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||RCAF (Canada)||Canadair North Star||426 Sqd RCAF 'Thunderbirds'||After consultations with the United States, it was determined that for the Air Force contribution, a squadron of transport aircraft would be the most valuable because the United States’ Military Air Transport Service (MATS) had a greatly reduced capability at that time. After the effort of the Berlin Airlift, a large proportion of MATS’ aircraft were undergoing extended maintenance and cleaning. Accordingly, the Cabinet approved the deployment of 426 Squadron on 19 July 1950, under the name of Operation HAWK.
As it was, 426 Squadron had already begun making its own preparations for a possible deployment. As the RCAF’s only long-range transport squadron, they expected to be called upon to provide support to any Canadian contribution to the United Nations’ efforts.|
426 Squadron’s planning included the use of six Canadair North Star aircraft, flying from one of the Northwest states in the United States for a period of one year. In this planning, the squadron was helped by the fact they had completed Operation Mobility in the past year, which saw them quickly deploy to Edmonton and operate from that location over several months.
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||Carew||Robert Dean||FLOFF||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||F-86E Sabre||52-2838||1953-04-17||335th Fighter Interceptor: Chiefs||4th Ftr-Int Gp||Yellow Sea, Korea||Service Number J/37131. Born 1924 - Died 2012 Jewish General Hospital St. Bruno Canada. Served in WW2 as a Spitfire pilot. Korea 1953-03-15 - 1973-07-05.|
CAREW, Flight Lieutenant Robert Dean (33697) - Air Medal (United States) - 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Medal presented by U.S. Consul in Quebec City, 5 August 1954. Born 21 August 1924; enlisted in RCAF, 31 August 1942; awarded wings, October 1943. Trained on Hurricanes in Canada and flew an overseas tour with Nos.66 and 412 Squadrons; served in Air Forces of Occupation for seven months. Demobilized 19 February 19946; rejoined RCAF 5 November 1950 and trained on Vampires; then became No.1 OTU instructor. As of 22 January 1953, he was reported to have 1,165 hours on single engine aircraft including 129 on Vampires, 201 on T-33s and 25 on Sabres. Taken on strength of Special Force (Korea), 14 February 1953; taken on strength of 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 18 February 1953; struck off strength 335th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 5 July 1953; struck off strength Special Force (Korea), 5 July 1953. In Korea he flew 72 combat hours plus 18 hours 15 minutes non-combat on F-86 and five hours 55 minutes non-combat on T-33; once forced to bale out over sea after gliding 130 miles, 43,00 feet to 7,000 feet. Retired 20 November 1970. See PL-98811 for photograph. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964.
“Flight Lieutenant Robert D. Carew distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 5 April 1953 to 8 May 1953. During that period, Flight Lieutenant Carew demonstrated outstanding professional ability during sustained combat air operations over North Korea. Despite adverse weather conditions, hazardous terrain and numerically superior enemy fighter aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Carew accomplished numerous missions which contributed substantially to the success of United Nations operations. Through his keen flying ability, courage and exemplary devotion to duty. Flight Lieutenant Carew reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
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||Fleming||Sandiford Bruce||FLOFF||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC (USA)||336th Fighter Squadron||4th Fighter Interceptor Wing||1 Probable MiG-15 2 Damaged MiG-15. 1952-03-10 - 1952-06-12|
br>The normal Sabre pilot tour was 100 missions; RCAF pilots were restricted to 50. Thus, just as they were beginning to get the hang of jet combat, they were pulled back to Canada. The only exception to the 50-mission rule was Flying Officer S.B. Fleming who arrived before details of the scheme had been settled; he flew 82 missions.
