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20.07.1943 No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School Nomad A-17 3498 F/O. Edward G. Meade

Operation: Training

Date: 20th July 1943 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. No. 9 Bombing and Gunnery School

Type: Nomad A-17

Serial: 3498

Base: RCAF Station Mont Joli, Quebec

Location: 9 miles west of station airfield.

Pilot: F/O. Edward Griffin Meade J/7586 RCAF Age 27. Killed

Obs: Cpl. John Thomas Vasileff R/121554 RCAF Age 25. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Aircraft understood to have been undergoing airframe and engine tests when it went into a spin and crashed and burnt out some 9 miles west of the airfield.


The very brief details for this page has been entered by Clare Meade in order that she is able to share some great photographs that she has in her collection for others to see and respond to. We would be happy to place anyone in contact with her (subject to permission) and encourage others to submit any further information on these.


Photo's as marked, Ted Mangan, Ken Dressler, Evans, George Carr, Woodruff.

Photo's as marked, Ken Dressler, Evans, George Carr, Woodruff, Sam Howard, Baldy Neil Farrell, Spinney.

Photo's as marked, Hamilton, Stevens, Geo Johnson.

Photo's with no names.

Burial details:

F/O. Edward Griffin Meade. Boston (Mount Hope) Cemetery. Lot 6945. Grave 2. Son of Thomas H. and Margaret L. Meade, of 97 King Street, Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA.

Cpl. John Thomas Vasileff. Edmonton Cemetery. Block 35. Sub.Div. M. Grave 15. Son of Mick and Ganusha Vasileff, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Page researched for Clare Meade - relative of the pilot, with many thanks to Temujin at the Canada at War Forum - a great researcher and a great forum - please check it out.

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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