Historical Aircraft

437 Squadron Names of Personnel

 

437 Squadron (Air Crew)

  • from the 437 Operations Record Book (ORB)
  • name, rank, flying position  as first shown in the ORB from Sep-44 to Oct-45
  • name, rank, flying position  in the ORB from Nov-45 to Jun-46 yet to be processed
  • flying position (C)=Captain, (2P)=2nd pilot, (N)=Navigator, (W)=Wireless Operator, (P)=Pilot
  • RCAF ID prefixes:  J.xxxxx, C.xxxxx, R.xxxxx 
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Robert Wilfred (R.W.) Alexander, S/L, (C), J.2833, DFC, (Sep 44 – KIA 21-Sep 44. KG-387)

R.E. Allen (Ralph Edward), F/L, (C): J.22037, (Jul 45 –  ), (1921-2012 Ottawa ON)

S. Allen, F/O, (N), J.17221, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

R.D. Anderson, F/O, (C), J.13690, (Sep 44 – )

F.J. Andrews (Fredrick John), F/O, (N), J.19906, DFC, (Sep 44 to Jun 45), (1919 Porcupine ON-2010 North Bay ON)

R.D. Andrews, F/O, (2P), J.13690, (Oct 44 – May 45)

D.H. Arnett, F/O, (N), J.23709, (Sep 45 – )

J.S. Auld, F/O, (N), J.13750, (Dec 44 –  )

W.R. Ballanger, F/O, (N), J.38234, (Mar 45 – )

R. Baltruweit (Rudy), F/L, (N), J.25549, (Jul 45 –  ), (    – 2005 Kingston ON)

C.F. Banner, W/O, (2P), R.133116 (Jun 45 – )

E.L. Barby, F/O, (W), J.47881, (Jul 45 – )

R.S. Barks, F/L, (N), J.12283, (Dec 44 – )

R.H. Barnhouse, F/O, (2P), J.37096, (Mar 45 – )

J.R. Barry, F/O, R.163620, (May 45 – )

D.W. Baxter, F/O, (N), (Jun 45 – )

F.W. Baxter (Frederick), F/O, (W), J.46545, (Sep 45 – ), (1926 Barton NS – )

Frederick R. “Fred” Baxter.

J.W. Beazley, Sgt, (2P), RAF1605284, (Oct 44 – Dec 44)

N.S. Beckett, W/O, (N), RAF989278, (Sep 44 – )

L.H. Bennetts, F/L, (C), J.10805, (Oct 44 – Jul 45)

E.E. Biss, F/L, J.11497, (May 45 – )

A.D. Black (Arnold David) , F/O, (N), J.39334, (Dec 44 – ), (1921 – 2015)

Arnold David Black, N, F/O,  J39334, first ORB record 2 Dec 44, (1921-2015)

J.S. Blair (John Spencer), F/O, (2P), J.36992, KIA KG-489, (Sep 44 – MIA 21-Sep-44), (London ON – )

H.H. Bloxham, F/L, (C), J.9471, (Jul 45 – )

J.D. Blue, W/O, (W), R.115311, (Oct 44 – May 45)

A.C. Blythe (Alexander Conway), F/L, (C), Canadian in RAF66567, DFC, Officer Commanding “A” Flight (Sep 44 – )

E.J. Boland, F/L, (N), J.13684, (Dec 44 – )

L.J. Botari (Louis), F/O, (2P), J.43014, (Dec 44 – )

J.E. Boyd, P/O, (N), J.44069, (  – Dec 44)

J.J. Brady, F/L, (2P), J.29739, (Jun 45 – )

G.A. Brebner, F/O, (N), J.8802, (Dec 44 – )

G.L. Breckon, P/O, (N), J.85979, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

T.J. Brennan (Tom John), P/O, J.27326, KIA KG-489, (Sep 44 – MIA 21-Sep-44), (Coleman AB – )

A.B. Brenner, S/L, (C), J.7619, (Jun 45 – Oct 45)

R.W. Brooks, F/O, (P), J.14104, (Mar 45 – Jun 45)

R.F. Brouse, P/O, (C), J.32850, (Jun 45 – )

A.R. Brown, F/O, (W), J.47620, (Jun 45 – )

J.H. Brown, F/O, (P), J.8824, (Dec 45 – )

G.A. Bryenton, F/L, J.16522, (May 45 – )

J.H. Burford (James Henry), F/O, (C), J.35569, (Nov 44 – ), (  – 2007)

R.S. Burk, F/L, (N), J.12285, (Dec 44 – Mar 45)

G.S.L. Burns, F/S, (N), AUS.426740, (Sep 44 – )

C.H. Butt, P/O, (W), J.40311, (Dec 44 – )

J.M. Byrnes (John MacEachren), F/O, (C), J.28308, DFC, (Sep 44 – Oct 45), (1922 Barrie ON – 1989 Tillsonburg ON)

G.H. Campbell, Sgt (2P), P.6102A, (Jun 45 – )

J.D. Campbell, F/L , (N), C.6918, (Aug 45 – )

J.G.D. Campbell, Sgt, (W), R.213088, (Oct 44 – )

W.M Campbell (Margaret), LACW, WAAF Nursing Orderly), KIA FZ-655, ( –  24-Oct-44)

W.M. Campbell (WAAF), Killed in Action Oct 24/44 age 20. #437 Husky Squadron (Omnia Passim). Dakota aircraft FZ 655 was returning from a freight operation at Antwerp when it crashed near St. Pol, Dunkirk, France.

