CALDWELL, Eldon Howard


rank: Sgt
status: kifa
airforce: RCAF    (no: R131567 )
born: Canada

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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 flying accident, colliding with P8207 in training, burial location Runnymede Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( may have more information on family.

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In the meantime, from the link on cardston history on the right, the following text;

"Eldon Howard Caldwell was born November 12, 1920 in Brockett, Alberta along with his twin brother Melvin James
Caldwell. They grew up in Taylorville with their six siblings and parents, James Howard Caldwell and Mary Rosina Jensen Caldwell. In 1941 Eldon joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and after training for a year, received his wings and was sent overseas. He landed in England September 1942 and perished on January 26, 1943, when his Spitfire aircraft #P8208 collided in mid-air with another
Spitfire Fighter. Eldon was the only occupant of the Spitfire and was presumed to have drowned in the Severn River between England and Wales; he was 22 years old. Sergeant Pilot Eldon Howard Caldwell is commemorated with the inscription of his name on the Runnymede Memorial in the United Kingdom. “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”


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P8208 1943-01-26


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