F/O R. M. Tegerdine… a very lucky pilot with pictures

I found F/O R. M. Tegerdine’s name in Walter Neil Dove’s logbook.

Click on the image below.

also found  this on the Internet.

On the 3rd F/O R. M. Tegerdine of the Wolf Squadron caused some excitement when his engine cut over Brussels and he landed on the roof of an apartment house. The aircraft broke in two but Tegerdine escaped with cuts and bruises. The same pilot had to bale out over enemy territory on the 22nd. He was seen to get down safely and roll up his parachute.

F/Lt G. Tegerdine (right) standing in front of his Halifax “Enemy Exterminator” with his brother, F/O R. Tegerdine of 403 Squadron RCAF.
These brothers hailed from Oakland California.

Photo courtesy of Canadian Forces Photo Unit PL-42162

Colin Forsyth found this Website with these pictures.

Click here to visit the site.

Come back for more this week as Colin sent me more information and pictures about his grandfather Ron Forsyth.

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9 thoughts on “F/O R. M. Tegerdine… a very lucky pilot with pictures

  1. Hi Pierre, I have the feeling he is the same as on this website. The only thing I can’t find is what happened with him after the crash in Enschede. Although I found another entry here which says : baled out of Spitfire XVI SM338.

    So the question is : what happened to Ron Tegerdine after this crash?

  2. On the 3rd F/O R. M. Tegerdine of the Wolf Squadron
    caused some excitement when his engine cut over Brussels
    and he landed on the roof of an apartment house. The aircraft
    broke in two but Tegerdine escaped with cuts and
    bruises. The same pilot had to bale out over enemy territory
    on the 22nd. He was seen to get down safely and roll up his
    parachute.

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