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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 30 October 05 06:52 GMT (UK) »


They didn't even have Velcro then!!

What a nice face he has ... ! You guys have smartened him up nicely!

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 30 October 05 07:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi Caroline,

You might try contacting the two major television stations in Canada.

Their websites are

http://www.cbc.ca/

http://www.ctv.ca/

Also the 'Montreal Gazette' newspaper at

http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/index.html

The 'Royal Canadian Legion' also has a website as well
http://www.legion.ca/

If you do decide to submit this information, I have looked up their details along with family member names, so that you can give them as much information as possible.

JOSEPH ARTHUR EDMOND  GROULX
Service Number:    R/111476
Age:    22
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force
Son of Arthur and Alexandrine Groulx, of Hull, Province of Quebec, Canada.

JOSEPH LIONEL UNDERIC  DU SABLON
Service Number:    R/174038
Age:    20
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force
Son of Lionel Olivier and Mary Lea Du Sablon, of De Gaspe, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

 JOSEPH PAUL ERNEST  BURKE
Service Number:    R/206904
Age:    20
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force
Son of William and Dorine Burke, of West Bathurst, Gloucester Co., New Brunswick. Canada.

WILLIAM JOSEPH  ALLISON
Service Number:    J/20861
Age:    28
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force
Son of William Earle Allison and Mary Ruth Allison, of Montreal, Province of Quebec. Canada.

JULES ROBERT RENE  VILLENEUVE
Service Number:    R/199834
Age:    22
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force    
Son of Jean B. Villeneuve and Clara Villeneuve, of Verdun, Province of Quebec. Canada.

  CHARLES  HAMEL
Service Number:    J/92169
Age:    21
Force:    Air Force
Unit:    Royal Canadian Air Force
Son of Dr. Paul Hamel, and of Bertha Ellen Hamel, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

With Remembrance Day coming up, there is an excellent chance of the television stations, as well as the major newspapers in Canada posting this picture with your story.
Here a some of the national newspapers.

National Post
http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/index.html

Globe & Mail
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/

The Sun (I have given you the link for the Toronto paper, although you can ask them to place it in all their papers across Canada.)
http://www.torontosun.com/

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 30 October 05 09:24 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Denn & Prue for what you have done to the picture, I'm amazed with what you've done to it.

I knew Rootschat was the place to get info thanks all for the tips so far.  I will email the newspapers as recommended and keep you posted.

Regards
Caroline

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James Blenkinsop (born Dumfries)
James Blenkinsop (born Lancashire)
Wilhelmina Blenkisop (born Surrey) married Arthur Price (Wales)
Henry Reginald Price (Brecon, South Wales)
Evans (Coelbren, Wales)

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 30 October 05 10:07 GMT (UK) »
I hope that this map link works,  contains rather a long URL.  You may need to cut and paste it into your browser,  and also suggest zooming back to a lower scale map. 


Location Map of Crash


It should show the map reference.   The crash location is about where the 'c' is in the word 'Goch' on the map.

Perhaps 15 years ago I was a member of the local ramblers association here is Swansea and walked to this location,  quite a trek to get to it.





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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 30 October 05 12:21 GMT (UK) »
Could this be the aircrew - they are O.T.U.and R.C.A.F. how about the third from left.
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Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 30 October 05 12:46 GMT (UK) »
Great photograph Denn, where did you find it?  At least I know I can rule out William Joseph Allison, as he was 28 so older than the rest and must have been the pilot.

Thanks
Caroline

Anges Weild - Annan - married William Blenkinsop - Annan
Jane Scott, Roxborough who married William Hope (children, Wilhelmina Amelia, Horatio Nelson Trafalga Hope!) 
James Blenkinsop (born Dumfries)
James Blenkinsop (born Lancashire)
Wilhelmina Blenkisop (born Surrey) married Arthur Price (Wales)
Henry Reginald Price (Brecon, South Wales)
Evans (Coelbren, Wales)

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #24 on: Sunday 30 October 05 13:00 GMT (UK) »
I'm still working on this, but I don't think that pic is Of our crew - it is 408 SQDN who were based at either Leeming or Linton on Ouze. I'm not sure thou what our Sqdn was - though they were based at Wellesbourne.
                                                 Denn.
    Hamel was the pilot
Ford, Baines, Dixon, Platts, Peat, Proctor, Rotherforth, Dakin/Daykin, Sales, Beech, Hall, Parkin, Nightingale. ----- Harthill, Waleswood, Woodhouse-mill, Whitwell

South Yorkshire/Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire

Torremocha, Candog, Ramos, Reyes, Rodrigueus
-------Philippines --- Bohol

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #25 on: Sunday 30 October 05 13:11 GMT (UK) »
What a fantastic effort you guys are putting into finding out this mystery, It makes me feel good as I have relative in simaler situation 24 year old whose plane came down on a training exercise in Canada, the people there to this day hold services for those boys who lost their lives,
Keep going will look forward to reading rest of replies.

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Good luck

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Re: Mystery picture found near site of Canadian plane crash in Wales...who is he?
« Reply #26 on: Sunday 30 October 05 14:38 GMT (UK) »
I've got another picture but it wont load as I'm being told it's too big...

any suggestions??
Anges Weild - Annan - married William Blenkinsop - Annan
Jane Scott, Roxborough who married William Hope (children, Wilhelmina Amelia, Horatio Nelson Trafalga Hope!) 
James Blenkinsop (born Dumfries)
James Blenkinsop (born Lancashire)
Wilhelmina Blenkisop (born Surrey) married Arthur Price (Wales)
Henry Reginald Price (Brecon, South Wales)
Evans (Coelbren, Wales)