Royal Canadian Air Force

1939-1945

The Royal Canadian Air Force (“RCAF”) formed on April 1, 1924.  The term Royal, dropped from the name in 1968, was returned to the air force in 2011.  Before 1924, Canadians served with the British Royal Flying Corps, which formed in 1912 and amalgamated with the Royal Naval Air Service in April 1918 to form the Royal Air Force.  During the Second World War, the RCAF was involved in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), home defence, and overseas operations.

For more photographs and information about the RCAF, visit Bruce County Museum’s Online Collections Site: RCAF, Bruce County Museum Online Collections.

Sources:

March, William.  “Royal Canadian Air Force” The Canadian Encyclopedia.  https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/royal-canadian-air-force.  Accessed May 27, 2020.

Soldiers

Adams, Robert E.
Adams, Thomas John ‘Tom’
Adel/Topping, Fred Frank
Adolph, Russel Clifford
Alexander, John Malcolm
Allan, William ‘Arthur’
Allen, Leslie Milton
Allen, Reginald David
Ames, Pete
Anderson, George McCrimmon
Archer, Leonard Alexander
Ard, William Earl
Arkell, Robert
Arkell, William Peter
Armstrong, Bev
Armstrong, Curwood Neville
Armstrong, Duncan Johnston
Armstrong, James
Baetz, Wilson Norman Delford
Bain, George "Murray"
Baird, Thomas McHenry
Baker, Albert Ernest
Bannerman, Leonard William
Barlow, Vera (Winterburn)
Barnard, David Russell
Barnard, ‘Arch’ Archibald Francis
Bates, Jessie Helen (Jenkins)
Baxter, Frederick Rodney
Beavan, Mabel Eveline
Begg, George William
Begg, John Arthur (Jack)
Bell, Elmer Warner
Bell, William ‘John’
Berezowski, William
Bettridge, Oliver Augustus
Bishop, William "Billy" Avery
Black, Keith D.
Borho, Walter Albert
Bowes, Robert "Clifton"
Bowman, George A.
Brookes, Robert Nixon
Brown, James
Brown, John Peter
Brown, Robert James ‘Bert’
Brown, Robert Watson
Brown, Walter ‘Clark’
Brown, William "Bill" Forbes
Bruegeman, Cecil Baden Powell
Bruegeman, Raymond Glen
Brundritt, John Donald ‘Jack’
Buckingham, Clifford Franklin
Buckingham, Eldon William
Budd, Del
Burley, Milton Kelly
Burley, William "Billy" S. H.
Burrows, Francis Charles
Burt, John Earle
Butchart, George Ernest ‘Rae’
Butchart, Rae
Bye, John Henry ‘Jack’
Cairns, John Alexander
Calder, Donald MacDonald
Caldwell, William George
Cameron, Ronald Francis
Campbell, Keith
Caskanette, Ed.
Ceaser, Eldie Woodrow
Chapman, George Ronald
Chapple, Stanley
Clark, Fraser S.
Clark, John Harvey
Clarke, William Keith
Clifford, Robert John
Coleman, ‘Bert’ Bertram
Colquhoun, Ray Ormond
Cox, Andrew "Danny" Bertram
Craddock, Elmore Bradshaw
Cragg, Graydon Blake
Craig, David "Ernest"
Crawford, Eldred Ernest
Crawford, John Ivan
Crawford, Maurice Arthur
Crawford, Norman Clare
Crawford, Orville Everett
Crerar, Cameron Ramsey
Cronin, John Joseph
Cronin, John Michael
Crowe, Elden Victor
Crozier, David MacLeod
Crozier, David MacLeod
Cutsforth (Manley), Doris Grace
Cyril Edward, Neyvatte
Damm, Ralph
Danes, Arthur Ernest ‘Ernie’
Davey, Wilfred "Arthur"
Davey, William Harold
Davidson, Bruce
Davidson, Daniel Robert
Derbyshire, Donovan Emerson
deRoux (nee Sees), Kathleen Thelma
Dickison, Albert William
Dixon, Percy K.
Doll, Lincoln
Dolson, Morris E.
Donaldson, James D.
Donaldson, John
Doran, Morice Seaman
Duncan, Betty Margaret
Durkin, Doug
Durnin, Graham William
Durst, Franklin Nelson
Eagles, Albert Bruce ("Ab")
Eaton, David E.
Eaton, Glen
Ebel, James Wesley
Ellis, Charles John
Ernst, Lloyd Sylvester
Evans, Douglas Ross
