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Frederick Aikman

Given NameFrederick
Born5 Mar 1919


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.

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5 Mar 1919 Frederick Aikman was born.

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