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Old August 23rd 04, 09:48 PM
Ed Majden
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Anyone see a PBS program on a B-24 RCAF recon operation in the Indian
Ocean theater during WWII. If I recall correctly the daughter of one of the
crew members arranged to get a flight in a CAF B24 for her father. In an
interview he said he stopped going to aircrew reunions as no one ever heard
of this operation or Squadron. Does anyone know which squadron this was?
This may have been on the Canadian network but it may have been on PBS from
Washington State.
Ed

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Old August 24th 04, 05:59 AM
Geoffrey Sinclair
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Ed Majden wrote in message ...
Anyone see a PBS program on a B-24 RCAF recon operation in the Indian
Ocean theater during WWII. If I recall correctly the daughter of one of the
crew members arranged to get a flight in a CAF B24 for her father. In an
interview he said he stopped going to aircrew reunions as no one ever heard
of this operation or Squadron. Does anyone know which squadron this was?
This may have been on the Canadian network but it may have been on PBS from
Washington State.


Well the Canadian anti submarine squadron in the Indian Ocean
area was 413 squadron, formed June 1941 in England, sent to far
east in March 1942, returned to England in January 1945 and
disbanded the next month, flying Catalinas.

The Canadian transport squadrons in the area were,

435 squadron, formed November 1944 in India, transport, flew
Dakotas, sent to England in August 1945

436 squadron formed August 1944 in India, transport, flew
Dakotas, sent to England in August 1945.

Many Canadians never served in official Canadian squadrons.
If he did fly B-24s then he was most probably in one of the
following squadrons,

160, 203 or 321 for anti submarine work.
252 for transport duties,
99, 159, 355, 356 for bomber duties.
8, 357 or 358 for special duties.

321 was officially a Dutch squadron.

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