F/O R. M. Tegerdine… on the RIGHT!

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

Click on the image below.

I had 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.

This was the caption…

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

Well the CAPTION IS WRONG…!

Ron Tegerdine’s niece wrote a comment.

My Uncle Ron Tegerdine is the pilot on the RIGHT in the photo.

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

Always feel free to write a comment on this blog written to pay homage to all who served with 403 Squadron.

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2 thoughts on “F/O R. M. Tegerdine… on the RIGHT!

  1. The crash-landing on the roof top was in Spitfire XVI SM483 and he baled out of Spitfire XVI SM338.

    John

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