of PO J. T. Wilkie of 2145 West Eighth, last Friday, according to information received by The Vancouver Sun. Wilkie was flying off the," southeast coast of Vancouver Island when his aircraft got into difficulties and he was forced to bail out. It is believed that he was caught by the propeller. which severed his left leg below the knee. The three boys aboard the Wahoo noticed the aircraft acting strangely and apparently in trouble and then saw the pilot parachuting down. "We put on full speed and reached the spot where he had landed in about five minutes," young Connor said on his return. "He had a piece of cloth torn from his shirt around his leg but it was bleeding badly and he asked us to hurry and put a tourniquet on it. I broke a cork from my net in two and applied one-half to the artery. Then I wrapped a towel around the flier's leg, forming a tourniquet, which stopped the bleeding." An RCAF flying boat rushed Wilkie to an air force hospital.
    Dennis Burke
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    Could not confirm lost of Kittyhawk 863 on this date via the late R Walker web site http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_801_900_detailed.htm

    but he is

    Name James Turner Wilkie

    Birth 13 Sep 1922 Regina
    Death 6 Sep 2004



    And another story involving him... 6 months earlier

    The Province (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
    08 Feb 1944, Tue Page 1

    Pilot Saved
    GULL WRECKS R.C.A.F. PLANE
    A harmless British Columbia seagull nearly cost the life of an R.C.A.F. Hurricane pilot on Monday. Due to the efforts of PO. J. T. Wilkie, 21. youthful Vancouver airman, PO. Francis D. Hague, London, Ont., was saved after the gull crashed into the windscreen of PO. Hague's plane, causing him to lose control.

    The plane crashed into the water off the west coast of Vancouver Island and submerged quickly. Po. Hague freed himself and floated to the surface. PO. Wilkie remained at the sc,ne directing rescue operations carried on from shore.

    An R.C.A.F. crash boat rescued the pilot.

    ENLISTED AT I8.
    PO. Wilkie, a native of Regina, came here In 193. His father is a telephone operator at the Vancouver Club.

    The airman attended Kitsilano High School and took a commercial course at Seaview and Grand-view before enlisting in Air Force ground crew when 18 years old in 1940.
    Last year he remustered to air crew and graduated from Camp Borden in December. One brother, FO. William Wilkie, a fighter pilot, was reported missing on active service two weeks ago. Two other brothers, LAC. George, 24, and AC2 David, :19, are training for aircrew. 'Twin brothers, Tom and Alex, 17, attend Kitsilano High School.

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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    deleted wrong info
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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    That list was posted on this website some years ago. It may still be here buried in the archive somewhere.
    Ian

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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    Hi
    only thing i found so far was 3otu canso was 11063 and Wilkie was with 133 sqn, fishing boat was " Chief Wahoo "

    info from pat bay SRB



    update

    ORB states serial as

    731 up 14:35 do 15:00

    wilkie caught leg on coup top severing it 4" below knee taken to station hospital pat bay


    from bill walkers site

    731

    With No. 133 (F) Squadron, Western Air Command, at time of crash.
    last date: 31 August 1944 - Struck off, after Category A crash on 18 August 1944.

    cheers
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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    Thanks Jerry
    Now need to solve Francis D. Hague and his “Hurricane” possibly Kittyhawk?

    Possible

    Francis Dyson Hague
    1922–1990
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 28th November 2021 at 22:57.

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    Default Re: An index of emergency parachute jumps in canada and newfoundland 1927-1945

    Here is a candidate for the Hurricane of Francis D. Hague lost Monday 7th Feb 1944 from Bill Walker site

    5390 Hawker Hurricane Mk. XII

    Canada Car & Foundry, Fort William C/N 815

    first date: 30 June 1942 - Taken on strength



    Noted on 10 June 1942 as "to be modified before being placed in service". Delivered direct to No. 133 (F) Squadron at Lethbridge, Alberta on 30 June 1942. Still with this unit when it transferred to Western Air Command and moved to RCAF Station Boundary Bay, BC on 26 October 1942. Lost at sea on operations, 7 February 1944.



    last date: 4 April 1944 - Struck off

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