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Canadian Aces of WW2

Canadian Wing by Robert Taylor
Canadian Wing by Robert Taylor

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Scoring goes - Destroyed / Probably Destroyed / Damaged

If one of those categories shows two numbers separated with a hyphen ( - ) the exact number is not known & the score is considered to be within that range.

According to Christopher Shores, the RAF decided that on 12 August 1940 an "Unconfirmed Destroyed" would be reclassified as a "Probably Destroyed." Here you will find early "unconfirmed" claims represented in the "probable" spot.

OTG = On The Ground, OTW = On The Water, KIA = Killed In Action,
MIA = Missing In Action, KiFA = Killed in a Flying Accident, D = died

It should be noted that although we take great care to make these scores as accurate as possible, the main reason for this site is to put faces to names, not to be a definitive list of scores.

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Unnamed Pilot

I need some with this interesting story

Unnamed Canadian Fighter Pilot

???

Screwball Beurling

"Screwball" "Buzz"

George Frederick Beurling

the "Falcon of Malta"

30.33 - 29.33 / 1 - 2 / 9

Wally Mcloed

"Wally"

* Henry Wallace McLeod

(KIA 27sep44)

21 / 4 / 10

Woody Woodward

"Woody"

Vernon Crompton Woodward

(+ 2 OTG)

18.83 / 5 / 11 (debatable)

Willie McKnight

"Willie"

* William Lidstone McKnight

(KIA 12jan41)
  Canada's 2nd Ace of WW2)
18 / 3 / 0

Hilly Brown

"Hilly"

* Mark Henry Brown

(KIA 12nov41,
  Canada's 1st Ace of WW2)
16.45 / 1 / 2   (debatable)

Eddie Edwards

"Eddie" "Stocky" "Jimmy"

James Francis Edwards

(+ 12 OTG / 2 dam)

16.1 / 8.5 / 16  (debatable)

Buck McNair

"Buck" "The Chief"

Robert Wendell McNair

16 / 5 / 14 - 11  *

Jack Charles

"Jack" "Johnny"

Edward Francis John Charles

(UKanadian, D 5nov1986)

15.5 / 6.5 / 5

Don Laubman

"Don"

Donald Currie Laubman

(POW 14apr45)

15 / 0 / 3

Bob Kipp

"Bob"

Robert Allen Kipp

( KiFA 25 July 1949 )
          (+ 2 OTG & 3 dam)
14.5 / .5 / 7

Bill Klersy

"Bill" "Gristle" "Grizzle"

* William Thomas Klersy

(KIFA 22may45
      + 2 / 0 / 0  OTG)
14.5 / 0 / 3.08

Butch Barton

"Butch"

Robert Alexander Barton

14.5 - 12 / 2 - 3.5 / 6

Max Aitken

"Max" (Aitkin)

John William Maxwell Aitken

(son of Lord Beaverbrook)

14.2

Moose Fumerton

"Moose"

Robert Carl Fumerton

14 / 0 / 1

George Hill

George Urquhart Hill

(POW 25apr44)

14 - 12 / 3 / 9

David "Foob" Fairbanks

"Foob" "the Terror of Rheine"

David Charles Fairbanks

(+ 2 / 0 / 1 OTG, + 1 V-1,
          POW 28feb45)
13.5 - 12.5 / 0 / 3

Rod Smith

"Rod"

Roderick Illingworth Alpine Smith

13.2 / 0.5 / 1

"Johnnie Kentowski"

"Johnny Kentowski" "Alex"

John Alexander Kent

(+ 1 / 0 / 0 OTG)

13 / 2 / 2

George Keefer

"Keefe"

George Clinton Keefer


(+ 5 OTG)  Americanadian
           N.Y. &  P.E.I.)
13 - 12 / 2 / 9

Jack Turnbull

"Johnny" "Jack"

John Howard Turnbull

12.5 / 0 / 0

Bert Houle

"Bert" "Shorty"

Albert Ulrich Houle

12.5 - 11.5 / 1 / 7

"Hap" Kennedy

"Hap"

Irving Farmer Kennedy

12.08 / 1 / 0   *

"Chunky" Gordon

"Chunky" "Don" "The Chunk"

Donald Campbell Gordon

(+ 5 / 0 / 3 OTG)

12 - 10 / 4 / 5

Eric "Timber" Woods

"Timber"

