The following names are of men who may or may not have been part of the ground crew who serviced the Typhoons. I would rather include them to be on the safe side. Thanks to Bill Eull, creator of 111 Squadron website and Don, a Typhoon aficionado. Some photos of the men are on Bill's website. If visitors have additional information or corrections about the men, please contact me.
Adjudants (Admin Officers)
C8671 Bangs, Albert Edward F/L 438 Sqd
C11697 Willing Victor F/L 438 Sqd
C7126 F/O H.M. Thompson (was with 118 in Alaska and BC and shipped over in Nov 43 with the pilots) 1942/45
R51078 Sgt Keith Robert Boulton (spelling), Armorer Guns
C7879 F/Lt Austin John Taylor "Bud" Boyd (SP) Special Duty. "Bud " went oversea's to Exceter, England with the RCAF, and was part of the Invasion. He was posted with the RCAF and served in Belgium and Holland with 440 Squadron. After the War, he returned to Saskatchewan and was employed with the Hospital Insurance Plan from 1947 -1973 at which time he retired. "Bud" passed way in Regina, Sask on the 30th of March 2012 at the grand age of 103 yrs.
R136009 LAC Robert William Speer Brown, Instrument Mechanic from No. 14 Squadron
R162531 Sgt William "Bill" Broeder, Equipment No. 111
R167383 LAC Alfred Edward Bull or Bell, AFM
R151403 LAC Fred Hugh Chalmers or Chamberlain (spelling?), AEM
R166330 LAC Delmar "Del" or "Chris" Christopherson, AFM. He collected silverware from the personel for the Squadron memorial pin
R140068 Cpl Max Crandall, Armorer Guns, No. 111. He passed away on Octobber 3, 2010 in Salmon Arm, BC. He had been a dentist who turned to dairy farming.
R162509 LAC Norman Ephraim Crawford, AEM
R130534 Cpl Allen D---, Armorer Guns
R635 Sgt John Ernest Dale, Armorer, Guns
R81451 LAC Donald Andrew Davis, AFM
R130170 LAC Edward Donald "Ted" Doughty, Armorer Guns, No. 111
R145520 Cpl Roland Arthur Duncan, AFM
C13197 F/Lt M.W.F. Roger Francis Dunne, M.O. Medical Officer. F/ Lt Dunne was from Quebec City. He was the M.O. for No.111 and No. 440 Sqdn. Dr. Dunne died on December 15, 1994 at the age of 74, in Ottawa, Ontario.
R113197 LAC Ralph Edward E--ing, Armorer, Guns
R151083 AC1 Robert Roy Ellerson (spelling?), Wireless Mechanic from Alert Bay, BC
R? F/Sgt T. Evans, Wireless Mechanic to Pat Bay October 12 1943 replacement and may have gone to the UK with 440 Squadron
C7292 S/L Orland Van Norman Farrell, Adjutant, Diarist No.111 & No. 440 Sqdn. After the War, S/L Farrell settled in Morris, Manitoba where he practiced Law. Orland passed away 24th of Jan. 1958. He was originally from Ottawa, Ontario.
R78558 Cpl Frederic George "Freddie" Ferris, AEM, No. 111 Squadron August 23, 1945. He created the design for 440 Squadron memorial pin with a badge and helped to collect silverware as well.
R66297 Sgt Bertram John Fulis, PT&D, 440 Squadron.
R66297 Sgt. Bertrum John Fuller (spelling?), PT&D (Physical Training & Discipline)
R132140 LAC Stanley Joseph Garrity, AFM
R102235 Cpl Donald Gordon, AEM
R148233 Cpl Albert Davy Hall, Clerk/Steno. Albert returned to Vancouver after the War. He loved to play golf and share stories from his experiences during WWII. Albert passed away 11th of March 2014.
R56435 Cpl Cornelius George Hanlon, Fabric Worker
R64186 A/Sgt Ernest Henley, AFM. At No. 111 before the autumn of 1942 "A" Group trade. Promoted to Sgt. on January 1, 1943 at Kodiak Island, Alaska.
R56749 Cpl Herbert Henry Hines, AEM. No. 111 November 1, 1943 and promoted to A/Cpl. Was at Pat Bay and with 440 Squadron. On July 16, 1945, he entered the Port of Seattle to work for Boeing Aircraft Co.
Glen Hunter, Armourer
R157709 LAC James Synden Hyman, AFM
R203070 LAC Harry William Itson (spelling?), Armorer Guns
R38043 Sgt John Jurgesatch, AFM
R86259 LAC Harold Edward Kelly, AFM
R102361 LAC John Edward "Jack" La Brash, No, 111 Armorer Bombs
R161591 LAC William Laing, General Duty, 440 Squadron, possibly from New Brunswick.
R86488 LAC Robert Cathcart Laird, AFM
R116031 LAC Bruce Haig Lang, Armorer Guns. Passed away in the Silkameen District of British Columbia.
R170310 LAC Richard Henry Reinhold Larson, AFM, 111 Squadron, arrived at Kodiak Island from Boundary Bay, May 1943.
