Commanding Officers of 429 Sqn 1942-46

 

 

 

 

 

NAME

DATES of COMMAND

COMMENTS

 

 

W/C J.A.P. Owen (RAF)

 

 

07 Nov 42 31 May 43

 

 

The troops called him JAP because of his initials

 

 

W/C J.L. Savard DFC

 

 

01 Jun 43 22 Jun 43

 

 

KIA: One of the youngest W/C's killed in Bomber Command in 1943. He was 22 yrs old.

 

W/C J.A. Piddington (Can/RAF)

 

28 Jun 43 27 Jul 43

 

KIA

 

 

W/C J.D. Pattison DFC

 

 

30 Jul 43 02 Mar 44

 Injured by an incendary on 2 Mar 44

S/L D. Kenny

03 Mar 44 - 31 Apr 44

Acting CO

 

 

W/C A.F. Avant

DFC

 

 

01 May 44 10 Oct 44

Youngest W/C in Bomber Command at age 21.

 Injured in air test crash on 13 Jul 44 spent rest of tour in body cast.

 

 

W/C R.L. Bolduc

 

 

11 Oct 44 09 Apr 45

 

 

  

W/C E.H. Evans

  

10 Apr 45 31 May 45

 

 

 

W/C J. Comar

DFC and Bar

 

26 Sep 45 01 Jun 46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: Bomber Commmand War Diaries, Reap the Whirlwind, Crucible of War: RCAF Official History, RCAF Squadron Histories and Aircraft 1924-1968, Thunderbirds at War: Diary of a Bomber Squadron