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The following is a list ( Not Complete) of RCAF 422, 423 and RAF 201 Squadron Casualties during WW2 at Lough Erne.
 
Of  the casualties on 422 Squadron, 65% are listed as buried at sea. In many cases the circumstances are not known, only, “failed to return”.
 

IN MEMORY OF THE AIR CREWS.

 

Canadians from a far off land

Extended to us a helping hand

Catalina’s set forth in the dead of night

Valiant men off to the fight.

 

For freedom and the defence of you and I

True heroes of land sea and sky

Sunderland’s too along the Donegal Corridor fly

Mighty thunder of the engines, through clouds high.

 

Called to arms to go and serve

With great courage and great nerve

What must have been a wonderful sight?

In the early mist of morning light.

 

Ooh what stories you could tell

As you flew into the jaws of hell

For some there will be no return

And those with regret we will mourn.

 

These men so generous – gave their all

In answer to this nations call

Who are now fleeting spirits passing through

Blessed by deeds they did do.

 

Crew and comrades in eternal sleep

At rest in Lough Ernes waters deep

Who now await the trumpets roar

And will reply to the flag once more.

 

This memorial in your name

Enshrined in our hearts you will remain

So soft rain keeps green the fern

Another day dawns over the Lough of Erne.

 

Helene Turner.

 
 
 
LAC WILLIAM ARTHUR ALLAN
RCAF 422 Squadron
R118882, FITTER
Killed at Oban, Scotland 19-Dec-42 
Buried at sea
 

SGT. P.D. ANDREW
RCAF 422 Squadron
1399685, FME/AG
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

F/L ED. W. BEATTIE
RCAF 422 Squadron
J7990, WOP/AG
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea
 

F/S N. BARRETT
RCAF 422 Squadron
R144281, WOP/AG
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea


RCAF 422 Squadron
1433913, WOP/AG
Killed in Trory, Co. Fermanagh 19-Feb-44
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

SGT. R. B. BRYERS
RCAF 422 Squadron
R125283, AIR GUNNER
Killed at Claire Island, Age 22  24-May-43
Buried Irvinestown, Co.Fermanagh

W/O J. C. BURKE
RCAF 422 Squadron
R129056, WOP/AG
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

W/O HAROLD FRANK BURT-GERRANS
RCAF 422 Squadron
R72427, PILOT
Killed at Oban, Scotland 19-Dec-42
Buried at sea

Notes for Harold Francis Burt-Gerrans:

Birth3 Jul 1916
Death19 Dec 1942, Oban, Scotland
Burialburied at sea
OccupationPilot in WW2
FatherJames Tresawna Burt-Gerrans I , M (1878-1965)
MotherNellie Christina Harrison , F (1883-1961)
 
Spouses
No Children
 
He was an active member of the 79th Boy Scouts in Toronto and later was Scout Master.
He was a Flying Officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force and did two tours of ops in Coastal Command out of the Shetland Islands. He was killed in a tragic accident in the Firth of Lorne in 1942.
He was married to a lovely girl (Lena) from Winnipeg. They had no children and had only 3 months of married life together. Because her address was in Manitoba, Harold's address at death was the same as hers and recently the Gov't of Manitoba saw fit to honour WW2 casualties with a place name in the province. Hence there is now Burt-Gerrans Lake in that province about 1/2 way up from the American border, near Husaon's Bay. Dr. N. E. Burt-Gerrans and his sons wanted to go there some day and erect a cairn so the name will be known to all that fequent the lake.
 
Obituaries
from the Toronto Star, Dec. 29, 1942:
“Missing, Believed Killed During Air Operations
Burt-Gerrans, Harold Francis, warrant officer R72427, Mrs. H. F. Burt-Gerrans (wife), Winnipeg.”

from the Toronto Star, Dec. 19, 1946 (waited until after the war to post in the paper):
“Active Service in Memoriam
BURT-GERRANS -- In proud and loving memory of Harold Francis Burt-Gerrans, pilot officer with R.C.A.F., drowned in Firth of Lorne Dec. 19, 1942; beloved husband of Lena Tod, Winnipeg, and dearly loved second son of Prof. and Mrs. J. T. Burt-Gerrans, 46 Dawson St., Toronto.
Splendid you passed, the great surrender made,
Into the light that nevermore shall fade.”
 
Published Source
From “Life and Times of 422 Squadron”:
[page 21]“The first crews were Nick Honey's, W/O Len Limpert's and W/O H.P. Burt-Gerrans', but on the trip to Russia Burt-Gerrans flew as second pilot to Len Limpert.
Then Roy Dewar flew with Burt-Gerrans on the ferry trip on Catalinas. Sadly Burt-Gerrans was later killed in a crash at Oban on December 19, 1942. (See Page 38 and Appendix 1 - Losses)...”
[page 38] “On December 19, 1942, Sunderland W6029 captained by F/L J. D. Reed from Ottawa, Ontario crashed at Oban. Five crew members, LAC W. A. Allen, Fitter, P/O H. F. Burt-Gerrans, Pilot, Sgt. John Luke, Flight Engineer, F/O J. K. Bud Potter, Navigator, Sgt. A. G. Rees, Wireless Operator, Air Gunner and two other military passengers were killed or missing believed dead. A moderate swell caused the bow of the aircraft to collapse on touching down, and it overturned. There were 22 persons being transported. Remains of Sunderland losses, according to Neil Owen, still lie off Oban Bay (1999). Scarcely a year goes by without a fragment brought into the main harbour area entangled in the nets of a fishing boat
 

 

F/S B. G. BURTON
RCAF 422 Squadron
571183, WOM/AG
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

P/O J. W. CLARKE
RCAF 422 squadron
J12829, PILOT
Killed at Claire Island, Age 21 25-May-43
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

SGT. N.P. COOK
RCAF 422 Squadron
1206208, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

F/L EVAN CAMPBELL DEVINE
RCAF 422 Squadron
J5705, PILOT
Killed near Beleek, N.Ireland, Age 22 12-Aug-44
Buried Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

RCAF 422 Squadron
1625811, FME/AG
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

W/O J.M.C. FLEMING
RCAF 422 Squadron
R90861, AIR GUNNER
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea
 

