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Sgt Frank L Frank, Pilot, R.C.A.F.

I am indebted to Mrs Marion Clarke (Nee McIntosh) for her personal contribution to the site and for adding a little more information on Frank.

"Frank and his family lived next to us in the 30's. His sister, Babs and I were friends. The family eventually moved to Windsor, Ontario. Babs and I corresponded regularly until her death four years ago. (1999.)

It was while Frank was in Souris, Manitoba that he came to see us. My mother was born in Souris.

Frank was stationed in bases close to Regina so were were able to visit. His bases were in Yorkton, Regina, Fort William, Ontario and then back to Yorkton. 

Frank joined the RCAF as a a trainee pilot August 1942.

No.8 Manning Depot, Souris, Manitoba  Jan 43 - 1 March 43
No. 11 Service Flying Training School, Yorkton, Sask,  1 Mar 43 - 20 Mar 43
No.2 ITS Regina, Sask, 20 Mar 43 - 28 May 43 (LAC)
No.2 EFTS, Fort William, Ont, 28 May 43 - 26 Jul 43
No. 11 Service Flying Training School, Yorkton, Sask, 28 Jul 43 - 11 Nov 43 (Wings)
No.1 "Y" Depot, Halifax, NS, 27 Nov 43 - ?
No.1 OTS, Domaine Esterel, St Marquuerite, Quebec.
No.1, "Y" Depot Lachine, Quebec, 28 Feb 44 - 14 Mar 44
No.3 AGTS, Three Rivers, Quebec, 14 Mar 44 - 31 Mar 44
Arr Glasgow 4 Apr 44.

"He was posted to a station in England for a while and then was sent back to Scotland. There he was stationed, Elgin, Macduff and other places around there"

We had a great time together. He was a wonderful man. We never talked much about the future we were happy with the present. Frank had a feeling he wouldn't be coming back. I was devastated and heart broken when I received news of his death. He gave his life that others may live in peace.   Franks birthday was August 12, 1922.

Marion Clarke (Nee McIntosh)

Sgt.Frank L. Frank, Pilot, R.C.A.F, contributed by Debbie Seidler, on behalf of her Mom.

April 25, 1943,  Frank with Floyd Dennis at Regina. June, 1944,  Left to right,  Frank, George Perkins,  Aus, Cecil Sparkes, NZ. June, 1944, Left to right Harold Steele, Frank, Ted Fallen at Ft William (Canada).

© Debbie Seidler, Canada

Flt. Sgt. F. L. Frank (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) (Pilot)
No.19 OTU, RAF Forres. 

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