This Day In History

Summary of Events for  No. 439 (CAN) Squadron 

as recorded in the  439 Squadron Operations Record Book


03 November 1944

 B-78 Holland

Heavy 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.


Detail of Work Carried Out by  No. 439 RCAF Squadron 

as compiled by in the  439 Squadron Operations Record Book Form 541

A/C Type & Number Crew Duty Up Down

Details of Sortie or Flight

Nil ops today


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