Service number before becoming an Officer R/68442.
Awarded the Pilot Flying Batch on April 24, 1942.
Royal Canadian Air Force, 107 (R.A.F.) Squadron, Pilot. (Assigned March 1, 1945.)
On the night of 5/6th March 1945, twelve aircraft of 107 Squadron were detailed to carry out railway patrols over areas in Germany. The aircraft returned to base at 00.35 hrs and since visibility had considerably deteriorated the pilot requested G.C.A. He was informed that it was not immediately available and he was to proceed to point "Y" and stand by for thirty minutes. Contact was lost at 01.40 hrs. Aircraft RS 533 was found at p.m. on 6th March at a point half mile south of Marquette, France. Both occupants were dead and there has been no indication as to the cause to the crash.
DAVIDSON, Charles Grant Flight Sergeant (Navigator) R/209219 was also killed during the crash.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!