ere was perhaps nothing more terrifying for a pilot, a navigator, and a telegraphist air gunner, on a training flight out of East Camp, RCAF Station Yarmouth to become lost in fog off south western Nova Scotia.
The Association has identified 152 casualties of individuals connected to Yarmouth Town and County in the Second World War. Over the years, the Association has collected information on each casualty from sources that include the American Battle Monuments Commission, the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the 117 names on the Yarmouth Town and County War Memorial, and other local sources. In 2017, the Association expanded its research to include all Nova Scotia World War II casualties. Information in Remembering World War II is updated regularly. If you know of someone missing from our lists or you recognize any of the existing names, we encourage you to please share photos, letters, and memories with us so we may include them in the collection.Casualties WWII - Yarmouth Town and CountyWorld War II Deaths by Month, Day, and YearAll Nova Scotia Casualties World War IINova Scotia Casualties - Monthly Index 1942
Telegraphist Air GunnersYarmouth, Nova Scotia, has a unique connection to the Telegraphist Air Gunners (TAGs) Fleet Air Arm, Royal Navy of World War II. Of the three thousand TAGs trained, five hundred seventy completed their training in Yarmouth at RCAF Station Yarmouth - East Camp.Over the years Wartime Heritage has maintained a connection with Telegraphist Air Gunners who served in World War II and the Association has attended Memorial Services in England at Lee-on-Solent on a number of occasions.Wartime Heritage has attempted to collect as much information as possible on TAGS and continues to update the website. The site contains articles, stories, and photos. Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
Remembering:Reginald WoofPilot Officer Royal Canadian Air Force156 RAF Squadron Killed in ActionAugust 1, 1942
RememberingNorman MonchierPilot Officer Royal Canadian Air Force 403 SquadronKilled in ActionAugust 19, 1942An Instructor wrote: “Very good student, most youthful member of the class, gives impression of keenness and alertness, very promising young man …”