416 RCAF Squadron
spitfire
416
Canadian Forces Photo PL 26651
Front row: Palmer, James, Boulais, Fraser, McCrae, Rainville, Hayworth,
Lundberg, Maranda, Eskow, St George, Scott
Second row: Greenman, Mason, Patterson, Cuthbertson, Borland, McFadden,
Noonan, S/L Green, Prentice, Campbell, Gould, Harling, Farquarson.
Atop the aircraft is Tafuro.

The photo above was taken at RAF Station Kenley in Surrey in October 1943.


Start Date Wing and Station Commander
22-Nov-41 14 Group, Peterhead Aberdeen S/L P C Webb
9-Mar-42 new commander S/L L V Chadburn
17-Jul-42 11 Group, Martlesham Heath Suffolk S/L L V Chadburn
23-Sep-42 11 Group, Redhill Surrey S/L L V Chadburn
8-Jan-43 new commander S/L F H Boulton
22-Jan-43 11 Group, Kenley Surrey S/L F H Boulton
8-Jan-43 new commander S/L F H Boulton POW replaced by S/L R W McNair
29-May-43 12 Group, Wellingore Lincolnshire S/L R W McNair
7-Jun-43 12 Group, Digby Lincolnshire S/L R W McNair
19-Jun-43 new commander S/L F E Grant
9-Aug-43 11 Group, Merston Sussex S/L F E Grant
29-Aug-43 new commander S/L R H Walker
19-Sep-43 12 Group, Wellingore Lincolnshire S/L R H Walker
19-Sep-43 12 Group, Digby Lincolnshire S/L R H Walker
20-Oct-43 new commander S/L F E Green
12-Feb-44 127 Airfield, Kenley Surrey S/L F E Green
16-Apr-44 127 Wing, Tangmere West Sussex S/L F E Green
16-Jun-44 127 Wing, B.2 Bazenville Normandy S/L F E Green
29-Jun-44 new commander S/L F E Green WND replaced by S/L J F McElroy
28-Aug-44 127 Wing, B.26 Iliers l'Eveque Normandy S/L J F McElroy
22-Sep-44 127 Wing, B.68 Beauvechain Belgium S/L J F McElroy
30-Sep-44 127 Wing, B.82 Grave Netherlands S/L J F McElroy
23-Oct-44 127 Wing, B.58 Melsbroek Belgium S/L J F McElroy
1-Nov-44 new commander S/L J D Mitchner
3-Nov-44 127 Wing, B.56 Evere Belgium S/L J D Mitchner
2-Mar-45 127 Wing, B.90 Petit Brogel Belgium S/L J D Mitchner
31-Mar-45 127 Wing, B.78 Eindhoven Netherlands S/L J D Mitchner
11-Apr-45 127 Wing, B.100 Goch Germany S/L J D Mitchner
14-Apr-45 127 Wing, B.114 Diepholz Germany S/L J D Mitchner
26-Apr-45 127 Wing, B.154 Soltau Germany S/L J D Mitchner
2-Jul-45 127 Wing, B.152 Fassberg Germany S/L J D Mitchner
2-Jul-45 126 Wing, B.174 Utersen Germany S/L J D Mitchner
16-Jan-46 new commander S/L S H Straub
21-Mar-46 squadron disbanded

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