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Paradie RCAF Archive: 45,000+ Entries

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1 DreyerRaymond WesleySgt
F/Sgt

KIA
Age 22
R70723NAVRCAF
1MD (RCAF)
5Sqn (RCAF)
1ITS (RCAF)
1AOS (RCAF)
1B&GS (RCAF)
1ANS (RCAF)
3PRC (RCAF)
16OTU (RAF)
408Sqn (RCAF)
408Sqn (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
X
Anson
Battle
Anson
X
Hampden
Hampden
Hampden AT224
12 Sep 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
15 Sep 1940
8 Oct 1940
4 Jan 1941
3 Feb 1941
27 Apr 1941
8 June 1941
4 Aug 1941 - UK
23 Aug 1941
8 Jan 1942
16 May 1942 - Shot down by naval AAA fire

(Photo: 18 January 1942. Four new arrivals at 408 Canadian Bomber Squadron who all hale from Saskatchewan, beside a Hampden bomber. Left to Right: Sgt. J.T.F. Craig of Abbey, Sask., Sgt. R.W. Dreyer of Yorktown, Sask., Sgt. W.J. Marshall of Harris, Sask., and Sgt. R.J. Fern, Christopher Lake, Sask. )
Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 103. United Kingdom.
Son of Henry and Ruth Dreyer of Regina Saskatchewan.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
2 FernRaymond JohnSgt
F/Sgt
WO2
P/O
F/O
F/L

KIA
Age 25
R
J
62377
15681
PLTRCAF
1MD (RCAF)
1ITS (RCAF)
4EFTS (RCAF)
8SFTS (RCAF)
3PRC (RCAF)
2 SofAN (RAF)
16OTU (RAF)
408Sqn (RCAF)
14OTU (RAF)
82OTU (RAF)
RCAF
3PRC (RCAF)
1664 CU (RCAF)
434Sqn (RCAF)
434Sqn (RCAF) Last Op
X
X
X
Finch
Anson
X
Anson
Hampden
Hampden
Hampden
Wellington
X
X
Lancaster
Lancaster
Lancaster KB834
13 Aug 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
16 Aug 1940
23 Oct 1940
28 Nov 1940
8 Feb 1941
17 July 1941 - UK
21 July 1941
30 Aug 1941
29 Dec 1941
9 June 1942 - Instructor
26 Feb 1944 - Instructor
6 Aug 1944 - Special leave in Canada
1 Oct 1944 - UK
19 Oct 1944
31 Dec 1944
11 March 1945 - Shot down by flak

(Photo: 18 January 1942. Four new arrivals at 408 Canadian Bomber Squadron who all hale from Saskatchewan, beside a Hampden bomber. Left to Right: Sgt. J.T.F. Craig of Abbey, Sask., Sgt. R.W. Dreyer of Yorktown, Sask., Sgt. W.J. Marshall of Harris, Sask., and Sgt. R.J. Fern, Christopher Lake, Sask. )
Commemorated Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, 13. F. 8. Germany.
Son of Raymond Mason Fern and Vina (nee Gibbs) Fern of Saskatoon Sask. Brother of Robert G., David Seldon, James, Edward Elwyn and Cynthia. Husband of Dorothy (nee Temple) of Christopher Lake, Sask.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
3 FrameL.W.A.F/OEvadedJ28155PLT419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - Evaded - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9/NJG-5 near Fontainbleau @ 0137L -
4 HayesH.B.F/SgtPOWR419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - POW - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9 / NJG-5 near Fontainbleau @ 0137L -
5 HighD.SgtPOWR419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - POW - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9 / NJG-5 near Fontainbleau @ 0137L -
6 MarshallWilliam JohnSgt
F/Sgt

KIA
Age 21
R75097NAVRCAF
1MD (RCAF)
1ITS (RCAF)
1AOS (RCAF)
1B&GS (RCAF)
1ANS (RCAF)
3PRC (RCAF)
16OTU (RAF)
408Sqn (RCAF)
44Sqn (RAF)
49Sqn (RAF)
49Sqn (RAF) Last Op
X
X
X
Anson
Battle
Anson
X
Hampden
Hampden
Hampden
Hampden
Hampden AT196
9 Oct 1940 - Enlisted in the RCAF
15 Oct 1940
4 Jan 1941
3 Feb 1941
24 Apr 1941
8 June 1941
30 Aug 1941 - UK
6 Sep 1941
12 Jan 1942
21 Jan 1942
28 Feb 1942
13 Apr 1942 -Perished in crash

(Photo: 18 January 1942. Four new arrivals at 408 Canadian Bomber Squadron who all hale from Saskatchewan, beside a Hampden bomber. Left to Right: Sgt. J.T.F. Craig of Abbey, Sask., Sgt. R.W. Dreyer of Yorktown, Sask., Sgt. W.J. Marshall of Harris, Sask., and Sgt. R.J. Fern, Christopher Lake, Sask. )
Commemorated Camelon Cemetery, Sec. A. (Old Part). Grave 93. United Kingdom.
Son of William and Margaret Marshall, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Information courtesy Francois Dutil)
7 MorrisJ.F/SgtEvadedR419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - Evaded - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9/NJG-5 nr Fontainbleau @ 0137L -
8 ReynoldsW.B.F/OPOW419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - POW - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9/NJG-5 nr Fontainbleau @ 0137L -
9 WatsonW.C.F/OEvaded419Sqn XLancaster KB718 X05 Jul 44 - Evaded - Nightfighter - Ofw H. Dreyer of 9 / NJG-5 nr Fontainbleau @ 0137L -

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