COTNAM, Royden L


rank: FO
status: kia
airforce: RCAF
born: Canada

added by: kurtis

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Service No: J26636

Royden Leslie COTNAM

8th April 1945 KIA

From the National Archives AIR/27/1818 ORB

The wind lessened in the late afternoon and the wing became operational once more. F/O Roy Cotnam (CAN J.26636) flying as No. 3 on a dive-bombing (rail cut) mission, exploded in mid-air whilst in the bomb dive, which gives us another inexplicable casualty as no flak was encountered or seen by the other 2 a/c on the mission. Roy's loss is felt keenly as he was one of the most popular boys in the mess as well as being a "S.H." pilot.

This pilot flew Spitfire fighter aircraft for the RCAF / RAF (60% of all RCAF personnel served in RAF units at some point) in WWII, this record has come from the database of Mr. Halliday, a Canadian military historian.

This Pilot's entry: cause of death was kia, burial location ITA, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( may have more information on family.

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RCAF 417


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MK951 1945-04-08
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