Yves, Cpl, Intelligence Operator
Nov 76 to Jun 77
Gilbert, Supply Tech Circa 1951 .... and a
valued contributor to this website.
Charles Alfred, "Chuck" to his friends, F/L, J7827, Typhoon Pilot, 19 Oct 1944 - 15 Dec 1944. Reported
missing 15 Dec 1944 and confirmed killed 6 Apr 1945.
Pilot Circa Jun 1957 -
M/S Chief Clerk 439 1999-2005
JRJB F/O 30342 F-86
Sabre Pilot Circa 1952
Robert Howard ,DFC "Bob", F/O, J20602, Typhoon Pilot,
posted in from 83 GSU to 439 on 20 Jul
1944 remaing with the squadron until 29 Jan 1945. Born 20 July 1921, Fort St. John, British
Columbia; home in Edson, Alberta; enlisted in Edmonton, 29 September
1941; trained at No.7 ITS (graduated 24 February 1942), No.19 EFTS
(graduated 3 July 1942) and No.4 SFTS (graduated and commissioned on 6
November 1942). Posted into No.123 Squadron 20 November 1942; and then to No.163
Squadron, 16 March 1943. Sent to "Y" Depot, Halifax, 13 January
1944; arrived at No.3 Personnel Reception Bournemouth, 21 January 1944.
Posted to 439 20 Jul 44 following the deaths of
F/Os Thomas and Kalen
who had been killed on operations. Tour expired with 439 on the 29 Jan 1945. Became an instructor at Aston
Down. Repatriated at uncertain date; released 28 September 1945. DFC awarded effective 23 February 1945. His other achievements on Ops
with 439 Sqn are:
- 64,000 lbs. dropped,
aircraft - 4 destroyed,
- 12 flamers, 22 damaged,
- 10 destroyed,
- 6 damaged,
- 1 damaged,
- 2 destroyed,
vehicles - 8 damaged.
Leader and in command of the School of Army Co-Operation,
Located at Trenton, Ontario the school was a forerunner of 123 &
439 Sqn. Lawrence was on command from March 1936 until 1 July
1938, except for the short period 27 November 1936 to 6 February 1937
when S/L G.V. Walsh was in charge. In July 1938 S/L Lawrence was
transferred to Ottawa, Ontario, to take command of No. 2 (AC) Squadron,
and S/L W.D. Van Vliet then because O.C. (Officer Commanding) of the
Tom. Upon closure of 421 “Red Indian” Squadron in 1992 posted to
439 Squadron as the Squadron Weapons and Tactics Officer. Posted out
to Cold Lake in 1993.
JYA 18167 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952
Laycock M.P. ,
Maurice, F/O, J22035, Pilot, ???? - 28 Oct 1944. Son
of G. P. and S. Esma Laycock, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada. He
was 439's first pilot to land in France (22 June 44). Killed at
the age of 21 while based at Melsbroek, Holland during a bombing
mission to destroy a heavily defended rail line. He had been on his
second tour with 77 operational sorties.
Ray (Mechanical ’63) from Pointe-Claire, Quebec. CF-104 pilot
with 439 circa 1965 while at Marville, France.
J.H. F/S (in
charge of) the Photo Section, 123 Squadron circa 1943.
Technician, Sabres Circa 1963
, WO I, Armourer, and apparently not a bad baseball pitcher.
Victor Henry John, "Vic", F/L, J23040, Pilot, 30 Nov 1944 - ????. Tour Expired.
DFC effective 6 July 1945. Home in Barrie, Ontario; enlisted in
Toronto, 18 October 1940. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 20 February
1941), No.10 EFTS (graduated 22 April 1941) and No.9 SFTS (graduated
15 July 1941).
C.C., Buzz, F/O, J22279, Pilot with 123 Sqn circa May 1943 and 439 Sqn
until 7 Apr 1944. Posted to Redhill.
Ronald 439 Sqn in Baden, Germany from Oct 1989 until July 1990.
Leuty T. Kirk,
While stationed at Baden, Germany, Captain Kirk Leuty
was killed on the 17 April 1990, following a mid-air collision with
another Canadian CF-18 Hornet over Karlsruhe, Gemany.
from 123 Sqn at the end of November 1942 to
(Halifax NS) , a holding unit for personnel posted overseas.
Pilot Circa 1958 - As Flight
, took over the Squadron from
19 July until 19
following the untimely death of the CO S/L
CJ Day, DFC and the arrival of W/C McKay.
M., Mike, LAC, Typhoon 439 Maintenance Echelon, circa July 1944.
, Jack, F/L, Squadron Accountant Officer.
Sabre Pilot Circa 1957
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