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123 / 439 Squadron Personnel Database

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Hallee F/O Sabre Pilot Circa Nov1953 -

Hallford F.M., Murray, F/O, J38923, Typhoon Pilot, 10 Jan 1945- ????, Native of Toronto, Ontario

Hallworth Bob F/O Sabre Pilot Circa 1959

Hamilton JL F/O 15147 F-86 Sabre Pilot Circa 1953

Hamilton LWE LAC 18251 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Hannah JS F/O 40245 F-86 Sabre Pilot Circa 1953

Hanson F/L Sabre Pilot Circa Jan 1954 -  "B" Flight Commander

Hardy H.J. P/O Pilot  with 123 Squadron during 1942 or early 1943 . In March 1943 he was dispatched westward to Boundary Bay, British Columbia, where a new Army Co-operation Squadron (No. 163) was being formed.

Hardy HL LAC 38685 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Harrison J.L. , F/O, J28164, Pilot, 05 Dec 1944- 30 June 1945, Native of Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask

Harrison Michael, "Mickey", F/L, C20089, Typhoon Pilot and Sqn Adjutant. Home in Agincourt, Ontario; enlisted in Toronto 14 August 1940. Posting from RCAF Skip-on-Swale to 439 Sqn 24 Apr 1944 - 30 June 1945. Mention in Despatches - No.61 Base (AFRO gives unit only as "Overseas") - Award effective 8 June 1944 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 1729/44 dated 11 August 1944. No citation in AFRO. DHist file 181.009 D.2993 (National Archives RG.24 Volume 20634) has recommendation for an MBE (Member British Empire)  dated 18 January 1944 when he was Assistant Base Adjutant. Posted to 402 Sqn.

Harrison LAC Airframe Technician, Sabres Circa 1963

Hayden Mac Cpl, Technician, Airborne Radar & Telecommunications, Sabres Circa 1963

Hays W.W. A graduate of  No. 11 S.F.T.S. at Yorkton with the rank of Sgt. He was subsequently promoted to Pilot Officer on the 17 Oct 1941 posted to the School of Army Co-operation which was reopened at Rockcliffe, Ontario on the 22 October 1941 and  which was the  fore-runner of 123 and later 439 Sqn. At the end of November 1942 left for the "Y" Depot (Halifax NS) , a holding unit for personnel posted overseas.

Hector FS Sgt 27892 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Heinrich F/O Sabre Pilot Circa 1959

Helmbay Gord, LAC Armament Technician F-86 Sabre Circa December 1959 - 1963

Henderson A.L, Tex or Pete, F/O, J27825, One of many Americans  who joined the RCAF . Pilot with 123  / 439 Sqn circa October 1943 until .

Henry F/L Sabre Pilot Circa 1953

Herod H.R., Hap, F/O, J29637, Typhoon Pilot, 28 Feb 1945- ????, Native of  Hamilton, Ontario on his first operational tour.

Hewson G.W., Hewie or Hugh, F/O, J.21152, Typhoon Pilot,  POW  9th of September 1944, interned at Stalag Luft I.  Mr Hewson is a valued contributor to this website. His contribution begins here.

Hill FC Cpl 20871 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Hill Ivry LAC, Technician, Instrument  & Electrical, Sabres Circa 1963 - 

Hiltz R.A. , F/O , J37855 , Pilot, 28 Sep 1944 - 21 Nov 1944. Son of Cecil B. and Gladys Gwendolyn Hiltz, of Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Killed at the age of 20 on a bombing mission in Germany. F/O Hiltz had completed 27 operational sorties as of this date.

Hird AK Cpl 13537 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Hitchey LAC Airframe Technician, Sabres Circa 1963

Hofforth Ed LAC, Technician, Airborne Radar & Telecommunications, Sabres Circa 1962 - 1963

Hogg J.E. ,  (DFC ), Jimmy, S/L, J21119, Pilot, 1943 - 27 Nov 1944, Born 1916, South Shields, County Durham. Family moved to Canada when he was three. Home in Ottawa; educated Percy Street School and Glebe Collegiate. Worked for Canadian Car and Foundry. Formerly in the Royal Canadian Artillery. Enlisted in RCAF, 5 April 1939 as groundcrew; commissioned November 1942. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 24 April 1942), No.17 EFTS (graduated 31 July 1942), and No.2 SFTS (graduated 20 November 1942 at top of the class). Retained in Canada at Debert, NS with 123 Sqn until 14 Dec 1943 when it became 439 Sqn and was shipped overseas. Tour Expired with 439 Sqn. Promoted to A/S/L and posted to 438 Sqn as Commanding Officer. Killed in flying accident, 23 March 1945 at 14 APC, Warmwell, (Typhoon MP138). Brother, Sergeant W.G. Hogg served with RCE. DFC recommended when he had flown 92 sorties (93 operational hours) and became effective 13 January 1945.

Hogarth HV F/S 20639 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Holbrook Perry LAC Armament Technician F-86 Sabre Circa 1963

Hollingshead F/O Sabre Pilot Circa Jun 1957 -

Holmberg Vern, Cpl Armament Technician F-86 Sabre Circa April 1962 - 1963

Holmes Ed Circa 1952 Sabres

Hallworth R.W.  F/O Sabre Pilot Circa 1960

Honour, R.C.D. Flight Sergeant 123 Squadron who first joined the unit as an LAC at the time of its formation in 1941. His decided flair for technical improvements won recognition in the award of the British Empire Medal in the New Year's honours list for 1944. He was  the NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) i/c  (in charge of) Armament and was noted for many technical achievements in connection with 123 Squadron. More info.

Hornberger F.J., Frank, T/WO I, R141457, Pilot, 25 Apr 1945 - 30 June 1945, Native of Toronto, Canada. Posted to 402 Sqn

Horrocks L.J., Len, WO I, R93058, Pilot, 29 Jan 1945 - ????, Reposted to 439 following his commissioning to officer status.

Horrocks L.J., Len, P/O, J95331, Pilot, 17 July 1945 - ???? See above entry.

Houle LAC Airframe Technician, Sabres Circa 1963

Houston Charles Robert (Bob) (aka 'Sam') sabre pilot stationed at Marville, France from Jan 1959 to Nov 1963

Hughes LAC Airframe Technician, Sabres Circa 1963

Hughes TD Cpl 14014 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Hunter J. P/O Pilot  with 123 Squadron. Involved in a serious aerial accident receiving severe burns. More info.

Hunter R.H. P/O Pilot  with 123 Squadron. Posted overseas in May 1943.

Hyde Dean

Hyppia EO LAC 12746 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

 

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DFC information contained in this segment is provided by The Air Force Association of Canada and Hugh A. Halliday who is the author of the RCAF Personnel - Honours & Awards - 1939-1949 which can be found on the Air Force Association of Canada Website. Used with permission and sincere gratitude.

 

 

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