Lancaster II LL724 – QO-N

Source: Richard Koval’s Website on Bomber Group 6

On January 21st, 1944, F/O L. Legace RCAF and crew, flying Lancaster II LL724 coded QO-N, failed to return from this operation.

F/O L. Legace

Library and Archives Canada

Sgt W. Atkins RAF

F/O J. Mahoney RCAF

F/O J. Mahoney RCAF

Library and Archives Canada

W/O2 D. McDonald RCAF

No photo

F/O D. Hunter RCAF

F/O D. Hunter RCAF

Library and Archives Canada

F/Sgt W. Peterson RCAF

No photo

P/O W. Douglas RCAF

P/O W. Douglas RCAF

Library and Archives Canada

All were killed.


The above photos were taken from Library and Archives Canada. They are accessible through Ancestry.

These however are not…

They are from Gordon Hill’s private collection. I am sure you can spot my 5th cousin once removed.

Syracuse, New York, July 1942

No. 4 EFTS Windsor Mills, Quebec

 

No. 5 ITS Belleville, Ontario

Gordon Hill is not yet aware that he has reunited two distant cousins. One who never came back from the war and a baby boomer whose passion for history, aviation and World War Two started on his way back from school at lunch hour in 1958.

Type of plane flown by Flying Officer Larry Legace

 

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