Conrad, Walter Allan Grenfell

Wing Commander Walter Allan Grenfell "Wally" Conrad

RCAF No.J5023

* April 3, 1920, Melrose, Ontario
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Fighter Pilot
On 17 August 1943, he participated in Operation Ramrod 206 in the cockpit of Spitfire Mk.IX LZ997. After a victory over an Fw 190, he collided with F/Sgt Shouldice's Spitfire MA615, killing him and forcing him to bail out. However, he managed to avoid capture and returned to Britain via Spain on 10 October 1943.

Units: 274th, 145th, 403rd, 421st Squadron
Types used: Hurricane Mk.IIB, Spitfire Mk.V, Mk.IX
North Africa, Channel, Normandy
Victory: 5+3-3-10+2
Period: December 1941 - July 1944
Types claimed: Bf 109 (3x), Ju 87, C.202, Fw 190 (2x)
Decorations: DFC & bar (12.1.1943 and 8.8.1944)

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