Listed below is the information available for this servicemen who served in 550 Squadron.
Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.
|Last Name||Decorations||Service||Service No.||Role||Flight||Other Information||Links||FTR?||Date||Service Number|
(Iverson Frederick ("Bud"))
|Ruppel||RCAF||R149338||Nav||-||From Nelson, Alberta
Cornes and Ruppel were both 100 Squadron personnel, members of F/O Kenneth P Dunckley crew. Dunckley had been taken off flying duties due to suffering delayed concussion following an accident in which Dunckley was struck by a bicyclist returning from the local pub in the blackout in October 1943 (and so the men were presumably available on "loan" to fly with F/Sgt Jefferies.
Ruppel was killed over Berlin on 30 Jan 1943 flying with 100 Sqdn (source John Proctor)
F/Sgt Ruppel has no known burial place and is remembered at the Runneymede Memorial
Mount Ruppel Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, Nelson, Alberta, has been so named in remembrance of W/O Ruppel
The details were last updated: 17 June 2019