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Heather (Nelson) Johannson from Peachland, formerly Vancouver wrote on 25/08/2017 at 8:11 pm
While looking for my father in the picture of the 408 Squadon based in Linton on Ouse, last year, I found my Mother instead. I retuned this year with my Dad's photo album and have allowed the Museum to take copies and use them in their displays. What a wonderful museum.
Stephanie Dejager from Revelstoke wrote on 16/08/2017 at 12:15 am
Thank you for all that you do with keeping and postings records from WW2. My grandfather was a squadron leader for the RCAF in the Battle of Britain. Any pictures and information other than what is posted would be greatly appreciated. His name was Charles Warren Trevena.
William Harding from Irvine Scotland wrote on 07/08/2017 at 10:46 am
Hi i'm trying to trace my fathers background ( Francis William Haring )of which I know nothing about. Born in Ontario district in 1915, he served from what I can see in his service record he served with the Canadian Aux Air Force from Dec 1935 till Nov 1938 Service Number 807130 he thwn enlisted with the Commandos in Southampton April 1939.. Can anyone tell where to look to find out any records of military service in the Armed Forces Please. Thank You Willam Harding
Tania wrote on 27/07/2017 at 6:28 pm
Hi looking for any friends or relatives of my grandfather Joseph Lionel herve Quesnel Rear gunner 432 squadron.
Brian Gosselin from Verdun wrote on 08/07/2017 at 5:48 pm
Hello, I am searching for the service record of my father who served in the RCAF in WW2. Any help for where I may find this info? All I have is his RCAF Service and Pay book that provides a minute amount of information such as an Air Force number, date of enlistment, etc.
John Nixon from Owen Sound wrote on 08/07/2017 at 1:05 pm
Does anyone know why this data base is now inaccessible for all names by alphabetical order. I have used for 8 years and was always able to pull up all names alphabetically. What gives now? It knick me into a "single" search and my father in laws name is "not found" although was found for the last 8 years .
Kyle Broadbent from Richland, WA, USA wrote on 29/06/2017 at 1:58 am
My Grandfather, Lavar Halle Richardson, left the US and joined the RCAF during WWII before the US go in. Im looking for any information that people may have about his time in the RCAF. Thanks for any help you can provide! Crossing my fingers. Email me: kyle.broadbent1981@gmail.com
Frederick Kozak from Calgary wrote on 23/06/2017 at 5:38 pm
Another good one goes to the great beyond... Morley ("Mork") Brown. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestarphoenix/obituary.aspx?pid=185890410
Richard Orr from Kansas City, MO USA wrote on 20/06/2017 at 7:25 pm
Hello, I am trying to find information about an American married to my mother. His name is Ted Kelly and he was shot down during WWII. Ted and my mother were college sweethearts and ended up marrying each other. Shortly thereafter Ted went to war and was shot down in Europe. They were married scarcely a year. I am the son of my mother, Murl Spellman Kelly-Orr. She married my dad in 1945 and it was many years later in life that mom told me about Ted. I also have photos of him, one particularily of him in his flight suit at an airfiled holding a "Teddy Bear". Being a big history buff, I would love to learn about the circumstances with his entry into the RCAF and his death in Europe. I cannot find a thing about him on-line. Your response would be much appreciated.
Pamela Fuller from Forestburg wrote on 11/06/2017 at 6:35 pm
I'm looking for any and all information and pictures of my great uncle Donald Marvin Peterson. He was around 16 years old in the Royal Canadian Air Force 1953. Anything would be helpful and greatly appreciated.
Mimi Jeffery from Delta, B.C. wrote on 09/06/2017 at 12:01 am
Looking for my Father's records ..joined 1939 and was a Trainer. I know he transferred to the Armed Forces later on. "William George JEFFERY"
Dan Fontaine from Brandon MB wrote on 06/06/2017 at 6:16 pm
Looking for history of 502 Wing Air Force Association.
Bruce Rivington from Toronto, On. wrote on 06/06/2017 at 4:23 pm
Hello, I am looking for information regarding my father, Edwin Rivington. He served in the RCAF from 1941 to 1945. He was in Squadron 409 or 2451. His RCAF number was R95992. If anyone can help me, please let me know. Thank you
Kathleen Foster from Pt. Colborne, ON wrote on 31/05/2017 at 2:08 pm
Hello I am trying to help a lady to find out if her brother's body was ever found. He died post war 1953 on a military plane headed for the Yukon Territories. He flew as a Navigator during WW2 in the Avro Arrow and Lancaster bombers. Here is a link to his name as a post war casualty. His name was Edward James Couchman. https://www.rcafassociation.ca/heritage/post-war-data/post-war-casualties-air-miscellaneous-units/ 3 116 Flight Lieutenant Johnson, James Hall CT-133 Silver Star III 21541 25 .... Flying Officer Couchman, Edward James CC-129 Dakota 985 28 January 1953 If you could suggest a link or contact # for RCAF that could help her, it would be great! Thanks very much.