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||Glover||Ernest A 'Ernie'||Flight Lt||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00017484||1952-09-08||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory + 1 Damaged MiG-15|
Flying number four position when a two-ship element of MIGs was intercepted. The F-86 flight closed, but in the evasive action the MIGs made a hard-right turn which the number one and two men were unable to follow. Flight Lieutenant Glover, being in a more advantageous position, fired, observing immediate hits. The MIGs dived from 40,000 to 15,000 feet and during one violent pull up, the number two MIG went out of control and plunged into the ground. The lead MIG with Flight Lieutenant Glover still firing reached the sanctuary of the Yalu River. By this demonstration of tactical skill Flight Lieutenant Glover destroyed one MIG and inflicted damage on another,
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||Glover||Ernest A 'Ernie'||Flight Lt||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00017484||1952-09-09||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory||Paradie Archive Database||
||Glover||Ernest A 'Ernie'||Flight Lt||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00017484||1952-09-16||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory||Paradie Archive Database||
||Glover||Ernest A 'Ernie'||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC, DFC (USA)||F-86 Sabre||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||3 MiG-15 Victories. 2 Damaged MiG-15. 1952-06-15 - 1952-10-18. |
Ernie Glover entered air combat during World War II flying night fighter missions in a Hawker Hurricane. Gaining valuable combat experience in Hurricanes, Ernie soon moved into the more powerful and formidable Hawker Typhoon, flying fighter missions into occupied Europe. On one such mission in 1943 over France, Ernie was blasted by German flak that downed his Typhoon forcing him into the hands of the Germans and a Prisoner Of War.
RCAF pilots in USAF marked Sabres flew over 900 combat missions with 9 confirmed MIG kills. Ernie happened to down 3 of those nine MIGs, the highest score of any RCAF pilot in Korea making him a distinguished combat pilot.
The Americans were generous in distributing Air Medals and their version of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Flight Lieutenant Ernest A. Glover, another “old sweat” from the Second World War, joined the USAF’s 334th Fighter Squadron at Kimpo (Seoul) in June 1952. Up until Aug. 26 he never saw a MiG; from then until the end of September he saw them nearly every day. He was ultimately credited with three MiG-15s destroyed, for which he was awarded both the American and Commonwealth DFC.
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Glover sitting in his Canadian-built Sabre
||LaFrance||Joseph Claude Andre||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC (USA)||F-86 Sabre||F00030003||1952-08-05||16th Fighter Interceptor|
39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron
|35th Ftr-Int Wg||1 MIG-15 Victory. Served Korea 1952-05-15 - 1952-09-26|
Thanks to an informal old-boys network, most of the RCAF Sabre pilots were Second World War veterans. One youthful pilot, F/O J.C.A. LaFrance, complained to his superiors, arguing it was junior men like himself who most needed combat experience. LaFrance won his point—and a Korean assignment. He proved to be a very 'hot' pilot; on Aug. 5, 1952, he destroyed a MiG-15. LaFrance rose to the rank of major-general in the Canadian Armed Forces.
One of 22 Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilots on loan to the US Air Force in Korea, Flight Lieutenant Claude A LaFrance, as leader of a flight of 4 F-86 Sabre fighters, shot down a Mig-15 near Manchuria on 5 August 1952. At the time, Flight Lieutenant LaFrance was serving with 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing. For this action and on return to Canada after 50 missions, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. He continued his career as a fighter pilot and appointed commanding officer of Escadron Tactique de Combat 433, commanding officer of Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Director General of Plans and Policy at NDHQ, commanding officer of 10 Tactical Air Group (army support) and Chief of Plans, Policy and Programs at NORAD HQ. He retired from the Canadian Forces in 1981 after 34 years of service in the rank of Major General. He has accumulated 5000 flying hours in more than 35 different types of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
From 1985 to 1989, he was Assistant Deputy Minister Aviation in Transport Canada, responsible for the technical and operational control of civil aviation in Canada. Later, as a consultant in international aeronautics, he led multidisciplinary teams to develop national systems for the control of civil aviation in Albania and Lebanon under mandates from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In 1994, he became President of Aerospatiale Canada Inc. which later became EADS Canada Inc. and retired from that position in 2005. He was inducted in the French Légion dHonneur in the rank of Chevalier. He served on the boards of the Canadian Battlefields Foundation for which he was Senior VP and Chairman of the Trustees Committee and Unmanned Systems Canada (USC) as Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. He belonged to the Defence and Civil Aviation committees of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) and to the French Académie de lAir et de lEspace. He passed away peacefully in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada on 6 July 2014 at the age of 85. Commemorated: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Wall of Honor
Far East Air Forces AP0925 dated 9 September 1952 gives following account of his MIG kill:
'First Lieutenant [sic] Claude A. Lafrance...is officially credited with the destruction of one MIG-15 type aircraft in aerial combat at 1540I on 5 August 1952 near Sariwon, Korea. Flying number three position in a flight of four F86 type aircraft, Lieutenant Lafrance closed on the leader of an element of two MIG-15s. Lieutenant Lafrance opened fire, scoring hits over the entire fuselage and engine section of the MIG. The enemy pilot was observed to eject himself in the vicinity of Sariwon.'
