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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Hi Ken,

    R211892 Bert Vernon FREED (J40803) Navigator comm 28 Jan 44 Item 25 of 102 Can Gaz 1944-03-25

    https://recherche-collection-search....&IdNumber=8029

    404 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Thanks again Mojmir I think we have our man.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Ken,

    JE Cassidy was James Edward of Regina, Saskatchewan born 20 April 1922. Commissioned whilst a POW. Number was J93516.

    He was the brother of J90068 P/O Lorne Francis Cassidy lost July 1944.

    He passed away in Vancouver 28 September 1991.

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Thanks Dave,

    I have a crew picture with Cassidy and a document of Renewing the Memories by Canadian Arnold Dales who was also on the same crew.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    I have a Sgt Worsdall AB flying with 61Sqn on 14Jun43 as additional crew, he may be Canadian.

    Ken

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    RCAF Fatalities - No.61 Squadron - listed chronologically

    MACLEAN, FS SJ - AG - 61 Sqn - Manchester L7472 - 420131 OP - * - RM
    FAIRBROTHER, FS WW - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Manchester L7433 - 420216 OP - * - RM
    HEGGIE, PO R - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan L7518 - 420325* OP - * - HO
    DOW, FS JR - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Manchester L7497 - 420326 OP - * - GY
    CHEVALIER, PO JF - Obs - 61 Sqn - Manchester L7454 - 420329 OP - * - RM
    CHARLES, FS JH - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5561 - 420531 OP - BC - GY
    PATEY, PO JD - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5561 - 420531 OP - BC - GY
    ARMSTRONG, FS AW - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5562 - 420603 OP - Q - GY
    SEIBOLD, PO ER - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5562 - 420603 OP - BC - GY
    McCULLOCH, FO WD - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan R5517 - 420623 OP - BC - GY
    McNAUGHTON, SL IGA - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5517 - 420623 OP - * - GY
    KINCH, FS JH - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5615 - 420628 OP - O - GY
    RUDDY, PO WJ - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5615 - 420628 OP - OW - GY
    STOREY, PO RL - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan R5488 - 420704 OP - O - DEN
    MORGAN, Sgt B - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5663 - 420704 OP - O - SWED
    McQUADE, FS WV - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5737 - 420730 OP - O - FR
    JACKSON, FS KR - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5563 - 420819 OP - BCW - RM
    SHEPHERD, Sgt A - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5605 - 420819 OP - * - RM
    SHEPPARD, FS EE - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5605 - 420819 OP - NS - RM
    SHRINER, FS CP - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5563 - 420819 OP - O - RM
    SMITH, WO GH - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan R5605 - 420819 OP - O - RM
    TAYLOR, FS HJ - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5605 - 420819 OP - M - RM
    MADSON, PO JE - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5543 - 420820 OP - M - SPA
    WILSON, PO TL - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan R5543 - 420820 OP - O - SPA
    ATKINSON, FS JM - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5662 - 420824* OP - QW - GY
    COWAN, FS LM - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5742 - 420828* OP - S - GY
    JANISZEWSKI, FS F - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan R5742 - 420828* OP - Q - GY
    PATTINSON, PO WS - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan R5742 - 420828* OP - A - GY
    WRIGHT, PO JA - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R742 - 420828 OP - O - GY
    COOPER, FS JF - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5682 - 420905 OP - Q - RM
    YATES, FS AC - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5888 - 420910 OP - S - GY
    BLAIR, FS JL - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan W4111 - 420910* OP - S - GY
    KIDSON, FS FW - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4111 - 420910* OP - BC - GY
    McLELLAN, FS AB - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4111 - 420910* OP - NS - GY
    POCH, PO L - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan W4111 - 420910* OP - A - GY
    WOOLGAR, FS JHB - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4111 - 420910* OP - M - GY
    TULLER, FS JO - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan W4166 - 420919 OP - Q - GY
    DONOVAN, PO WH - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan W4166 - 420919 OP - O - GY
    DUFFIELD, FS JA - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5679 - 420924* OP - O - DEN
    EMERSLUND, Sgt WY - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5679 - 420924* OP - BC - DEN
    GALLAWAY, PO LG - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5703 - 421001 OP - O - UK
    WILLIAMSON, FS HR - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan R5759 - 421001 OP - A - GY
    LEACH, PO LCR - Obs - 61 Sqn - Lan W4233 - 421014 OP - O - UK
    MOORE, FS JR - WAG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4774 - 421017 OP - S - FR
    KEE, WO2 RJ - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4769 - 430103 OP - M - HO
    BIRD, WO2 RF - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED332 - 430116 OP - BC - GY
    McPHEE, PO JA - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan ED332 - 430116 OP - O - GY
    WOOLFORD, PO J - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan W4767 - 430118 OP - US - GY