* Eric Norman Woods

(+1 / 0 / 0 OTG, MIA 16dec43)

11.66 / 4 / 9.5

John McElroy

"Mac" "Johnny"

John Frederick McElroy

(+ 3 in the Middle East) *

11.5 / 1.5 / 12

John MacKay

 

John MacKay

(+ 0 / 0 / 30 OTG,
             + 1 in Korea)
11.2 / 0 / 2.5

"Mitch" Mitchner

"Mitch" "Jack"

John Davidson Mitchner

10.5 / 2 / 3

Dick Audet

"Dick"

* Richard Joseph Audet

(+ 1 / 0 / 0 OTG, KIA 3mar45)
       (Ace in a Day, 29dec44)
10.5 / 0 / 1

Dallas Wilbur Schmidt

Dallas Wilbur Schmidt

10.5 - 8.5 / 1 / 3.5 - 5.5

Stan Turner

"Bull" "Stan"

Percival Stanley Turner

(UKanadian)

10.33 / 4 / 8   *

Deryk Upton

"Deryk"

Hamilton Charles Upton

(UKanadian)

9.58 / 0 / 0   *

Jimmy Walker

"Jimmy"

* James Elmslie Walker

(KIFA 25apr44)

9.5 / 4 / 13.5

Les "Goose" Gosling

"Goose" Cyril "Les"

* Leslie Cyril Gosling

(KIA 19jul43)

9.5 / 0 / 4

John Latta

* John Blandford Latta

(KIA 12jan41)

9.33  (3 may be unconfirmed)

Jimmy Ballantyne

"Jimmy"

* James Hamilton Ballantyne

(KIA 8mar44)

9.25 / 5 / ?

Wilf Banks

"Wilf" John

Wilfred John Banks

9 / 3 / 1

Homer Cochrane

Homer Powell Cochrane

(Cocky's brother)

9 / 2 / 1   *

Geoffrey "Jeff" Northcott

"Jeff"

Geoffrey Wilson Northcott

9 / 1 / 8

Fred "Butch" Aikman

"Butch" "Alan"

Frederick Alan Aikman

(Paddy Finucane's last #2

9 / 1 / 4

Russ Bannock

"Russ"

Russell Bannock

(+ 2 / 0 / 0 OTG,
      + 19 V-1s)
9 / 0 / 4  *

Perry Dahl

"PJ"

Perry John Dahl      (USAAF)

(Canerican)

9 / 0 / 1

Don MacFadyen

"Don"

Donald Aikins MacFadyen

(+ 5 / 2 / 17 OTG,
      + 5 V-1's)
9 / 0 / 0

John "Willy the Kid" Williams

"Willie the Kid"

* John William Williams

(KIFA 31oct42, Beurling survived
           + 0 / 1 / 0 OTG)
9 - 6 / 1 / 8 - 11

Jack Urwin-Mann

"Jack"

John Ronald Urwin-Mann

(UKanadian)

8.66 / 4 / 3

George Keith

* George Noel Keith

(KIA 4aug43)

8.5 / 2 / 2

Charlie Trainor

"Charlie"

Hugh Charles Trainor

(POW 19sep44)

8.5 / 1 / 0

Doug Lindsay

"Doug" "JD"

James Douglas Lindsay

(+ 2 / 0 / 3 in Korea)

8.5 / 0 / 5

Fred Wilson

"Fred"

Frederick Albert William Johnson Wilson

(+ 4 / 0 / 0  OTG)

8.5 - 6 / 0 / 0

Andy MacKenzie

"Andy"

Andrew Robert MacKenzie

8.25 / 0 / 1   *    *

Garth Horricks

Garth Edwards Horricks

8 / 1 / 6

George Johnson

"Johnny"

George William Johnson

8 / 0 / 4

Jamie Jamieson

"Jamie"

David Robert Charles Jamieson

8 / 0 / 1

Dennis "Joe" Schultz

"Joe" Dennis

Rayne Dennis Schultz

8 / 0 / 0

Bruce Ingalls

* Bruce Johnston Ingalls

(KIA 16jun44)

8 - 7.5 / 0 / 2

Tom Patterson

"Tom"

* Thomas Lawrence Patterson

(MIA 25apr41)

8 - 7 / 1 / 1

Noel Stansfeld

"Stan"

Noel Karl Stansfeld

8 - 7 / 0 / 0

Bob "Jumbo" Grassick

"Bob" "Jumbo" "Slim"

