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    Default RCAF M.Cuthbert R74780

    Hi,
    Can any one confirm his full name and did he survive the war?
    Or is he the same M.Cuthbert who was killed in a Dakota crash in Canada on 15.9.1946?

    Regards,Philip

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    No one with that "R" service number was killed while in the RCAF.

    The "Cuthbert" killed in the Estevan crash in 1946 was J16223 F/Lt Maurice Crosby Cuthbert.

    As the R prefix denotes an NCO and the J an officer I suppose it is possible they were one and the same.

    The one way to confirm to request the Library and Archives Canada "genie pack" on F/Lt Cuthbert. As he is shown on their database as killed between 1939 and 1947 any service as an NCO will be given to you.

    As you are aware, the waiting period at the LAC is long but the results worth it.

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    Dave

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    In the Canada Gazette March 20, 1943. This is the same airman. Commissioned on Dec 1, 1942.
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    CUTHBERT, F/L Maurice Crosby

    http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/photos&casualty=2687515

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    Christian

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    Thanks for your replies.My request for his service record to 395 Wellington Street must have gone missing as it has been more than 9 months and it usually takes on average 3 months.
    Is there a thread for the mention in the Canada Gazette?

    Thanks,Philip

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    Hi Philip,

    No, I don't think your request is lost, they are really behind. Last time I asked, it was eight months.
    David

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    Dakota Can serial 962 (ex 42-92713) of 124 (Ferry) Sqn.
    Transporting pilots who were to fly out war surplus Cornell trainers. An elevator control lock had not been removed before take-off and the pilot lost control on a second attempt to land. All 21 people on board died in the subsequent crash and fire in a ravine named "Death Valley" after the many accidents that happened in this area. Dakota SOC 25-10-1946).
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