Charles Edward McIntosh was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, and enlisted there on March 3rd 1941. Was trained at No.2 ITS, No.8 EFTS and No.3 SFTS. He was invested with the DFC at Buckingham Palace on August 11 1944.

The Crew on Arrival

F/O Charles E. McIntosh - Pilot
P/O Ken V. Harrold -Navigator
Sgt. "Rod" E.J.G. Hancock -Bomb Aimer
Sgt. N.R. Davidson - Wireless Operator/Gunner
Sgt. E.S. Mulholland - Flight Engineer
Sgt. A.J. Lemire - Air Gunner, Mid-Upper
P/O W.L. Noble-Air Gunner, Rear Gunner

The crew arrived at Middleton St. George on March 11th. 1943. They did not have to wait long before their first operation which was on the night of March 12/13th.
More information on the McIntosh crew is found at
F/S Edward Hancock web page.


In May 1943, Flying Officer McIntosh took part in a heavy attack on Essen. While over the target his aircraft sustained severe damage which put two engines out of action. With the greatest skill and determination this officer managed to complete the North Sea crossing and landed safely in this country. He has always evinced great eagerness to engage the enemy and take part in any operation however hazardous and has secured many excellent photographs.

The Crew’s Screening

P/O Harrold was posted to No.23 OTU in Sept.
Sgt. Hancock was posted Instructor Duties on Aug.13
Sgt. Mulholland was posted to "R" Depot heading home on Oct.26
F/L McIntosh DFC was posted to Commander of 1691 B&G Aug.13

Our Thanks to CWO Francois Dutil for sending the original copies of this edited photos. The photos add greatly to the effort to preserve the history of 419 Squadron.