415 Squadron Association
F/O Neil Conner describes how he became an Amputee
WWll Veteran Neil Conner served in Bomber Command as a navigator with 415 Squadron, 6 Group, RCAF. He was assigned to F/O McFadden's crew, which flew 13 operational missions before being shot down on 05 January 1945 during a night raid on Hannover. Of the seven member crew, only four members successfully parachuted. They were all captured however F/O Connor had been seriously injured This interview, taped shortly before Neil passed away on June 10, 2012 describes how he was injured and lost his leg below the knee after his Halifax bomber was shot down over Germany. After the war, he devoted many years of service to the Ottawa Branch of The War Amps. Video
Pilot Officer Heffernan Story
As the 75th Anniversary of the Squadron’s formation approaches, the 415 Squadron Association announces the arrival of 415 Squadron ties. These dark blue ties with the swordfish motif are identical to the original ties that were purchased by the Squadron in the 1970s. The last ties of the original batch were presented by Fred Walton (415 Executive Officer) to Colonel Parent (Base Commander CFB Summerside) and Gord Forbes (Base Administrative Officer CFB Summerside) in July 1981. For the first time in over 35 years these distinctive ties are once more available for purchase. The Association has acquired a lot of 50 ties of which 18 have already been reserved. While supply lasts, ties are available for $30 plus shipping fees. If you are interested please go to the Association Kit Shop.
Warrant Officer Fredrick “Freddie” Dorken. Story
WWII Veteran Douglas Sample recalls a tragic accident that occurred by chance on 21 August 1944, which had a huge impact on 415 Squadron. Click Here
REMEMBERING DON HUNT
One of the few remaining 415 veterans of World War Two, Don Hunt, has passed away at the age of 93. He was a resident at Veterans Wing of the Parkview Hospital located in London, Ontario. In 2012 a short story was posted on this website in which Don recounted some of his experiences while he flew as an Air Gunner on a Halifax Crew flying from East Moor (see story).
29 March 2016
SQUADRON TIES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE