408 Sqn Memorial Trenton

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  1. Does anyone recall any info on a William Francis Hayes from Point Edward Ontario Canada ? If you do plz reply.
    Thank you kindly.

  2. Des
    W R Chorley, Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War. Volume 4 February 7, 1943. 408 RCAF Squadron Halifax HR655 EQ-S. Operation Lorient. Pilolt D W Smith.
    Flight Sergeant Navigator Sayers JF, R53361. KIA 07/02/1943, Age 27, RCAF, Canadian. Burial Guidel Communal Cemetery, Row 4, Grave 15.
    George R McKillop
    Burnaby BC

    1. Mr Mitchell
      My name is Del Badiuk and I am the curator of the 408 Sqn Archives. I don’t have a lot of information available but here is a quick synopsis.

      F/S Sayers and the other members of the Smith crew from 408 Squadron, flying Halifax II HR-655 coded EQ-S, failed to return from a bombing operation on LORIENT. Airborne 1908 7Feb43 from Leeming. Cause of loss and crash-site not established. All were killed.

      This was thier 4th Operational mission as a crew. If you would like copies of the entries from the 408 Sqn ORB, please contact me at:


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