B.H. Carpenter, F/L, (N), J.11496, (Jul 45 – )

G.W. Catman, Sgt, R.198183, (Jun 45 – )

J.R. Chambers (Jack), F/S, (W), R.1800020, (Sep 44 – )

L. Chambers, F/L, (N), J.90466, (Mar 45 – )

W.F. Chambers (Weldon “Bud”) , F/O, (C), J.20155, (Sep 44 – ), ( – 2009 Kanata ON)

Cheany, F/L, (C), (Nov 44 – )

K. Chinsky (Ed), W/O, (W), R.187506, (Dec 44 – ), ( – 2004)

E.A. Chown, F/O, (P), J.40852, (Dec 44 – )

J.E. Christie, F/O, (W), J.86683, (Jul 45 – )

G.A. Chute, F/O, (C), J.47549, (Jun 45 – )

H.B. Clark, F/L, J.11001, (Mar 45 – Jul 45)

B.M. Clarke, F/O, (2P), RAF124387, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

H.G. Clegg, (C), W/O, R.116430, J.93470, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

W.C. Clements, F/L, (N), C.5170, (Jul 45 – )

D.H. Clitheroe, F/S, (W), R.268519, (Aug 45 – )

A.J. Cochrane, F/O, (C), C.22936, (Sep 45 – )

R.S. Coleman, F/O, (2P), J.38857, (Sep 44 – )

T.W. Connolly, W/O, (2P), R.72439, J.8927, J.94270, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

M.H.F. Conrad (Murray), P/O, (W), R.124744, J.89267, (Sep 44 – Mar 45), ( – 2011 Richmond BC)

D.H. Cook, F/L, (C), J.20116, (Aug 45 – )

D.S. Cooper, F/S, (2P), RAF1398430, (Sep 44 – )

G.M. Cooper, W/O, (W), R.138663, (May 45 – )

J.T. Corrigan, W/O, (W), J.173870, (Dec 44 – )

L.A. Cousin, W/O, (W), R.181385, (Mar 45 – )

D.A. Cox, F/O, (2P), J.14983, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

L.E. Cox, W/O, (W), R.124645, J.92184, (Sep 44 – )

R.B. Cox, F/S, (P), R.187017, (Dec 44 – Oct 45)

R.S. Cox, F/O, (P), J.11454, (Dec 44 – )

C.H. Cressman (Charles Herbert), F/O, (C), J.35991, KIA G-489, (Sep 44 – MIA 21-Sep-44), (Ceylon SK – )

L.A. Crowe (Lou), F/O, (2P), J.11095, (Dec 44 – )

L.F. Crump, F/O, (N), J.29249, (Dec 44 – )

F.G. Cunnell, F/S, (2P), RAF1621873, (Sep 44 – )

A.G. Currie, F/O, (W), J.19327, (Feb 45 – )

J.E. Curtis, P/O, (N), J.48013, (Jun 45 – )

L.F. Dahlstedt, P/O, (W), J.87685, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

J.A. Daldorph, F/S, (2P), RAF1258816, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

V.J. Dale, F/O, (C), J.28941, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

S.C. Davidson, W/O, (W), R.114590, (Oct 44 – )

B.S. Davis, Sgt, (N), R.194328, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

H.J. Davis, W/O, (W), R.133917, (  – Dec 44)

C. Dawson, F/O, J.29524, (Dec 44 – )

J.P. DeChamplain (Joseph Paul Emile), W/O, (W), R.113044, J.90743, FC (Neth) KG-376), (Sep 44 – Jan 45), (1919 Legal SK – 1982 Calgary AB)

A.A. R. Deeks, F/L, (C), J.14052, (Nov 44 – )

J.A. Delahunt, F/O, (C), J.14426, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

S. Delamere, W/O, (C), RAF568432, (Oct 44 – Dec 44)

T.R. Dennison-Broad, F/S, (2P), R.185565, (Oct 44 – )

H.I. D’Eon, F/O, (N), J.36667, (Jul 45 – )

M. Depew, W/O, (2P), R.165601, (Dec 44 – )

C. Depol, F/O, (2P), J.28722, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

R.H. Dickson, F/O, (P), J.41793, (Dec 44 – )

C.R. Dobbin, F/O, (2P), J.28591, (Jan 45 – )

D.A. Doherty, S/L, (C), (Aug 45 – )

H.A. Douglas, F/O, (N), (Sep 45 – )

R.S. Down, F/L, (C), (Sep 44 – Mar 45)

B.R. Draycott, Sgt, (2P), R.189681, (Jan 45 – )

W.J. Dunstan, P/O, (C), J.39626, (Oct 44 – )

R.J. Durrant, P/O, (C), J.39643, (Sep 44 – )

K. Eadie, F/O, (N), J.29867, (  – Mar 45)

P. Eisenbaum, F/O, (C), J.35680, (Nov 44 – Jan 45)

N.M. Elliston, W/O, (W), R.119282, J.89143, (Sep 44 – Feb 45)

A.R. Elworthy, F/O, (P), J.36622, (Mar 45 – )

R.E. English, WO1, (N), AUS4009908, POW FZ-656, (Sep 44 – FTR 21-Sep-44)

J. Evans, Sgt, (2P), RAF1607213, POW FZ-656, (Sep 44 – FTR 21-Sep-44)

W.H.E. Faircloth, W/O, (2P), RAF1387051, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

N.W. Faulafer, F/O, C.20751, (Sep 44 – )

D.B. Fennell, F/S, (W), AUS429940, (Sep 44 – )

L. Ferguson, W/O, (W), R.103732, (Jul 45 – )

J.G. Findlater, F/L, (C), C.23856, (Nov 44 – )

H.A. Fisher, F/S, (W), R.213250, (Sep 45 – )

M.E. Fitzgerald, P/O, J.42674, (Jun 45 – )

F.E. Fitzgibbon, F/O, (C), J.19494, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), (Winnipeg MB – )

