Junius Lyman Edward Hokan was born in St. Catherines, Ontario, on 4th March, 1922. He invented a navigational device for bomber pilots and is believed to have been the RCAF's first Canadian-born black pilot.
Michael Joseph 'Joe' Sunstrum was born in Markinch, Saskatchewan on 11th September, 1922. He was the second child of Samuel Henry Sunstrum and Mary Frances Sunstrum (nee Cameron).
On 5th February 1941, Flying Officer Lewis's Hawker Hurricane (P3920) was hit and the engine caught fire. He radioed his position and baled out of his burning aircraft, but sadly, lost his life in the icy waters of the English Channel.
On 18th March 1944, 403 squadron RCAF, lost Flying Officer Richard Wright Denison, an experienced pilot on his second tour of operations..
Robert was with 416 squadron while they were at Redhill in the Autumn of 1942 and then moved with them to RAF Kenley only two days before he lost his life flying Spitfire Vb EP493, on the 3rd February, 1943
On 16th February 1943, an afternoon fighter sweep (Rodeo 170) turned into a disaster for Kenley's Canadian wing.
On 17th January, 1943, No.402 Squadron, RCAF, paid a terrible price when they headed across the Channel on a fighter sweep, (Rodeo 151), with No.401 and No.412 squadrons - three pilots missing.
Frank Cooper McWiliams was born on the 23rd April 1922 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan. He was the son of William McWilliams, an Irishman, and Mary, his wife, who was English.
George Rawson Brown was the son of Walter George Brown, a merchant, and Marjorie Brown (nee. Holland) of Bartonville, Ontario. Both of his parents were born in England but had taken Canadian citizenship. He had one sister, also called Marjorie.
Gerald Peabody MacKay was born 24th October, 1918, in Sweetsburg, Quebec, the only child of Donald Russell MacKay, a dentist, and Alice Maud Peabody.
Hugh Edward McGraw was born 5th January, 1920, at Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Ivors Russell Forster was born 21st June 1921, in St. Catherine's, Ontario.
Lewis Cameron Rowe was born on 22nd February, 1922, the son of William Edgar Rowe and his wife, Viola May Rowe. He had three sisters and the family lived in St.Thomas, Ontario, and attended the Disciples of Christ Church there.
"In all his actions he exemplified the highest ideals of the RCAF and the people of Pouce Coupe may well be proud of his record."
On 5th October 1942, Pilot Officer Robert Gordon Riddell died in a training accident after only two days with 401 squadron RCAF.
On 15th May 1943, 403 squadron R.C.A.F. lost two more young pilots while escorting a bombing mission to Poix. Pilot Officer William Thompson Lane, flying Spitfire BR986, was shot down in a dogfight at around 5 p.m.
On 4th April 1943, 403 squadron were in action escorting Flying Fortresses returning from bombing the Renault factory at Billancourt, Paris.
On 15th January, 1943, 401 squadron RCAF, flying from Kenley, lost Sergeant Pilot William Kennedy Ferguson.
On the 23rd November, he was taking part in cloud formation flying practice with Sgt. L. J. Burke when they entered low cloud and flew into the side of Titsey Hill near Woldingham.
Walter Alfred Hayes was born in Armstrong, British Columbia, the son of Newman Alfred and Alice Amelia Hayes. He worked as a farm hand before enlisting in May 1941.
At 10am, on the 20th December, James Lambert took off from Kenley with his squadron on Ramrod 375, under the command of W/C Godefroy. When they reached Merville, they were attacked by 18 Me.109s and 20 FW.190s - a huge dogfight ensued.
The 13th March 1943, turned out to be unlucky for Kenley's 403 squadron, RCAF. They were detailed to escort sixty Flying Fortresses on a bombing raid to the marshalling yards at Amiens..
John Clarke Fee was born in Toronto, Canada, on 23rd May, 1915, the son of Thomas James Fee and Margery Workman Fee (nee Clarke).