Evans, E. Clyde
Evans, William "Bill"
Fenton, Joseph Harold
Ferris, Johnston Sherman
Fiddes, Ross Alexander Gordon
Field, Arthur
Field, K.J
Fischer, Edward
Fleming, William D.
Fogden, John Henry Wreford
Freeman, Bert
Fugere, Michael William
Furness, Clarence Edward "Bill"
Gale, David "Hugh"
Garrett, Frank M.
Gateman, Mrs. John Howard
Gibbons, Ian William Clark
Gilles, Donald
Gillies, Donald MacPherson
Goodale, Irvan Wellesley
Goring, Sydney
Goring, Sydney G.
Gradeen, Nels
Griffin, Lloyd
Grist, Kilburn H.
Haggins, Andrew V.H.
Hahn, Henry Joseph
Haldenby, Freddie
Haldenby, James Frederick
Halk, Francis A.
Halliday, Hardy
Hamilton, Edwin T.
Hamilton, Henry "Mervyn"
Hamilton, Stewart
Hanbidge, Jack
Hatt, Bruce Wilfred
Henry, Douglas Woods
Henry, Ernest Raymond
Henry, Ralph Ballantyne
Herron, Norman Gilbert
Hickey, Jack
Hilditch, William "Keith"
Hill, Harold Roy
Hillmer, Keith A.
Hills, Keith Alexander
Hills, Raymond George
Hogg, William (Bud)
Holmes, Allister C.
Hood, Jean MacKay
Hopkins, Barney L.
Hunt, Lloyd Edward
Hunter, Jack
Hunter, Robert Wright
Hyslop, Irving H. Scott
Hyslop, Maxwell "Mac"
Hyslop, Robin
Irwin, OBE, William Roy "Sambo"
Jackson, Sydney
Jagelewski, Hubert Joseph
Johnson, John E.
Jones, Walter Stanley
Keith, Gordon
Kelly, Ward A.
Kennedy, John Ballantyne
Kirk, Lloyd
Kirstine, Lloyd
Klein, Isobel Mary
Krampp, Robert John
Larsen, Donald Lawrence
Lawrence, George William
Lawrence, Herbert Murdoch
Lees, Glenwood Roy
Leeson, Kenneth
Lefler, James E.
Lehman, Bruce Edward
Lehman, Edgar Clarence
Lehman, Raphael Ralph ‘James’ Nicholas
Lennox, Morton John
Leslie, Robert M.
Liebeck, Millard Meyer
Liesemer, Harvey John ‘Jiggs’
Limpert, Len
Lindsay, William Harry "Hank"
Lines, Walter John Edward
Linklater, Kenneth Harvey
Little, Andrew
Little, David
Little, Peter D.
Lobsinger, Arthur
Loney, Clarence Roy
Long, Clarence Roy
Loveridge, Denis Llewellyn
Low, Francis William James
Lustig, William Henry "Harry"
MacArthur, Lloyd
MacAuley, A. Cameron
MacDonald, Archibald "Archie" Edward
MacDonald, Colin Murray
MacDonald, Colin Murray
MacDonald, Donald David
MacDonald, Edgar "Russell"
MacDonald, Harry "Deanne"
MacDonald, John A. ("Jack")
Machesney, Gerald Rowland
MacKee, Carl William
MacKenzie, Alex
MacKenzie, Frank Paterson
MacKenzie, Malcolm
MacKey, Carl
MacLachlan, Donald Graham
MacLean, John Angus
MacLeod, Duncan D.
MacLeod, Neil Gordon
MacSween, Kenneth Reith
Magoffin, James "Ivan"
Mahood, Roy Henry
Mandeno, Doris
Marrs, Harry
Marsh, Carl Finney
Marshall, Walter James
Mason, Donald
Matches, Alvin James
Matthews, Blake Henry
McArthur, George "Royal"
McClure, Lawrence Harvey
McCormick, Keith Robert
McCreath, William Patterson
McCuaig, Allan Hayes
McCulloch, Hugh Douglas
McCullough, Donald Charles
McDonald, John Douglas "Doug"
McDowall, William P.
McFadden, Robert
McGill, Robert Smith
McGlynn, "Lorne" Lawrence Joseph
McGue, LaFrance
McIntosh, Wilfred Elmer
McKay, James Ian
McKee, Norman James Alexander
McKenzie, Angus James
McLaggan, Alexander James
McLay, John "Milton"
McLean, John Angus
McLean, John Kenneth
McLennan, Kenneth C.
McLeod, John Pickles Shaw
McLeod, Kenneth
McLeod, Leonard Paul
McMillan, George
McNeill, Gordon
McQuillin, George Andrew
McSporran, Donald
McTavish, William Donald
Meades, Gerald Arthur "Jerry"
Mercer, Robert Lyall
Merriam, Chester McLean
Merriam, Harold Henry
Meyer, Joseph F. / Francis Joseph
Middleton, Warren Frederick
Millar, Rev. George Herbert
Miller, Douglas John
Miller, Elden Victor
Miller, Eugene Henry
Miller, Walter Laverne