R.H. Foley, W/O, (W), R.167071, (Jun 45 – )

D.C. Ford, F/O, (2P), J.40971, (Apr 45 – )

R. Fowler, WO1, (W), R.114257, (Oct 44 – )

R.W. Fox, W/O, (N), R.123102, J.89325, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

J.H. Fram, F/O, (C), J.14439, (Oct 44 – Jan 45)

R. E. Frank, Sgt, (W), R.94564, (Oct 44 – )

B.B. Friedlander, Sgt, (N), R.185420, (Sep 44 – )

J.E. Gillette (Jackie), F/O, (N), J.24176, (Oct 44 – Jul 45)

G.R. Gilmaster, F/O, (N), J.42993, (Dec 44 –  )

N.J. Godkin, S/L,  (Padre), J.46867, (Dec 44 – )

M. Goldberg, F/L, (N), J.7225, (Jul 45 – )

D.R. Goodwin, F/O, (N), RAF133976, (Sep 44 – )

A. Grahamslaw, F/O, (N), J.12269, (Dec 44 – )

G.V. Grant, F/O, (P), J.14696, (Dec 44 – Mar 45)

L. D. Gray, F/L, (N), C.2238, (Jun 45 – )

W.G. Gray, F/O, (N), RAF143944, (Oct 44 – Oct 44)

R.W. Green, Sgt, (2P), R.198600, (Dec 44 – )

L.L. Greenslade, Sgt, (P), R.194017, (Dec 44 – )

R.E. Griffith, F/S, (N), RAF1457278, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

L. A. Grove, F/L, J.11095

S.A. Gumbrell (Sydney Albert), Sgt, (N), RAF1802018, KIA FZ-655, (Sep 44 – FTR 24-Oct-44)

S.A. Gumbrell, Killed in Action Oct 24/44 age 20. #437 Husky Squadron (Omnia Passim). Dakota aircraft FZ 655 was returning from a freight operation at Antwerp when it crashed near St. Pol, Dunkirk, France.

N.W. Gustafson. F/O, (C), J.24105, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

J.C. Hacket, F/O, (2P), RAF1290119, KIA KG-374, (Sep 44 – MIA 21-Sep-44)

K.E. Hadfield, F/S, (2P), R.206093, (Dec 44 – )

G.P. Hagerman (Gerald), F/O, (C), J.14437, DFC KG-376, (Sep 44 – Jan 45),  (1920 Mallorytown ON –  )

M.G. Hagglund, F/O, (N), J.11620, (Dec 44 – Oct 45)

J.F. Haldimand (John Fotheringham), F/O, (C), (Sep 44 – ), (1922 Hampstead QC – 2011 Peterborough ON)

John “Jack” Fotheringham Haldimand, (1922-2011)

R.E. Hancock (Ronald Eli), Sgt, R.65019, MiD, (4437?)

W.D. Hardy, F/S, (W), R.170739, J.93640, (Sep 44 – )

A.J. Harrison, F/O, (N), J.42707, (Jul 45 – )

D.E. Harrison, F/S, (W), R.134091, (Dec 44 – )

J.V. Harrison (John Vincent), Sgt, (W), R.193751, (Sep 44 – ), (Sep 44 – )

D.A. Harrold, W/O, (W), R.121516, (Mar 45 – )

C.G. Harville (Charles Gaylon), F/L, (C), C.2719, AFC, (Dec 44 – ), (Corinth MS – )

C.M. Hazell. F/O, (N), J.13263, (Jan 45 – )

R.A. Heading, W/O, (W), R.112363, (Mar 45 – )

K.R. Heard, F/O, (N), J.47300, (Aug 45 – )

A. Hebert (“Doc”), F/L, (Sqdn Med Officer), (Sep 44 – )

J.B. Heney, F/S, (P), R.198146,  (  – Dec 44)

J. H. Hennell, F/L  (C), J.22333, (Jul 45 – )

J.P. Hicks, F/O, (W), J.18215, (Sep 44 – )

F.H. Hill, P/O, (N), J.88653, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

R.F. Hilts, F/O, (N), J.39381, (Dec 44 – )

J.D. Hodgson, F/S, (2P), RAF1317191, (Oct 44 – Dec 44)

W.A. Hogg, F/O, (N), J.22322, (Jul 45 – )

J.C. Holborn (Clifton  “Tip”), F/O, (P), J.36209, (Dec 44 – ), (1922 Shedden ON, 1960 North Bay ON)

A.R. Holmes, W/C, (C), C.94079, Officer Commanding 437 Sqdn, (Sep 45 – Jun 46)

C.A. Holloway (Charles), F/O, (2P), R.198989, (Jun 45 – )

N.J. Hollyoake (Norman Jack), F/O, (N), J.50077, (May 45 – ), (  – 2009 Mississauga ON)

L.V. Hooper, Sgt, (2P), R.206064, (Oct 44 – )

L.D. Hornsby, F/O, (W), J.22613, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

L.C. Hoskins, F/O, (2P), J.41549, (Dec 44 – )

T.C. Hoy, F/O, (W), J36555, (Dec 44  )

W.G. Hughes (“Wally”), P/O, (N), J.43018, (Oct 44 – )

K.E. Hunt (Keith), P/O, (N), J.38474, (Sep 44 – ), ( – 2008 Toronto ON)

E.A. Hurd, F/L, (N), J.11452, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

H.H. Irwin, F/L, (N), J.22558, (Jul 45 – )

D.L. Jack (Donald Lawrence), F/O, J.37117, KIA KG-305. (Sep 44 – 23-Sep-44), (Montreal QC – )

A. James, P/O, (W), J.50166, (Jun 45 – )

G.J. Jarvis, F/O, (P), J.28001, (Mar 45 – )

