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Garwood, Herbert G

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rank: F/O
status: survived
airforce: RCAF    (no: J15684 )
born: 1918-08-16 Toronto Canada

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Known for the image (IWM) of his crashed Spitfire due to engine failure, during Normandy operations, as allied tanks roll past. Pilot was in air operations the next day, member of 412 Squadron, 126 wing.

Graduated from Waterville CL, Windsor in 1936. Attended Windsor Business School 1936 - 1937. Worked as an accounting clerk with Associated Services before enlisting. Pilot training at Eglinton hunt club, Toronto #3EFTS, London, Ontario, #6SFTS Dunnville, #54OTU Carlisle, England. Commissioned overseas in May 1942.

Served in Africa, Italy and European theatres of war from March 1941 to February 1946.

Squadrons:

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AirforceSqdrnDate
RCAF 412 1940-06-01
RAF 257 1941-08-10
RAF 274 1942-07-31
RAF 173 1943-05-25
RCAF 417 1944-10-18
RAF 412 1944-10-18

Aircraft:

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SerialNoteDate
MJ255 VZ-S 1944-06-11
ER487 1943-06-18
ER167 1943-06-19
ER195 1943-06-23
ES144 V-B 1943-06-28
EE802 1943-07-01
ER208 1943-07-02
BR113 1943-07-05
ES198 V-B 1943-07-12
JK983 Malta to Sicily 1943-07-16
EE663 1943-07-22

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