Minard, Aubrey Ivan
Moffat, David Irving
Moffat, Doug
Moffat, Graham
Moffat, William Douglas
Moore, Frederick Douglas "Doug"
Moore, John Kenneth "Ken"
Moore, Samuel James
Moran, Ted James
Morley, Ernest F.
Morris, Charles Henry "Chuck"
Morrison, Irvine Ray
Mowat, Alexander MacKenzie
Muir, John Francis (Jack)
Munro, Donald Bruce
Nadjiwan, Vera Theresa
Needham, John Austin "Jack"
Nelson, Alexander Wilson
Nelson, Lyle David
Nielsen, Kenneth K.
Norman, Ronald Robert
Nuttall, Orland
Oberle, Leo Eugene Alexander
Orr, Richard Herbert
O”Bright, Vernon Patrick
O”Mara, "Jack" John William
Palmer, Edward "Charles" Amos
Palmer, Edward Bruce
Palmer, John Earl
Parker, Bernard
Parsons, Fredrick John (a.k.a. Frank)
Paton, Harvey John
Patterson, Raymond Alexander
Pentesco, William Joseph
Petrie, Allan William
Pettit, William Beecher
Phillips, Archie
Philp, Robert Gardhum
Piper, Harvey
Pitt, Leslie
Pladsen, Keith Weldon
Plant, Harvey Lambert
Plante, Stuart Edward
Plante, Stuart Hilton
Plaskett, Mervyn S.
Plowright, Alf
Poge, Norval Edward
Poge, Ronald Roy
Pollock, Norval Edward
Porter, Glen
Poynter, William Henry
Prest, William Henry "Harry"
Proud, Elmer Reginald
Proud, Russell Fawcett
Pufahl, Fred L.
Pyne, Donald Morrison
Quinn, Lloyd Andrew
Rabovsky, Moses
Reddon, Roy William
Reed, Norman Lloyd
Reed, William Walker
Rees, Alfred William
Reid, Earl William
Reid, Leonard Russell
Reihl, Kenneth
Remington, James Samuel
Renolds, Frank
Renwick, Roy Duffy
Reynolds, John Arthur
Richardson, Sydney "SID" G.
Ries, Reginald Robert
Robertson, Harry Malcolm
Robinson, Shirley M.
Rollings, William Arnold
Ross, Ronald
Ross, William "Norman"
Rourke, Clyde Burton
Rourke, Lloyd George
Rowe, Maurice Medcalf
Ruff, John Percival
Ruff, Percy Herbert
Rushton, John Dean
Russell, Carmen E. "Carm"
Scarrow, Robert Harry
Schefter, John
Scheifele, Clarence Herbert
Schill, Walter John
Schilling, Leslie August
Schmalz, Harold Joseph "Harley"
Schmidt, Leonard Andrew
Schneider, William
Scott, Gordon James
Scott, Harold S.
Seabrook, Harold Stanley
Sees, Vivian Winnifred
Sexton, Elmer F.
Shine, Graham Milton
Sinclair, Albert James Joseph
Smith, Cora "Beatrice"
Smith, Donald A.
Smith, Mary Margaret
Smith, Maurice Coles
Stapleton, Alberta Mary "Bertie"
Sternall, John Alvin
Stevenson, George ("Geordie")
Strauss, Leander Anthony
Sussman, Benjamin Sidney
Sutherland, Colin Gordon
Tamblyn, Hugh Norman
Tennant, Harold George Kitchener
Thibaudeau, John Baptiste
Thompson, James W.B.
Threndyle, Hugh James
Tindall, Paul
Tobey, Wallace Jasper
Tobey, Wesley Henderson
Tomlinson, Mansell Matthew
Trout, Robert Burns
Turcott, Eldon Harold
Tyndall, Guy Christian
Van Hatten, Clayton R.
Van Horne, Peter Maxwell
Vaupel, Frederick Leroy
Vaupel, Raymond Ernest
Vogan, John "Henry"
Von Hatten , Clayton R.
Wagner, Melville "Ross"
Wain, Frank Leslie
Waldron, Wilbur Lloyd
Walker, Albert ‘Gordon’
Walker, Sydney Brooks
Wallace, Bruce
Walpole, Peter Reid
Walpole, William George
Ward, Arthur Harry
Wark, Robert Milton
Warmington, Floyd Leslie
Watson, Robert ‘Russell’
Weatherhead, Allister Lorne
Webb, Stewart Elmer
Webber, Calvin Ray
Weber, Lawrence George "Lorne"
Webster, Robert James
Weeden, Gordon Herbert
Weeden, James "Keith"
Weiler, George Roy
Weir, John Wallace
Welch, Harry William
Wendt, Thorold S. "Tod"
Williams, Ronald John
Wilson, John McNeil "Jack"
Winkler, Eric Alfred
Winskill, William Wesley
Winterburn, William "Howard"
Winters, Charles Hugh
Woodcock, Raymond H.
Woods, Gordon W.
Wuerth, ADC, CD, RMC, BEng, Ross E.