Robert Davidson Grassick

7.5 / 3 / 2

Robert Rutherford "Bob" Smith

"Bob"

Robert Rutherford Smith

(POW 10mar43)

7.5 / 2 / 2

Deane MacDonald

"Dean"

* Harry Deane MacDonald

(KIA 30nov43,
  1 kill credited to Sqn.)
7.5 - 6.5 / 1 / 5

"Smudger"

* James Duncan Smith

(KIA 14apr41)

7.33 / 1 / 2

Cowboy Blatchford

"Cowboy"

* Howard Peter Blatchford

(KIA 3may43.
  got 1st Can. victory of WW2)
7.33 - 7.08 / 1 / 4.5

Bill "Red" Chisholm

"Red"

William Lawrence Chisholm

7 / 4 / 4

Gordon "Raphy" Raphael

"Raffy"

* Gordon Learmouth Raphael

(KIA 10apr45,
    + 2 V-1's) )
7 / 1 / 1

Archi Harrington

"Al" "Harry" "Archie"

Archibald Allan Harrington

(Atlantic City & Ottawa, Ont.
           Americanadian)
7 / 0 / 1

Ian Roy MacLennan

Ian Roy MacLennan

(POW 7jun44)

7 / 0 / 8

Hugh Godefroy

"Huey"

Hugh Constant Godefroy

(born in Java)

7 / 0 / 3   *

* Philip Marcel Charron

(KIA 19nov44)

7 / 0 / 2

Sammy Hall

"Sammy" "Dougall"

Douglas Irving Hall

7 / 0 / 2

Larry Robillard

"Larry"

Joseph Guillaume Laurent Robillard

7 / 0 / 1

James "Red" Somerville

"Red"

James Dean Somerville

7 / 0 / 1

John Mackie

* John Fylton Mackie

(KIA 15apr41)

7 / 0 / 0

Wilbert Dodd

"Turkey"

Wilbert George Dodd

6.75 / 3 - 4 / 4 - 5

Lioyd "Chad" Chadburn

"Chad" "the Angel"

* Lloyd Vernon Chadburn

(KIFA 13jun44,
    + 1 E-boat)
6.58 / 5.3 / 7.33   *  *

Bob Buckham

"Ram" "Buck" "Bobby" "Bob"

Robert Andrew Buckham

 

6.5 / 0 / 3

"Mitch" Mitchell

"Mitch"

Harry Thorne Mitchell

6.5 / 0 / 1

Joe Sabourin

* Joseph Jean Paul Sabourin

(KIA 16sep42)

6.5 / 0 / 2

Wally Conrad

"Wally"

Walter Allan Grenfell Conrad

6.5 - 5.5 / 3 / 11

Harry Dowding

Harry James Dowding

6.33 / 0 / 3

Shorty Reid

"Shorty"

* Donald George Reid

(KIA 22jul42)

6.33 - 5.33 / 3 / 4.5

Gordy Troke

"Gordy"

Gordon William Troke

(+ 2 / 1 / 2  OTG)

6.25 / 1 / 5

George Christie

* George Patterson Christie

(KiFA 5jul42)

6 / 3.5 / 1

Bob Davidson

"Bob"

Robert Tremagne Pillsbury Davidson

(2 each - Jap, German, Italian)

6 / 3 / 10

"Skeets" Oglivie

"Skeets" Keith

Alfred Keith Ogilvie

(POW 4jul41 - a lucky
  "Great Escape" survivor)
6 / 1 - 0 / 1 - 2

Lloyd Schwab

"Algy" (from LG)

Lloyd Gilbert Schwab

6 / 0 / 1

Leslie "Sid" Ford

"Sid"

* Leslie Sydney Ford

(KIA 4jun43,
        + 1 Destroyer)
6 / 0 / 2.5

Rod Phipps

Rodney Thirsk Phipps

(+ 10 / 0 / 1 OTG)

6 / 0 / 2

Lorne Cameron

"Cam"

Lorne Maxwell Cameron

(POW 3jul44, escaped)

6 / 0 / 2

Tex Pieri

"Tex"

* Donald Mathew Pieri

(Americanadian) POW 2may45
              Died 3may45)
6 / 0 / 2

Don Kimball

"Don"

Donald Harold Kimball

6 / 0 / 1

James "Jimmey" Whalen

"Jimmy"