Karel Menard from Longueuil wrote on 09/05/2017 at 10:14 pm
I'm looking for any information about LAC Vincent Ernest Lemire who served with the RCAF in England during WWII.
Jelle Ywema from Leeuwarden- Netherlands wrote on 02/05/2017 at 3:27 pm
Currently when I click on an alphabetic list in the 1914-1939 section - RCAF personnel 1939-1949 and other sections, I see "Nothing found" whereas first I would be able to see pages and pages of airmen. Is this a change in the website? In that case I am not really happy about this and would prefer to see it changed back
June Gray from Winnipeg,Manitoba wrote on 26/04/2017 at 11:35 am
My dear Mom was a Veteran of the British Air Force and she came to Canada as a war bride in 1946. She loved her time in the WAF's and always spoke highly of the fellowship during WWII. She recently passed at the age of 97 1/2 years young and faithfully attended Nov. 11 services till this past year! Always loving the Air Force Band and had to sit front row at our convention center!!!THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
Kurt from Nelson wrote on 19/04/2017 at 10:03 pm
Hello I'm looking for information on My Grandfather Captain Leslie Robert Hart he commanded the Halifax in wwII with the RCAF
William Hewitt from Toronto wrote on 11/04/2017 at 4:06 pm
Unable to find any entries in this data base on RCAF Navigator Sergeant Robert Thomas Hayes, Service # R225060 and POW # 83678 in Stalag 4B. Is this data base complete? Other information sources. Secret service and/or spy services not included?
Anne Rentz from West Islip NY wrote on 10/04/2017 at 9:57 am
Looking for info on Harold Ryan, uncle. One of just a few who survived WW2. He was a fighter pilot Thank you
raymond crouse from salmon river wrote on 09/04/2017 at 4:39 pm
looking for info on my grandfather ,was aero engine mechanic during ww2 in Winnipeg ,ca any help
Richard Neumann from Independence wrote on 05/04/2017 at 1:58 pm
Anyone know of Pierre Laliberte? I'm looking for his association in the Canadian RAF.
Margaret Morrison from Scotland wrote on 03/04/2017 at 7:33 pm
I am searching for details of my late mother's cousin Andrew Glass who served in RCAF. He was stationed in Germany early 1950s or 1960s and he came to visit us in Scotland. Shortly afterwards he went back to Canada and unfortunately died of a heart attack either on the plane or soon after he landed. I.d be grateful for any help you can give me.
Don McLeod from 165 Egerton Street, London, Ontario wrote on 28/03/2017 at 10:36 am
Would anyone know if Barry Needham from Saskatewan and former Secretary, Western Wing Canadian Fighter PIlots Association (around 2008) is active. He would be in his 90's. Or if a family member could please contact me. Please advise. Thank you. Don. 519-667-4016
John Jnoes from London UK wrote on 25/03/2017 at 6:27 pm
I wonder if you could solve a mystery for me. According to RAF Fighter Command Losses of WW2 by Franks the following aircraft belongs to 403 RCAF Squadron. Spitfire IX MK843. There seems to be no record of pilot/Squadron serial or cause of loss. Many Thanks John RAF Veteran (Medic)
Bob Davies from Canberra wrote on 06/03/2017 at 10:58 pm
Trying to get in touch with Ron Bertrand, a P3 tacho I did ADAC with in Halifax in 1990 - if anyone can help or pass on my email I'd be grateful pupdavies@gmail.com
Jessica from Ponoka wrote on 02/03/2017 at 6:09 pm
Hello. I'm searching for any information on my grandfather. Last contact was 1966. He was with the RCAF and stationed at CFB Summerside in 1961. His name is/was William Taylor. We believe he may have resided in Ontario. Thanks everyone
JOHN F YARWOOD from HORSHAM wrote on 28/02/2017 at 9:53 pm
I'm currently collecting information and images of Canadian military chits for a proposed book. Any help would be appreciated. Johnyarwood254@gmail.com
L. Brooklyn from Kelowna wrote on 18/02/2017 at 8:28 pm
Hello, I am searching for the service record of my uncle who served in the RCAF in WW2. Any help for where I may find this info?