F.C. Jenkins, F/O, (N), RAF158820, (Sep 44 – )

A.D. Johnston, P/O, (N), J.36822, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

A.J.P. Johnstone, P/O, (W), J.46867, (Dec 44 – )

G.C. Jones (Gord), P/O, (2P), J.39631, (Sep 44 – )

R.G. Joyce, F/L, J.6168, (Feb 45 – )

E.L. Joynt (Edwin Lorne), F/L, (Sqdn Adjutant), C.9813, (Sep 44 – Nov 45), (1908 La Vallée-de-la- Gatineau – 1981 Victoria BC)

M. Kachuk, F/O, (P), J.42998, (Dec 44 – )

G.E. Karley, S/L (C), J.4540, (Aug 45 – )

W.L. Karp, F/O, (2P), J.49152, (Mar 45 – )

M.J. Kehoe (Myles James), (W), R.82483, (Jan 45 – ), (1923 – 2006)

Myles James Kehoe (1923-2006)

R.A. Kenny, F/O, (C), J.20134, POW FZ-656, (Sep 44 – FTR 21-Sep-44)

K.M. Keoughan, F/O, (N), J.47962, (Jul 45 – )

G.E. Kerley, S/L, (C), J.4540, (Aug 45 – )

P. Kertland, F/O, (P), J.17018, (Dec 44 – )

R.A. King, F/S, (W), R.197097, (Dec 44 – )

D. Kirick, F/O, (W), J.40655, (Mar 45 – )

J.R. Knight, F/L, (2P), R.190925, (Dec 44 – )

J.E. Korski, F/O, (N), J.39445, (Sep 44 – )

W.D. Kostiuk, F/O, (C), J.23775, (Jun 45 – )

P. Kowel, F/S, (2P), R.170354, (Sep 44 – Oct 45)

J. Ladas, W/O, (W), R.135504, (Mar 45 – )

R. Laidlaw, W/O, (2P), R.192570, (Jul 45 – )

H.G. Lancashire, F/O, (P), J.35550, (Dec 44 – Jun 45)

J.W. Lane, F/S, (C), R.175460, (Sep 44 – )

H.M. Lang (Henry McAlister), W/O, (C), R.151407, (Jun 45 – ), ( – Toronto ON)

J.C. Lawson, F/S, (2P), R.186226, (Oct 44 – Jan 45)

A.A. Lawton, F/O, (P), J.39149, (Mar 45 – )

V.T. Leagas, F/O, (W), J.24833, (Jun 45 – )

M.F. Ledwidge, W/O, (W), R.202307, (Mar 45 – )

L.C. Lewis, F/S, (W), R.253034, (Aug 45 – )

H. Liebman (Herb), F/O, (P), J.43683, (Dec 44 – )

M.V. Lille, P/O, (C), J.46915, (Jun 45 – )

J.R. Lindeman, P/O, (2P), R.186354, (Dec 44 – Jul 45)

T. Lindmar, F/O, (C), J.47544, (Dec 44 – )

G.H. Lindsay, F/L, (N), J.21736, (Mar 45 – )

M.W. Little, P/O, (P), J.43798, (  – Jan 45)

J.W. Lockwood (John Walter “Jack”), Sgt, (2P), R.196084, POW FZ-655 (Sep-44 – FTR 24-Oct-44), ( – 2005 Mississauga ON)

R.J.  Loken, P/O, J.52939, (Sep 45 – )

C.W. Loring, F/L, (W), J.10879, (Jul 45 – )

J.W. Lyon, P/O, (N), J.450020, (Oct 44 )

H.H. MacAloney, P/O, (W), J.87638, POW FZ-656, (Sep 44 – FTR 21-Sep-44)

J.A. MacDonald, F/S, RAF1258816, (Sep 44 – )

R.G. Macdonald, P/O, (C), J.39610, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

F.A.R. Mackay, W/O, (N), R.118640, J.92168, (Sep-44 – Mar 45)

G.D. Mackay, Sgt, (2P), R.188640, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

J.T. Mackie, F/O, (W), J.41206, (Jul 45 – )

J.W. Maclean, F/S, (W), R.252406, (Sep 45 – )

C.F. MacLeod, W/O, (WO, R.113599, (Sep 44 – )

H.C. MacNeil (Hamish Campbell), F/L, (N), J.11627, Sqdn Navigation Officer, MBE, (Sep 44 – Oct 45), (1908 Argyllshire Scot – 1981 Kelowna BC)

A.H. MacNeill, W/O, (W), R.137622, (Jun 45 – )

G.E. MacNeill (George Edmund), F/L, (W), J.171615, Sqdn Signals Leader, Croix de Guerre, (Sep 44 – ), (1918 Burt’s Corner NB – )

C.F. Macpherson, F/L, (W), J.23807, (Mar 45 – Jul 45)

M.S.R. Mahon (Michael Stanley Reece), P/O, (N), R.135064, J.87634, KIA KG-376, (Sep 44 – MIA 21-Sep-44), (Barbados BWI – )

A. Main, F/O, (2P), J.29079, (Sep 45 – )

W.E.L Manson, Sgt, (2P), R.197903, (Sep 44 – Mar 45)

L.W. Marsh, F/O, (2P), J.87393, (Mar 45 – )

J.C. Marshall, F/S, (2P), RAF1353111, (Sep 44 – )

J.M. Massey, W/O, (W), R.130136, (Jun 45 – )

W. Massey, Sgt, (N), RAF1671481, (Oct 44 – )

A.R. Maynard, F/L, (N), J.9923, (Jan 45 – )

A.G. McCaw, W/O, (W), R.188645, (Dec 44 – )