* James Henry Whalen

(KIA 18apr44)

6 / 0 / 1   *

Charlie Edinger

"Pop"

Charles Emanuel Edinger

(Americanadian)

6 / 0 / 1

George Pepper

* George Pepper

(KIFA 17nov42)

6 / 0 / 1

Joseph Emil Paul Larichelieree

* Joseph Emil Paul Laricheliere

(KIA 16aug40)

6 / 0 / 0   (all on 14 & 15aug40)

Johnny Walker

"Jimmy" "Johnny"

* James Arthur Walker

(KIA 8feb44)

6 / 0 / 0

Bill Atkinson

"Bill"

William Henry Isaac Atkinson

(Only Canadian Hellcat Ace
got last 3 FAA kills of WW2)
6.? - 3.33 / 2 / ?

Foss Boulton

Foss

Foss Henry Boulton

(POW 13may43)

6 - 5 / 4 / 3

John Neil

"Jack"

John William Neil

(POW 23aug44)

6 - 5 / 2 - 3 / 6

Beryl Boyle

"Beryl"

* John Greer Boyle

(KIA 28sep40)

5.58 / 0 / 0

Elmer Gaunce

"Elmer"

* Lionel Manley Gaunce

(KIA 19nov41)

5.5 / 3 / 6

Peter Engbrecht

(Air Gunner)

Peter Engbrecht

(Ruskadian)

5.5 / 2 / 0   *   *

Hugh Tamblyn

Hugh

* Hugh Norman Donald Tamblyn

(KIA 3apr41)

5.5 / 2 / 0

Robbie Robertson

"Robbie"

Graham David Robertson

5.5 / 1 / 2.5
Bob Hayward

"De Bub"

Robert Kitchener Hayward

(DSO, DFC)

5.5 / .25 / 5.5

JJ  "Jack"  Boyle

"Jack" "JJ"

John Joseph Boyle

(+ 2 / 0 / 0  OTG)

5.5 / 0 / 2

David Edward Ness

David Edward Ness

(+ 5 V-1's)

5.5 / 0 / 0

Howie Cleveland

"Howie"

Howard Douglas Cleveland

(+ 6.5 / 0 / 0  OTG)

5.5 / 0 / 0

Guy Mott

Guy Elwood Mott

5.5 / 0 / .33

David "Blackie" Williams

"Blackie"

David John Williams

5.5 / 0 / 0

Junior Fenwick

"Junior" "Babe"

* Harry Elmore Fenwick

(KIA 21jun44, by friendly fire)

5.5 - 4.5 / 2.5 / 7

Don Morrison

"Don"

Donald Robert Morrison

(POW 8nov42)

5.33 / 4.5 / 5

Doug Husband

"Hubby"

Douglas Franklin Husband

5.33 / 0 / 3

Dan Noonan

"Danny"

Daniel Edward Noonan

(Died 18jan2010)

5.25 / 0 / 0

Hedley Everard

"Snooks"

Hedley Joseph Everard

(POW 25dec44)

5.2 / 2 / 3

"Cam" Cameron

"Cam"

Gregory Donald Angus Tunnicliffe Cameron

5.2 / 1 / 3

Gordie "GR" McGregor

"Gordie" "GR" "Roy" "Rod"

Gordon Roy McGregor

(the oldest Cdn pilot in the BoB)
  5th kill a prob confirmed in '77)
5 / 2 / 5

Milt Jowsey

"Milt"

Milton Eardley Jowsey

(POW 22feb45)

5 / 1 / 3

Fred Murray

"Freddy" "Tom"

Frederick Thomas Murray

(POW 22feb45)

5 / 1 / 2.5

Al Smith

[aka Robert Malcolm Dunsford]

Albert Ivan Smith

5 / 0 / 4

Chuck "Maggie" Magwood

"Chuck" "Maggie"

Charles McLaughlin Magwood

5 / 0 / 3.5

Russ Bouskill

"Russ"

* Russell Reginald Bouskill

(KIA 2oct44)

5 / 0 / 3

"Bill"

* William Watson Downer

(KIFA 16apr44)

5 / 0 / 2

Yank Nelson

"Yank" "Bill"

* William Henry Nelson

(KIA 1nov40)

5 / 0 / 2

Phil Archer

* Phillip Leslie Irving Archer

(KIA 17jun43, Barbados born)

