Sergeant Angus Hector MacGillivray RCAF

MacGillivray

An attentive Sergeant MacGillivray RCAF at debriefing at Downham Market

 

Crew Sergeant Angus Hector MacGillivray
Service Number J.19113 RCAF
Awards
Awarded
Citation
Operational Squadrons No.623 Squadron – No.90 Squadron-No.7 PFF Squadron
   
Known Movements No.30.O.T.U : 28.08.1943 (Out)
  No.1665 CU: 28.08.1943 (In) 27.09.1943 (Out)
  No.623 Squadron  28.09.1943 (In) 06.12.1943 (Out)
  No.90 Squadron : 06.12.1943 (In)  06.02.1944 (Out)
  No.7 PFF Squadron : 06.02.1944 (In)
   
   
Promotions Flight Sergeant
  Flight Lieutenant  01.01.1944*
  *Promoted from F/Sgt to F/Lt

 

OPERATIONS FLOWN No.623 SQUADRON RAF DOWNHAM MARKET (Short Stirling Mk.III)

O7.10.1943
Pilot
Mining (Nectarines)
IC-E EF156

The target allotted was NECTARINES, six mines were planted in the garden area. The trip was without incident. Sergeant McGillivray planted his mines from a height of 5,000ft and returned safely to base

17.10.1943
Pilot
Mining (Frisian Islands)
IC-D EJ124

Veg Planted. Duty carried out.

18.11.1943
2nd Pilot
Flight Lieutenant Nesbitt & Crew
Mannheim
IC-B BF568

Flight Lieutenant Nesbitt return early to base due to “Coring”

22.11.1942
2nd Pilot
Flying Officer Wiseman & Crew
BERLIN
IC-G LJ443

Flying Officer Wiseman observed four very large explosion over the target area at around 20.20hrs Possible damage by H/F. Cloud 10/10th all the way Sky markers and green TI markers. Aircraft returned safely to base

OPERATIONS FLOWN WITH No.90 SQUADRON RAF TUDDENHAM (Short Stirling Mk.III)

“A” Flight

 

04.01.1944
Pilot
“Crossbow” Target ROBIN
LJ470 WP-C

At 0411hrs from 10,000ft as ordered. Dropping 21 x 500lbMC & 2 x 500lb GP.  Identified on red TI’s. Results of explosion in middle of markers.  Successful effort.

21.01.1944
Pilot
“Crossbow” Target BLACKBIRD “B”
EJ122 WP-E

Attacked at 2119hrs from 12000ft (Cloud 5/7th up 75000ft) with 9 x 500MCTI & 2 x 500lbGP. Identified on red spot fires. Result two stick of bombs seen on red spot fires. Sustained damage by light flak.

OPERATIONS FLOWN WITH No.7 SQUADRON RAF OAKINGTON No.8 Group PFF

24.02.1944
2nd Pilot
Flight Lieutenant S Evans
Schweinfurt
JB653 MG-R

20 flares white, 2 Green TI, 2 Green TI L.B.  1 Flares green / red star. 1 x 4000lb + 3 x 1000lb MC. Bombs released on DR.  Green and red TI’s and flares appeared well concentrated. Some fires started when leaving target.

01.03.1944
Pilot
Stuttgart
JB661 MG-T

5 x 2000lb HC. First TI’s seemed well concentrated but later seemed widen. Own bombs dropped by H2S. Many bomb flashes in target area and heavy explosions seen followed by increase glow  of fires. Glow seen from a distanceof 100 miles on return

15.03.1944
Pilot
Stuttart
NB460 MG-S

5 x2000lb. On approach saw first green / red flares  fall followed by Red & Green TI’s which appeared to be in 3 main groups 5-6 miles apart. Own bombs released on H2S.  Fires observed leaving target but n great concentration obtained.

18.03.1944
Pilot
Frankfurt
JA964 MG-P

6 x 2000lb HC. Good concentration of red and green TI’ at time of bombing on H2S. Scattered incendiaries seen but haze prevented observation of results after bombing.

24.03.1944
Pilot
BERLIN
ND350 MG-Z

Two TI Red, B.B 2 TI Red + 840 x 4lb + 60 x 4lb “X” Type + 1 x 4000lb.  Bombed on cluster of red/yellow Flares. Raid generally scattered, no larger fires seen.  Fires developed when aircraft left target and three large orange explosions seen.

26.03.1944
Pilot
Essen
JA962 MG-P

1 x 4000lb + 6 x 1000lb + 540 x 4lb + 30 x 4 “X” type Incendiaries.  Bombed glow on Red TI markers burning in cloud. Well concentrated cluster of green TI’s falling in cloud. No results seen.

30.03.1944
Pilot
Nuremburg
ND350 MG-Z

2 x TI Red LB + 2 x Red TI + 1 x 4000lb + 4 x 1000lb MC + 1 x 500lb MC. Good concentration o 10-12 f Red/ yellow TI on run up and bombs released on centre. Cloud obscured observation of results. Crash landed Feltwell on return. Aircraft burnt out by crew escaped injury. .

20.04.1944
Pilot
Cologne
JB653 MG-A

4 x 1000lb MC + 1 x Red/Yellow flare + 6 x 500lb MC + 1 x4000lb. Bombs estimated to fall in centre of red/yellow flares. Glow of fires below cloud seen at 100 miles distance on return trip. TI’s brought back.

22.04.1944
Pilot
Dusseldorf
ND353 MG-N

4 x TI Markers Green+1 x4000lb= 660 x 4lb + 60 x 4lb “X” Type incendiaries.  MISSING

 

Notes #1

Six of the original crew were flying on this operation, three survived including Flight Lieutenant McGillivray to become Prisoners of War. It is believed but not confirmed that the crew were attacked by Lt Otto Schwamb of 8./JG302 a Wilde Sau FW190 equipped unit at 01.15hrs. There also a possibility that the aircraft was attacked and shot down by Hmpt Ernst- Modrow of 1./NJG1Wilhem at 01.10hrs

Note #2

No. 16 Service Flying Training School Hagersville – Course 62: August 15 – December 4, 1942. Wife Mrs A. H. MacGillivray, Leighton, England

‘Flight-Lieutenant. MacGillivray  attended Delta Collegiate and was employed by the Bank of Toronto and the Canada Life Insurance Company, Montreal, prior to his enlistment early in 1942. He graduated as a sergeant-pilot at Hagersville December, 1942, and was commissioned overseas. His wife, an English girl, is a member of the W.A.A.F.