Sid Seid – An extreme pilot

Sid Seid a Mosquito pilot with 418 Squadron

British Commonwealth Air Training Plan

I had never heard about Sid before finding his name in a logbook and on the back of a picture.

Back Course 63 No. 2 S.F.T.S. Uplands

This is what you will find on about Sid Seid.

Sid Seid Mosquito VI from 418 Squadron

Mosquito Fighter/Fighter-Bomber Units of World War 2 (page 58)
Martin W. Bowman

SEID, F/O Sidney Platt (J22036) – Distinguished Flying Cross – No.418 Squadron – Award effective 20 December 1944 as per London Gazette dated 2 January 1945 and AFRO 471/45 dated 16 March 1945. American who enlisted in the RCAF. Born 28 April 1921 in Santa Rosa, California; home in San Francisco; enlisted in Vancouver, 24 October 1941 and posted to No.3 Manning Depot. To No.15 SFTS (guard), 5 December 1941. To No.2 ITS, 31 January 1942; graduated and promoted LAC, 28 March 1942 but not posted to No.2 EFTS until 9 July 1942; graduated 28 August 1942 and posted next day to No.2 SFTS; graduated and commissioned…

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