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The Airmen's Stories - F/O W B MacD Millar


William Bruce MacDougal Millar was born at Penticton, British Columbia, Canada on 14th December 1914. He joined the RCAF on 7th November 1938.

He was posted to 110 (RCAF) Squadron on 30th May 1940. He was detached from 110 Squadron to 5 OTU Aston Down on 19th August and after converting to Hurricanes he joined No. 1 (RCAF) Squadron at Northolt on 31st August 1940.

Shot down by enemy fighters at Loxwood, Sussex on 9th September 1940 in Hurricane P3081, Millar baled out, wounded and burned.

The aircraft crashed in the vicinity of Merry Hills and Songhurst Farm.

Millar was posted to 112 (RCAF) Squadron, a holding unit, as non-effective sick. He was in hospital at Bramshott, Surrey. The last mention of him in an ORB states ‘due to go back to Canada shortly’.

His subsequent service is currently undocumented though he stayed in the RCAF postwar, retiring on 10th July 1964 as a Wing Commander.

Millar died on 8th January 1969.



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