Elaine wrote on 18/02/2017 at 7:25 pm
Good afternoon: I have a big project - Veterans Living History for our Legion, Branch #44 Whitecourt Alberta. A 90 year old sister of a pilot who apparently was shot down during WW2, but the details of burial place, date of death (1944) was not clear in her memory. His name was Edward Borkowsky, service #189482. There is a lake named after him in Manitoba. I can't find any information although I have done several internet searches. I hope that you can help us find more information, both for his sister and her family and some for our Legion. Thank you very much for any information you can forward on.
Sjoerd Looijenga from Drouwen wrote on 27/01/2017 at 10:09 am
Looking for information about and trying to trace any living relatives of the crew of: Halifax Mk.II - W1113 - LQ-G - 30 June 1942 - Mission: Bremen Shot down and crashlanded in Noordwolde, a village in the Northern part of the Netherlands. James William “Sammy” Bell (28) McAdam Junction, New Brunswick, Canada. Warrant Officer – Air Observer - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/64880 Winston James Dickinson (25) Woodstock, provincie New Brunswick, Canada. Flight sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/84563 Paul Patrick Augustus Oneson (26) Dorval, Quebec, Canada Flight Sergeant - Wireless Operator / Air Gunner - Royal Canadian Air Force - R/56246
Gerald Beck from Saskatoon wrote on 03/01/2017 at 9:29 pm
Hello I am still looking for information on My Father Anton L Beck (Tony) who served in WWII .His number #k5576921 .He was in the RAF went over seas to Castle Archdale (Ireland) as an aero mechanic Squadron #422 (Short Sunderlands) And became a Navigational Engineer. He was born in South Allan near Saskatoon Saskatchewan . Any help in this matter would be appreciated as the Veterans Affairs do not help
GLamb from Vancouver wrote on 31/12/2016 at 10:28 am
I'm grandson of Alexander Lamb who served @ Rockcliffe Airport during 2nd WW as believe he was a bombardier trainer and mechanic, looking for any information about him, as have very little. Please phone 604-876-8275, thanks.
Annabelle wa d from Liecester wrote on 26/12/2016 at 4:17 pm
Looking for my grandad haven't got much information has my father as passed away all I no that he was in world war 11 based in cambridge met my gran named connie had a little boy my dad,he lived in Canada came over here for the war his surname was Bryce so looking for any help how to find him or family
jim hiuser from grand bend wrote on 23/12/2016 at 4:44 pm
Hi , I served aug 67- oct 74 aete cold lake and 4 wing {snags} would like to here from all who served with me.cpl aero eng tech
Lew King from Calgary wrote on 21/12/2016 at 11:03 pm
former member 403 while squadron was in Calgary. Member 702 wing RCAFA. Past President ANAFV in Canada Unit 2 Calgary
Abby from Calgary wrote on 06/12/2016 at 10:54 pm
Hello, I'm looking to find information on John Fairfield Francis Vanier, born August 2, 1914. During the war years he was posted to various spots around Canada, working as an aircraft inspector on Anson and Mosquito aircraft, and on the still secret Project Z. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
Ray Wetmore from Cherry Point, Alberta wrote on 06/12/2016 at 12:30 pm
Would like to connect with some I served with in Trenton, Ont. in late 60s.
John Pattison from York wrote on 26/11/2016 at 2:30 am
Would like information about Dougie Ellman, who was stationed at Linton on Ouse, and lodged with my parents in Tang Hall duringWW11. Many Thanks
Trevor "T.R." Hosier from Lindsay, Ontario wrote on 24/11/2016 at 10:30 pm
Tribute to The RCAF - My Dad (Robert Hosier) was very proud of his involvement with the RCAF back the 1940's having trained as a bomb aimer and pilot. It was a pride he carried with him throughout his life. He also spoke fondly of the great "Tiger Moth" trainer. Dad passed in 2006 but it brought him much pleasure knowing my work as a Psychotherapist allowed me to support and work with our Veterans from time to time... it still brings me great pleasure as well. It also brings me great pride to be member of the RCAF Association. Best Wishes, Trevor
Don DeMill from Delta, BC wrote on 22/11/2016 at 12:48 am
I'm the son of one of Ron Butcher's crew mates on the Lady be good: tail gunner Alf DeMill. If Ron's still with us I'd love very, very much to meet him!