RCAF 422 Squadron
J92096, WOP/AG
Killed outside of Beleek, N. Ireland 12-Aug-44
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

RCAF 422 Squadron
J13783, NAVIGATOR
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

RCAF 422 Squadron
131616, PILOT  FROM LIMA,PERU
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
GREG WAS NOT ON THE FATAL ULRICHSEN FLIGHT, BUT WAS WITH GEORGE HOLLEY AS TEMPORARY CREW WHEN THEIR AIRCRAFT WENT DOWN OFF NORWAY JUST BEFORE D-DAY.
Buried at sea

J23996, PILOT
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

F/S L.W. GUGGIARRI
RCAF 422 Squadron
1383239, PILOT
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 25-May-44
Buried at sea
 

F/S J. H. HAMILTON
RCAF 422 Squadron
R51582, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

SGT. D. J. HARVEY
RCAF 422 Squadron
1210368,WOP/AG
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

SGT. L. A. HEBENTON
RCAF 422 Squadron
R194838, Air Gunner
Killed in Trory, Co. Fermanagh 19-Feb-44
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

SGT. J. HIRD
RCAF 422 Squadron
935914, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at sea

F/O GEORGE E. HOLLEY
RCAF 422 Squadron
J15963, PILOT
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

SGT. W. G. HOPPS
RCAF 422 Squadron
R133113, PILOT
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

Warrant Officer Class II
No: R/184884
W.Op./Air Gunner, 423 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
died on Sunday, 11th February 1945
Age 20
IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
County Fermanagh, United Kingdom
Plot 2. Grave 64.
Son of Frederick William and Jessie Louise Knibbs, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

F/O B.C. HUNT
RCAF 422 Squadron
C47486, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Died at Pembroke Dock (Accident) 12-May-45
Buried at Chester, England

F/O W. S. JOHNSON
RCAF 422 Squadron
 J13060, PILOT
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

LAC J. JONES
RCAF 422 Squadron
Drowned during gale at Bowmore
1944 Burial place not recorded

W/O H. J. LEPPER
RCAF 422 Squadron
R51509, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Died on Operational trip 23-Oct-44
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

RCAF 422 Squadron
1437141, AIR GUNNER
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

Sgt. JOHN LUKE
RCAF 422 Squadron
639582. FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed at Oban, Scotland 19-Dec-42
 

SGT. W. McKAY
RCAF 422 Squadron
1313578, WOP/AG
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

F/S L. T. NEEDHAM
RCAF 422 Squadron
FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed in Atlantic, South of Iceland 17-Oct-43
Buried at sea

RCAF 422 Squadron
527272, FLIGHT ENGINEER
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at Surrey, England
Crashed with Frank Paige and crew, (One of the earliest tragedies in the squadron, crew pictures began after this date.)

F/O ERNEST FRANKLYN PAIGE
RCAF 422 Squadron
D.F.C., J6007  PILOT
Killed at Claire Island, Age 27 25-May-43
Buried in Irvinestown, N. Ireland
 

RCAF 422 Squadron
1349760, AIR GUNNER
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

F/O JAMES KEMP POTTER
RCAF 422 Squadron
J10323, NAVIGATOR
Killed at Oban, Scotland 19-Dec-42
Buried at sea

SGT. D. PURVIS
RCAF 422 Squadron
1309732, WOP/AG
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at sea

RCAF 422 Squadron
Aus405054, WOP/AG
Killed at Oban, Scotland 19-Dec-42

SGT. D. H. RICHARDSON
RCAF 422 Squadron
1192574, WOP/AG
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at Nottingham, England

SGT. J. ROWE
RCAF 422 Squadron
623554, WOM/AG
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Burial at sea

F/L P. T. SARGENT
RCAF 422 Squadron
PILOT
Killed in Atlantic, South of Iceland 17-Oct-43
Buried at sea

SGT. J. C. SEELEY
RCAF 422 Squadron
R59766, WOM/AG
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at sea

W/O C. SENTON
RCAF 422 Squadron
R107879, AIR GUNNER
Killed in North Sea, off Norway 24-May-44
Buried at Trondheim, Norway

SGT. R. SHERWOOD
RCAF 422 Squadron
1289040, WOP/AG
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at Co. Durham, England

P/O CHESLEY R. STEEVES
RCAF 422 Squadron
NAVIGATOR
Killed in Atlantic, South of Iceland 17-Oct-43
Buried at sea

F/O R. H. STRAUSS
RCAF 422 Squadron
J9328, NAVIGATOR
Killed in Atlantic, W.of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

W/O W. R. THOMPSON
RCAF 422 Squadron
R76084, NAVIGATOR
Killed at Claire Island 25-May-43
Buried at sea

F/O J. D. B. ULRICHSEN
RCAF 422 Squadron
J15656, PILOT
Killed in Atlantic, West of Portugal 20-Nov-43
Buried at sea

F/O R. T. WILKINSON
RCAF 422 Squadron
J28705, PILOT
Killed outside of Beleek, N. Ireland 12-Aug-44
Buried at Irvinestown, Co. Fermanagh

F/L P. A. S. WOODWARK
DETACHED TO #422
GROUP GUNNERY OFFICER
Killed in Atlantic, S.of Iceland 17-Oct-43
Buried at sea

Squadron Leader Thomas RAFVR
RCAF 423 Squadron
Crashed on the top of Knocklayd Mountain after descending too early through cloud December, 1943
buried in plot 2 at Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh.

Flying Officer Blair
RCAF 423 Squadron
Crashed on the top of Knocklayd Mountain after descending too early through cloud 6 December, 1943
buried in plot 2 at Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh.

