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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    I have two more chaps possibly Canadian Flg Off R H Powley a Navigator and Flg Off A F Leith an Air Bomber.

    Can anyone please help.

    Ken
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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Hi Ken,

    Returning men from other parts of B. C. are: . . . FO. R. H. Powley, Kalowna;

    POWLEY, Rex Hilliyard. d. Kelowna, 12 Oct., 1983 (71 years)

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Thanks Mojmir,

    You are a wizard.

    Regards

    Ken

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    R197830 Rex Hillyard POWLEY (J40504) Navigator Can Gaz 1944-02-26 Item 26 of 85

    Ontario girl is married to Kelowna officer

    Page No. 4, bottom, the right corner

    https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/248233259.pdf


    Mojmir
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    Hi Mojmir,

    Rex's brother, Wing Commander Francis Powley RAF was KIA on 4Apr45. Rex named his son after him.
    Wing Commander Francis Sidney Powley | War Casualty Details 1804609 | CWGC

    Thanks for the Newspaper article.

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    Ken

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    Leith. Archibald Fraser Air/Bomber RCAF J-40042

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Many thanks Dave and Richard.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    I have a Navigator a Sgt Freem that did a training trip with 61Sqn 16Jun43. We believe it may be Canadian Freed B V J40803 who was injured on NA184 420Sqn RCAF on 5Mar45. Can anyone help with his first names and a date when he was commissioned.

    Ken

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