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Chris Goss 1st June 2020 11:40

Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn
 
Can anyone confirm this pilot who was on 235 Sqn in 1944 was Canadian and his christian name?

Phil L. 1st June 2020 13:03

Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn
 
I have a F/O (later F/L) W.H. Meakin serving with 406 Sqn July - November 1944. Logically he should be Canadian, but don't have his service number to confirm that point.

Leendert 1st June 2020 13:12

Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn
 
He's mentioned in the Ottawa Journal of July 22, 1944 as being from Kaministiquia, Ontario.

Regards,
Leendert

Tom Semenza 2nd June 2020 03:11

Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn
 
From The Canada Gazette (Vol. 77, No. 37- Sept. 11, 1943):

CAN.R106188 Sgt. William Henry Meakin (J17670). 25th March 1943

Phil, this is your man on 406. He claimed a Do 217 on 21.07.44.

Chris, I don't know if this is the same one you're looking for.

Leendert, I am assuming the reference in the Ottawa Journal is to the man on 406. Can you elaborate on the text?

Regards,
Tom

Chris Goss 2nd June 2020 09:44

Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn
 
Tom


That is he. The Sqn was wrong but the claim was good albeit optimistic!


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