1941 – 1946

Honours and Awards 1941 - 1946 [tab:Overview] The following is a list of all personnel who received honours and awards while serving with the Squadron during this time period. It is arranged in alphabetical order. Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) The cross is awarded to officers and Warrant Officers for an act or acts of valour,...

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1947 – 1970

1947 - 1970 [tab:Overview]  Air Force Cross (AFC) The cross is awarded to an officer or a Warrant Officer for an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, but not while in active operations against an enemy.               Distinguished Flying Cross (United States)  ...

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1971 – Present

Honours and Awards    1971 to Present [tab:Overview] Order Of Canada The Order of Canada (French: Ordre du Canada) is a Canadian national order, admission into which is, within the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada, the second highest honour for merit. It comes second only to membership in the Order of Merit, which...

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4 Thoughts to “Personnel”

  1. Kari Wood

    My name is Kari Wood and I am researching my grandfather’s Squadron 408. He was a flight Lieutenant and recieved a ” distinguished flying Cross”. His name was Ernest Arthur Heaven in Squadron 408. I have very little information about him, my family never spoke of his time in the Airforce. I have a letter that was sent to my grandmother congratulating her on my Grandad’ award of ” distinguished flying Cross” and a picture of his plane with him and his crew members first names painted on his plane. My grandma is on Palliative Care and she would love any information I can provide her in her last days of her life.
    My email address is attached, please let me know how I can find more information.

    Thank you so much
    Kari Wood

  2. Ray kirkham

    Hello. My name is Ray Kirkham. My father was in the 408 as a mechanic. He worked at Eastmoor airfield I believe. He led a crew that repaired the bombers and got them going again. I am wondering where we can find out info these people who worked behind the scenes. His name was Flt Sergeant Gordon Kirkham. He passed awy in 2003

  3. chris geis

    We laid to rest my wifes grandfather today. He was bombadier in the 408 from 1942 till 1946 , his name was Joseph “Shorty” Karasin .

    1. Terri Henderson

      My father’s name was Richard (Dick) E. Henderson, he was the Flight Lieutenant (pilot) of Shorty’s flight crew during the war. Everyone call my Dad “Skip”. My Dad passed away in 1985. I actually met Shorty once when my Dad took us on a trip across Canada. My Dad always had wonderful things to say about your wife’s grandfather, and when we visited, your wife’s family were so very nice to us.
      We’re travelling to the UK this fall and are hoping to visit where they were stationed. I’ve been looking at some of the photos and information of my father’s as well as doing web searches to find out more, that’s how I ran across this message. God bless.

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