LONG, RICHARD HARTLEY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of Hartley John and Margaret Long of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Anglican
Occupation
Student
Service number
J/19116
Engagement
1941-02-12, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date of death
1945-03-16
Died
France, Killed in action
Force
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 11 | Row G | Grave 8

"HIS BROTHER GORDON, R.C.A.F. IS BURIED IN HARROGATE, ENGLAND. "GOD WIPES AWAY ALL TEARS""

Military grave
Additional info

Service number before becoming an Officer R/93180.

Royal Canadian Air Force, 409 Squadron, Pilot.

Awarded the Pilot Badge on January 9, 1942.

Nickname in the 409 Sqdn: Ricky

His younger brother Sergeant (Air Gunner) Gordon Long R/89074 was killed whilst on duty on May 27, 1944. Halifax II DG219 with 1656 HCU (Heavy Conversion Unit) flown by 27 year old P/O. Joseph Hetherington 172423 RAFVR from Boxton, Berkshire, England. All 7 crew members lost their lives when the Halifax crashed at Broadway, Stainforth near Doncaster.

LONG, GORDON Roya Canadian Air Force
LONG, Gordon

Mosquito XIII HK382:
During a test flight the aircraft control was lost. It dived down and crashed at Annoeullin, France somewhere around 1440 hrs.

F/O. Kenneth Stickney Brenton, F/O. Richard Hartley Long
Crew: L-R: F/O. Kenneth Stickney Brenton, F/O. Richard Hartley Long
Credits: Aircrewremembered / Kit Kennard
Mosquito XIII HK382 RCAF
Mosquito XIII HK382,  RCAF
Credits: Aircrewremembered / Kit Kennard

BRENTON, Kenneth Stickney Flying Officer (Navigator) J/38742 was also killed during the crash.