Sgt. Frank "Ginger” Hadcroft age 20 (Killed in Action)
RCAF 423 Squadron DD859
1043394
Aug 4 1943 Shot between the eyes by German u-boat crewman with luger while in Atlantic after Sunderland crash during sinking of U-489
Buried at sea
 

F/O Harry Bertram Parliament age 29  (KIA) 
RCAF 423 Squadron DD859
J/16610
August 4 1943
Shot by Germans while in Atlantic after Sunderland crash during sinking of U-489
Buried at sea

Sgt. Herbert Gossop age 23 (KIA)
RCAF 423 Squadron DD859
972626
Aug 4 1943
Killed during sinking of U-489
Shot down by U-boat
Buried at sea
 

Flt.Sgt. James Brown Horsburg age 29 (KIA)
RCAF 423 Squadron DD859
553948
Aug 4 1943
Killed during sinking of U-489
Shot down by U-boat
Buried at sea

 W/O John Stanley Kelly age 27 (KIA)
RCAF 423 Squadron DD859
R/87870
Aug 4 1943
Killed during sinking of U-489
Shot down by U-boat
Buried at sea

THE CREW OF SUNDERLAND DD423 423.SQUADRON CASTLE ARCHDALE, CRASHED AT SEA WITH ENGINE FAILURE.13TH NOVEMBER 1943
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
RANK                          NAME                                                      SERVICE
 
Flt.Lt           108011, A.F.Brazenor, Pilot                                    RAF
P/O             C1845, R.H.Wilson, Pilot                                         RCAF
F/Sgt          1312981, S.G.Brockway, Pilot                                 RAF
F/O            J11651, H.B.Pharis, Navigator                                 RAF
F/Sgt         538450, R.J.Money, Flight Engineer                         RAF
Sgt            942837, H.W.Fel, Flight Engineer                             RAF
Sgt           1254927, H.E.E.Attwood, FME/Air gunner                  RAF
Sgt         1358982, M.F.Flynn, Wireless Operator/ Airgunner   RAF
Sgt         573940, D.Bigmore, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner   RAF
Sgt         932389, L.Morgan, Wireless Operator/ Airgunner     RAF
Sgt.          1335635, R.W.Stiff, Air Gunner                                RAF
 

F/O Frank Moss Age 29
RCAF 423 Squadron
Sunderland W6013
Crashed near Ballycastle, Antrim. 5th December 1943
Buried in Ivinestown, N.Ireland
 

THE CREW OF SUNDERLAND W3977 OF 201 SQUADRON
CASTLE ARCHDALE WHICH WENT DOWN 10 MILES
OFF THE WEST COAST OF DONEGAL.
5th FEBRUARY 1942 NO SURVIVORS
 
This aircraft came down offshore and only
wreckage was found. Had been flying a patrol
from Lough Erne. None of the crew were recovered
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
 
 
RANK                 NAME                           SERV.No.             AGE                         SERVICE   
Flt.Lt    Francis Wilfred Smith                  41214                    25                              RAF
P/O          John Percival Bartlett             64304               unknown                        RAF
F/Lt        Rodney Wybern Smith               402409                  23                              RAAF  
F/O                Henry Kitchin                     60778                    26                              RAF 
F/Sgt             Norman Clare                    644121                  20                               RAF 
F/Sgt      Harold Stanislaus Mason        580829                  21                               RAF 
F/Sgt             Hugh Jones                      517519                  26                                RAF 
Sgt            Keneth Charles Nutt             553975                  19                               RAF 
Sgt   Gordon Walter Eric Jacobson      554466              unknown                         RAF 
A/C1           Eric Hopkinson                  1120533
          
   20                                RAF

Sunderland W4036 Of 201 Squadron RAF
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
Sank in Lough Erne on November 18th 1943
Flt/Lt Douglas J Dolphin RCAF (Skipper) age 23
Sgt. John B Green RAF age 23
Sgt Elvert Parry RAF age 20 Killed. Buried Flintshire. Wales.

25th May 1943. DD846. 422 Squadron based at Oban, Scotland
It was instructed to terminate this particular patrol at Castle Archdale. Crashed off Clare Island, Co. Mayo. Four Crew members are buried in Irvinestown Cemetery

 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
F/O E.F. Paige, RCAF
F/O  J.W. Clarke,  RCAF
Sgt. W.G. Hoops, RCAF
Sgt.  R.B. Bryers, RCAF
Sgt. D.A. O'Dowd, RCAF
Sgt. D.H. Richardson,  RCAF
Sgt.  R. Sherwood, RCAF
Sgt. J. Rowe,  RCAF
Sgt.  J. Hird, RCAF
Sgt.  D. Purvis, RCAF
W/O. W.R. Thompson RCAF

JM 712. 422 Squadron 17th October 1943
Damaged by U-470
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
F/Lt. Woodwark
F/Sgt. L.T. Needham
F/O  Chesley Steeves
F/Lt. Paul Sargent. Sargent was lost when he became entangled in trailing aerial wires

Sunderland DD863. 423 Squadron Lost at Sea Near Donegal coast. 13th November 1943. 
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
 
Flt. Lt.       A.F. Brazenor
P/O.          R.H. Wilson
Flt.Sgt.     S.G. Brockway
F/O.          H.B. Pharis, Flt
Sgt.          R.J. Money
Sgt.          H.W. Fell
Sgt.          H.E.E. Attwood
Sgt.          M.F. Flynn
Sgt.          D. Bigmore
Sgt.          L. Morgan
Flt. Sgt.    R.W. Stiff
 
 
 
 

W6031. 422 Squadron Sunk by U-648 20th November 1943
 
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
F/Sgt.   Bruce Goulden Burton
F/Sgt.   Robert Aird Park
Sgt.      Norman Percival Cook
Sgt.      Ronald Montague Fisher
Sgt.      Noel Neil Lewis
Sgt.      Walter McKay
F/O      Charles Gordon Gorrie
F/O      Wilfred Sydney Johnston
F/O      Robert Harry Strauss
F/O     Jan David Butler Ulrichsen
Flt.Sgt  Norman Barrett
 
 

W6013. 423 Squadron Crashed Knockalyd Mountain, Co. Antrim 5th December. 1943
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
LAC.        Edward Lowson
F/Sgt       David Cowan Douglas
F/Sgt       Donald Thomas Bromhead
Sgt.        George Wilkinson
S/Ldr      Philip Michael Hermann Thomas
Sgt.        Christopher George Edward Wellington
Sgt.        Randell Hunter
F/O        Herbert Douglas Blair
F/O        Frank Moss

Sunderland W 6028 422 Squadron Crashed Trory Hill, near St. Angelo 19th February 1944
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
Sgt.  R.W. Bodsworth
Sgt.  L.A. Hebenton