||Lévesque||Joseph Auguste Omer||Flight Lt||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC (USA), American Air Medal||F-86 Sabre||F00019794||1951-03-31||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory|
1950-12-01 - 1951-06-01. 71 sorties. It took him 10 years and two wars, but Canadian fighter pilot Omer Levesque finally got his fifth victory in the skies over Korea.
One of 22 pilots assigned by RCAF to USAF for combat experience
Flight Lieutenant J.A. Omer Lévesque, a Second World War veteran, was serving on exchange duties with the 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing when it went to Korea. On March 30, 1951, while escorting B-29 bombers on a daylight raid, he destroyed a MiG-15. He was subsequently awarded both an American Air Medal and an American Distinguished Flying Cross, DFC.
On March 31, 1951, Levesque was with two squadrons of Sabres protecting a large flight of B-29s attacking the bridges spanning the Yalu River, the boundary between North Korea and its Communist Chinese ally. He was flying as wingman to Major E.C. Fletcher when suddenly the squad leader called out that bandits were coming from the right. The Sabres dropped their auxiliary fuel tanks as two additional MiGs were spotted at 9 o’clock, “off our left wings and above us a bit.” Levesque’s flight turned toward these two enemy planes, which separated and banked away to evade the pursuing Sabres.
Levesque later reported: “My MiG pulled up into the sun, probably trying to lose me in the glare. This was an old trick the Germans used to like to do—but this day I had dark sunglasses on, and I kept the MiG in sight.” The MiG leveled off, likely not realizing Levesque was still on his tail. The Canadian adjusted his illuminated gunsight for deflection shooting and banked steeply to turn inside the MiG, triggering a twisting dogfight that quickly spiraled down from 40,000 feet to 17,000 feet. Levesque was about 1,500 feet from the MiG when he opened fire. His aim was good: Six streams of .50-caliber bullets smashed into the MiG, which rolled violently to the right and continued rolling until it crashed into the ground.
“I started to pull up, and saw another MiG diving from above me,” he continued. “I climbed into the sun at full throttle and started doing barrel rolls. The MiG disappeared.” His combat with the MiGs concluded, Levesque faced another danger, this time from friendly fire: “I went right through the B-29 formation and they all shot at me! Thank God they missed. I waggled my wings and they stopped firing, but lots of shells had just missed me.”
Levesque suddenly realized that his fuel was approaching “bingo,” the point where he had just enough to get him back to base at Suwon, South Korea. As he headed home, alone with his thoughts, he could take pride in the fact that he was at last an ace.
Omer Levesque was awarded the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in the March 31 battle. He would complete 71 operational sorties with the 334th FIS before being sent home in June 1951.
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||Lindsay||James Douglas 'Doug'||Squadron Leader||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00020361||1952-10-11||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory||Paradie Archive: James Douglas Lindsay||
||Lindsay||James Douglas 'Doug'||Squadron Leader||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00020361||1952-11-26||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory||Paradie Archive: James Douglas Lindsay||
||Lindsay||James Douglas 'Doug'||SQDLDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC||F-86 Sabre||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Ftr-Int Gp||2 MiG-15 Victories 3 Damaged MiG-15. 1952-07-15 - 1952-12-06|
7 Victories WW2
He joined 403 (RCAF) Squadron on 7th October 1943. Lindsay was posted away from 403 for a while but rejoined the Squadron at Eindhoven in April 1944: shortly afterwards he became a Flight Commander and on the 7th May he shot down a Bf109 and damaged an Fw190. Another Fw190 fell to his guns on the 19th as well as on the 26th June. His most notable action occurred on the 2nd July when Lindsay shot down no less than 3 Bf109s in ONE MINUTE! For this he was awarded a DFC. On the 2nd August he "bagged" another Bf109.
