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Flight Officer Robert James Scofield was born July 7, 1925. He enlisted in World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Training initially in Canada, Scofield qualified as Air Gunner in September 1942 at No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School in Fingal, Ontario. He was deployed overseas to England in February 1943, and in May of that year joined the R.C.A.F. strategic and tactical bombing unit No. 408 “Goose” Squadron. Scofield survived the war, and was living in Nanaimo, British Columbia, at the time of his death in 2000.

Content notes:
Included in the collection is Scofield’s R.C.A.F. flight log book with entries covering the period of May 1942 to January 1944. There is also a hybrid diary-scrapbook in which Scofield kept notated newspaper clippings relating to some of his operational flights over Germany. Transcriptions have been provided for the handwritten portions of these, and each entry includes both the diary-scrapbook images, along with the relevant log book entry for that flight.
Please note that while F/O is the highest rank appearing for Scofield within the collection materials, his final rank on discharge is unknown.

External links:
F/O Robert James Scofield’s service record (Serv/Reg# R139883 and J19017) is not open for public access at this time.

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