Sunderland DV 990. 422 Squadron Shot down by U-921 24th May 1944
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
Sgt.        P.D. Andrew
F/Lt.       Ed. W. Beattie
W/O       J.C. Burke
W/O      J.M.C. Fleming
F/O       T.E. Frair
F/O       G.B. Gingell
F/O       George E. Holley
F/Sgt    L.W. Guggiarri
F/Sgt.   J.H. Hamilton
Sgt.      D.J. Harvey
Sgt.      J.C. Seeley
W/O     C. Senton
 
 

24 May, 1944
A Canadian Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn 422/R) attacked the boat. The aircraft was shot down but not before wounding 3 men, including the Commander, Oblt. Wolfgang Leu. As the boat crash dived Leu got both his wounded men down but did not manage to get down into the tower himself. He slammed the hatch down as the boat dove and was drowned. The boat reached Trondheim, Norway under the command of the I WO on the 26th. (An American submarine commander received the Medal of Honor for the very same act in the Pacific).

24 May, 1944

A Canadian Sunderland aircraft (Sqdn 422/R) was shot down. The U-boat was looking for survivors from U-476 damaged earlier that day by a Sqdn 210 Catalina aircraft.

2 recorded attacks on this boat.

Sunderland NJ175. 422 Squadron Crahed Cashelard, Donegal. Near Belleek 12th August 1944
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
F/Lt.     Evan Campbell Devine
P/O.    John Reginald Forrest
F/O.    R.T. Wilkinson

Sunderland ML 823.423 Squadron Crashed at sea. N/W Donegal, Bloody Foreland 6th September 1944
 
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
 
F/O      Greenwood
F/Lt.     Lawrence Quinn
F/O      McCann
F/Lt.    Cornwell, (Cornwall?) (Captain.)
F/O     Saibold
F/O.    Liddle
W/O    Dore
Sgt.    Anderson
Sgt.    Caton

Sunderland NJ183. 423 Squadron Caught fire after take off, Crashed at Knocknagor, near Irvinestown 11th February 1945
 
CREW MEMBERS KILLED
 
 
F/Lt.      J.D.Ross
F/O.      J.A. McLennan
P/O.     John R. Hailstone
F/O.     Seeger
F/O.     M. Wilbee
W/O.    E.F.K. Knibbs
F/E.     C.E. Cruickshank
P/O.    J. Gringrich
F/Sgt. P. Woollatt
S/O.   J.M. Soucie
F/Sgt. B.Ramsden
 
 
 
CHARLES EDWARD CRUICKSHANK
RCAF 423 Squadron
Warrant Officer Class II (Flt. Engr.)
11th Feb. 1945
Age 42
 

Stiff Richard William
RCAF 423 Squadron
1335635 Fl/Sgt
Died 13/11/1943. Age 20

11th November 1943. DP 181. 423 Sq. Bow split open landing on Lough Erne.
 
W/O2 William D. Scott, W/O1. Charles McDowell  Hardcastle, F/O Rowland W. Hill, F/O. Walter G. Arnold, P/O Gordon I. Raymond. RCAF

13th November 1943. Sunderland DD863. 423 Sq. Lost at Sea Near Donegal coast

Flt. Lt. A.F. Brazenor, Flt. Sgt. S.G. Brockway, Flt. Sgt. R.J. Money, Sgt. H.W. Fell, Sgt. H.E.E. Attwood, Sgt. M.F. Flynn, Sgt. D. Bigmore, Sgt. L. Morgan, Flt. Sgt. R.W. Stiff. All RAF.

 P/O R.H. Wilson & F/O H.B. Pharis. RCAF

5th Dec. 1943.  W6013. 423 Sq. Knockalyd Mountain, Co. Antrim.

LAC. Edward Lowson, F/Sgt. David Cowan Douglas, F/Sgt. Donald Thomas Bromhead, Sgt. George Wilkinson, S/Ldr. Philip Michael Hermann Thomas, Sgt. Christopher George Edward Wellington, Sgt. Randell Hunter. All RAF.

F/O Herbert Douglas Blair, RCAF. F/O. Frank Moss, RAAF.

6th September 1944. ML 823.   423 Sq.  Crashed at sea. N/W Donegal, Bloody Foreland.
F/O Frederick W. Greenwood.  F/O Edwin E. McCann,  Captain. F/L George F. Cornwell.(Buried at sea)  F/O Herbert S. Seibold, W/O Joseph A.R. Dore, all RCAF,    Serg. Lawrence Patrick Quinn, F/O.Kenneth M. Liddle,  Serg. Nigel McCall Anderson,  Serg. John Edwin Caton all RAF.

11th February 1945. NJ183. 423 Sq. Caught fire after take off, Crashed at Knocknagor, near Irvinestown
Fl.Lt. John D.Ross, F/O. John A.McLennan, F/O. Terence R.Hailstone, F/O. James R.Seeger, F/O. Morley Wilbee, W/O2 Edward F.Knibbs, F/E. E. Cruickshank, P/O. J. Gringrich, W/O2. Jean Marie Soucie.  RCAF.   Fl. P.Woolatt & Fl.Sgt. B. Ramsden, R.A.F.
 
There is a mountain in British Columbia named in the memory of RCAF Flying Officer Terence Ramsay Hailstone:
 
 
Hailstone, Mount Official Name
Feature Type: Mount
Latitude: 50°20'38" Position at: CENTRE
Longitude: 119°35'22"
Gazetteer Map: 82L/5
Relative Location: W of Okanagan Lake, S of Pinaus Lake, Osoyoos Division Yale Land District
 

Origin Notes and History

Adopted 11 November 1995.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named to remember RCAF Flying Officer Terence Ramsay Hailstone, J35173, from West Vancouver; serving as a pilot with 423 Squadron when he was killed 11 February 1945, age 20 (circumstances not cited). Buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Fermanagh, Ireland, grave 2-60. Survived by parents Charles and Elsie Jane Hailstone, Trepanier, BC.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

25th May 1943.  DD846. 422 Sq. Crashed off Clare Island, Co. Mayo

F/O. E.F. Paige- D.F.C., F/O J.W. Clarke, Sgt. W.G. Hopps, Sgt. R.B. Bryers & W/O W.R. Thompson all RCAF -  Sgt. D.A. O’Dowd, Sgt. D.H. Richardson, Sgt. R. Sherwood, Sgt. J. Rowe, Sgt. J. Hird, Sgt. D. Purvis                                                                                                     All RAF

17th October 1943.  JM 712. 422 Sq.  Damaged by U-470

F/L. Woodwark & F/Sgt. L.T. Needham, R.A.F.