Lindsay's tour then ended but he again returned to 403 Squadron on the 2nd April 1945 and on the 17th probably destroyed an Fw190. Lindsay also flew with 416 Squadron from late April to mid-July. His score at the conclusion of the war was 7 aircraft confirmed destroyed.
He stayed in the RCAF and in 1952 with the rank of Squadron Leader he served with the USAF in Korea on an exchange posting and flying F-86s (Sabres) with the 39th Squadron of the 51st Fighter Wing shot down MiG 15s on the 11th October and 26th November 1952. He also damaged 3 others.
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||MacKay||John 'Johnnie'||FLTLT (SQDLDR ?)||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC & Bar, Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||1 MiG-15 destroyed. 1953-03-15 - 953-07-15|
Service Number J/12635. WW2 401 Sqd (RCAF) 11+ Victories WW2 including a share in the first recorded destruction of Me262 Jet Fighter.
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||MacKenzie||Andrew Robert 'Andy'||SQLDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC||RMC||F-86F Sabre||51-12906||1952-12-05||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Ftr-Int Gp||Downed by friendly fire while attacking MiGs||1952-11-15 - 1954-12-05|
Born 1920-08-10 Montreal Died 2009-09-21 Kemptville Ont. J/10976. 8.25 Victories WW2.
Highly experienced fighter pilot on exchange with the USAF in Korea, had been flying an F-86 Sabre jet when he was shot down by a comrade. It was the second time, in two wars, that he'd been shot down by American so-called friendly fire. Flying at 42,000 feet along the western coast of Korea over the Yellow Sea toward the mouth of the Yalu River, Mackenzie, one of 22 RCAF pilots to fly in combat during the Korean War, had spotted two enemy MiG-15 jets. Informing his flight leader that he was going after them, he peeled off in pursuit. Unfortunately, Major Jack Saunders of the 139th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 51st Interceptor Wing, didn't hear him and headed in the opposite direction after his own targets. Breaking off his attack - it was strictly forbidden to attack without cover - Mackenzie was climbing to rejoin his leader when another Sabre raked his jet with fire. Since Sabres and MiG-15s both featured swept-back wings, they were sometimes mistaken for each other in the heat of battle. As Major Saunders engaged two MiGs, Mackenzie, a Second World War ace with 8¼ victories, noticed bullets streaking just over his head. 'Before I could take any evasive action, my canopy was blown off. There were two strikes on my right elevator, followed by three more in rapid succession on the fuselage. I tried to break off to evade more fire, but my aircraft was out of control. I was starting to roll to the left and couldn't stop. In a few seconds I was barrelling to earth. I bailed out.'
A few minutes later, Mr. MacKenzie came to rest on the ground. Unfortunately, Communist Chinese soldiers were waiting for him. Now his nightmare started, a hellishly long one that included poor food, intensive interrogations and 18 months spent in solitary confinement in Manchuria. His captors did their best to break his spirit but he never gave up hope.