Rotary Club of West Ottawa from Ottawa, ON wrote on 15/11/2016 at 10:59 am
We are sponsors of the book "Sinai Surgeon", an historical narrative of the 115th Air Transport Unit and the UNEF I Anyone interested in this history can obtain the book at www.sinaisurgeon.com. All proceeds to the Global Eradication of Polio Program.
Gerald Beck from Saskatoon wrote on 09/11/2016 at 12:03 am
Looking for any information on service records for my Dad Anton Lloyd Beck (Tony)RCAF who passed away this summer at the age of 95 .He was stationed in Castle Archdale Ireland .He went over seas as an Aero mechanic and then a Navigational engineer ,Flying Sunderlands .Squadron #422 "This Arm Shall Do It " thank you
Major (Ret) Jacques Grenier,CD R22eR from Ottawa wrote on 08/11/2016 at 11:57 am
I am inquiring for Father Jean_Guy Lanthier who was a Padre in the CF. He is looking for the telephone number of MGen Lou Cuppens who now livw, he believes , in NB. If you can contact MGen Cuppens could you ask him to contact FatherLanthier at 1-450-247-2055 afetr 9 PM as he is serving three parishes and is seldom home.
Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville BC wrote on 23/10/2016 at 1:49 pm
I am looking for a member that I served with at Uplands in the AMU unit from 1959-1964. The last I know he was a commissionaire in Edmonton. His name is Jean (Jack) Brian. I will keep watching this site in case anyone know of his where about. I can be reached at 250.951.9975
Romeo Thiboutot from Parksville wrote on 22/10/2016 at 7:53 pm
Air Movement controller 1959-1964 wish I could find some old friend.
AndrewnYeates from Yorkshire, England wrote on 02/10/2016 at 2:45 pm
Trying to trace any RCAF personnel that may of served near York (England) during WW2. In particular anybody who drank in the Castle Hotel in York and can remember the landlady Vera Green. A long time ago but would appreciate any response, thank you.
steve smith from London, England wrote on 18/09/2016 at 3:45 pm
Hi, looking for RCAF career details and contact with the family of P/O Ernest Brazier Cozens DFC an American in the RCAF who served with No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron flying Short Stirlings 1942/43. Any help very welcome. I have details from Hugh Hallidays wonderful pages. Thanks in advance. Steve Smith 218 Squadron Association historian
Nick Brown from Hull wrote on 16/09/2016 at 7:24 am
I am looking for any veterans or their families who flew with 428 (Ghost) squadron RCAF during WW2. My wife's Greta Uncle was with the McRae crew of LK635 NA-H when she was lost on a raid to Hanover 22/23 Sept 1943. I have been researching the LK635 loss but this research has grown and I would like to contact as many veterans/families as possible for their stories.
Deborah Side from Redwood, New York wrote on 15/09/2016 at 9:01 am
My stepdad Frank (Fransciuos) Bruyns who was a RCAF Lancaster pilot just passed away today, September 15, 2016.
Moore White from Port Rowan ON wrote on 13/09/2016 at 9:16 pm
Joined in 1952. Radar technician at 418 Edmonton Sqn. Went aircrew as Nav on 5601 in Winnipeg. Served with 436 Sqn. and NDHQ until 1964.
CHRISTOPHER ROY WILSON JR wrote on 10/09/2016 at 8:15 pm
Jim McLeman from Calgary Alberta wrote on 28/08/2016 at 1:18 am
I,m looking for any info on a Flight Sargent MacPherson who served with the RCAF in Burma in 1944/5 His number was R205509 He trained in StThomas Ont and was Billeted at 6 Scott St St Thomas. Any help much appreciated. Jim
Kays from London wrote on 21/08/2016 at 6:49 pm
Im trying to find out more information on Mr. Gordon Roy McGregor. RCAF and his life when he retired. This is for personal reasons and I would like to get in contact with anyone who knew of him well maybe Or his family to contact. His wife was Alexandra may. Please email for more info or advise. Best wishes. Thanks
Cliff Dean from Rye wrote on 20/08/2016 at 5:21 pm
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, E Sussex, UK includes the crash site of Harry R Hamilton 39316 of New Brunswick. On Sept 15th 2016 we will install a memorial stone to supplement the three oak trees planted in his memory (by his family?) at that spot.
Roy Jc Thompson from Colorado Springs, wrote on 12/08/2016 at 12:39 pm
First time looked at our RCAFA site carefully and was dissapointed. Could not find anything or at least I could not find anything about the annual convention. We are possibly attending, know it is in London ON. Make it easier to contact staff, home page with email and phone numbers.