 F/O Chesley B. Steeves &  F/L. Paul T. Sargent.  RCAF

20th November 1943.  W6031.  422 Sq. Sunk by U-648
F.Sgt. Bruce Goulden Burton, F/Sgt. Robert Aird Park, Sgt. Norman Percival Cook, Sgt. Ronald Montague Fisher, Sgt. Noel Neil Lewis, Sgt. Walter McKay. All RAF. F/O Charles Gordon Gorrie, F/O. Wilfred Sydney Johnston, F/O. Robert Harry Strauss, F/O.  Jan David Butler Ulrichsen, F/Sgt. Norman Barrett.   All RCAF.

19th February 1944.  W 6028. 422 Sq.  Trory Hill, near St. Angelo
Sgt. R.W. Bodsworth, RAF. P/O Leslie A. Hebenton. RCAF.

24th May 1944.   DV 990.  422 Sq. Shot down by U-921
Sgt. P.D. Andew, Sgt. D.J. Harvey, F/O G.B. Gingell, & F/S. L.W. Guggiari all RAF. F/L. Edgar W. Beattie, W/O James C. Burke, W/O2 Keith M.G. Fleming,  F/O Thomas E. Frair, F/O George E. Holley,  P/O. John H. Hamilton, Sgt. John C. Seeley, P/O Claude Senton. All RCAF.

12th June 1944.   ML760.  201 Sq.  Was shot down by U- boat, off the Bay of Biscay. (at this time ML760 was based at Pembroke Dock, had been at Archdale)
The Pilot, Squadron Leader Ruth was deputizing for Les Baverstock who was on leave due to his father’s death. The crew who died was the normal Baverstock crew. Sqn. Ldr. W.D.B. Ruth, Pilot/Captain. Fg.Off. C.J. Griffith, Pilot. F.Sgt. J.C.L. Humphrey, Fl. Eng.  F.Sgt. J.W. Hobson, Fl/Eng., Fg. Off. P.A.C. Hunt, Nav., F.Sgt. D.J.M. Currie, W/O/ A/G., Sgt.D.E. South, W/O. A/G. F.Sgt. D. Sharland, W/O, Mechanic, A/G.  F/Off. A.V. Philp, W/O. F.Sgt. F. Foster, A/G. & Sgt. J.R. French, A/G

12th August 1944. NJ175.   422 Sq. Cashelard, Donegal. Near Belleek
F/L. Evan Campbell Devine, P/O . John Reginald Forrest, F/O. Roy Thomas Wilkinson. All R.C.A.F.

Men Who Died Serving on Lough Erne

A total of 143 Lough Erne based airmen were lost at sea.

 

 

Sgt. H. Dunbar, F/O A.E. Whitworth, Sgt. C.H. Slack, Sgt. R.H. Oldfield, A/G. F.R.A. Chalk, Sgt. H.H. Newbury, F/O. Harold Seward – all RAF. P/OC.P. Davidson, RCAF. All killed when Catalina AM 265 -240 Sq. crashed on Aunagh Hill, Glenade,Kinlough,Co. Leitrim on 21st March 1941.

 

Sgt. Horace Arthur Tann, F.Sgt. Alfred Tizzard, F/Lt. Henry Francis Dempster Breeze, W/O. Clifford Bond, F.Sgt. Leslie Stewart Dilnutt, Sgt. Walter Henry Balch, Sgt. Alexander Vaughan McRae, A/C. Herbert Vernon Norton & A/C. James Frank Woodard.  All RAF. Catalina AH 532 of 210 SQ. failed to return to Lough Erne from an Atlantic patrol on 21st April 1941.

 

 

P/O. Anthony George William Debonnaire, F.Sgt. James Soutar Gray, F.Sgt. George Edwin Jones, F.Sgt. Frederick Rees Lewis, Sgt. Stanley Lockett – all RAF. F/O Vladimir Victor Havlicek – RCAF. Killed when Catalina W 8418 -240 Sq. Crashed at Pembroke Dock on 23rd December 1941. (Base Lough Erne)

F/Lt. Harry Goolden, Sgt. Roland Breakspeak, Sgt. Leslie Rowe, Sgt. Alan Picher, Sgt. Sinclair Irvine & Sgt. Eugene Hennoway- All RAF. P/O. Lyall George Schell, RCAF.  Killed when Catalina Z2148 -240 Sq. crashed at Sullom Voe, Shetlands, Scotland on 19th January 1942. (Base Lough Erne)

S.Ldr. Lawrence George Belcham, P/O Adrian Fennel, F.Sgt. James Edward Bacon, F.Sgt. Sydney Leslie Beamont, F.Sgt. Reginald Clayton Graham, F.Sgt. John Nevil Tew, Sgt. Peter Bray, Sgt. Christopher William Cooke, Sgt. Albert Henry Thomas Davies & Sgt. William Roy Norley. All RAF. Died when Catalina AH 545 -209/210 Squadron failed to return to Lough Erne from an Atlantic Patrol on  15th July 1942. This was the Catalina that had spotted the German battleship – Bismarck on 26th May 1941.

Sgt. K.N. Tullock, (Pilot)  Sgt. L.W. Bridger – both RAF. Killed when Catalina FP 184 – 131 O.T.U. Killadeas crashed on Kilwhannel Hill near Ballantrae, Scotland on 30th December 1942. (Base Lough Erne)

LAC. Shaw Stanley, R.A.F. Killed when Catalina FB 110 crashed at Innismackill Island, Lough Erne on 24th May 1943.

Sgt. G.W.Farler, Sgt. R.J. Howell, Sgt. E.E. Matty, (DFM). Sgt. R.E. Newman, Sgt. R.O.S. Selwyn, F.Sgt. D.S. Somers, Sgt. L.M. Trimmer & Sgt. A. Whitwam. All RAF. Died when Catalina FP 114 – 202 Sq. went missing on ferry flight from Castle Archdale to Gibraltar on 3rd August 1943.

