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Frederick Aikman

SurnameAikman
Given NameFrederick
Born5 Mar 1919
Died21 Mar 1991
CountryCanada
CategoryMilitary-Air
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseFrederick Alan Aikman was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1919. Until 6 Nov 1940, he was a clerk, at the rank of sergeant, in the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada militia regiment. He completed fighter pilot training on 13 Sep 1941, upon which time he was assigned to the No. 154 Squadron of the British Royal Air Force on 6 Jan 1942. He was commissioned an officer in the RAF on 22 Oct 1942. His first victory took place on 12 Nov 1942 in North Africa when he shot down a German Ju 88 aircraft. He would gain credit for 9.5 kills through Jul 1943 when he was hospitalized for malaria. He returned to Canada in Nov 1943. In early 1944, he served in a training unit based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in later that year he became a C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft pilot. He returned to front line service on 27 Sep 1944 and was assigned to No.436 Squadron on 14 Nov 1944, with which unit he would remain for the rest of the war. He returned to Canada on 23 Nov 1945 and was released from RAF service on 14 Dec. He passed away in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada in Mar 1991.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: May 2010

Frederick Aikman Timeline

5 Mar 1919 Frederick Aikman was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
6 Nov 1940 Frederick Aikman enlisted with the RAF in Canada.
13 Sep 1941 Frederick Aikman completed fighter pilot training.
6 Jan 1942 Frederick Aikman was assigned to the No. 154 Squadron RAF.
22 Oct 1942 Frederick Aikman was commissioned an officer in the RAF.
12 Nov 1942 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Ju 88 aircraft in North Africa; it was his first victory.
13 Nov 1942 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Ju 88 aircraft in North Africa.
16 Nov 1942 Frederick Aikman shared the credit for downing two Italian Savoia aircraft in North Africa.
22 Nov 1942 Frederick Aikman damaged a German Ju 88 aircraft in North Africa.
28 Nov 1942 Frederick Aikman attacked two German Do 217 aircraft in North Africa, downing one and damaging the other.
13 Jan 1943 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Fw 190 aircraft.
5 Apr 1943 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Ju 87 aircraft and damaged a German Bf 109G aircraft.
10 Apr 1943 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Bf 109G aircraft.
13 Apr 1943 Frederick Aikman damaged a German Bf 109G aircraft.
25 Apr 1943 Frederick Aikman shot down a German Bf 109G aircraft.
17 Jul 1943 Frederick Aikman shot down an Italian Macchi fighter.
27 Sep 1944 Frederick Aikman returned to front line service.
14 Nov 1944 Frederick Aikman was assigned to No. 436 Squadron RAF.
23 Nov 1945 Frederick Aikman returned to Canada.
14 Dec 1945 Frederick Aikman was released from RAF service.
21 Mar 1991 Frederick Aikman passed away in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.




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