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

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The Following collections of photographs and memorabilia artifacts were generously posted to the Association by Henry Flynn's daughter Maureen.

Henry Flynn Toronto 1943 - 2
Henry Flynn Toronto 1943 - 1
Nigeria 1943
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The Desert Lily Berka III
Nov 3rd, 1943
Pyramids 1944
Gambut Jan 1944 - Group of Aussie friends
Direct hit on ammunition dump Berka III
Benghazi Libya 1944 - 3
Hennry Flynn Benghazi April 1944 on the way to the dentist with two local children
Benghazi Libya 1944 - 4
Baltimore aircraft - 454 Ground support group - Henry Flynn on Left wing  #3 in
Benghazi Libya 1944 - 2
Benghazi 1944 454 Sqn
Battery charging unit 459
Benghazi Libya 1944 - 1
After the storm
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Home to Toronto Sep 1945
Christmas Greetings 1944

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.

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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

  • IFF

 

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

  •  Altimeters, IFF

 

From Jan 1944 to Mid. 1944, joined 454 RAAF Squadron (Berka III Benghazi, Libya, North Africa)

  • ASV Mark II, Baltimore aircraft.

  • IFF

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.

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