On 1944-10-02, Pilot W G McBride (Pilot Officer, RCAF) service number J/27654, flew Typhoon Ib serial MN379 (squadron code 5V-E) for this duty: bombing operation. His mission was not completed. Circumstances of the aircraft loss: force landed near Geldern. This aircraft was a part of squadron no. 439. The location for the map is Geldern Germany. Circumstances at the end of this mission for McBride: he evaded and was rescued by a US Army patrol. returned to squadron the same evening.