P/O. Roy William Ellis & F/O Anthony Alan Williams R.A.F. Catalina FP101 crashed at Duross Point , Lough Erne on 7th August 1943.

F/O. Kenneth Hipwell, Sgt. Harold Edwin Scarman, Sgt. Peter Phillip Bacon, Sgt. Cyril Barraclough, Sgt. James Male, Sgt. Charles Edward Poots, Sgt. Albert Upton – All RAF.  F.Lt. Edward Earle Muffitt – RCAF & F/O. Douglas Haig Disney – RCAF. Killed by own depth charges, which caused Catalina FP 120 of 131 O.T.U. to crash into the Atlantic off the Donegal coast while on a training exercise on 2nd November 1943

F/O. Francis Peter Graves, Sgt. Robert Anderson, Sgt. Edwin Alfred Dennis Barnes, Sgt. Earl Darragh  Morrison, Sgt. Alexander Fordyce Sutherland, Sgt. Allan Douglas Warder, Sgt. John Glynne Williams – all RAF. Sgt. Owen Douglas Hodgkison & Sgt. John George Ley both RAAF. Died when Catalina FP 240 0f 131 O.T.U. crashed at sea on 22nd November 1943. (Lough Erne based)

F/Sgt.  Bernard Edward Smith, Sgt. Robert Hugh Davis Watson, Sgt. Stanley Oswald Hill, Sgt. Ivor George Howells, all R.A.F.  F/Sgt. Alfred Frank Sherry, R.A.A.F. Missing – Sgt. Harry Bagley & Sgt. Edward LeRoy Gros. Both RAF.When Catalina FP 193 crashed near Boa Island on 9th January 1944

F/L. Donald George Dewar, F/O. Vivian Basil Charlton & F/Sgt. Arthur Marshall, all R.A.F. Killed when Catalina AH 541 crashed at Montgomery Rock, Lough Erne on 17th April 1944.

F.Lt.A.B. Langton, F.Sgt. P.L. Lowe, F.Sgt. E. Williams, W.O. R.R. Perkins, Sgt. G.A. Cuthbert, Sgt. J.M. Wetherspoon, Sgt. R.F. Damant, Sgt. H.G. Aldrich, & Sgt. A.R. Lewis. All RAF. Killed when Catalina JX 208 of 202 Sq. crashed near Castlegregory, Tralee, Co. Kerry on 19th December 1944. (Lough Erne based)

P.O. Wilfred S. Emmet, Eric Marker, Sydney J. Epps, Maurice W.G. Fox, Eric W. Jackson, Arthur E. Bennett, Arthur Doncaster, Frederick W. Lee & Andrew P. Walker. Died when Sunderland W3988 – 201 Sq. crashed at Doonbeg, Co. Clare on 3rd December 1941. (Lough Erne based)

F.Lt. D.J. Fletcher, P.O. Sgt. G.F.H. Booth, P.O. W.W. Ince, Nav., LAC J.B. Hides, Fl. Mechanic/Engineer . ACM – R. Cunningham-Armourer, Cpl. J.H. Martin – Fitter, A.C. K.W. Bennett- Instrument Repairer, Sgt. H.S. Lodge – W.O./A.G., Sgt. A. Penny-W.O./A.G. & F. Sgt. H.F. Mitchell – A.G. All RAF. LAC. J.W. Douglas – RCAF.  Killed when Lough Erne based Sunderland W3998 – 201 Sq. crashed on take off at Mount Batten on 22nd December 1941

F.Lt. Smith, P.O. Bartlett, P.O. Smith, F.O. Kitchen, F.Sgt. Mason, F.Sgt. Clare, Sgt. Smith,Sgt. Rolfe, Sgt. Jones, Seg. Nutt, Sgt. Jacobson & ACM. Hopkinson – all RAf Killed when Sunderland W3977 crashed in Donegal Bay inward bound to Lough Erne on 5th February 1942

F.Lt. James Robert Traill, F.Lt. Walter Harry Wakefield, P.O. John Allen, F.Sgt. James Andrew Collins, F.Sgt. Maurice John Tomley, Sgt. William Bluck, Sgt. John Robert Goodings, Sgt. Harry Scarce, Sgt. Norman Williams – all RAF. Sgt. Clifford Gurnet Fort & Sgt. Vivian Lewis both RAAF. All killed when Sunderland  W4025 – 201 Sq.  was shot down by ‘Friendly convoy fire’. On 31st July 1942. (Lough Erne based)

F.Lt. Wilfred Leonard Cox, P.O. Arthur Alfred Webster, P.O. Robert William Wilkins, F.Sgt. Harold Abbott, F. Sgt. Leonard Battersby, Sgt. Arthur Corfield Somerset Clive –Davies, Sgt. Frank Henry William Gurnett, Sgt. Donald Kenyon, Sgt. William Jack Mansbridge, Sgt. George Falconer Muir & Sgt. Philip Ralph Field. All RAF and killed when Sunderland W4000 – 201 Sq. was blown up by its own depth charge after ditching beside Convoy WS21 on 1St August 1942. (Lough Erne based)

F/O. E.F. Paige, (DFC), F/O. J.W. Clarke, Sgt. W.G. Hopps, Sgt. R.B. Bryers &  W/O. W.R. Thompson all RCAF. Sgt. D.A. O’Dowd, Sgt. D.H. Richardson, Sgt. R. Sherwood, Sgt. J. Rowe, Sgt. J. Hird & Sgt. D. Purvis. All RAF. Died when Sunderland DD846 crashed of Clare Island, Co. Mayo on 25th May 1943.(Lough Erne based)

P/O. James Leslie Hodgens & Sgt. Thomas Galbraith, RAF.Died when Sunderland DD857 crashed in Lough Erne on 30th June 1943.

F/O Harry Bertram Parliament & W/O John Stanley Kelly. RCAF Sgt. Herbert Gossop, F/Sgt. James Brown Horsburg & Sgt. Frank Hadscroft – RAF. Died when Sunderland DD859 – 423 Sq. Was shot down by U-Boat U 489 on 4th August 1943.(Lough Erne  based).

