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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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Further RCAF information is on our Pages Relating to Canada and our RCAF Notes Database and in the RCAF section of our Allied Losses and Incidents Database

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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March 1937
27 Nov 1937
3 Sep 1939 - 1st raid on Germany
1940 - Nav Instructor
1941 - Canada - Nav Instructor
Dec 1942 - Canada to UK
Sep 1943 - Canada to UK
Jan 1944
2 Feb 1944
16 July 1944 - Commanding Officer
21 Aug 1944 - Flak, crash landed inside allied lines
14 Sep 1944 - Commanding Officer
4 Oct 1944 - Transferred to the RCAF
June 1946 - Led RCAF contingent in victory parade
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Served in post war RCAF
1952 - Commanding Officer
1954 - Commanding Officer
1957 - Director of Postings and Careers
1961 - Commandant
1964 - USA - Director
1968 - Retired from the RCAF

(Photo: G/C Sproule and HRH Prince Phillip during a 1954 visit to the CJATC in Rivers Manitoba)
- Distinguished Flying Cross - No.48 Squadron - awarded as per London Gazette dated 20 October 1944.
- Netherlands Bronze Lion - No.437 Squadron - Awarded 1 January 1946 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 183/46 dated 22 February 1946.
Deceased on 7 June 1995, in Ottawa, Ontario.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)

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