Friends of MF-509

MF509, a Wellington MK10 took off on Nov.20th 1944 for a training exercise. The plane experienced engine troubles and as they descended over the mountains of the Brecon Beacons their aircraft flew into the south west slope of Carreg Goch. Six RCAF crewmembers perished. A memorial was erected by the Welsh people and has since assumed a place of honour within the Brecon Beacons.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

New Website Features MF-509


The McGill University Archives has launced a new website to incorporate the McGill Remembers project started in April 2005. The new website features the story of Bill Allison and MF509.

Remembrance Day 2006 and MF509


On both sides of the Atlantic the crew of MF509 were remembered on November 11th. At the crash site in Wales a ceremony was held at 11am. In Canada the crew's story was displayed by McGill University (see below) and the story was featured in a talk given by Chris Milligan and Wes Cross to the Quebec Family History Society in Lachine on the same day. The photo shows part of the ceremony at Carreg Goch and was suppied by Arvel Michael.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

McGill University Honours MF509

As part of the 2006 Remembrance activities on the campus of McGill University, a display honouring the memories will be available to the public documenting the story of MF509. A display window on one of Montreal's main streets will provide images and material for approximately one month.

MF509 Dusablon Family Contacted

In October Caroline Davies received an email from the Dusablon family who live in Montreal. Wes Cross visited with the sister of Gerald Dusablon, Helene Duval and provided her with all of the background information. Helene has some photos of her brother, who was the tail gunner in MF509, and those will available here soon. Helene expressed her appreciation to all of the paeople who have gathered the information and images relating to MF509.