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Info needed on the 424 Squadron: Thank you.


This might be an odd request but, does anyone know the parents or family of: Flying Officer JOHN DOIG who flew with the 424 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force who died on Friday, 31st March 1944. As far as I know his parents are George and Isabella Doig, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Warrant Officer Class II ALFRED HIRST CROSLAND who flew with the 424 Sqdn, as far as I know his parents are Herbert and Alice Crosland, of Pickering, Ontario, Canada. Sergeant JOHN STANLEY BOLTON who flew with the 424 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Sergeant DONALD STEWART who flew with the 424 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.As far as I know his parents are William and Lillian Stewart; husband of Joan Celia Helen Stewart, of Finsbury Park, Middlesex.
Sergeant THOMAS JAMES ROGERS who flew with the 424 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
Sergeant JOHN STANLEY BOLTON who flew with the 424 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn, as a Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
NAV: Canadian- F/O JOHN ROSS MASON, who Bailed out & Taken Prisioner.
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Does anyone have or know of place I could go to find the nose art or a photo of the crew from RCAF LV879, Halifax Mk.III from the 424 Squadron (Codes QB. R/T callsign "Shortsight") out of Skipton-on-Swale. Our uncle was a mid-upper gunner which made the supreme sacrifice while on a bombing mission over Nuremburg Germany on March 31,1944 some 57 years ago. We are currently building a memorial page for the crew and am looking of the photographs to add to our site.

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My father served with 424 at skipton leeming 1944-45-46 also with 427-429 after VE day preparing to send the Lancs home with tiger force. He was an aero engine mechanic on Lancs. I have many pictures around Leeming, Catterick and Skipton . Please let me know if you would be interested in some Jpegs to look at .. John M. Dolson

buds@wightman.ca




I am interested in the history of the squadron and would be grateful of any information. The reason for the interest is that my wife's great uncle served with the squadron. I am intrigued by the fact that he was British but joined up with the RCAF since he was in Canada at the time.
Thank you very much for your help and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Andrew McDonald




my dad alfred v. cash f/o Royal Canadian Air Force was lost over germany in 1945.he was in the 424 tiger. as i live in the u.s. and mother also deased ia am desperite to know anything about him photos etc thanks

gizmorsy2k@aol.com




I am looking for information about my father's flight crew that were shot down over Hamburg Germany July 28, 1944 and I believe 5 of the crew became POW's along with my father. They served with the RCAF 424 Sqd.
His name was Wilfred Mylchreest. (Flight Sergeant)
His flight crew members were:
JD Blane, Pilot, Wing Commander
CG Kerr Flight Lieutenant
RV Smyth FO
JD Burns WO
JR Power Flight Sergeant
Sgt. McAlpine Engineer (RAF)
Any info from family members or any who served with my Dad would be greatly appreciated.

Linda Barnhart



Flying Officer Louis Rockford Georgeson, J-27881, WOP/AG, was a member of 424 Squadron. He was killed in action May 11, 1944 in Brittany, France. An association in France wishes to erect a memorial for all Allied Airmen who died there, and asked me to find any surviving next-of-kin. Do you have any records in this respect?

John A. Neal, F/O (Ret'd)





My uncle Wilfred George Wakely was radio operator on Q.B. HX313 which was shot down the night of May 27 1944. I would be interested in having contact with anyone who remembered him or any of the other crew on that mission.

Wilf Wakely





Can you help me find any information on my deceased father Wallace R. Oatway? He was in 424 Sq. in 1944+45. He finished as a Flt Lft, with a DFC. I have his Log books and lots of other memorbilia, if anyone is interested. His plane was the only one to return following the Mine Laying of ? (I've forgotten) in Jan 45. I am trying to find out what happened to him after his last Op of mid January 45, to demobbing in September. I heard that he helped out 434 Squadron, as he had been an instructor back at Dafoe Sask, and 434 had been experiencing bad losses. He mentioned about going on missions with them as an observer. In particular, Dresden. I have yet to find any verification of this, and would appreciate any help.

Steve Oatway




J35063-shot down over Jutland, Denmark on routine mine laying mission October 15, 1944-my father V.L.Riley was bombadier. All the crew perished and are buried there in Idom Churchyard. He was stationed in Skipton-on-Swale in England--I have his letters and photos of the funeral held after Denmark was liberated

Carolee Fitz-Gerald



I am seeking information on my grandfather who was a member of the 424 Tiger Squadron. He enlisted on September 5, 1939, and was discharged in May 1945. He was then sent to Fort St. John, B.C. until October 1945. His name was Frederick Charles Knight. Any attachments or any sort of information would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you in advance.

Kristy Knight





It looks like a very interesting site. I have been working as a Belgian civil servant in Marville with l Wing RCAF at Central warehouse from 1957 to 1967. I'd like to hear of former RCAF members whom I've known. I had a great esteem for Canadians It's too bad that I've not enough time to surf today, but I'd like to hear from airmen who knew me :-)

Gabriel Quoirin








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