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Paisley H.S. Ground crew first mentioned  as a LAC (Leading Aircraftsman) belonging to the newly designated 123 Squadron circa 24 Feb 1943

Pappas L F/O 30025 F-86 Sabre Pilot Circa 1953 - 25 Sep 1953 posted to 400 Reserve Squadron Toronto.

Parent RJE Sgt 941 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Parkinson DRL Cpl 24808 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Pascoe Bill Cpl, Technician, Instrument  & Electrical, Sabres Circa 1963 - 

Pattee Val,  F/O Sabre Pilot Circa 1958 -

Patterson "Pat" Cpl, Armament Technician F-86 Sabre Circa 1956 - 1963

Paul F/O Sabre Pilot Circa Jul 1958 -

Pedlar  JH Cpl 25316 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Pelletier JJA LAC 39519 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Prendergast J.B.  Jim, DFC Pilot  - Former 2 i/c of 123 Sqn. Born 23 February 1920 in Victoria, BC; home there (assistant postmaster); enlisted in Vancouver, 8 February 1941 . Trained at No.2 ITS (graduated 23 May 1941) No.2 EFTS (graduated 15 July 1941) and No.11 SFTS (graduated and commissioned 7 October 1941).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. Posted overseas July 1943; repatriated 23 February 1945; overseas again, April 1945.  Commanded No.414 Squadron, 18 April to 7 August 1945.  Destroyed two FW.190s, 2 May 1945. Repatriated 16 November 1945; released 13 December 1945.  DFC Award presented by Governor General, 24 May 1946. Posted to 430 Squadron, Gatwick.Award effective 23 March as per London Gazette dated 3 April 1945 and AFRO 765/45 dated 4 May 1945

Peters AJ Cpl 24699 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Peters Cpl Airframe Technician, Sabres Circa 1963

Phillips G.L. LAC , F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Pinsent H.R. (Harold) , a citizen of Argentina, he travelled to Canada at his own expense to join the RCAF. A graduate of  No. 1 S.F.T.S. (Service Flight Training School) at Camp Borden. Pilot Officer with 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. No. 31 O.T.U. In February 1943 left for the "Y" Depot (Halifax NS) , a holding unit for personnel posted overseas.

Pollock N.E. , Norv, F/L, J14314, Pilot, ???? -  21 Mar 1944.

Pollock SJ Cpl 27536 F-86 Sabre Circa 1952

Pope R.L. F/O Sabre Pilot Circa Nov 1958 -

Porritt  R.A. , Porky, F/O, J21202, Pilot, ???? -  19 Aug 1944. Son of George A. and Rebecca Porritt, of Knowlton, Province of Quebec, Canada, Killed  at the age of 21, while based at Lantheuil, France.

Prentice S.A. F/O  Pilot  posted to the School of Army Co-operation which was reopened at Rockcliffe, Ontario on the 22 November 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. (Webmasters Note. This is the only mention of this individual in the chronicles of 439.)

 

Propas B., Bud, W/O II, R164360, Pilot, 22 Dec 1944 -  12 Feb 1945. On the 10th Feb 1945, upon returning from an A&E Test, he pranged his aircraft at B-86 Helmond when the motor cut out on him. The aircraft burst into flames and Bud was dragged out but not before suffering burns to his face and fracture to the base of his skull. Placed on the dangerously ill list, he was transferred from 52 M.F.H.  to the U.K. by air on the 12th of Feb. His flying days over for a good while, he had completed 13 sorties, totaling 17:30 hours and giving him a grand total of 421:05 flying hours. 

Purcell Tom 

 

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