    LEWIS, FS HD - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan ED359 - 430207 OP - O - FR
    WARNE, WO2 TH - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan W4270 - 430218 FA - S - UK
    CHAMPION, PO HW - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan W4920 - 430302 OP - O - RM
    ROONEY, WO1 JJ - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan W4920 - 430302 OP - Q - RM
    DALEY, WO2 CF - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED703 - 430309 OP - UKW - GY
    YOUNG, PO GA - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED703 - 430309* OP - A - GY
    ROSSIGNOL, PO JL - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan W4795 - 430421 OP - US - GY
    MIX, PO RD - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan W4898 - 430428 OP - O - RM
    MOORE, WO2 FG - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4898 - 430428 OP - O - RM
    REID, WO2 W - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4269 - 430513 OP - O - HO
    WOOD, FO JVO - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan W4269 - 430513 OP - UKW - HO
    MORLEY, FS RS - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4789 - 430617 OP - O - RM
    RENAUD, FS JH - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED613 - 430726 OP - O - GY
    REED, Sgt CH - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED332 - 430730 OP - S - GY
    HUNTER, DN - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED7382 - 430730 OP - Q - GY
    MORROW, WO2 CK - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan ED7382 - 430730 OP - O - RM
    KENDALL, FS JT - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4236 - 430810 OP - A - BGM
    PIGEAU, FS JD - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV186 - 430816 OP - O - FR
    SCOTT, FS RAL - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV186 - 430816 OP - Q - FR
    BRADLEY, PO R - WOPAG - 61 Sqn - Lan ED661 - 430818 OP - O - GY
    LEWIS, PO JM - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan ED661 - 430818 OP - A - GY
    URQUHART, FS R - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan JA900 - 430818 OP - O - GY
    BRADEY, PO JC - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan W4766 - 430818 OP - AW - GY
    THOMPSON, FS LH - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4766 - 430818 OP - O - GY
    NESS, FS WH - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan W4934 - 430818 OP - BCW - POL
    JOHNSON, FS E - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV228 - 430822* OP - BC - HO
    CAMSELL, FS PS - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan ED718 - 431002 OP - MW - GY
    THOMPSON, PO MH - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV239 - 431008 OP - O - GY
    STEPHENS, FO JA - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV297 - 431126 OP - OW - RM
    TOOMBS, WO2 JB - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan DV297 - 431126 OP - O - GY
    VAREY, FS BH - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan DV339 - 431126 OP - O - RM
    SHARPE, FO GE - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan LM377 - 440101 OP - M - GY
    BALDWIN, FS JS - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan DV401 - 440103 OP - O - HO
    CUMING, PO LW - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan DV400 - 440127 OP - M - GY
    ALLEN, PO JF - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan ME591 - 440220 OP - M - GY
    YOWNEY, FO M - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan ME591 - 440220 OP - M - GY
    AINARSON, FL JW - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan LL775 - 440225 OP - S - FR
    EINARSON, FL JW - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan LL775 - 440225 OP - S - FR
    MELLANDER, FO EWT - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan JB129 - 440324* OP - BC - GY
    GOODYEAR, FL HCC - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan LM476 - 440422* OP - NS - GY
    KRAMER, PO J - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan ND987 - 440624* OP - O - FR
    McLAUGHLIN, PO G - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan DV304 - 440718* OP - O - FR
    FOY, PO CJ - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan LM481 - 440725 OP - O - FR
    BROSKO, FO PP - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan LM452 - 440728* OP - QW - FR
    CURRIE, PO DF - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan LM452 - 440728* OP - PEI - FR
    MACKIE, PO JWA - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan LM452 - 440728* OP - O - FR
    GILMORE, FO FO - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan PA162 - 440803 OP - O - FR
    STEPHENS, FO W - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan PA162 - 440803 OP - O - FR
    SUTHERLAND, PO RE - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan PA162 - 440803 OP - O - FR
    THOMSON, PO HD - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan PA162 - 440803 OP - O - FR
    NEVIN, PO AF - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan ME596 - 440812* OP - Q - GY
    TAYLOR, FO GM - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan ME596 - 440812* OP - AW - GY
    ANDERSON, PO AJ - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan PA998 - 440825* OP - M - RM
    CHURCH, FL ER - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan PA998 - 440825* OP - Q - RM
    KOHUT, PO F - AG - 61 Sqn - Lan PA998 - 440825* OP - A - RM
    BURNS, FO WS - AB - 61 Sqn - Lan ME732 - 440923* OP - O - HO
    JEFFREYS, FO HA - Nav/B - 61 Sqn - Lan NG179 - 441122 OP - Q - RM
    BARLOW, FO P - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan LM729 - 441217* OP - M - GY
    NEWLAND, FO ER - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Lan LM729 - 441217* OP - O - GY

    RCAF POWS, No.61 Squadron - arranged alphabetically.