Then he found himself in the Chinese prison, where he endured harsh treatment, but wasn't physically tortured. Always cold and hungry, he refused to co-operate and provide military secrets. As punishment, he was forced, for three long months, to sit at attention all day on the edge of his bed. In 1997, he described his time in solitary: 'Every minute was an hour and every hour was a day and every day was a week. Nobody knew I was still alive. Every day, [the Chinese] reminded me they could shoot me and nobody would know the difference.' Finally, in April, 1953, things changed for the better. He got a bigger room, the guards were more friendly, he was given books to read. He also made contact with one of the other prisoners. Mackenzie decided to make things a bit easier on himself and offered to draft a statement. The problem was, how was he shot down deep in China but picked up in North Korea? The answer was simple enough, he had drifted to North Korea on his parachute! This document completed, they next tried to achieve another about germ warfare. Mackenzie went berserk, which completely unnerved them. Finally, two years to the minute after he had been shot down, Mr. MacKenzie, now 70 pounds lighter, walked into freedom when he crossed into Hong Kong on Dec. 5, 1954. During his imprisonment, his mother had died without knowing if her son were alive or dead.
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||Spurr||Lawrence E||FLLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||F00017807||1952-07-14||25th Fighter-Interceptor||51st Ftr-Int Gp||1 MIG-15 Victory||
||Spurr||Lawrence E 'Larry'||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC (USA)||F-86 Sabre||25th Fighter-Interceptor||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||1952-04-10 - 1952-07-29||Paradie Archive Database||
||Davidson||Robert Tremayne Pillsbury 'Bob'||WNGCMDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC, Croix de Guerre, Air Medal (USA), UN Medal, CD||F-86 Sabre||1952||335th Fighter Interceptor: Chiefs||4th Fighter Interceptor Wing||6 Victories WW2. Died 1975. Served Korea 1952-09-15 - 1952-12-07 51 Missions|
From Vancouver Joins RAF in 1937 Posted w/ 30 Sqd flying Hurricanes He fought in Greece against the Italians in 1940; and the Germans in April 1941 On 6 March 1942 he flies a Hurricane off HMS Indomitable to Ratmalana Ceylon On 5 April 1942 scrambled against a large Japanese raid against the island flying BG827/RS-W he claims a Val and a Zero s/d. Flew Typhoons from April 1943 W/Co He leads 121 Typhoon Wing (Nos.174 175 and 245 Sqds) in the 2nd TAF from 13 Nov 1943. On 8 Jan 1944 flying a Long Range Sweep N of Paris he claims a twin-engined German transport shared s/d w/ P/O Dickie from 245 Sqd. W/Co Flying w/ 143 Typhoon wing from 23 Jan til 8 May 1944. (Nos 438 439 and 440 Sqds). On 20 March 1944 he leads three pilots from 438 Sqd to strafe targets between Cherbourg and Alderney. On 27 March 1944 he led 9 Typhoons from 439 Sqd to the Cotentin. On 8 May 1944 leading 438 Sqd on a raid on the Douai marshalling yard force-landed in France after engine failure was reported MIA. In Sept 1944 returned as an evader having served w/ the resistance for three months. He claimed 2 Japanese 2 Italian and 2 German vict = 6. Postwar he flew Vampires and Meteors as OC 421 Sqd F-86 pilot He served in Korea with the USAF
Of his Korea tour he remarked, 'Got in a few good scraps with the MIGs. I made a couple of them smoke.' See H.A. Halliday, 'In Korean Skies', Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964. Citation: 'Wing Commander Robert T.P. Davidson distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial combat as a pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, flying missions against enemies of the United Nations from 29 September to 25 October 1952. While flying combat air patrols and various other type missions deep into enemy territory, many times against a superior number of enemy aircraft, his dedication to duty and demonstrated skill were a magnificent contribution to the successful completion of the assigned mission. As a result of his fortitude and courage on these occasions he has brought credit to himself, members of the United Nations Forces, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Far East Air Forces.'
