James Gerard Flaherty J2826

June 9, 1914 - January 16, 1944

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An accountant who became a navigator was aboard Beechcraft BH100 when it was lost on a flight from Rockcliffe, Ontario to Patricia Bay, BC.

James Gerard Flaherty, born in Toronto, was the son of John E. Flaherty and Sarah Meany. He had a brother, John, also with the RCAF. James was an accountant prior to his enlistment with the RCAF as a navigator.

Aboard Beechcraft HB100 travelling from Rockcliffe to Patricia Bay via Winnipeg and Lethbridge, the crew of four were lost over the mountains east of Vancouver: Pilot, P/O Harry Donkersley, Navigator S/L James Gerard Flaherty, passenger S/L Terence Pringle (RAFVR) from Northern Ireland, and WAG P/O Ernest Sowerby.

See links below for more information. The full Court of Inquiry can be found on microfiche C5937, starting with image 5299.