F/O Guy Nelson Wilkinson, F/Lt. Charles Seymour Grossey, F/Lt. Arthur Charles Griffin, F/Sgt. Norman Baron Pickford, F/Sgt. Joseph William Burton, F/Sgt. John Robert Coster, F/Sgt. Walter Noel Pitts, Sgt. George  Frederick Walter Tilt. All RAF. Died when Sunderland DD848 201 Sq. Crashed on Mount Brandon Head, Co. Kerry, Ireland on 22nd August 1943.(Lough Erne based)

F/L. Woodwark & F/Sgt. L.T. Needham, RAF F/O Chesley B. Steeves & F/L. Paul T. Sargent. RCAF. Killed when Sunderland JM 712 – 422 Sq. was damaged by U-Boat  U- 470 on 17th October 1943.(Lough Erne Based)

W/O William D. Scott, W/O Charles McDowell Hardcastle, F/O. Rowland W.Hill, F/O Walter G. Arnold, P/O. Gordon I. Raymond. RCAF. Killed when Sunderland DP 181 -423 Sq. Bow split open on landing on Lough Erne 11th November 1943

F/Lt. A.F. Brazenor, F.Sgt. S.G. Brockway, F/Sgt. R.J. Money, Sgt. H.W. Fell, Sgt. H.E.E. Attwood, Sgt. M.F. Flynn, Sgt. D. Bigmore, Sgt. L. Morgan, F. Sgt. R.W. Stiff. All RAF. P/O R.H. Wilson & F/O H.B. Pharis. RCAF.  Sunderland DD863 – 423 Sq. Lost at sea near the coast of Donegal on 13th  November 1943.(Lough Erne based)

F/Sgt. Bruce Goulden Burton, F/Sgt. Robert Aird Park, Sgt. Norman Percival Cook, Sgt. Ronald Montague Fisher, Sgt. Noel Neil Lewis, Sgt. Walter McKay – all RAF. F/O Charles Gordon Gorrie, F/O. Wilfred Sydney Johnston, F/O Robert Harry Strauss, F/O. Jan David Butler Ulrichsen & F/Sgt. Norman Barrett. All RCAF. Killed when Sunderland W6031 was sunk by U-648 on 20th November 1943.(Lough Erne based)

LAC Edward Lowson, F/Sgt. David Cowan Douglas, F/Sgt. Donald Thomas Broomhead, Sgt. George Wilkinson, S/Ldr Philip Michael Hermann Thomas, Sgt. Christopher George Edward Wellington, Sgt. Randell Hunter. All RAF. F/O Herbert Douglas Blair, RCAF, F/O Frank Moss RAAF. Killed when Sunderland W6013 – 423 Sq. crashed on Knockalyd Mountain, Co.Antrim on 5th December 1943.(Lough Erne Based)

Sgt.P.D. Andew, Sgt. D.J.Harvey, F/O G.B.Gingell & F/Sgt. L.W. Guggiari all RAF.F/L. Edgar W. Beattie, W/O James C. Burke, W/O Keith M.G. Fleming, F/O.Thomas E. Friar, F/O. George E. Holley, P/O. John H. Hamilton, Sgt. John C. Seeley & P/O. Claude Senton all RCAF. Died when Sunderland DV990 422Sq.was shot down by U-boat U-921 on 24th May 1944.( Lough Erne based)

Sqn.Ldr. W.D.B. Ruth,(Pilot/Captain was deputising for Les Baverstock who was on  leave due to his fathers death) F/O. C.J. Griffith,(Pilot)  F/Sgt. J.C.L. Humphrey- F/Eng. , F/Sgt. J.W. Hobson – F/Eng., F/O. P.A.C. Hunt-Nav., F.Sgt. D.J.M. Currie-W.O./A.G., Sgt. D.E. South- W.O. /A.G., F/Sgt. D. Sharland-W.O. Mechanic – A.G., F/O. A.V. Philp, W.O., F.Sgt. F. Foster- A.G., & Sgt. J.R. French –A.G.   Died when Sunderland ML 760 -201 Sq. was shot down by a U-boat off the Bay of Biscay on 12th June 1944. (ML 760 and its crew had been based at Castle Archdale before being transferred toPembroke Dock)

F/O. Frederick W. Greenwood, F/O. Edwin E. McCann, (Captain), F/L. George F. Cornwell- (body recovered and buried at sea), F/O. Herbert S. Seibold, W/O. Joseph A.D. Dore, all RCAF.Serg. Lawrence Quinn, F/O. Liddle, Sgt. Anderson, Sgt. Canton all RAF. All killed .W/O R.H. Voyce survived. Sunderland ML 823 – 423 Sq. Crashed at sea N/W Bloody Foreland, Donegal due to engine failure on 6th September 1944.(Lough Erne based)

F/Lt.James George Robinson, F.Sgt. Frederick Nicholas George Ford, F/O. Edward Norman Cave, F.Sgt. Norman Davison, F.Sgt. Stanley Bernard Frith, F.Lt. Denis Ralph Hatton, F.Lt. Vivian Howkins, F. Sgt. George Reginald Kennedy, Sgt. James McAvoy, F.Sgt. David John Thomas Twist- all RAF.F/Lt. John Percival Garrard – RAAF & P/O. Robert Douglas Albert Becker-RCAF. Killed when Sunderland ML 743 – 461/201 Sq. struck mountain near Killbegs, Co.Donegal on 14th March 1945. (Lough Erne based)

Lac. Francis Hart, Cpl. Frank Stafford, AC1 Walter James Lanham, AC2 John Smith Falconer Thompson, AC1 Robert McAndrew, AC1 David Pullar, AC2 Owen Edwards, LAC William John Thomas, Cpl. John M. Butchart & AC2 William Arthur Barton all RAF of 201 Sq. died when Pinace boat  capsized on Lough Erne. 14th  October 1942.  201 Squadron

 

LAND PLANE CRASHES CONNECTED TO THE DONEGAL  CORRIDOR or Buried in Irvinestown – 1941-1945

 

F/Lt. James Constabaris – RCAF.  P/O. K.B. Dyer & Sgt. D.E. Engemoen Both RAF. Killed when Lockheed Hudson FH 223 crashed into sea off Sligo on 23rd May 1942.

