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MacQuoid, Raymond Charles

Date of birth:
April 11th, 1918
Date of death:
April 1st, 1943 (St. Pierre, France)
Buried on:
Canadian War Cemetery Dieppe
Plot: H. Grave: 34.
Service number:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)


F/O Raymond MacQuoid was killed during operation Rhuharb. German AA fire hit the ammunition box in his wing, which blew the whole wing from the plane. MacQuoid's Hurrican crashed on the ground, instantly killing the pilot.

1940: Royal Canadian Air Force
21 January 1942: Emergency landing at Gatwick Airport.
19 August 1942: Emergency landing after missions over Dieppe.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
Pilot's Flying Badge
Second World War (1939-1945)
Flying Officer
No. 414 (Sarnia Imperials) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
Awarded on:
January 1943
Awarded for:
Operation Jubilee
"During the Battle of Dieppe on 19th August 1942, this officer accompanied his Flight Commander on two low reconnaissances over the approaches to the battle area. During the second of these he showed great skill and complete disregard for personal safety in strafing anti-aircraft positions to protect the Flight Commander. In so doing, he silenced several guns, inflicted numerous casualties and damaged an RDF station. In this action his aircraft was badly damaged but with defective engine he returned to base and made a successful crash landing."
Mentioned in Dispatches