G.C. McConachie, W/O, (N), R.112544, J.90900, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

J. McCormick, W/O, (2P), R.18654, (Dec 44 – )

F. McDonald, Sgt, (2P), R.130136, (Jun 45 – )

G.A. McEwen, F/O, (W), J.47921, (Dec 44 – )

J.W. McGregor (James Wilford), F/L, (P), C.23560, MiD, (Nov 44 – ), (1914 Brandon MB – )

K.M. McGuinty, F/O, W), J.36692, (Jan 45 – )

A. McHugh, F/S, (N), RAF1378949, DFM KG-387, (Sep 44 – ), (1913 Seaham UK – 2012)

J.F. McIntosh (John Franklin), F/O, (W), J.45342, (Sep 45 – ), (1924 Sydney NS – 2012 Yarmouth NS)

D.H. McKay, R.180216, (Jan 45 – Oct 45)

H.J. McKinley (Henry Joseph “Harry”), J.24177, DFC, (Feb 45 – Jul 45), (1914 Glasgow Scot – 2004 San Ramon CA)

Harry J. McKinley, DFC, N, d. 3 May 2004, aged 90.

P.C. McLaughlin, F/S (W), R.177881, (Sep 44 – )

J.A. McLean (John Allen), ( – 2013) **see 4437** d. 25 Sept 2013, aged 93

W.H. McLean (William), F/O, (C), J.24112, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), ( – 2008 Danbury CT)

F.A. McLeod (Fredrick Albert), F/O, (W), C.23560, J.9252, (Oct 44 – Oct 45), (1918 Trail BC – 2013 Victoria BC)

Fred McLeod

W.S. McLintock (William Stewart), F/O, (2P), J.38773, KIA KG-387, (Sep 44 – 21-Sep-44), (Regina SK)

D. McNabb, F/O, (2P), J.3019, (Dec 44 – )

W.R. McPhee, P/O, (2P), R.199867, J.95077, (Dec 44 – )

C.F. McPherson, F/O, (W), J.23807, (Mar 45 – )

J.P. R. McRae, W/O, (C), R.122020, (Oct 44 – )

C.N. McVeigh (Charles Norman), S/L, (C), C.89501, RAF40243, AFC, MiD, Sqdn Leader Flying, (Sep 44 – Aug 45), (1918 Calgary AB – 2002 Delta BC)

R. Mercer, W/O, (W), R.93811, J.92102, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

D.C. Meyrick, F/O, (N), J.29994, (Aug 45 – )

P. Miazga, F/O, (N), J.48004, (Jun 45 – )

W.T. Miller, F/O, (2P), J.47540, (Dec 44 – )

W.A. Milne, W/O, (W), R.115490, J.90378, (Oct 44 – )

Mims, F/L, (2P), RAF79214, (Mar 45 – )

J.P. Mitchell, F/O, (N), J.36950, (Mar 45 – )

R.J. Mitchell, F/O, (N), J.26015, (Mar 45 – )

R.I. Mock, F/L, (N), J.21706, (Dec 44 – )

J.L. Moffatt, F/L, (N), J.17349, (Dec 44 – Jul 45)

J.H. Monnell, F/L (2P), J.22333, (Jul 45 – )

E. Mongtomery, W/O, (2P), R.205156, (Dec 44 – )

T.A. Moore, Sgt, (2P), R.194042 (Sep 44 – )

T.A. Moore, P/O, (C), J.94284, (Jul 45 – )

Morella, S/L, (C), (Aug 45 – )

W.E. Morris, F/O, (N), J.45291, (Dec 44 – )

K.F. Munroe, F/O, (C), J.11415, (Oct 44 – )

G.A. A. Murdock, W/O, (W), R.126305, J.90422, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

W.K. Murphy, F/O, J.21017, (Oct 44 – )

R.A. Murray, F/L, C.4271, (Oct 44 – Jan 45)

G.W. Meyers, F/O, (N), J.13256, (Mar 45 – )

J.G. Nadeau, F/O, (W), J.18405, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

P.A. Nault, Sgt, (2P), R.115809, (Jun 45 – )

W. R. Neal, F/S, (2P), RAF1575155, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

G. A. Nicholls (George Archibald), Sgt, (NCO), R.60520, MiD, (Nov 44 – ), (1918 – )

M.L. Norman, F/O, (P), J.38960, (Mar 45 – )

O.W. Oatman, Sgt, (2P), R.193183, (Jun 45 – )

Oliphant, F/L, J.9467, (Aug 45 – )

J.H. Oliver, Sgt, (P), R.195791, (Dec 44 – )

W.J.H. O’Rourke, F/O, (P), J.38908, (Mar 45 – )

W.F. Osborne, F/L, (NO, J.25341, (Dec 44 – Jul 45)

D.J. O’Sullivan (Dennis Joseph), Sgt, (N), R.171492, KIA KG-305 (Sep 44 – 23-Sep-44), (Montreal QC)

W.R. Paget (William Robert), F/O, (C), J.37545, KIA KG-305 (Sep 44 – 23-Sep-44), (Shelburne ON)

A. R. Parkinson, F/O, (N), J.38201, (Jul 45 – )

P.J. Parrott (Patrick Joseph), Sgt, (2P), R.197175, (Oct 44 – ), (1914 Forest ON – 1986 Sarnia ON)

E.H. Parsons, W/O, (2P), RAF657550, (Sep 44 – Dec 45)

C.A. Patenaude, Sgt, (W), R.219236, (Sep 44 – )

C.F. Payne (Charles Francis), F/O, (C), J.20212, AFC, (Oct 44 – ), (1922 Winnipeg MB – )

J.B. Pearson, F/O, J.87680, (May 45 – )