Ken Bloomfield from Maryville, TN wrote on 29/07/2016 at 6:25 pm
Joined RCAF as course 6251 boot camp at St. Jean's PQ in Dec 1962. Ended up Senior Corporal at 6RD Trenton 1968 after working in Telecom. Trade was Radar Air, and lived in barrack block 5 till "living out" became possible. Would love to hear from any former members around the same 1962 to 1968 period.
trudy beckers from maastricht, netherlands wrote on 25/07/2016 at 10:59 am
Out of the inheritance of my father who passed away recently, I found 2 pictures from april '44. As a small child he remembered that a plane was shot down close to where they lived, a hamlet called Heer (close to Maastricht, south of the Netherlands, triangle Germany/Belgium). Research learns it was a Handley Page Halifax MK II bomberplane. Serialnumber JN954, callsign VR-R, force 419th sq). The crew came from Sioux-Ontario, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia. Obviously 6 of the crew died in the cockpit, one was thrown out in the blast. So that must be the one on the picture. However, I don't know who it is. The crew is buried on the municipal cemetery in Maastricht, where there is a monument. I'll go upthere soon as I didn't know that either. I myself am a voluntary guide at the (ABMC) American Memorial Cemetery in Margraten, where also a few Canadian soldiers are buried (Joseph van Troyen and Ole Nelson, both bombersquad). The info on the crashed bomber comes from the book RAF bomber command losses 1944. The names of the crew were: R.A. McIvor, S.J. Ridgen, J.D.Bremner, S.H.Goulding, W.T.Claridge, E.R.Dujay, K.D.Tucker. It would mean a lot to me to find out more about them, the one on the picture and maybe even getting in touch with relatives to send them pictures of the Maastricht cemetery. The picture and the story meant a lot to my dad and I want to do this also in his remembrance. Please, if anyone has info or is willing to forward this message to ?? With a lot of thanks
Christine Wadlow from Cambridge wrote on 21/07/2016 at 8:02 pm
Does anyone remember a civilian personnel named Frank Murphy from the Manning Depot in QC?
Colette breault from Yellowhead county AB wrote on 01/07/2016 at 7:12 pm
Hi would love to have information and photos of F/O Henri Delphis Joseph Tanguay...Reg.224719 thank you
Shelley Sweeney from Winnipeg wrote on 25/06/2016 at 11:31 pm
I am writing a book about my father, Anthony Sweeney (Antonin Sveceny) and his two best friends, Otto Smik and Frankie Remes, who all trained at Number 39 SFTS Swift Current as part of the Commonwealth Air Training Program. I'm wondering if anyone who may have encountered them could let me know? Any thoughts anyone may have for advancing my project would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Frank Bradshaw from Lenham Enbland wrote on 12/06/2016 at 10:56 am
I have a book entitled "Winged Sentries (Sentinelles Del'Air ) written in or about 1963 in Canada, it has a lot of photos and drawing, plus signatures of Pilots ( I think) from RCAFA 446 Sqn. I am ex Army Air Corps and feel that this document should be in the archives of the Sqn, any one know anything about this ?
sheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 05/06/2016 at 9:01 pm
I forgot to mention he was not killed in action and his birthday is Dec 25 1908 I am pretty sure. Thank You
sheryl neufeld from eastern passage,ns wrote on 05/06/2016 at 8:56 pm
Hi, I am looking for information on my grandfather Thomas Price Edwards. I do not have much information but I know he was a rear gunner (lancaster perhaps?) I do have a photo of him with his crew but that is all. He did have medals ect but wpg legion lost them. He was from Canada. Thank You
Leigh-Anne Arnold from Picton wrote on 17/05/2016 at 8:25 am
I have very limited information regarding my mother in laws father which doesn't seem to lead me anywhere with the search engine. If someone could direct me to the correct area to search for his service records I would appreciate it. Here is the info I have: Richard Leslie Charles RCCS U2154 RCAF 202858 Thanks
Charmaine Erodotou wrote on 25/04/2016 at 8:10 pm
I'm trying to gather information and pictures of my dad, F/O Wilfred James Miron (J17883), who served in WWII as a gunner with the "Earthquakers". He received an Air Medal and 4 oak leaf clusters by the USA. Any information and photos would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Kat from Montreal wrote on 25/04/2016 at 7:34 pm
Hi where can I find some history on a tail gunner in the Air Force?
