454 and 459 RAAF Squadrons
Radar Technician Henry FLYNN
454 RAAF Squadron
Service No. 177798 (RCAF)
Date of Birth: 09 Mar 1917
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment: 25 Jun 1942
Date of Discharge: 18 Oct 1945
Rank: Radar Technician
The Following collections of photographs and memorabilia artifacts were generously posted to the Association by Henry Flynn's daughter Maureen.
The Association would like to express our thanks and appreciation for Maureen's valuable contribution. More of the pictured documents are being scanned and will be posted shortly on the website.
The following history was provided by Flynn's daughter
Graduated form University of British Columbia in Feb 1943 (basic radio course)
Mar-July 1943, No. 31 Radio School, RAF Clinton, Ontario
Basic air ground RADAR
Graduated Sept. 1943 from the United States Naval Air Technical Training Center Ward Island, Texas. (just offshore from Corpus Christi)
3cm air RADAR, 10cm air RADAR
From Jan 1944 to Mid. 1944, joined 454 RAAF Squadron (Berka III Benghazi, Libya, North Africa)
ASV Mark II, Baltimore aircraft.
Mid. 1944 to Mar. 1945, joined 459 RAAF Squadron (Berka III Benghazi, Libya, North Africa)
ASV Mark II, IFF
March 1945 - Aug 1945, joined 107 M.U. RAF, Recovery and reconstruction of 3cm radars from damaged aircraft Canal Zone, Great Bitter Lake, Egypt
Aug. 1945 - Boarded the troop transport MV Britannia at Port Said for Liverpool England, then home to Canada.