R.I. Pearson, F/O, (C), J.19953, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

J.H. Phillips (?Sinbad?), F/O, (C), J.23610, (Oct 44 – Jul 45)

J.C. Pinder, P/O, (N), J.86706, (Dec 44 – Jan 45)

R.I. Pinner (Roy Irving), F/S, (W), R.172656, KIA KG-305 (Sep 44 – 23-Sep-44)

R.F. Platt (Robert “Bob”), W/O, (W), R.133833, (Dec 44 – ), ( – 2007 London ON)

R.A.E. Plumley, F/O, (P), J.58844, (Mar 45 – )

J. Pope, Sgt, (2P) RAF1582381, (Sep 44 – )

W.H. Porter (Wilfred Henry “Pete”), F/O, (2P), J.42830, (Dec 44 – ), (1923 Toronto ON – 2018 Oakville ON)

Wilfred Henry “Pete” Porter (1923-2018)

J.B. Power, Sgt, (2P), R.184919, (Oct 44 – Mar 45)

L.E. Priest, F/O, (N), J.16845, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

H.H. Prudden, F/O, (2P), J.49650, (Aug 45 – )

R.H. Purdon, F/O, (W), J.45292, (Mar 45 – )

R.S. Purkis (Robert Sydney), P/O, (CO, J.38089, DFC, (Sep 44 – Sep 45), (1924 Salmon Arm BC – 2018 Vancouver BC)

K.E. Rasmussen (Karl Ellsworth), P/O, (C), J.43074, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), (1923 – 2014 Regina SK)

J. Rechenuc (John), F/O, (W), J29238, MiD KG-387, (Sep 44 – Aug 45), (1923  Windsor ON – )

J. Richards (see Rechenuc above. changed  last name to Richards post war)

J.F. Reed, F/L, (C), C.1646, DFC, Officer Commanding “B” Flight, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), (1918 Algonquin ON – )

J.H. Reed, F/L, (P), C.4003, (Mar 45 – )

W.I. Reid, F/O, (C), J.29050, (Jun 45 – )

G.H. E. Rescorla, Sgt, (2P), R.220290, (Jun 45 – )

F.E. Rice, W/O, (2P), R.181465, (Jun 45 – )

R.J. Roach, F/L, (C), J.11055, (Sep 44 – Jan 45), (Leduc AB – )

L.A. Roadhouse, F/L, (N), J.24185, (Aug 45 – )

J.E. Roberts, F/L, (P), C.4839, (Mar 45 – )

J.F. Roberts, F/S, (2P), RAF1586730, (Sep 44 – )

J.A. Robertson, Sgt, (W), R.197098, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

J.L. Robertson, F/L (N), J.7198, (Oct 44 –  )

W.G., Robinson, F/L (N), C.4272, (Sep 45 – )

J.R. Romanow (Joseph), F/L, (C), J.25881, (Oct 44 – ), BGen (Ret’d), CMM, CD, ( – 2011 Ottawa)

W.J. Romanowiz, F/L, (W), J.10881, (Feb 45 – )

L.E. Rooke, P/O, (N), RAF178563, (Sep 44 – )

R.E. Rose, F/O, (N), J.40002, (Jul 45 – )

K.L. Rowe, P/O, (N), J.18597, (Jun 45 – )

C.N. Roy, F/O, (C), J.19772, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

G.R. Roy, F/O, (N), J.39239, (Dec 44 – Mar 45)

J.M. Russell, F/O, (N), J.29398, (Dec 44 – )

W.L. Ruttle, F/L, (C), J.39640, (Jul 45 – )

D.J. Salzl, F/O, (P), J.29137, (Mar 45 – May 45)

J.E.R. St. Arnaud, F/S, (W), R.178480, (Sep 44 – ) (1924 – 2018 Ottawa ON)

E.S. Sanderson, F/O, (2P), J.13321, (Jul 45 – )

W.C. Sanderson, S/L, (P), J.7331, Officer Commanding “C” Flight, (Oct 44 – )

J. Saphir, F/O, (C), J.85657, (Sep 45 – )

J.J. Sargeant, W/O, (W), R.130101, J.95136, (Dec 44 – Oct 45)

C.F. Schmelzle, F/O, (C), J.40966, (Jul 45 – )

D.O. Schneider (Douglas Otto), F/S, (C), R.192703, KIA FZ-655 (Sep 44 – 24-Oct-44), (Regina SK)

D.O. Schneider, Killed in Action Oct 24/44 age 20. #437 Husky Squadron (Omnia Passim). Dakota aircraft FZ 655 was returning from a freight operation at Antwerp when it crashed near St. Pol, Dunkirk, France.

J. Scott, F/S, (W), RAF1504133, (Oct 44 – )

J.E. Seary (James Ellis), F/O, (C), J.24166, DFC, (Oct 44 – Jul 45) (1920 Windsor NS – 2013 Halifax NS)

H.B. Sedgewick, F/O, (2P), RAF145406, (Oct 44 – Dec 44)

E.Q. Semple (Eric Quarrier), F/O, (C), J.14331, MBE, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), 1917 Quebec City QC – 1991 London ON)

D.F. Shire, W/O, (W), R.151670, (Jul 45 – )

J.P. Simmonds (John Percy), F/O, (P), J.41767, ( – Mar 45), (1922 North Battleford SK – 2001 Hafford SK)

John Percy Simmonds (1922-2001)

O.A. Simmons, F/O, (C), J.14542, (Sep 44 – Jan 45)

J.D. Simpson, F/O, J.26281, ( – Jul 45)

W.E. Simpson, F/O, (2P), J.39002, (Sep 44 –  )

J.L. Sladen, W/O, R.219161, (May 45 – )

