At first this blog was about a Canadian destroyer I had never heard about.
Then it was about how some sailors were rescued when the ship was torpedoed and a few were rescued by HMCS Haida.
In July 2009, my wife’s uncle said in a family reunion that he was among them.
That’s almost all he said about his ordeal adding he was a stoker.
Then relatives of sailors who were aboard HMCS Athabaskan on that faithful night started to contact me. Some were the sons of sailors taken prisoners, and they had photos to share.
One relative was Jim L’Esperance’s son who has shared all he had about his father. He had these two pictures of the sailors who were taken prisoners.
It will be hard to identify who is who until more people find this blog except for Gérard Tourangeau (6) and Jim L’Esperance (1).
To be continued later after I approve this comment…
The Mystery of AB William Dearl Trickett, Stoker (1st Class), HMCS Athabaskan G07
I thought you might be interested in a little project I’m working on especially in the light of the 75th anniversary of the sinking of G07 next year on Apr 29, 2019. Also, I’m trying to track down more information on my Great Uncle and the possible whereabouts of his missing Wartime Logbook.
About RCAF 404 Squadron
The links that were found on 404 Squadron don’t work anymore. This is a tribute from Vintage Wings.
Something I wrote a long time ago and wished a relative would contact me…
A Memory Stirred
HMCS Esquimalt – 16 April 1945
Prepared by Gerry Madigan
… is dedicated to the memory of the men and women who served on Canada’s East Coast in Nova Scotia during the Second World War.
There are many remarkable stories, largely untold, that recount their service, sacrifice and place in our Country’s history.
Some are of tragic loss, and others of boundless courage, devotion to duty and of valour too.
Now some 70+ years later… it’s A Time To Remember.
When I wrote the first part of my review of the book “In for a Penny, In for a Pound : The Adventures and Misadventures of a Wireless Operator in Bomber Command” written by Howard Hewer, I had never written a book review before, so I suppose I can now say “Welcome to my second […]
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