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||Lambros||Andrew||Flight Lt||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC, DFC (USA), Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||2 MiG-15 damaged Korea. 1952-10-14 - 1953-03-10. |
Service Number J/49644. US DFC, AFRO 742/53
LAMBROS, Flying Officer Andrew, DFC (49644) - Distinguished Flying Cross (United States) - 39th Squadron, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) -
Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 14 November 1953 and AFRO
742/53 dated 11 December 1953 and Canada Gazette dated 14
November 1953. Home in Wiarton, Ontario; enlisted in Ottawa, 18
December 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 16 May 1941), No.19
EFTS (graduated 15 July 1941), and No.11 SFTS (graduated 7 October
1941). Awarded DFC, 13 February 1945 for services with No.438
Squadron. Attached to Headquarters, USAF, 28 August 1952; to Travis
Air Force Base, 15 October 1952; taken on strength, 39th Squadron,
Suwon, 22 October 1952. First sortie on 2 November 1952. Appointed
Deputy Commander, "D" Flight, 23 December 1952. Damaged one
MIG-15 on 22 January 1953. Acted as Wing Leader for three squadrons,
23 January 1953. Damaged another MIG-15, 31 January 1953. Wing
Leader for three squadron on 17 February 1953. Tour completed 24 February 1953; struck off strength of Special Force (Korea) 10 March 1953. Had met MIGs on nine of 50 sorties including four with close brushes. Flew 50 sorties (80 combat hours plus 20 hours 30 minutes non-combat). See PL-36295 for good wartime photograph. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964.
“Flying Officer Andrew Lambros distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight in the Korean conflict as a pilot of F-86 type aircraft, 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, Fifth Air Force from 2 November 1952 to 18 December 1952. Many times, often against superior numbers of the enemy, he has displayed courage, skill and aggressiveness which has contributed greatly to the success of the mission. Through his skill and airmanship and unfailing devotion to duty, Flying Officer Lambros has brought great credit upon himself, the United States Air Force and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
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||Malkin||Harry||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC & Bar, AFC||Service N umber J/15521. July 1950 Korea. No details||Paradie Archive Database||
||Warren||Douglas 'Duke'||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC, CD, Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||Service Number J/9735. May 28, 1922 – August 27, 2011. Canadian air force pilot and commander. He shared the nickname "Duke" with his identical twin brother, Bruce (Duke) Warren, who died in 1951. Douglas was known for participating as a pilot in the Dieppe Raid in World War II, and won the Distinguished Flying Cross in 1945. Doug's memoirs, titled "Gemini Flight" chronicled his and his brother's flying experiences. Commanding Officer of 410 F86 Sabre Squadron at RAF North Luffenham, England in 1952.||Paradie Archive Database||
||Nichols||Grant H||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||16th Fighter Interceptor||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||1 Probable MiG-15. 1953-01-15 - 1953-05-09||
||Nixon||W G||FLOFF||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||16th Fighter Interceptor, 25th Fighter-Interceptor||35th Ftr-Int Wg||1952-03-10 - 1952-07-19||
||Donald||J D||FLOFF||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||1952-04-01 - 1952-05-05 Posted home before being combt-ready||
||Hale||E B||GRPCPT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC (USA)||F-86 Sabre||16th Fighter Interceptor||35th Ftr-Int Wg||1952-04-22 - 1952-05-28||
||Lowry||R E||FLLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||25th Fighter-Interceptor||51st Ftr-Int Gp||1952-07-15 - 1952-11-27||
||Smith||E G||SQDLDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1952-08-15 - 1952-12-11||
||Evans||Frederick William||FLTLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||DFC, Air Medal (USA)||F-86 Sabre||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||WW2 Veteran Destroyed 1x FW190. Born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada in 1919 Died Melbourne FL July 12 2009. Between the wars, he was an air force flying instructor and a member of the Blue Devils first all jet Canadian aerobatic team, which performed over the east coast of the United States and Canada. Served Korea 1952-12-15 - 1953-04-11|
Air Medal (United States) - 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (USAF) - Awarded as per AFRO 742/53 dated 11 December 1953 and Canada Gazette dated 14 November 1953. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, 1919; home in St. Thomas (clerk and salesman). Enlisted in Saint John, 17 February 1939. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 2 April 1943), No.7 EFTS (graduated 28 May 1943) and No.14 SFTS (graduated 1 October 1943). Commissioned July 1943. Overseas he destroyed one FW.190 and shared in the destruction of another. Postwar Vampire aerobatic pilot. See photo PL-90156. Taken on strength, Special Force, 14 December 1952; taken on strength of 334th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 24 December 1952; struck off strength, 334th FIS, 9 April 1953; struck off strength Special Force, 11 April 1953. Flew 75 hours five minutes in combat; claimed one locomotive and four rail cars destroyed. For further details see Second World War RCAF awards data base. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964.
