Warrant Officer Second Class – Wireless Operator/Air Gunner William Clyde Forbes

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March 3/4, 1943

18 Halifaxes from 408 and 419 Squadron were joined by 60 Wellingtons from 420, 424, 425, 426, 427, 428, and 429 Squadrons on an attack at Hamburg. The crews were over the target at between 14,000 and 20,000 feet, releasing 133,000 lbs of high explosives and 128,000 lbs of incendiaries. According to reports, the attack was not accurate with some damage being caused.

P/O J. Gauthier RCAF and crew, from 425 Squadron, flying Wellington III BK-344 coded KW-B, failed to return from this operation.

P/O J. Glassberg RCAF

W/O2 J. Dugal RCAF

W/O2 W. Forbes RCAF

W/O2 J. Lanctin RCAF

Sgt J. Audy RCAF

All were killed.

Forbes

Photo of William Clyde Forbes – William Clyde Forbes, son of Clyde F. Forbes and May Forbes(Chauvin) affectionatly known as Buster by his family,was on his ninth mission, when he and five others lost their lives. May we all remember; the price of freedom, and cheerish the gift of life!

In memory of
W.O.II W.Op./Air Gnr.
William Clyde Forbes
March 3, 1943

Military Service:

Service Number: R/83127
Force: Air Force
Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force
Division: 425 Squadron

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