5 / 0 / 1

Mike Askey

"Mike"

* Michael William Hamilton Askey   

(KIA 28oct43)

5 / 0 / 1

Ralph Isaac Edward Britten

5 / 0 / 1

Gordon Lapp

"Gord"

Esli Gordon Lapp

5 / 0 / 1

Hiram Smith

"Hiram"

Forgrave Marshall Smith

(+ 1 Balloon)

5 / 0 / 0

Cobber Caine

"Cobber" "Johnny"

John Todd Caine

( + 15 / 0 / 7 OTG )

5 / 0 / 0

Bill Breithaupt

"Bright-Eyes"

* William Ranson Breithaupt

(KIA 12sep44)

5 / 0 / 0

Bob Day

"Bob"

Robert William Rouviere Day

(Spitfires / Pacific theater)

5 / 0 / 0

Mac Graham

"Mac"

Malcolm Grant Graham

5 / 0 / 0

Art Lawrence

"Art"

Arthur George Lawrence

5 / 0 / 0

Don Sheppard

"Don"

Donald John Sheppard

(Only Canadian Corsair Ace)

5 / 0 / 0

Jack Sheppard

"Jack"

Jackson Eddie Sheppard

5 / 0 / 0

     
Omer Levesque

"Trottle" Omer "Joe"

Joseph Auguste Omer Levesque

(POW 12feb42)
  1st Canadian to down a FW190)
4 / 0 / 0 (+1 / 0 / 0 in Korea) *

Denny Wilson

"Denny"

Clifford Denzel Woodrow Wilson

(+ 3 against REAF in 1948)

2 / .25 / 3

Jack Doyle

Black "Jack"

Joseph John Doyle

(+ 3 / 0 / 2 against REAF * )

2 / 0 / 0

     

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Friendly Ordinance (Beer Run to Normandy) by Ronald Wong
Friendly Ordinance (Beer Run to Normandy) by Ronald Wong

Factory Fresh Spitfire Mk IXe's make their way to the forward airfields of Normandy carrying kegs of beer. The English brewery of Heneger and Constable donated fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy, and someone came up with the idea of strapping the beer kegs to the underwings of the Spitfires that were being shipped to the forward airfields. The troops loved the freshly delivered, cold beer, but as with all good things, the British Ministry of Revenue and Excise stepped in and notified the brewery that it was in violation of the law by exporting beer without paying the taxes on it. And that was the end of that.
Read a short, first-hand account by Lloyd Berryman about the first beer run Johnnie Johnson's Canadian Wing ever did here. Lloyd does not remember the name of the 3rd pilot but says Murray Havers was in on the show.

 

Honorary Canadian Aces

Johnnie Johnson

"Johnny" (Johnnie)

James Edgar Johnson

(UK, + .5 / 0 / 0 OTG)

36.91 / 4 / 11.5  *

Bob Braham

"Bob"

John Randall Daniel Braham

(Emigrated to Canada after the war,
            POW 19jun44)
29 / 2 / 5   (19 at night)  *

Franz Stigler Franz Stigler

(Emigrated to Canada after the war,
               Luftwaffe)
28

Douglas Bader

"Dougie"

Douglas Robert Stewart Bader   *

(UK, POW 9aug41,
   had artificial legs)
21.83 / 6.33 / 11   *   *

Don Aldrich

"Don"

Donald Nathan Aldrich

(Chicago)

20

Duane Beeson

"Bee"

Duane Willard Beeson

(RAF Eagle
      POW 5apr44)
17.33 / 0 / 1   (+ 3.75 OTG)  *

John T Godfrey

"Johnny"

John Trevor Godfrey

(+ 18 OTG, POW 24aug44,
            Americanadian)
18 / 0 / 0

Kid Hofer

"Kid"

* Ralph Kidd Hofer

(KIA 2jul44)

15   (+ 14 OTG)

"Goody" Goodson

"Goody"

James Alexander Goodson

(Eagle, POW 20jun44,
      Americanadian)
15 - 14  (+ 15 - 13 OTG)

Don Blakeslee

"Don"

Donald James Mathew Blakeslee

(401 Sq., RAF Eagle & USAAF)

14.5

Pete Green

"Pete"

* Wilfrith Peter Green

(+ 13 V-1s, UK,
       KIFA 1mar45)
14   *

Charles Scherf

"Last-Trip"