    BRIDGEMAN, FS DJ - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 420905 POW - A - GY
    HOWELL, Sgt WC - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 420602* POW - Q - GY
    LEWIS, PO WE - * - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 440826 POW - OW - *
    MACDONALD, FO SM - BA - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 441106* POW - O - GY
    MACSPORRAN, WO * - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Man * - 420410* POW - * - FR
    MCMILLAN, FS RG - BA - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 440728* POW - M - GY
    MCSPORRAN, FS DH - Pilot - 61 Sqn - Man * - 420410* POW - O - FR
    MEEK, FO J - BA - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 440812* POW - O - *
    MULLINS, FO ND - MU - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 420905 POW - Q - GY
    SHORROCK, FS WH - OBS - 61 Sqn - Man * - 420131* POW - * - FR
    THOMAS, PO DF - MU - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 431229* POW - O - GY

    RCAF awards recipients, No.61 Squadron - arranged chronologically.

    SMITH, WO Kenneth Charles A - DFC - 421016 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    HAY, PO Hugh Burns - DFC - 421102 - 61 Sqn - Nav/BA
    HOLMES, PO George A - DFC - 421231 - 61 Sqn - AG
    McAVOY, FS John Kenneth - DFM - 430131 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    WOOLLEY, FS John Ralph - DFM - 430412 - 61 Sqn - WAG ?
    CUDDINGTON, PO Lorne F - DFC - 430603 - 61 Sqn - AG
    DIERKES, FL Wm John - DFC - 430603 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    FAIRLEY, PO James Alan - DFC - 430603 - 61 Sqn - BA ?
    GOODWIN, FS Harold - DFM - 430603 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    PATTERSON, PO John Wm - DFC - 430603 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    WILLIAMS, FS George Edgar - DFM - 430603 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    ALLCROFT, PO Frederick C - DFC - 430701 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    DASHPER, PO Frederick B - DFC - 430701 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    SKILLETER, PO Eric Arthur - DFC - 430701 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    PARSONS, PO Ward Clifford - DFC - 430806 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    DUNDAS, PO Edward Garth - DFC - 430901 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    LANCASTER, FS George H - DFM - 430901 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    CLARK, FO Rbt John - DFC - 431004 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    EAGER, PO Wm Hedley - DFC - 431106 - 61 Sqn - (P); no cit ?
    EINARSON, FO Johann Walter - DFC - 440108 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    BURGESS, FO Frank Willis - DFC - 440209 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    SCOTT, FL Henry Nelson - DFC - 440510 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    BERRY, FL Glover Arnold - DFC - 440526 - 61 Sqn - (P) ?
    STEEDSMAN, FS Clarles P - DFM - 440619 - 61 Sqn - BA
    WHITE, PO Delbert Edward - DFC - 440822 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    MACDONALD, FL Joseph Albain - DFC - 441002 - 61 Sqn - BA
    REID, FO Rbt Tennant - DFC - 441002 - 61 Sqn - BA
    MacFARLANE, FO Murray C - DFC - 450205 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    HAYLEY, FO Derek - DFC - 450315 - 61 Sqn - Nav
    HILL, FL Charles Nelson - DFC - 450315 - 61 Sqn - (P)
    SOUTER, FO Donald Ross - DFC - 450315 - 61 Sqn - (P)

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Hugh,

    RCAF POWS, No.61 Squadron.

    FLEMING, FO SA - Nav - 61 Sqn - Lan * - 440826 POW - ? - GY.
    (J26330 - Stuart Archibald, Vernon, B.C. POW Camp/No. L3/7733)

    BCL5/392 & 554, FOST/293 and No.61 Sqn ORB. https://www.memorybc.ca/fleming-stuart

    Col.
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    Thanks gents for the information, I shall double check my records but I believe I will have most but it is the Canadian survivors which are a problem and one in particular I would love to find is:
    01-Sep-42 ROBINSON E D AG2 SGT R87862



    Ken

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