Hope Eberle from Madison wrote on 25/04/2016 at 3:35 pm
Thank you Canada. My family went to Thunder over Louisville April 23rd. You were well represented. I appreciated your participation but most of all I'd like you to know how kind and polite one of your pilots was. He was so kind to our adopted son (5). I took their picture to send to a man in Belgium and the pilot was having breakfast and was very accommodating. He was the perfect Ambassador for Canada. I didn't get his name but he flew the plane with the long nose. Brandt told everyone at preschool this morning. Please give this guy an extra Thank you for us.
Randy Melton from Danville, Va. wrote on 21/04/2016 at 12:01 am
trying to find RCAF pilot living in Moncton who used the name HardClimber54 on a blog I followed. thanks hilljohnny
Melvin Sam Levi/Levy from Louisville, KY wrote on 19/04/2016 at 12:41 pm
Hello. I am looking for information for my father, Melvin Sam Levi or Levy. He was in the RCAF during WWII. I am working on my family's geneology for 22 years, but am still unable to find info on my dad during the war. Thanks in advance! Cheryl Levy
Lori Mitchell from Philadelphia wrote on 14/04/2016 at 9:40 am
Looking for A.J.M Mitchell or his descendants. R-273014 RCAF.
Tony Cutting from Crowborough wrote on 05/04/2016 at 3:46 am
Would like to contact anyone on NATO course 5704
419 Sqn from Cold Lake wrote on 02/04/2016 at 12:29 pm
Calling all Moosemen: Join us in Kamloops, BC, for our 75th Anniversary Reunion on 8th - 10th July 2016. More info on FB: Moose Squadron
Sara Saunders nee Hornung from Port Moody, BC wrote on 31/03/2016 at 1:43 am
looking for RCAF WO1 Nicholas George Hornung (father) - don't see him in your data base.
Michael Payne from Ottawa wrote on 20/03/2016 at 10:58 am
I am looking for a Jet Pilot from 1958 who joined the RCAF at this time from NB. He played professional hockey for two years before joining the service. I know the name of a girl that he dated in the summer of 1959 in Moncton NB. He worked in retail before joining the service. He is still alive and in his Eighties. Born in NS in 1932 and joined the service at the age of 28. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time Michael Ottawa,ON (613)523-1480
Tony Anger from Queen Creek, AZ USA wrote on 11/03/2016 at 12:58 am
Hi all...I own a Fairchild PT-26 Cornell that was used as a trainer during WWII in Canada. I am trying to find out the original paint scheme for this aircraft. The S/N is T43-4459 any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
John A.S. Tibbs from Seattle WA. USA wrote on 08/03/2016 at 12:13 am
My father, Stanley J. Tibbs was a Halifax bomber pilot who flew in one of the earliest Halifax raids out of Yorkshire in the spring of 1941.He crash landed near Northallerton and suffered profound injuries including the loss of his right leg. Only one other crew member survived. I am searching for his service record.
Sandra Healy from Victoria, BC wrote on 07/03/2016 at 8:19 pm
I would like to find out information about my father, Joseph Eugene Healy (born 1921 - 1998). He was in the RCAF during the WWII as an instructor of radio. He was stationed for a short while at RCAF Station Coal Harbour on Vancouver Island, BC as well as other locations in Canada. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sandra Healy
Peter Stricker from Ridgeland, MS USA wrote on 06/03/2016 at 1:20 pm
I've read that during 1957 the RCAF base at Moncton NB was used as a reception center for Hungarian refugees who arrived on chartered flights from Vienna. I'm wondering whether anyone has any information or documents from this era. I'm doing research on the Air Bridge to Canada program. My mother and I were a couple of the Hungarians who arrived there in July 1957.
Jessica Lake from Vancouver, Canada wrote on 27/02/2016 at 3:58 am
My Grandfather, Alfred George Lake from Winnipeg MB, served in the RCAF from Nov 23, 1943 to March 13, 1946. He was honorably released to the reserve, general section, class E. His rank was F/S and his number was CanR287691. He was awarded the Air Gunners Badge C.V.S.M and Clasp. I would love to see more about him if there is anything. Thank you
Derek Shields from Maidstone UK wrote on 17/02/2016 at 4:10 pm
If possible I would like to find out some information about Philip Searle (or possibly Wilson) who was a Flight Lieutenant in the RCAF based somewhere in the UK around 1946. Shortly before this my mother had a relationship with him during which she had a baby son.My mother married some time latter. After she passed away in 2012 , only recently has some documentation come to light i.e. birth /marriage certificates.It shows Philip as the father on the birth certificate.Only to this day I have now found out my brother is really my half brother. I would appreciate any information about PHILIP.Thank.
