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Carson Layton Logan
Carson Layton Logan Warrant Officer Class II R/104197 Royal Canadian Air Force February 26, 1922 Stanley, Cumberland Co., NS July 4, 1941 Halifax, NS March 9, 1944 22 Runnymede Memorial Panel 254 Commemorated on page 367 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 5 Warrant Officer Logan was the son of James Hugh Logan and Elizabeth Mary (Lawther) Logan of Nappan Station, Cumberland Co., NS. Prior to enlistment, Carson was a student at Dalhousie University. While training in Canada he completed the Observer School at Rivers, Manitoba in September 1942. While stationed at RCAF Greenwood he was a member of the crew that received commendations from Air Command at Halifax and the US Coast Patrol for “devotion to duty” when, as navigator, he charted an exact location of a drifting lumber barge, enabling the US Coast Patrol to rescue seven men. He proceeded overseas, disembarking in the UK on March 17, 1943. While serving in England, Warrant Officer Logan and another member of the crew saved the life of their pilot, in September, 1943 when their aircraft crashed into the North Sea. The pilot was unconscious and the two crew members were able to extract him from the sinking aircraft and into their rubber dinghy. In November 1943, on another flight the crew of eight was forced down in Portugal because of bad weather and exhausted fuel supply. They escaped and were able to return to the United Kingdom in December, 1943. Warrant Officer Logan was then assigned to No 5 Operational Training Unit at RAF Turnberry in January 1944. On March 9, 1944 while on temporary duty with the Royal Navy and aboard the Corvette HMS Asphodel he was lost as sea when the ship was torpedoed and sunk while defending a convoy.