RCAF

WETTLAUFER, John William

NAME WETTLAUFER John William
RANK Pilot Officer Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON 404 Buffalo Squadron
“ready to fight”
Group 18 RAF Coastal Command
Dallachy Airfield in Caithness
Squadron Markings EE
AGE 23 March 6, 1945 J 93696
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Green - Egham - Surrey
England.
Panel 281
PARENTS Jacob and Emma Wettlaufer - Burgessville
• John was born on October 19, 1921. He received his education at Wheatley Public School and Wingham
Collegiate.

Rayburn William Thomas Ulens

ULENS, Rayburn William Thomas

NAME ULENS Rayburn William Thomas
RANK Flight Sergeant Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON No. 226 Royal Air Force
“for country not for self”
2nd Tactical Air Force No. 2 Group
137 Wing
Swanton Morely in Norfolk
Squadron markings MQ
AGE 20 June 19, 1944 R 191540
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial.
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England.
Panel 255
PARENTS Gordon and Gertrude Ulens - London
• Rayburn was born in Corbett on April 30, 1923 and he was employed as a truck driver before he enlisted.

Burton Orval Brophey

BROPHEY, Burton Orval

NAME BROPHEY Burton Orval
RANK Sergeant Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON No. 15 Royal Air Force
“aim sure”
Group 3 Bomber Command
Mildenhall in Suffolk
Squadron markings LS A
AGE 19 March 26, 1944 R 191541
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Greeen – Edham - Surrey
England.
Panel 255
PARENTS Arthur and Vera Brophey - Parkhill
• Burton was born in the County of Middlesex (McGillivray Township) on July 5, 1924.
• He was a farmer prior to his enlistment and he enjoyed baseball and swimming.

George Talbot Schwalm

SCHWALM, George Talbot

NAME SCHWALM George Talbot
RANK Flying Officer Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON 412 “Falcon” Squadron
“swift to avenge”
83 Group RAF Fighter Command
No. 126 Wing 2nd Tactical Air Force
Cristot Airfield - France
Squadron markings VZ
AGE 23 August 12, 1944 J 28375
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England
Panel 248
MOTHER Virginia Schwalm - Tottenham
• George was born on April 10, 1921 in Toronto.
• He grew up playing rugby and baseball and enjoyed target shooting.

RCAF

McQUILLIN, George Andrew

NAME McQUILLIN George Andrew
RANK Flying Officer Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON No. 426 “Thunderbird”
“on wings of fire”
Group 6 RAF Bomber Command
Dishforth Airfield in Yorkshire
Squadron Markings OW
AGE 34 January 14, 1943 J / 10550
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England
Panel 174
PARENTS William and Annie McQuillin - Saskatchewan
SISTER Beatrice McQuillin - St. Helens
• George was from Lucknow and was born on November 11, 1908.

George Thomas King

KING, George Thomas

NAME KING George Thomas
RANK Flight Sergeant / Royal Canadian Air Force
Air Observer
SQUADRON No. 1 Operational Training Unit
Group 17 RAF Coastal Command
Silloth Airfield in Cumberland
AGE 25 May 24, 1942 F / 90192
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England
Panel 105
MOTHER Mrs. Adella King - Wingham
• George was born on August 10, 1916 and all his schooling took place at Wingham Public School and
Wingham High School. He was at high school from 1931-36 and was an honours student.

Leslie James Adair

ADAIR, Leslie James

NAME ADAIR Leslie James
RANK Warrant Officer 1st / Royal Canadian Air Force
Air gunner
SQUADRON No. 156 Pathfinder
“we light the way”
Group 8 RAF Bomber Command
Warboys Airfield in Huntingtonshire
Squadron Markings GT
AGE 21 January 3, 1944 R / 133591
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England
Panel 253
PARENTS Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Adair of Wingham
• Leslie was born in Ottawa on October 29, 1922 and when living in Wingham he lived on Josephine Street.

RCAF

McCALLUM, Albert Robert

NAME McCALLUM Albert Robert
RANK Flight Lieutenant Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON No. 119 Royal Air Force Coastal Command
“by night and day”
Group 19
Pembroke Dock in Pembrokeshire
AGE 23 December 15, 1942 J / 7070
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial
EngleField Green – Egham - Surrey
England
Panel 99
PARENTS Gordon and Jean McCallum of Palmerston
• Albert was born in Parry Sound on January 29, 1919. He was educated in both Parry Sound and in Sarnia.

RCAF

HAWKINS, John David

NAME               HAWKINS     John David     J / 16775
RANK               Flying Officer / Navigator     Royal Canadian Air Force
SQUADRON    No. 405 “Eagle” "City of Vancouver" Squadron                                                                                         RAF Pathfinder Group 
                         “we lead”
                         Group 8 RAF Bomber Command
                         Gransden Lodge Airfield in Bedfordshire

John Garfield Spier

SPEIR, John Garfield

NAME SPEIR John Garfield
RANK Flying Officer Royal Canadian Air Force.
SQUADRON No. 207 Squadron Royal Air Force.
“always prepared”
Group 5 RAF Bomber Command.
Bottesford in Leicestershire.
Squadron Markings EM O
AGE 21 August 11, 1943 J 5136.
MEMORIAL Runnymede Memorial.
Englefield Green – Egham - Surrey
England.
Panel 190.
WIFE Jean Speir - London, England / Toronto
PARENTS John and Amy Speir - Toronto.