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Barker, Robert Bruce

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rank: Group Captain
status: survived
airforce: RCAF
born: 1918-12-04 Vancouver Canada

added by: Karl Schable
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Born 4 December 1918 in Vancouver.

Enlisted there 13 August 1940.

Trained at:
No.2 ITS (graduated 27 January 1941),
No.16 EFTS (graduated 28 March 1941) and
No.11 SFTS (graduated 4 July 1941;
wings on 25 June 1941.

Instructed at:
No.39 SFTS (28 November 1941 to 30 Sept.'42),
No.37 SFTS (30 September to 9 November 1942) &
No.7 SFTS (11 November 1942 to 12 March 1943).

Attended:
No.1 OTU (Bagotville), 13 March to 15 June 1943
Served with
No.130 Squadron, 17 June 1943 to 15 March 1944
Arrived in UK, 2 June 1944.

Further trained at:
No.57 OTU (27 June to 13 Oct.'44)

Served with:
No.442 (30 Oct.'44 to 17 March '45)
No.412 Squadron (18 March to 7 June 1945).

Returned to Canada on 7 August 1945.
Medal presented 14 May 1948.
Remained in RCAF Auxiliary after war,
rising to Group Captain before retiring, 1 Sept.'61
Awarded Queens Coronation medal, 23 October 1953 -
when a Wing Commander with No.19 Wing (Auxiliary)

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Victories Include :

8 Feb 1945
one Ju87 - destroyed

25 Feb 1945

two Me109s - destroyed
one Me109 - damaged

30 Apr 1945
one Me109 - destroyed

Squadrons:

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RCAF 442 1944-10-30
RCAF 412 1945-03-18

Aircraft:

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