Request for Assistance

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  1. Im looking for information on my grandfather. He was in the 408 squadron Charles John Carrigan, He was a navigator , rank-flying officer, number-can j17741. Served in active service from 10th of April,1941 to 16th of December 1945.

  2. Good Day
    I am doing some research on all the Canadian built Lancasters and am trying to locate details on what happened to each one. Lanc FM217 was operated by 408 Sqn and appears to have crashed 2 June 1960. I cannot find out any details of the crash. Can you shed any light on this accident?

    Thanks
    Robert Lorencz

  3. I wonder if someone can assist me, my grandfather was killed in Feb 1944 having signed up as RAFVR and assigned to 408 SQL RCAF. I am trying to fing what information I can, But more importantly my son is
    an air cadet and very aware of his great grandfather but would like to know more. He is dedicated to starting a career in the RAF, is there any way I can get hold do a squadron shoulder patch for him?
    Thanks

  4. I am searching for any information or person that may have known my uncle, Wilfred Canter who served with the 408 during World War Two.

  5. I am researching the loss of 408 Sqn Lancaster DS845 EQ-T, abandoned SW of Abbeville, France on the night of 25/26 February 1944. I can trace records of six of the crew, four becoming POWs and two evading, but I just cannot find any information regarding the pilot F/S P E Fillion RCAF, who it seems also became a POW. I have seen it recorded in one book that DS845 was forced down and if that is correct, F/S Fillion may have stayed with the aircraft and landed it after the rest
    of the crew baled out. I am trying to find any information that might help solve this one way or the other, and any information at all regarding the pilot might help with this research. I know absolutely
    nothing about him e.g. service no., where and when born, which POW camp he was held in etc.. Any info at all could be really helpful.
    Many thanks, Alan

    1. Alan, I have some information re: PE Fillion if you haven’t already located it. I see your question was from 4 years ago. Paul Eugene Fillion (R155601) and my father were very good friends during WW2 especially in England during their training.
      Please send me a personal message as you may have some information about their plane, etc. that I do not have. I can share all my information with you.

      Regards,
      Peter Hetherington

      1. My Grandfather was also crewed on DS845 when it when’s down.
        He was the other who evaded capture.

        Kenneth Lussier.

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