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    I am trying to find the first names of Canadian aircrew that served with 61 Sqn.

    The date is the last operation with 61Sqn and the rank at the time.

    DATE Name Crew Rank Service No Remarks
    25-Aug-44 ANDERSON L C AG2 SGT R193671
    06-Oct-44 BEACON W D NAV FLT SGT R168416
    18-Aug-44 BRYENTON A H AG2 FSGT R183381
    26-Nov-43 CAMPBELL J AG1 SGT R161070
    06-Oct-44 CASSIDY J E AB WOFF R182505 POW
    18-Dec-44 DUNCAN J F NAV FLT SGT R182502
    06-Aug-44 FRASER J M AG1 SGT R204419
    07-Apr-45 GAVIN E P AG1 FSGT R162991
    25-Aug-44 GIBB D E AG1 FSGT R202531
    18-Sep-44 GILBERT B J AG2 FSGT R203230
    01-Nov-44 GRAHN H A AG1 SGT R210666
    05-Aug-44 GRANT D K NAV W OFF R167005
    06-Oct-44 HEFFERNAN J E AB FLT SGT R63020
    16-Apr-45 JENSEN B A A AB FLG OFF J28689 Pardie confirmed
    04-Dec-44 KELLY F J AB FLG OFF J27400 Pardie confirmed
    19-Sep-44 LOCKHART P E Pilot FLG OFF J88663
    22-Nov-44 MACHEN G S AB FLG OFF J28888 Pardie confirmed
    16-Feb-43 MARSHALL D H WOP FLT SGT R92305
    18-Mar-44 MCCULLOUGH G H AB FLG OFF J24635 Pardie confirmed
    07-Oct-44 MCDONNELL G W AG1 FSGT R210596
    22-Nov-44 MILDREN G R AG1 FSGT R209633
    30-Dec-44 OLIVER G H AB FLG OFF J29689
    07-Jul-44 OLSON O M AB WOFF R130837
    16-Apr-45 O'NEILL J U AG2 FSGT R145067
    11-Oct-44 PETTIS N M AG2 FSGT R157447
    29-Jul-42 PORTER R M AG1 PLT OFF J9063
    06-Jun-44 QUIGLEY W I AG2 SGT R195819
    01-Sep-42 ROBINSON E D AG2 SGT R87862
    04-Apr-45 SHEPPARD N C NAV W OFF R182249
    23-Jan-43 SMITH G A AG1 SGT R97634
    23-Apr-45 SMITH H R Pilot FLG OFF J28644
    04-Apr-45 WEBB W G AG2 FSGT R203890

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    Gordon Roy Bennett J42326
    Image 43 of 109
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...4&TypeCode=13&

    George Bobenic J43062
    Image 41 of 129
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...ource=Library&

    John Lewis 'Jack' Templeton J29973 from Last Post database and Ancestry.co.uk

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    T M Blackie

    Possibly could be Thomas Moffat BLACKIE b. 1909 Renfrewshire. He flitted between Scotland and Canada from 1929 to 1955. He went to the USA/Canada in 1939 and held a Canadian passport. I cannot find any other T M Blackie's of the right age anywhere else. There is a family tree on Ancestry, maybe you could contact the owner of that tree.

    Milton Blair BLACKWOOD J87977
    Image 31 of 124
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...1&TypeCode=13&
    After the war he was Canadian Consul General for the Upper Midwest based in Minneapolis

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Thank you Chris

    Ken

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    Gordon Foster BURMASTER R184392 Commissioned P/O J94880
    Item 55 of 159
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...ource=Library&

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    Hello,

    06-Oct-44 YEOMANS H L AG2 FSGT R256570

    Find a Grave has him as Harold L. (John) Yeomans. His stone confirms the RCAF connection.

    Obituary has him as Harold John Yeomans of Langley, BC. Confirms his RCAF service and describes his service as "rear gunner aboard the Lancaster"

    12-Mar-43 SENGAUS T AG2 SGT NIL

    Canadian Legion's Last Post has R92575 W/O Thomas Sengaus deceased December 26 1993.

    08-Apr-45 BROOKS A G AG1 FSGT R193845

    Perhaps https://blairandson.com/tribute/deta...#content-start

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    Last edited by alieneyes; 26th December 2021 at 22:51. Reason: added Sengaus

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    Default Re: 61 Sqn Canadian Aircrew Details

    Hi Ken,

    R196438 ANDERSON, ALEXANDER JOHN P/O (AG) J90357 From Cadurcis, Manitoba. Killed in Action Aug 26/44 age 22. #61 Squadron

    https://www.rcafassociation.ca/herit...e-to-anderson/

    DUKELAW Edgar

    https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries...-0-gaNycGzND1E

    Regards

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    Thank you all for your contributions and I have updated the list.

    I had the wrong service number for Anderson L C, it should be R193671. Would you believe there were two Andersons rear gunners flying with 61Sqn at just about exactly the same time.

    The assistance is much appreciated.

    Ken

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    Ross Morrison PORTER J9063
    I cannot find him in Canada Gazette but 99% certain it is him from a combination of Ancestry and Newspapers.co.uk

    Gordon Holland MCCULLOUGH J24635
    Item 22 of 149 Top right
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...5&TypeCode=13&

    Bryant Anderson JENSEN J28689
    Item 34 of 103 Bottom right
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...0&TypeCode=13&

    Frank Joseph KELLY j27400
    Item 29 of 89 Bottom right
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...9&TypeCode=13&

    Gordon Stuart MACHEN J2888
    Above link Item 37 of 103 Right column halfway down

    George Henry OLIVER J29689
    Item 42 of 108 Top left
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...0&TypeCode=13&

    Hugh Robert SMITH J28644
    Item 55 of 122 Right column
    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/collec...9&TypeCode=13&

    Harold Arvid GRAHN R210666
    From Ancestry and obituary on Newspapers.com. 99% sure this is him.

    Chris
    Last edited by cozzy711; 27th December 2021 at 08:48. Reason: Additional names

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    R99152 Frank Edwin LOCKHART (J88663)

    Item 65 of 138

    https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/Collec...10114264921918

    ALL THE WAY TO LONDON, Ont., ... Aircraftman Joseph P. HEFFERNAN, of the RCAF, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Heffernan, of Guelph. ... ???

    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2957...yron-marriage/

    Mojmír
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