Pilots

This is the list of the pilots of 403 Squadron found in the logbook.

One thing that might not get noticed with the names highlighted is that Hank Zary survived the war contrary to Hank Byrd, Mac Reeves and Grant Aitcheson.

Hank Zary was a squadron leader and Walter Neil Dove called him the Chief…

The Chief died in 1946.

Hank Zary died of pleurisy on 11 February 1946 at the Royal Edward Laurentian Hospital (Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts division) where they specialized in treating tuberculosis & other chest problems.

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Walter Neil Dove thus added this information after the war. Like so many war veterans Greg’s grandfather kept in touch with his comrades.

I wonder how the other pilots used to call affectionately Walter Neil Dove. 

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2 thoughts on “Pilots

  1. F/L. Wally Dove is mentioned in the ORB of 403 Squadron (AIR27/1784) as ” one of our most popular members of the squadron “. He had to make a forced landing when his engine cut on 11/02/1945 , flying Spitfire SM251.
    Keep up the good work !
    Best regards from Belgium, Luc

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