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Hi, just a thought, you mentioned James H. McD. MacKinnon in one of your letters, he was my Father. Do you have any more information of him? He was killed on the 23rd march 1945.
Thanks for your time,
I asked Patricia for more information about her father to help us find more if possible.
Hello Pierre, re James Mackinnon joined 127 Squadron February 1942 at St. Jean, Palestine; posted to 203 Group at Heliopolis, Egypt as a flying instructor; nco-136602 officer-106816; posted to 213 Squadron in mid 44.
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J. Huntly M. MacKinnon, Flight Lieutenant, Royal Air Force, son of Sheriff J. A. R. MacKinnon, Dundee, was born on 15th September 1920. Entering Watson’s in 1926, he left in 1934 to enter Fettes College and thereafter took up farming as a career. Joining the R.A.F. in 1940, he served in Fighter Command in the Middle Fast, France and Italy. He was killed in action on 2 3rd March 1945 on a sortie into Yugoslavia.
MACKINNON, JAMES HUNTLY MACDONALD
- Rank: Flight Lieutenant
- Trade: Pilot
- Service No: 106816
- Date of Death: 23/03/1945
- Age: 24
- Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 213 Sqdn.
- Grave Reference 5. A. 8.
- Cemetery BELGRADE WAR CEMETERY
Son of James Alexander Rudolf MacKinnon, M.A., LL.B. Sheriff of Dundee and Patricia MacDonald MacKinnon, of Forfar, Angus.