Day In History
of Events for No.
439 (CAN) Squadron
recorded in the 439 Squadron Operations Record Book
cloud all day with haze in the morning and a cold drizzle late
at night. In the morning we were unfortunate in losing J.21003
F/O R.N. MacDonald who was out carrying out an A & E test.
J.20602 F/O R.H. Laurence was out doing a test as well. But they were
doing a bit of dog-fighting over Eindhoven and "Mac's"
aircraft flicked on recovering from a tight turn and hit a house.
Unfortunately , Mac was killed. He had been with the Squadron when it
formed in Canada and with 439 since arriving overseas except when he
was posted away to 83 G.S.U. quite sometime ago when the Squadron was
over strength and then again on having an operation on appendicitis
before we left for France. This lanky youth came from Glace
Bay, Nova Scotia, and had made 41 operational sorties with a total
of 42:10 operational hours. No operations were carried out today.
of Work Carried Out by No. 439 RCAF
compiled by in the 439 Squadron Operations Record Book Form
Type & Number
of Sortie or Flight
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