1918 (Approximate) - October 12, 2009
Alonzo Edgar Monson was from Cody, Wyoming, USA. He was born in 1918 in Mincola, Kansas, making his home in Rosco, California. His nickname was "Cody". S/L Monson, Typhoon Pilot, 1941 - 08 Oct 1944, was one of many Americans who joined the RCAF and moved with 439 overseas. Born in 1918, Minncola, Kansas. Home in Rosco, California. Mechanic. Enlisted in Windsor, 19 November 1941; commissioned 1944 (?). Trained at No.6 ITS (graduated 8 May 1942), No.20 EFTS (graduated 14 August 1942), and No.14 SFTS (graduated 18 December 1942). Further trained at No.36 OTU and No.125 Squadron (September to November 1943). Granted the rank of Acting Squadron Leader and appointed Commanding Officer of 440 Squadron effective 08 Oct 1944. Awarded DFC effective 18 December 1944. UPDATE: Cody Monson passed away on October 12th, 2009 in Fayetteville Arkansas USA. Information courtesy of Mike Melnick, Webmaster of 439 Tiger Squadron.