Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Harry Frederic Swan Royal Canadian Air Force
Harry Frederic Swan Flight Sergeant R/118366 235 Squadron, RCAF August 27, 1922 Vancouver, British Columbia August 15, 1941 Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC 18 5 feet 8¼ inches Dark Brown Dark Brown Single Student Church of England Harry Frederic Swan (Father) Vancouver BC May 4, 1943 20 Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Panel 185.
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Following his training in Canada Flight Sergeant Swan went overseas, disembarking in the United Kingdom on October 10, 1942. He was assigned to Operational Training Units #60 and #132 between November 2, 1942 and March 3, 1943. He was then assigned to 404 RCAF Squadron between March 3 and March 16, 1943 before being taken on strength with 235 RAF Squadron at RAF Station Leuchars, Fife, on the east coast of Scotland, on April 14, 1943. On May 4, 1943, he was the pilot of Beaufighter VI JK 817 that departed RAF Leuchars on anti shipping operations off Norway. Sergeant Dennis Wilsmore Hagan, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, of Beckenham, Kent was the navigator. The aircraft failed to return to base and was was presumed to have been lost at sea. The two bodies were never recovered. Both members of the crew are listed on the Runnymede Memorial. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial lists Flight Sergeant Harry Frederic Swan having died at 18. Dates of birth, enlistment, and death from his military record indicate he died at the age of 20.