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A POW’s memoir – Plt Offr Kenneth McKellar White (Rangoon 1942)

By Hugh Halliday Letter written by P/O Kenneth McKellar White (RAAF) respecting loss of Hudson AE523, No.62 Squadron, 9 September 1942. Precisely how this came to reach his family (and authorities) is unclear, but a copy ended up in the…

Loss of Lancaster III ND352 & Baleout of Paul E. Gingras

Although the RCAF awards website upgrades include much material on Paul E. Gingra s, I have just added the following material. In some respects it repeats what was previously on the site, but having been into the Nanton (Alberta) Lancaster,…

A gripping story behind an adventurous citation

by Hugh A Halliday Behind even the most adventurous citation there may be an even more gripping story. JOHNSTONE, David Malcolm, F/O (86904, Royal Air Force) – No.224 Squadron – Distinguished Service Order – awarded as per London Gazette dated…

The travails of a DFC

by Hugh A Halliday The travails of a DFC to F/O Robert Edward Joseph Fitzgerald, RCAF (No.408 Squadron), demonstrates procedure and disagreements. It began as a recommendation by W/C E.R. McLernon drafted 13 September 1944 when he had flown 63…