“Flight Lieutenant Evans distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 8 January 1953 to 13 February 1953. During that period, Lieutenant [sic] Evans successfully completed numerous combat missions in support of United Nations operations in Korea. Although often faced with determined enemy opposition, the courage, aggressiveness and degree of skill with which Flight Lieutenant Evans conducted his assignment contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned missions. Through his courage, professional ability and exemplary devotion to duty, Flight Lieutenant Evans reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
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||Bliss||William Hamilton Forster||FLLT||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||334th Fighter Interceptor: Eagles||4th Ftr-Int Gp||Service Number J/22835. Served in Korea: 1953-04-14 - 1953-07-17|
Air Medal (United States) - 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Born in Toronto, 8 June 1923; enlisted in RCAF, 31 July 1941; served overseas with No.412 Squadron; discharged 7 September 1945. Reenlisted 9 November 1948 and flew with No.410 Squadron aerobatic team. Retired 2 February 1971. See PL-90394 for photograph. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964.
“Flight Lieutenant William H. Bliss distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight as a pilot, 4th Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force, from 4 May 1953 to 16 June 1953. Flying an F-86 type aircraft, Flight Lieutenant Bliss accomplished many missions in support of United Nations operations in Korea. Although often faced with determined enemy opposition, the courage, aggressiveness and degree of skill with which Flight Lieutenant Bliss conducted his assignment contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned missions. Through his personal courage, outstanding airmanship and exemplary devotion to duty, Flight Lieutenant Bliss reflected great credit upon himself, the Far East Air Forces and the Royal Canadian Air Force.”
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||Fox||William White||SQDLDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||Air Medal (USA)||16th Fighter Interceptor||35th Ftr-Int Wg||Service Number J/10965. Born 1920 Died July 8, 2010, Served Korea 1953-05-15 - 1953-10-31|
Air Medal (United States) - 16th Fighter Interceptor Wing (USAF) - Awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 26 June 1954 and AFRO 362/54 dated 2 July 1954. Joined RCAF, June 1941; wings April 1942; flew on tour with No.115 (Bomber Reconnaissance) Squadron (Bolingbrokes and Venturas). Posted to England in 1944 for transport flying. Continued on transport duties when he returned to Canada; attached to No.420 (Auxiliary) Squadron in 1949 as instructor; to RCAF Station Chatham, 1952. Attached to Special Force (Korea), 14 May to 6 November 1953, serving with 16th Fighter Interceptor Squadron, 22 May to 31 October 1953. Flew 98 hours 20 minutes (combat) and 59 minutes 55 minutes (non- combat) in Korea. Photo PL-110016 shows him. Medal presented at American Embassy, London, 1 March 1955. See H.A. Halliday, "In Korean Skies", Roundel, December 1963 and January 1964.
“Squadron Leader William W. Fox distinguished himself by meritorious achievement during the period 2 June 1953 to 27 July 1953 while participating in twenty combat missions against the enemy over North Korea as pilot of an F-86 type aircraft, 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing, Fifth Air Force. During frequent encounters with high performance enemy jet aircraft, his courage, aggressiveness and proficiency contributed greatly to the ultimate success of the assigned mission. Through his valour, outstanding airmanship and devotion to duty on these occasions Squadron Leader Fox has reflected great credit upon himself and the United Nations Forces.”
||Mullin||J B||FLOFF||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||F-86 Sabre||335th Fighter Interceptor: Chiefs||4th Ftr-Int Gp||1953-06-15 - 1953-11-25. Arrived too late to see combat||
||Warren||D||SQDLDR||RCAF assigned to USAF (Canada)||39th Fighter-Interceptor: Cobra Squadron||51st Fighter Interceptor Wing||1953-07-15 - 1953-12-02. Arrived too late to see combat||
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