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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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This database lists all known RCAF flying-related personnel who served 1939 - 1945 and onwards in many cases.
You may also want to check RCAF entries in the Allied Losses and Incidents Database.
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"Conversion from the original data held as images of old teletype sheets must have taken Major Paradie years.
The Paradie database is as close to a treasure as the World will see.” François Dutil

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KTS (RCAF)
6ITS (RCAF)
20EFTS (RCAF)
1SFTS (RCAF)
3PRC (RCAF)
9EFTS (RAF)
17(P)AFU (RAF)
59OTU (RAF)
59OTU (RAF)
1 TEU (RAF)
3 TEU (RAF)
83GSU (RAF)
440Sqn (RCAF)
440Sqn (RCAF) Last Op
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Hurricane W9145
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Typhoon MN703
6 Jan 1942 - Enlisted in the RCAF
1 March 1942
24 May 1942
16 Aug 1942
11 Oct 1942
5 Apr 1943 - UK
19 May 1943
8 June 1943
17 Aug 1943
6 Sep 1943 - Mid air collision, parachuted with injuries
15 Jan 1944
1 March 1944
26 Apr 1944
7 June 1944
16 July 1944 - Veered off runway, slammed into 438Sqn Typhoon MN633 and exploded

(Photo: WO2 McConvey climbing in his 440Sqn Typhoon)
- Commemorated Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Grave Xii. F. 7. France.
- Son of Francis Aloysius McConvey and Mary Helen (nee Heck) of Toronto, Ontario.
- Commission to Pilot Officer was posthumous.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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