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Captain James Russell HASTINGS

Male 1908 - 1943  (35 years)


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  • Name James Russell HASTINGS 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 1907/8 
    Gender Male 
    Military to 1943 
    Captain, South African Air Force 
    • Rank:CaptainService No:102438Date of Death:02/09/1943Age:35Regiment/Service:South African Air Force 47 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.Panel Reference:Panel 12, Column 1.Memorial:MALTA MEMORIALAdditional Information:Son of Hugh A. and Eleanora Hastings, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Previously served as Flt. Lieut., R.A.F.

      James Russell Hastings was educated at Albert Public School, Regina, Saskatchewan and Rouleau High School. He was one of the first students of R.J. Groome in attaining a private flying license at Regina. He homesteaded in the Meadow Lake District with his father from 1930 to 1933 when he moved to Edmonton, Alberta. In 1936 he went to South Africa where he worked until enlisting in the Royal South African Air Force at Jonnanesburg on July 22, 1940. He was promoted to temporary Air Sergeant December 7, 1940 and qualified for his wings on 28 Jul 1941. He was commissioned as Pilot Officer in September 1941 and transferred to the Royal Air Force being sent to England where he was on Channel Patrol Duty over the North Sea until September 1942 when he was sent to Malta.
      Flight Lieutenant James Russell Hastings was reported missing and presumed dead at sea off the coast of Corsica following a flying battle on September 2, 1943. His death is commemorated at Malta by name on Panel 12, Column 1 of the Malta Memorial. It reads: “Over these and neighbouring lands and seas the airmen whose names are recorded here fell in raid or sortie and have no known grave”. Medals: 1939/45 Star; Africa Star; Italy Star; War Medal 1939/45; Africa Service Medal.
    James Russell Hastings
    James Russell Hastings
    Died 2 Sep 1943 
    Cause: Killed in action over Malta flying for the RAF 
    Person ID I33692  1. Essex Ennevers
    Last Modified 31 Mar 2017 

    Father Hugh A HASTINGS,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Regina UNKNOWN,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F10897  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (spouse) Anne Beryl GUTHRIE,   Born:  28 Oct 1906, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   Died:  Yes, date unknown 
    Married Before 1943 
    Family ID F10890  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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