Charles Curnow Scherf

(Australia,
  + 9 / 0 / 4  OTG or Water
14.5 / 0 / 0

Claude Weaver III

"Weavy"
      Youngest Allied Ace of WW2
* Claude Weaver III

(Oklahoma, POW 9sep42 -
     escaped but KIA 28jan44)
12.5 / 3 / 0

Mike Cooper-Slipper

"Mike"

Thomas Paul Michael Cooper-Slipper

(Emigrated to Canada after the war)

12 / 0 / 4

Clyde East

"Stonewall"

Clyde Bennet East

12 / ? / ?
Nicholas Megura

"Cowboy"

Nicholas Megura

(Ansonia, Connecticut)

11.83   (+ 3.75 OTG)

Louis Norley

"Red Dog"

Louis H. Norley

11.33
Jim Dalglish

James Buckingham Dalglish

9 / 0 / 6.5

Chris Magee

"WildMan""Maggie""Mad Man"
     cousin John wrote "High Flight"
Christopher Lyman Magee

(Black Sheep -
   flew for Isreal in 1948)
9    *

Crash Curry

"Crash"

John Harvey Curry

(Dallas, Texas)

7.33 / 2 / 4

Reade Tilley

Reade Franklin Tilley

(Florida) RAF Eagle

7 / 3 / 6

Slim Kilburn

"Slim"

Michael Plaistowe Kilburn

(Emigrated to Canada after the war)

6.5 / 0 / 4

Tex Vineyard

"Tex"

Merriwell William Vineyard

6 / ? / 1
Hank Zary

"Hank"

Henry Paul Michael Zary

(New York,
   + 0 / 0 / 2  OTG)
6 - 5 / 0 /3   *   * 

Tony Lee-Knight

"Tony"

* Roland Anthony Lee-Knight

(UK, MIA 27sep41, 403sq.)

5.5

"Polly"

John Layton Flinders

(Emigrated to Canada after the war)

5.33 / 0 / 0

Ed Gimbel

"Ed"

Edward Lester Gimbel

(Chicago,  MIA 4mar43,
  evaded, POW 16apr45)
5 / 1.5 / 1

Tex Barrick

"Tex"

John Frederick Barrick

(Sweatwater, Texas,
       17 sq. Burma)
5 / 1 / 1

Paul Johnson

* Paul Gilbert Johnson

(Bethel, Connecticut,
        KIA 18jul44)
5 / 0 / 4

Holly Hills

"Holly"

Hollis Harry Hills

(California, + 3 / 0 / 0 OTG)

5 / 0 / 1

Henry Bodien

"Joe"

Henry Erskine Bodien

(Emigrated to Canada after the war,
   became a Canadian citizen in '61)
5 / 0 / 1

Wladyslaw Gnys (PAF,AdLA)

(Emigrated to Canada after the war
        1st Allied air victory?)
5 ?   *   *

Murl Jasper

Murl "Jas"

Clarence Murl Jasper

(+ 3 V-1s, Ottawa, Kansas)
   + 3 / 0 / 0 OTG)
5 / 0 / 0 

Lou Luma

"Lou"

James Forrest Luma

(Helena, Montana,
     + 2 / 0 / 0 OTG)
5 / 0 / 0

Vic Cabas

"Vic"

Victor Nicholas Cabas

5 / 0 / 0
Gord Wonnacott

"Gord"

Gordon Wonnacott

5 - 4 / 0 / 0 - 1

Mike Judd

"Mike"

Michael Thomas Judd

(C/O of 143 Wing May-Oct '44
   + 0 / 0 / 1 OTG)
5 - 4 / 0 /  3

Whitey Dahl

"Whitey"

Harold Evans Dahl

(5+ ? during SCW)

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This incomplete list of "Honorary Canadian Aces" is made up of Aces who were in the RCAF at some time during WW2 (I've read that approximately 10% of the RCAF enlistments when WW2 started were Americans), and some that immigrated to Canada after the war. Johnny Johnson, Mike Judd and Douglas Bader however, commanded Canadian Wings and some were given "Honorary Canadian" status by the Canadians who served with them. In fact, Johnson even wore a "Canada" patch on the shoulder of his uniform.
Also, the scores shown represent career totals and may not be RCAF-service (or even ww2) specific. In the case of 'Whitey' Dahl, neither, but he did fly for the RCAF during ww2 (although not in a combat roll) and he was considered an Ace ... at least by the newspapers ;^)

