No. 403 Wolf Squadron (Stalk & Strike) – R.C.A.F. Casualties 1941-1945 – Redux post

Written in 2012 when I did not know John Le May had served his country during WWII.

My new car

One more reason to pay homage to all who served.

The original is below…


From Dean Black.

The list.

I added the links.

Lest we forget

F/L        Edward Grant Aitchison                 Age 26                  31 March 1945

P/O        Douglas Spencer Aitken                 Age 21                  08 March 1942

F/O        James Hamilton Ballantyne           Age 26                  08 March 1944

P/O        Harry Vern Boyle                            Age 21                  17 August 1944

P/O        George Rawson Brown                   Age 19                  31 May 1943

F/O        Wallace Victor John Burdis           Age 22                  17 April 1945

F/O        Harold Chauncey Byrd                  Age 22                  19 March 1945

P/O        John Nicholson Cawsey                 Age 21                  12 February 1942

F/O        Stuart McIntyre Connacher         Age 25                  16 February 1943

F/O        Charles Gordon Cumming            Age 21                  13 March 1943

F/O        Richard Wright Denison               Age 25                  18 March 1944

Sgt          Leo Joseph Deschamps                Age 23                  04 April 1943

WO2      Ronald Dunbar                               Age 19                  13 March 1943

F/L          Henry Percy Duval, MiD            Age 30                  27 April 1942

F/O        John Walter Benson Earle           Age 22                  05 August 1944

F/O        Dudley Jack Edwards                   Age 20                 25 February 1943

F/O        John Charles Elliott                      Age 21                  20 June 1943

S/L         Norman Ralph Fowlow, DFC     Age 22                   19 May 1944

P/O        John Edwin Gardiner                  Age 23                   19 August 1942

Sgt          Lesa German                                Age 21                   30 July 1941

S/L         Frank Edward Grant                   Age 28                  04 September 1943

FS           Frederick Alexander Higgins     Age 23                  08 November 1941

P/O        Gordon Francis Jospeh Hoben   Age 21                  11 July 1942

F/L        John Hodgson                              Age 22                   02 June 1944

F/O        William Thompson Lane             Age 21                  15 May 1943

F/O        James Leon Lanfranchi               Age 26                  28 June 1944

F/L          Lyn Bertram Madden               Age 22                   15 May 1943

F/L          Stanley Wilbur Matthews          Age 24                  16 November 1943

F/L          Donald Joseph McKenna           Age 30                  08 September 1941

P/O        Frank Cooper McWilliams         Age 21                   20 June 1943

P/O        Norman Monchier                        Age 19                  19 August 1942

FS           Arthur Joseph Monserez            Age 19                   17 January 1942

P/O        William Forsythe Munn             Age 27                   25 April 1942

FS           John Norman                               Age 26                  22 September 1942

F/L        Miall Bourchier O’Kelly              Age 21                   16 July 1944

F/L        Patrick Terrance O’Leary          Age 22                  27 February 1943

F/L        Clifford George Pennock            Age 22                  25 March 1944

WO1      William Charles Powers             Age 23                  20 July 1944

F/O        MacKenzie Reeves                     Age 25                  28 March 1945

FS           Kenneth Ellwood Root              Age 24                  24 September 1942

P/O        Lewis Cameron Rowe                Age 21                  13 November 1943

F/O        Donald John Shapter                 Age 24                  14 July 1944

P/O        Graham Milton Shouldice         Age 21                  17 August 1943

F/O        Robert Harry Smith                  Age 21                  19 May 1944

F/O        Stanley William Smith              Age 27                  29 May 1944

WO1      Milton Eldon Soules                   Age 22                  28 August 1944

F/L          Herbert John Southwood       Age 25                  24 October 1943

FS           William George Uttley             Age 21                  13 May 1943

P/O        Leclare Allerthorn Walker, MiD (3) Age 24        19 August 1942

P/O        Claude Weaver, DFC, DFM & Bar Age 21            28 January 1944

F/O        Harold Andrew Westhaver       Age 21                 15 December 1943

P/O        William Zoochkan                       Age 22                 25 April 1942

14 thoughts on “No. 403 Wolf Squadron (Stalk & Strike) – R.C.A.F. Casualties 1941-1945 – Redux post

  1. It should be noted that you forget that on April 25, 1942 F/Sgt B.E. Argue was also shot down in Spitfire AD206 KH-R. He would become a POW and later repatriated back to Canada. He recently died in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. B.E. “Ted” Argue was my supervisor in Revenue Canada.

    • I will look for more information on that pilot, and write something on the blog. Thanks for letting me know about Ted Argue.

    • That list is about the pilots who died. I won’t forget to look for information on Ted Argue. The name sounds familiar. Maybe his name is somewhere on the blog.

    • Bradley Argue
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      ARGUE, Bradley Edward (Ted) 403 Squadron RCAF WWII, POW 1942-43 Peacefully in hospital on Sunday, December 03, 2006 at the age of 84 years. Son of the late Ernest Argue and Mildred Bradley. Loving husband and best friend of Ilene (nee Moore). He will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and by his brother-in-law and sister-in-law H.H. Ernie and Julie Moore. Friends may call at the Garden Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 3440 Richmond Rd., Nepean (between Bayshore Dr. and Baseline Rd.) on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., followed by private interment. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Drake, nurses and staff of the Rosamond Wing of the Almonte General Hospital; and to Ted’s special friend Cathy Porteous for her thoughtfulness and many kindnesses. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Aviation Museum, Fundraising Office, PO Box 9724, Station T, Ottawa, ON K1G 5A3 would be greatly appreciated. Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at
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    • You wrote this last year.
      Stuart Tait says:
      October 18, 2014 at 3:55 am Edit
      I am looking for information on E. B. (Ted) Argue who served with 403 and was shot down April 1942 and became a POW. I would like to get the Serial Number and aircraft Codes for his aircraft. He was my supervisor when I began work at PWC in Ottawa and I had made a model of his Spitfire aircraft and I would like to make another. By the way Ted died about 2012.
      Stu Tait

      Would you like to send me pictures of your Spitfire you built? I could show it on the blog with all the information we have on Ted Argue. It would be a nice tribute.

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