R82630 Cpl Robert John Lawrence Lillico, AFM
R116---, Cpl Dennis Joseph Listwood, Instrument Mechanic
R151968 LAC James White Love, AFM
R52998 LAC William Wallace Ludlow, AFM. From No. 111 posted to Kodiak Island on January 26, 1943.
R73845 LAC Gilbert Hylton Lynch, AFM
R120510 LAC George M-----, AFM
R66997 Sgt George Archibald Martin, Wireless Mechanic
R2397 F/Sgt George Thomas Matheson, AEM, No. 111. Spring of 1943 promoted to F/Sgt; August 1, 1943: Kodiak Island
R64033 LAC Michael Walter McAndrew, AFM
R126232 Cpl Jack Gibbs McKibbon, Instrument Mechanic
R120605 LAC Allen McMorris, AEM
R128405 Cpl William Burdett Mitchell, AEM. No. 111 Spring of 1942 at Pat Bay. Mitchell passed away in the early 2000s, it is believed.
R73845 LAC Frederick Lloyd Moore, AFM
R140114 LAC Walter Murray (spelling?), Armorer Gunds
R113389 LAC Bernard Roland Mussiuex, AFM. He passed away on November 17 1981 at the age of 61, in Edmonton.
R149772 LAC Leroy Harvey Newman, AEM. From No. 3 RD to No. 111 Elmendorf AFB August 12 1942. Went to UK with 440 Squadron.
LAC V. Norland, Ground Crew. He appears on page 45 No. 440 Sqdn History Book helping French farmers with the harvest August 1944.
R? LAC William Edward Norrish, Armorer Guns (?) No. 111 Spring of 1942. Passed away on November 10, 2010.
R111958 LAC John Bernard O'Neil, AEM
R166495 LAC Henry Morgan Open, AEM
R173526 LAC Albert John Oxenham, Radar Direction Finding Mechanic
R? Frank Passifiume, Rigger or Fitter with 438 Squadron. Frank passed away in 1976.
R141406 LAC John McBain Paul, General Duty (Clerk), 440 Squadron. He was from Montreal.
R16245 LAC Arthur Neil Pederson, AEM
R177638 LAC Joseph Dennis Pelltier, AEM
R176055 LAC Joseph Perkins, Electrician from No. 14 to No. 111 early November 1943
LAC Martin John "Pat" Peterson, 438 Squadron
R123916 LAC Percival Lewellyn Phoenix, AFM. From No, 14 to No. 111 TOS October 27, 1943
R87784 LAC Colin Bruce Pilkey, AFM
R106046 Cpl Walter Ernest Poole, Armorer Bombs
R189371 LAC Donald Eyre Porritt, AEM. He made The Victoria Daily Times on September 1, 1945: "LAC Donald Porritt is spending 30 days' leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Porritt, 24 Moss Street. He enlisted in September 1942 and served overseas for a year and a half, 13 months which he spent in an RCAF Typhoon squadron in France, Belgium, Holland and German." In another newspaper article, dated August 21, 1967, it said that Donald E. Porritt, an industrial relations specialist, was appointed director of employment opportunity with Crown Zellerbach Corporation, responsible for directing the company's programs in minority employment, training, promotion and development in San Francisco. It appears he was also quite involved in the BC Lions football club in the 1960s.
R121895 LAC Stanley Garrett Pott---, AEM
R178262 LAC Floyd John Pratt, AEM
R133082 Cpl Gilbert Henry R----s, AEM
Alf Raymor. He was an AEM or an AFM, unknown.
R116475 LAC David T. Rennie, AFM
R109571 AC 1 John Francis Riss---, Wireless Mechanic
R11965 LAC William John Robinson, Instrument Mechanic
R2274 F/Sgt James Albert "Sugar" Sagar, AFM. He was born on February 20, 1917, enlisted with the RCAF in 1939. He was sent to No. 111 on April 15, 1942. He passed away on July 23, 2006 in Chilliwack, BC.
R212619 LAC Almondo Scale, Armorer Guns
R512595 Sgt Donald James Sewell, AEM. He came from No. 7 B&GS, Paulson, Manitoba to No. 111 in October 1943 at Patricia Bay, BC.
R4199 F/Sgt Clarence Edward Smith, AFM
R166945 LAC Joseph Spencer, AEM
R121120 LAC Phillip Gerrard Stri---, AEM
R6656 F/Lt Lyman "Sunny" Sunstrom, Armament Section Leader. He passed away on May 17, 1982.
R109126 LAC William Sutherland, AEM
R146452 LAC Joseph Bernard Tellier, General Duty, 440 Squadron.
C7127 F/O Norman James Thompson (spelling?), AEM
R----64, Cpl George Walter Thorton, Electrician
R174958 AC 1 Davis Peter Tingley, Wireless Mechanic. From No. 3 RD, Vancouver.
R140738 LAC Lafayette John Waterbury, Radar Direction Finding Mechanic
R143251 LAC Robert George Weber, Armorer Guns
R114012 LAC David Jacob Wendland, AFM. He lived in Richmond, BC at the time of his death on July 18, 1975, at the age of 55. He was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion and amember of the A.N. & A. Veterans Unit No. 26.