Diane Farrell from England wrote on 15/02/2016 at 4:39 am
Looking for any information on Pilot Officer Marcus Richards Felsen, (Buster) died June 13, 1943 in Germany. Service Number J/17260 50 (R.A.F) sqdn I know where he is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery but would love to know more about him.
michiels hubert from Belgium, Flanders, Oud-Turnhout wrote on 29/01/2016 at 7:13 am
As a volunteer of the Historical Society Corsendonca, we unveiled in 2008 3 monuments for allied bombers, crashed in our village in WW II. One of them had a crew with 4 Canadian airmen. They were all KIA on June 22, 1944. We are seaching for any relatives of those crew to let them know that we didn't forget the sacrifices of their (grand)fathers. Bomber : Lancaster ME782. 2 of the crew : Thomas George HART (J/86480) and Richard John WALTON (J/92126). We have info about their parents, brothers and sisters, school, church, previous profession befor enlisting,....We want to send the relatives pictures (of the unveiling, of the monument, documents, at no cost at all. Can you help us please ?? Thank you very much !! Hubert Michiels
Ivan Rymell from Chippenham, UK wrote on 25/01/2016 at 3:51 pm
I am looking for any photos, or contacts of Halifax LW390 (KW-J) of 425 Sqn RCAF out of RAF Tholthorpe which was shot down near Amiens on Feb 19/20 1944 returning from Stuttgart. My father-in-law, Flt Eng William Johnstone was the only RAF crewman. He evaded along with 2 others, Gammon and Powell. The pilot F/O Allen Halford Waite was tragically killed while the other 3 crew McDougall, Gibson and Redman were captured. William Johnstone spent his 20th birthday in hiding until liberated by Canadian troops in August 1944. Any help would be gratefully received especially from surviving relatives.
L Gilzean from Abbotsford wrote on 25/01/2016 at 8:47 am
Kirsten Brazier is the Founder of the Sky's No Limit Girls Fly too! here in BC. This year's event takes place 12-13 March 2016 at the Abbotsford Airport. We would appreciate your assistance in ‘spreading the word’ about the event. It’s not just about flights - there will be opportunities for participants - girls, boys, adults - to try their hand at many aviation, aerospace, marine and defence activities. Civilian and non civilian agencies and VIP’s will be on hand with aircraft and ground support/tactical vehicles to explore. The events are completely free, no registration is required for the ground activities, and families are encouraged to attend. Thank you for helping us capture the interest and attention of females in careers in aviation, aerospace, marine and defence industries. As Kirsten Brazier, Founder of Girls Fly Too! says - ‘From shop floor to top floor, we’re inspiring future leaders!” We are seeking as many volunteers as possible to make the event a huge success - volunteers of any age, gender and ability are welcome. We would like to contact all the RCAFA Wings in BC but are unable to find any listings, could you please assist with this request. Thank you
Les Scrimshaw from Nottingham UK wrote on 14/01/2016 at 3:19 pm
Hi, trying to find out the whereabouts of Bruce Swindon based at RAF Langer Nottinghamshire do not know rank, about 1962-63 lived on the Canadian estate Radcliffe on Trent.Hope someone can help. Thanks Les
Ian Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 09/01/2016 at 10:54 am
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have CAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
Ian Ferguson from Springhill Nova Scotia wrote on 09/01/2016 at 10:52 am
Hello... we were in Zweibrucken Germany for a few years in the 50s...flying Sabres. We've just moved to Springhill NS...and have heard there is a Cdn. Airforce Assn.branch in Amherst. Would you have AAA phone number or address for it please?. Our own phone number is 902 763 2217. Thanks. Ian and Karin Ferguson
James A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 07/01/2016 at 11:23 pm
I enlisted dec /1/1950at Edmonton dec 1950,went to AYLMERcourse 49 .Was posted to St Hubert/jan/51,to aug /51, transfered to Bagotville ,aug 1 1951 Transfered to Sea Island dec 31 1953 Transfererd to Holberg Radar stn april 1954 to dec 1955.I lost all my personal records in a fire.I would donate to any one or society for all ground photos of any personnel and land sites of these A/M bases buildings,Hq Barracks,Hangers PMqs M/E,Fire/Hall,/All ranks mess, NCOs Quarters,etc,etc,etc, JIM.
