Teg Bailed out…

F/O R. M. Tegerdine’s name is somewhere else in Walter Neil Dove’s logbook.

Teg bailed out…

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Erik Schaddelee wrote a comment that got me searching.

Is this the same Ron Tegerdine as listed : T5287 21-feb-45 1410 Enschede (ZW van) Spitfire XVI SM338 403 Sqdn F/O. R.M. Tegerdine B?

F/O R. M. Tegerdine… on the RIGHT!

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Click here. 

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. 

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

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