Remembering Flying Officer Peter McCartney DFC

RCAF 404 Squadron is all about remembering.

I have not written that much on my blog which is a ressurection of a Website created a few years ago about RCAF 404 Squadron.

Using Wayback Machine I was able to retrieve almost all the information and photos.

There was one photo that was not there. This one was shared today by the son of Flying Officer Peter McCartney seen on the left with his pilot.

Mike Miles never knew his father. He father died on March 8, 1945. This is the information I had found but never followed up on it.

Bristol Beaufighter, NV427, March 8, 1945
Pilot: Flt Lt R.C. Ridge (DFC), J/24425, RCAF, Augusville, Manitoba, Canada
Navigator: P/O P. McCartney (DFC), 187955, RAFVR, North Cheam, Surrey, United Kingdom

Aircraft target was 6 ships that were located and sheltered under high cliff walls in a narrow fjord located south of Vindspol, Midgulen, Norway. During the attack the aircraft was hit by shipborne-flak and crashed, the crew was never found and are listed as Missing in Action.

Mike Miles has shared more information about his father.

To be continued…