H.M. Slichter, P/O, C.19756, Sqdn Education Officer, (Sep 44 – )

E.A. Smith, P/O, (N), RAF179337, (Sep 44 – )

H.A. Smith, P/O, (N), J.42705, (Nov 44 – )

J.C. Smith, P/O, (W), J.85112, (Sep 44 – )

S. Smith (Sydney), F/O, (N), (Sep 44 – Jul 45), ( – 2011 Orangeville ON)

V.C. Smith, P/O, (W), J.85112, (Sep 44 – )

Smith-Jones, F/O, (N), J.47941, (Aug 45 – )

G.B. Snider, P/O, (N), J.38705, (Sep 44 – )

C.W. Snyder, P/O, (N), J.48001, (Jun 45 – )

J.H. Soper (John Herman), WO2, (W), R.161774, KIA FZ-655 (Sep 44 – 24-Oct-44), (Brockville ON)

SOPER, JOHN HERMAN WO2(WAG) R161774. From Brockville, Ontario. Killed in Action Oct 24/44 age 20. #437 Husky Squadron (Omnia Passim). Dakota aircraft FZ 655 was returning from a freight operation at Antwerp when it crashed near St. Pol, Dunkirk, France. ES. D.O. Schneider, LACW. M. Campbell (WAAF), and Sgt S.A. Gumbrell (RAF) were also killed. Warrant Officer Class II Wireless Operator Air Gunner Soper is buried in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringen, Pas De Calais, France.

R.J.S. Souter, F/O, (W), J.24832, (Sep 44 – )

J.N. Spencer, S/L, (C), C.1493, (Jun 45 – Oct 45)

J.A. Spirock, F/O, (N), J.36928, ( – Jan 45)

G.A. Sproule, W/O, (W), R.98777, J.90772, (Sep 44 – )

J.A. Sproule (John Alexander), W/C, (C), C.89500, RAF39693, DFC, Bronze Lion (Neth), Officer Commanding 437 Sqdn, (Sep-44 to Sep-45), Ret’d G/C, (1917 Brandon MB, 1995 Ottawa ON)

John Alexander Sproule, DFC (1917-1995)

Staples, F/O (C), (Sep 45 – )

E.G. Star, F/O, (2P), J.25440, (Jul 45 – )

D.E. Starratt (David Egbert), F/L, (N), J.11506, (Feb 45 – ), ( – 2011)

F.B. Steele, F/S, (W), R.141658, (Sep 44 – )

P. Steffin (Paul), F/O, (N), J.24238, KIA KG-489 (Sep 44 – 21-Sep-44), (Redwater AB)

J.B. Sterling, F/O, (2P), J.29152, (Sep 44 – )

I.M. Stevenson, F/O, (C), J.8426, (Sep 45 – )

T.E. Stewart, P/O, (P), J.42882, (Dec 44 – )

C.T. Stoess, F/O, (2P), J.41445, (May 45 – )

F.C. Stokoe (Frank Clarke), F/L, (W), J.7933, (Jul 45 – ), (1922 Ottawa ON – 2009 Fredericton NB)

G.P. Stoney, W/O, (C), R.57864, (Aug 45 – )

J. Stott, F/S, (W), RAF1504131, (Sep 44 – )

D.A. Strenz, F/O, (C), J.27363, (Sep 44 – Jul 45)

H. Summerfield, F/S, (2P), AUS436350, (Sep 44 – )

R.E. Sutfin, Sgt, (P), R.202549, (Dec 44 – )

J. Svad, F/O, (W), J.47800, (Jun 45 – )

F.G. Svendsen (Frederick George), F/O, (2P), NZ41727, (Sep 44 – ), ( – 2011 Auckland NZ)

C. C. Sweetman (Claire), F/L, (C), C.22291, (Dec 44 – ), (1908 – 2004)

E.W. Taylor, F/O, J.45257, (May 45 – )

H.A. Taylor, F/O, (W), J.45442, (Sep 45 – )

W. Taylor (William), P/O, (N), J.35900, (Sep 44 – Jan 45) ( – 2005)

H.G. Tennant, F/S, (W), R.184012, (Oct 44 – )

S.E. Thayer, W/O, (W), R.11785, (Sep 44 – )

I.V. Thompson, F/O, (C), J.29693, (Jan 45 – )

J.E. Thompson, F/O, (C), R.105751, (Jan 45 – )

N. Thornley (Norman), Sgt, (P), R.198157, (Dec 44 – ), ( – 2011 Scarborough ON)

R.S. Thorpe, W/O, R.129238

J.S. Tomshak, P/O, (W), R.142517, J.94921, (Dec 44 – )

M. Touchette, F/O, (N), J.47333, (Jul 44 – )

G.R. Tozer, F/O, (2P), RAF143290, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

F.S. Tripp (Sydney), F/S, (NCO), R.36711, MiD, (Sep 44 – ), (1913 – )

P.A. Turner, F/S, (NO, RAF1396742, (Sep 44 – )

J. Tuskey, P/O, C.85207, Sqdn Intelligence Officer, ( – Oct 44)

R.D. Twiss, W/O (2P), R.97945, (Apr 45 – )

W.N. Van Norman, F/O, (2P), J.25308, (Jul 45 – )

W.G. Vickers, F/O, (N), J.36371,  (Sep 45 – )

P. Wallyshyn, F/O, (N), J.48123, (Jul 45 – )

E.K. Walker, F/O, (N), J.38199, (Sep 44 – )

R.L. Wallace, F/S, (W), AUS423952, (Oct 44 – )

G.R. Warrington (Gilbert Rex), F/O, (C), J.20446, Air Medal (US), (Sep 44 – Jan 45), (1918 Plato SK – 2007 Turtleford SK)

J. Weiner, Sgt, (P), R.190547, (Dec 44 – )

T. Weir, F/O, (W), J.47239, (Dec 44 – )

B.H. Wellington, F/S, (N), RAF1452071, (Sep 44 – )

H.O. Wells, F/S, (W), R.195659, ( – Dec 44)

J. Wells (Jack), F/O, (C), J.29907, (Nov 44 – ), ( – 2008 Surrey BC)

W.H. Wetherilt, F/O, (2P), RAF152868, (Sep 44 – Dec 44)

E. L. Whitney, F/O, (N), J.10079, (Mar 45 – )

J. Wilcock, F/O, (2P), J.37699, (Sep 44 – Mar 45)

J. Wilcock, F/O, J.37660, (Jul 45 – )

F.A. Willis, Sgt, (2P), R.187197, (Jun 45 – )

G.D. Willis, F/L, (2P), C.797, (May 45 – )

J.H. Wurtele, F/O, J.39532, (- Jan 45)

J.R.W. Wynne (John), P/O (C), J.29452, (Sep 44 – ), ( – 2006 Vancouver BC)

W. Zelicovitz (William “Zelly”), F/O, (W), J.38588, (Sep 44 – Jul 45), (1921 Ottawa ON – 1997 Sudbury ON)

4437 Service Echelon (Ground Crew)

  • from the 437 Operations Record Book (ORB)
    • Sep 44 – Oct 45
    • Nov 45 – Jun 45 not yet processed
    • ground crew typically not in the squadron ORB. Dates show the month of ORB mention.
    • the 437 ORB has ground crew tallies. In Dec 44 there were 7 Officers and 262 Airmen in ground crew, all RCAF.
  • n.b. a 4437 Service Echelon ORB is at the UK National Archives but is not yet on-line
  • see above for separate list of 437 Squadron (Air Crew)
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G.E.H. Abrams, LAC, R.258706, (Jan 45)

Allerton, LAC,  (Aug 45)

Harvey Weller Attwell, 1923-2017.

V.D. Babcock, LAC, (Jan 45)

Baines, LAC, (Jul 45)

Baird, Cpl, (Aug 45)

Berg, LAC, (Jul 45)

Berman, LAC, (Jul 45)

Bernhard, LAD, (Aug 45)

Bird, Sgt, (Jul 45)

J.R. Birk (John Rudolph), Cpl, R.114466, MID, (Sep 44 – Dec 45), (1920 Hamilton ON – )

H. A. Boyce (Henry “Hank”), Sgt, maintenance, ( – 2009 Toronto ON)

S. Buckler, (1919 – )

P. Candy (Peter) , LAC, (Jul 45), 1993 Article in “the beaver”

Clare, LAC, (Aug 45)

Copeland, LAC, (Jul 45)

Currie, LAC, (Jul 45)

Dandurand (Leo),

S.U. Demacio, LAC, R.173380, (Jan 45)

Douglas, LAC, (Aug 45)

C.E. Eady

Emmot (Alan)

F.A. Forest, Cpl, (Aug 45)

J.R. Gosby (James), W/O 1, Can 130A, MiD, (1904 Portsmouth UK – 1983 Scarborough ON)

A.C. Goucher (Archibald Charles), F/S, R.59511, MiD, W/O Disciplinarian, (Sep 44 – Sep 45), (1907 Brandon MB – )

Gourlie (Bob)

Gray, LAC, (Aug 45)

Hancock, LAC, (Jul 45)

B. Hanson (Bill)

V. Hanson (Vern)

Holmes, LAC, (Jul 45)

Houston, LAC, (Jul 45)

E. Kasperski, Cpl, R.91999, (Sep 44)

P. Kearney (Pat)

Knight (LAC), (Jul 45)

J.L. Lachance (Joseph Louis), WO1, C.9943, MiD, (Sep 44), (1916 Trenton ON – )

F. Lamontagne (Fred)

W.E. Madill

W.L. Matheson, LAC, R.187703, (Jan 45)

McClure (Osborne), LAC, (Aug 45)

McGhee (Joseph Louis)

McLean (Allan), LAC

McQuaig (George), W/O

Mills (Llyod)

Milne (Jack), LAC, 12143A, (Jul 45)

A. Moody (Arthur), Sqdn Transport, (1924 Erin ON, –

Arthur Moody  Arthur was born in Erin, Ontario on August 29, 1924. He enlisted in the Air Force in June 1944. He was part of the largest mass movement during World War II with Husky Squadron #437 in Europe. This Squadron helped liberate three thousand Canadian prisoners of war. He was released on July 24, 1946 and was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, France and Germany Star, and the Defence Medal. Upon his return to Canada, he was a driver for a local creamery before entering the York Police Force. Art was very active in a variety of roles in the Legion as well as a member of Masons and the Shriners. He was a Rameses and Aahmes in California Shriners Temple Ambassador. Art has been a member of Tottenham Legion Branch 329, Campbellford Legion Branch 103 and a Life Member of Mount Albert Legion Branch 382 for a total of 67 years.

W.R. Mundy, LAC, R.98228, (Jan 45)

Murkett, Cpl, 12132A, (Jan 45)

Murray, LAC,

C. Parkham, Cpl, R.145910, (Jan 45)

Paul (Barney)

Paul (Jack)

R.C. Penrose (Robert), ( – 2005 Delta BC)

Punton, F/Sgt

Reimer, F/O

S.H. Routbard, LAC, R.18871o, (Jan 45)

Royce (Frank),

C. Sheard

R.O. Shimwell, Cpl – LAC, R.89957 (Jan 45)

T.R.F. Sorrell, LAC, R.175457, (Jan 45)

Warner, Cpl, (Aug 45)