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RCAF Station Medicine Hat

General Information

Base / Station:   Medicine Hat

Province: Alberta

Dates of Operation or Period of Information:  1941-44

Units: 

Aircraft Flown:

  • Harvard,
  • Lysander,
  • Oxford,
  • Tiger Moth

Commanding Officers: 

  • Group Captain C A. Ellis at station opening

Financial Impact:

Date / Reason for Closure:  17 November 1944, reduced need for aircrew

RCAF Aerodrome Medicine Hat, Alberta.
Image from the
RCAF Pilots Manual of Aerodromes and Seaplane Bases
circa 1942.

Current Status: civilian airfield, 2 runways still active, others exist, some taxiways and ramp, some hangar foundations and 1 base building

Location – Google Map

Photo Gallery

Memorial Plaque, Medicine Hat Airport.
Facebook Photo from David Gale
Back of Memorial Plaque, Medicine Hat Airport.
Facebook Photo from David Gale

Station Magazine
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Fatalities

This list was compiled from the entries in the Daily diaries of No. 34 Service Flying Training School and other sources.  The list likely does not include all fatalities of personnel who died while stationed at RCAF Station Medicine Hat, and likely includes some errors. Currently this list contains 48 personnel.

28 April 1941

  • F/O Alexander Francis Michael MacLean
  • LAC Eric Walton

16 May 1941

  • LAC Stanley Knight Yeomans

23 May 1941

  • P/O Robert Edward Sears
  • LAC Colin Higson Wylde

3 July 1941

  • LAC Bernard Albert Belcher
  • F/O Bertram Charles Hollins Simms

16 July 1941

  • LAC Donald Leslie Kennedy
  • F/L Phineas John Lea
  • F/O Allen Alexander Purkiss-Ginn

16 September 1941

  • LAC Barrington Vincent Castle

8 December 1941

  • LAC James Pryor

8 January 1942

  • P/O George Forrester Squire Mackie
  • LAC Alexander Ward Robinson

22 January 1942

  • P/O John Green Hoar
  • LAC Eric Thomas Markham

13 February 1942

  • LAC Jack Arthur Fox

15 May 1942

  • LAC George William Martin Duncan
  • LAC Archibald Athron Ford

31 May 1942

  • Cpl Rene Leprou

15 November 1942

  • LAC Donald Charles Stacey

11 or 12 March 1943

  • AC1 Michael Barry Fowler

23 March 1943

  • LAC Colin Thomas Cooper
  • LAC Denis Gerard DeGryse
  • LAC Andrew Thomas Kidd
  • P/O Andrew William Joseph Grellis

24 March 1943

  • LAC Peter David Sim Moodie

29 March 1943

  • Sgt Harvey Kenneth Dexter

27 April 1943

  • LAC Leonard Edward Genower
  • Sgt William Stevenson Stanbury

12 June 1943

  • LAC Julius Sabik

26 June 1943

  • LAC James Richard Wright

6 July 1943

  • LAC John Russell Allen

11 September 1943

  • F/O Kenneth Robert Taylor

19 October 1943

  • P/O Donald Wilson Hanham
  • LAC Sydney Gordon Taylor

3 November 1943

  • LAC Dennis Elliot

3 December 1943

  • P/O Johnnes Lambertus Sluyter

12 December 1943

  • F/Sgt Bohuslav Prihoda

9 January 1944

  • Sgt Thomas Dick
  • Sgt Frederick George Mallin

17 January 1944

  • Sgt Joseph Maurice Andre Adelin G. Lanis

2 March 1944

  • LAC Robin Coates Miller

12 June 1944

  • P/O Edward Lockhart Overton
  • LAC Julius Van Rillaer

20 June 1944

  • Cpl Alan Wooley

1 July 1944

  • F/Sgt William Bruce MacKay
  • Sgt Alexander Norman Bird

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