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Old 1st June 2020, 11:40
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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?
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Old 1st June 2020, 13:03
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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.
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Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn

He's mentioned in the Ottawa Journal of July 22, 1944 as being from Kaministiquia, Ontario.

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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?

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Old 2nd June 2020, 09:44
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Re: Fg Off W H Meakin 235 Sqn

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