What's a Canerican? Well, it's like an Americanadian except a Canerican was born in Canada and moved to the States & an Americanadian was born in the US and moved to Canada ... may or may not be an actual dual citizen. I made up these words (although I probably was not the 1st to do so) for people like myself who feel equally at home in either country. Americanadians & Canericans know who they are)

Also, in some cases I don't know the details of the claims (which are listed here on this page thus: destroyed, probably destroyed, damaged, then OTG stats if any) so I wouldn't fight any duels to the death over these numbers since there's just no way to be 100% sure. After all, I wasn't there. BUT, you can bet your @ss that we're digging up more details every day!

[click here to see a list of RAF & RCAF abbreviations / acronyms / slang]

And another thing ...
If you have a photo that's better than one you see here,
or better yet, a photo you don't see here, how about !?!
If you have corrections/additions/suggestions, feel free to click that link and suggest away.

THANKS

And Special Thanks to Janet & crew over at the Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Unit

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References (partial list) :

The Books : by
   
242 Squadron - the Canadian Years Hugh Halliday
The Tumbling Sky Hugh Halliday
Woody - A Fighter Pilot's Album Hugh Halliday
Typhoon & Tempest - the Canadian story Hugh Halliday
Canada's Air Forces Hugh Halliday
The Royal Canadian Air Force at War 1939-1945       Larry Milberry & Hugh Halliday
Air Aces Christopher Shores
Aces High 2nd Edition Christopher Shores & Clive Williams
Aces High Volume 2 Christopher Shores
Those Other Eagles Christopher Shores
2nd Tactical Air Force Christopher Shores
Duel For The Sky Christopher Shores
History Of The Royal Canadian Air Force Christopher Shores
Canadian Wing Commanders George Brown & Michael Lavigne
Kittyhawk Pilot Michael Lavigne & J F Edwards
Malta Spitfire George Beurling & Leslie Roberts
HERO - the Buzz Beurling Story Brian Nolan
Black Crosses off My Wingtip I. F. "Hap" Kennedy
All The Fine Young Eagles David L. Bashow
Winged Victory Johnnie Johnson & 'Laddie' Lucas
SPITFIRE - the Canadians Robert Bracken
SPITFIRE II - the Canadians Robert Bracken
They Shall Not Grow Old Les Allison & Harry Hayward
Fighter Aces of the RAF E. C. R. Baker
Lucky 13 Hugh Godefroy
High Blue Battle Dave McIntosh
Wings Of War Laddie Lucas
Terror in the Starboard Seat Dave McIntosh
An Illustrated History Of The RAF Roy Nesbit
Flying Under Fire William Wheeler
Above and Beyond Spencer Dunmore
The War In The Air Gene Gurney
Blue Skies Bill Olmsted
Hell Island Dan McCaffery
Spitfire Into Battle Duncan Smith
The Right Of The Line John Terraine
The Canadians At War Reader's Digest Books
the Royal Air Force   1939 - 1945 Chaz Bowyer
For Your Tomorrow Robert Farquharson
CFPA - We Few Allan Simpson   et al
CFPA - We Happy Few Lloyd Hunt   et al
CFPA - We Band of Brothers Lloyd Hunt   et al
CFPA - Our Lasting Bond Arthur Bishop   et al
The Splendid Hundred Arthur Bishop
Winged Combat Arthur Bishop
True Canadian HEROES IN THE AIR Arthur Bishop
the RCAF Overseas - Vols 1, 2 & 3 RCAF Historians et al
Aces, Warriors & Wingmen Wayne Ralph
Cross-Border Warriors Fred Gaffen
Canadians In The Royal Air Force Les Allison
We Were There - The RCAF and Others Jean E. Portugal
Canadas AirForce at War & Peace 1, 2 & 3 Larry Milberry
Sixty Years: the RCAF and CF 1924-1984
Larry Milberry
411 City of North York Squadron History John McClenaghan & Derek Blatchford
417 Squadron History Keith Robbins (edited)
418 Squadron History Arnold P. Vaughan
421 Squadron History 421 Squadron et. al.
426 Squadron History  
440 Squadron History Terry Strocel & Carl Vincent (edited)
441 Fighter Squadron Larry Milberry
126 Wing Donald Nijboer
2nd Tactical Air Force Christopher Shores
   

Many of these titles are available at CanAv books

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