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    Default P/O P. A. Gilbertson RCAF

    Hi all,

    I am just trying if anybody come across any details about P/O P. A. Gilbertson (I suppose RCAF member), fighter pilot who passed operational training at No. 52 OTU in Debden sometime around March 1941.

    Any information appreciated

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    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,

    Can not provide any info regarding him beyond finding the announcement of his death in the Canadian Legion's "Last Post".

    J/3709 Wing Commander Paul A. Gilbertson, RCAF. Died 24 December 1991, age 74, a member of Simcoe, Ontario branch of the Legion.

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    Hi Ken, thanks for this info!

    Pavel
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    Default P.A. Gilbertson

    He commanded 127 RCAF Squadron until Christmas 1943.

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    Hi Pavel

    This is from The Air Force Association of Canada site

    GILBERTSON, W/C Paul Adair (J3709) - Mention in Despatches - Station Dartmouth - Award effective 21 April 1945 as per Canada Gazette of that date and AFRO 802/45 dated 11 May 1945. Home in Simcoe, Ontario; enlisted in Hamilton, 24 June 1940. Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 27 July 1940), No.7 EFTS (graduated 11 October 1940) and No.1 SFTS (graduated 30 January 1941.



    This officer has filled his position of Wing Commander flying in a most efficient manner. His cheerfulness and willingness to co-operate have been largely responsible for the high standard of flying on his station. His qualities of leadership are worthy of the highest praise.

    Cheers

    Eddie

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    Hi John and Eddie,

    thanks a lot for useful information!

    Pavel
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