433 Squadron (RCAF) 6 Group Skipton-on-Swale

W/O John Bradley Johnstone

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Source: www.legionmagazine.com/en/lastpost/ and family sources.


This photo and statistics were dated Friday, May 4th, 1945.

Back Row
WOP        R209387        W/O  Johnstone, J.B. (Brad)   Trips  9     Hours 63         (Apr 10/44) 10-4-44
MU           R254367         F/S     Powell, W.H. (Wally)   Trips 10    Hours 70         (May 3/44)   3-5-44
RG           R267389        F/S      Campbell, C.C.            Trips 10     Hours 71        (May 3/44)   3-5-44
FE            R1 818015    Sgt       Enser, M.G. (Martin)     Trips  9      Hours 65        No Date Given
Front Row
AB             R183923    W/O       Plaskett, M.S. (Stan)    Trips 9     Hours 63       (Mar 25/44)  25-3-44
P                J35635        F/O      Christensen, , R.A. (Chris)    Trips 10     Hours 69        (Nov 1/43)  1-11-43 
N                R209315    F/S         Edwards, I. (Ed)                           Trips  9        Hours 63      (Mar 30/44) 30-3-44 *
* Edwards I. (Ed), was not the crew's original Navigator he replaced Jeenes, B. (Bill)  

brad johnstone

John Bradley "Brad" Johnstone

Oct. 6, 1923 - Feb. 16, 2006

Brad Johnstone, a young man from Barrie, Ontario signed up at age 19 and joined the R.A . Christensen crew. The photo below is provided courtesy of Dianne Johnstone-Newton, daughter of John Bradley Johnstone.

John Bradley "Brad" Johnstone

(Past Master of Mimosa Lodge A.F. & A.M. 576 Toronto, Life member of Corinthian Lodge A.F. & A.M. 96 Barrie, received 50 year service pin 2004) Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie on Thursday February 16, 2006 in his 83rd year. Beloved husband of Irene (nee Newton) of Innisfil. Loving father of Dianne Newton and her husband Larry, Brian and his wife Carolyn and Jeff. Brad is predeceased by his daughter Karen and by his son John Bradley. Dear grandpa of Jennifer, Paul, Vienna-Marie, Tyler, Richard and Nancy. Great grandpa of Jonathon, Joshua, Justin, Marcus and Bryan. Brad is survived by his brother Bob and his wife Marj. Predeceased by his sister Ethel and his brother Elwood. Friends may call at the Innisfil Funeral Home, 7910 Yonge Street (Stroud) (705) 431-1717, on Sunday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. A funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday, February 20th at 11:00a.m. Followed by cremation. A Masonic service will be held under the auspices of Corinthian Lodge. As your expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Royal Victoria Hospital Cancer Care Centre. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family at bradjohnstone@innisfilfuneralhome.ca

Obituary courtesy of the Barrie Examiner

Note: Brad Johnstones's wife Irene Hannah also served in the RCAF during WW2 as an Instrument Mechanic.