P/O McMillan killed when Martinet HP731  of 131 Sq. crashed at Scotstown, Co. Monaghan on 28th November 1943

Lt. Richard Fox, Lt. William Wallace, Sgt. Adam Latecki all of USAAF killed when Boeing Flying Fortress crashed on Tuskmore Mountain, Grange, Co. Sligo on 9th December 1943.

F/L. John Carr-RCAF & Sgt. A.J. McKaine - RAF Killed when Halifax #120 of 298 Sq. ditched into sea in Donegal Bay off Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo on 9th February 1945.

Sgt. Francis Agustine Weaver, RNZAF, aged 27. A crew member of a Ventura 11 AE 917, Ferry Command which went down off the Irish coast after  sending an S.O.S. on 28th August 1942. His body was washed ashore at Clooney, Donegal. The body of F.O. McCubbon was also recovered and buried in Ireland.

W.O. Harry Joshua Leeper – RCAF – died from Angina aboard a Sunderland while on patrol on 23rd October 1944. (Lough Ene based)

Many aircraft being ferried from America/Canada to Britain where lost without trace in the Atlantic Ocean, as were planes based in Britain and Northern Ireland that failed to return from Missions, their crews have no known graves.

 

Deaths at Lough Erne bases not caused by aircraft crashes.

We shall remember them, those who flew beyond the storm, into the sunset or sunrise and never returned. They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them; nor the years condemn them. At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember them.

 

Sgt. William Thomas Gale, RAF. Died as a result of injuries received when struck by rotating propeller of a Catalina on 21st August 1942.

W.O. E.L. Darrell, RNZAF. Drowned at Roc Bay, Lough Erne on 21 September 1944

LAC H. Ward – RAF. Died as a result of a road traffic accident on 17th August 1943

F.O. Joseph Martin O’Leary – RCAF – died from Natural causes in the County Hospital, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh on 22nd January 1945.

LAC. J.K. Burrnett – RAF- drowned while swimming in Lough Erne on 31st July 1945.

An airman of the Second World War “Known only to God” buried in Irvinestown on 9th December 1943.

An airman of 1939 – 1945 War – An Officer of the RAF “Known only to God”, buried in Irvinestown on 28th August 1946.

W/O A.L. Card, Pilot. Martinet, HP133 - 131 sq. Crashed, Crannagh, Omagh. 15th March 1943. Buried in St. Canice, C.O.I. Eglinton, Derry.

A total of 143 Lough Erne based airmen were lost at sea. 165 airmen who served on Lough Erne do not have memorial stones erected in their memory.  All who died while serving on Lough Erne are remembered on the Roll of Honour.

 

Compiled on 31 October 2008.

 

 

Memorials erected for  following crashes. Crew lists in ‘Roll of Honour’.

 

  7th May 1941  Catalina AH536   crashed Gay Island, Lough Erne.

 

 30th December 1942  Catalina FP239 crashed Reagan Hill, Omagh. Tyrone

 

 16th October 1943   Catalina  AH551  crashed Ballinamallard, Fermanagh.

 

 20th November 1944   Catalina JX 242 crashed Lough an Labin, Churchill. Fermanagh.

 

26th November 1944   Catalina JX252 crashed at Ely Lodge, Fermanagh.

 

18th November 1943  Sunderland W4036 Crashed Maghoo, Lough Erne.

 

31st January  1944   Sunderland DW110 crashed Blue Stack Mountain   Donegal.

 

19th November 1944 Sunderland W6028 Crashed Trory Cross, Enniskillen

 

12th August 1944  Sunderland NJ 175 Crashed, Cashelard, Co. Donegal.

 

11th February 1945  Sunderland NJ 187 Crashed Knocknagor, Irvinestown, Fermanagh.

 

7th November 1943  Halifax EB 134 crashed Tuam, Co. Galway.

 

9th December 1943 Boeing Flying Fortress crashed at The Graan, Enniskillen. Fermanagh.

 

23rd January 1944 Halifax 714 crashed at Bundoran, Co. Donegal.

 

18th June 1944  Liberator  crashed at Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

         

RCAF 422 Squadron
FME/AG
Nov 20, 1943
(Lost were N. Barrett, B.G. Burton, N.P. Cook, R. Fisher, C. G. Gorrie, N. Lewis, W. McKay, R. A. Park, R.H. Strauss, and Dave Ulrichsen)

J. K. "BUD" POTTER
RCAF 422 Squadron
NAVIGATOR Pioneer
December 13, 1942


 
Special thanks to:
 
 James Stewart     N.Ireland 
Joe O'Loughlin     N.Ireland
    Breege Mc Cusker  N.Ireland 
John Newall         Canada
                               Richard Lebek  Canada ( crew member U-672)
Norman Lebek   Canada
 Roland Berr      Germany
                                Harry Lorkin   U.K. (RAF 226 Squadron)          
     John Rogers          UK            
                                    N.Jack Logan       Canada   (RCAF 422 Squadron)
              Les and Maureen Ingram  Scotland
   Bill Barber            Canada    
  Robert Walsh        N.Ireland  
                         Capt. Jerry Mason USN (ret.)  Canada         
             Blake Wimperis      Canada              
                                   Robert Quirk     Canada                                          
                                    Norm Muffitt          Canada                                      
                         Lt/Col S. Beaton     Canada  (Camp Borden)
       Stephanie Pinder     USA            
    Alec (Johnny) Johnston    N.Z.
                 Stephen Kerr           N.Ireland             
                                   Reg Firby               Canada (RCAF 423 Squadron)
         Maurice Duffill         Australia     
                   John Hartshorn              UK                     
                                  Don Macfie      Canada ( RCAF 422/423 Squadron)
                               Frank Cauley   Canada  ( RCAF 422 Squadron)
                                Harold O'Brien  Canada  ( RCAF 423 Squadron)
                                   James Newall          UK        ( RAF 423 Squadron)
      Ian Meadows                    UK
                     Bill Baker                 Canada               
John Taylor      Canada
            Gordon Burke              Canada
          Carol Whittle                    U.K.

Last Update on Dec 07 , 2010