James A savoy from calgary a.b canada wrote on 07/01/2016 at 10:14 pm
I enlisted dec 1 1950 Edmonton ,Iwent to Aylmer Manning Jan /51 on course 49 .feb 1951 Posted to ST HUBERT .Transfered to Bagotville aug 1951 to Dec31 1953 .trans, to Sea Island untill april 1954. Transfered to Holberg radar stn april/may 1954 to dec 31 195,I l lost all my airforce records and photos in a fire.I need photos of all A/M stns, buildings/PMQs /all ranks barracks /mess halls , etc,etc,etc,preferably ground pictures. I will donate to RCAF ass, or to any individual or society. Jim
Roger Weed from Walnut Creek, CA wrote on 04/01/2016 at 3:31 pm
I am a past president of 900 Golden Bear Wing, San Francisco Bay Area. Our wing is no longer active but I enjoy your web site. We still have an active Royal Canadian Legion Branch 25 in the area. Most of the remaining 900 wing members belong to it. I still wear my regimental, association and tartan ties proudly. Once again congratulations on a great web page. Roger Weed Past President 900 Golden Bear RCAF Wing San Francisco, CA
Bonnie from Ottawa wrote on 09/12/2015 at 12:30 pm
Im looking for information on my grandfather who served in WWII. When I enter his name in the databases on this site, it doesnt come up anywhere. I can't seem to locate him. It's like he didnt exist. Can anyone tell me why he wouldnt be listed among personnel? Thanks.
Admin Reply by: Dean Black
Hello. The names on this site are those who were decorated for gallantry. If you would like more information on your grandfather please write to director@airforce.ca and provide whatever information you might have. Thank you for your interest in air force history.
Rob grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia wrote on 05/12/2015 at 11:17 pm
Hi Rob Campbell. Responding to your message from October. Rob I don't have a pic of Ian and your dad ( unfortunately). My brother Jim has some pics from a " shakey landing" as your dad used to say, where a Halifax broke in half..I think my dads plane hit it on landing. I will try to get the pics from my brother and email them to you. My email is Robert.grant@det.nsw.edu.au. Drop me a mail so I may send the pics to you. Kind regards Rob Grant
Mark Parkman from Plymouth uk wrote on 03/12/2015 at 1:10 pm
Looking for the family of Roger Lessard service number R127314. I have personal effects to return to his family.
Robert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 28/11/2015 at 8:52 pm
Message for Robert Grant. Did you know that your father received a DFC. Dad said that he and the skipper of his crew received it for their cool heads on a particularily "shakey do" (that was Dad speak for a difficult operation).
Robert Campbell from St.Albert, Alberta. Canada wrote on 28/11/2015 at 8:46 pm
In reply to Robert Grant's post of 14 Oct,2015. Your Dad and my father George were lifelong great friends. Dad told me about the day that he and your Dad decided to join up with the RCAF. Both ended up on the same base in Yorkshire but in different squadrons. They returned to Skipton on Swale many years, do you have a picture of them there? Regards, Rob
Anne-Marie O'Donnell from Rochdale, UK wrote on 13/11/2015 at 5:54 pm
Hi, I'm looking for any veterans who may have served with my uncle in WWII in the Yorkshire Airfields, England, U.K. I know his final flight took off from RAF TOPCLIFFE 12/2/1944 Sgt Albert E Jennings, Radio Operator, Air Gunner. R.A.F. he was in the Volunteer Reserve & had almost completed his training. He was from Rochdale, Lancashire the only son of Mary Anne & Thomas E Jennings he had 3 sisters Margaret, Catherine & Theresa. He flew on the Halifax Crews. I hope someone is able to help me. Thank You Anne-Marie
Cindy Forrest from Oshawa wrote on 05/11/2015 at 2:45 pm
I miss my Dad every day, however as Remembrance Day approaches it hits very hard. I did not find my Dad on your site...disappointing. But thanks to all that participated in 1,2, Korea and continue to honour our Country and us by putting their lives on the line for total strangers....and a Country of people that all to often take freedom for granted.
Robert Grant from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia, 2444 wrote on 14/10/2015 at 7:42 pm
I am very proud of my father, Flight Officer Ian Craig Grant, J28351, DFC, Air Bomber who flew 35 sorties over Europe from 18th April 1944 to the 28th August 1944 and his crew and all the other brave souls who gave so much. Rest in peace Dad, hopefully you have caught up with a lot of mates whom you lost during that trying and demanding time.
Jonathan Taylor from Rotherham, England wrote on 27/09/2015 at 6:43 pm
Hello. I have a photo from my Mum's autograph book, dated c.1944 signed by a CR Higgins RCAF which I hoped might be of interest? I'd be delighted to forward it over if you can provide me with a suitable email address. Kind regards, Jonathan Taylor