Francis Samuel Brydon Pilot Officer J/90923 625 RAF Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceBorn: King's County, NSDied: June 1, 1944
Nova Scotia Casualties - WWII
D-Day June 6, 1944On June 6, 1944, Allied forces invaded Western Europe along an 80-kilometre front in Normandy, France. Of the nearly 150,000 Allied troops who landed or parachuted into the invasion area, 14,000 were Canadians. The Canadians suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed. Remembering the Nova Scotians Killed in Action on June 6, 1944
D-Day +1 - June 7, 1944D-Day (June 6, 1944) was only the beginning of the struggle to liberate France. Ahead lay eleven more months of bitter fighting. On June 7, the Canadians began to push inland against vicious German counter-attacks. The battles in Normandy would see eleven months of hard fighting in Northwest Europe. Remembering the Nova Scotians Killed in Action on June 7, 1944
Nova Scotia Casualty - WWIIUpdated Remembrance Page - June 1, 2019
Winslow Earl OikleF/96045 Corporal 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C Died: June 7, 1944Killed in Action
Nova Scotia Casualty - WWIIUpdated Remembrance Page - June 3, 2019
Henry Churchill1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C The sun had just set, they embarked on their flight to Normandy. Within a short distance of the Normandy coast they were told the lights would be going out shortly. That meant the guys would look out the window for the last time, to see up and down the line. It was hard enough to jump, but in the dead of night with the uncertainty was difficult.
John Claydon GoodmanGunner880328British Royal Artillery, 9th Coast RegimentFerguson's Cove, Halifax Co., NS.Died: July 3, 1943
Nova Scotia Casualty - WWIIRemembrance Page - June 14, 2019
Fraser Kenneth MacLeod Lance CorporalF/56453North Nova Scotia HighlandersVictoria Co., NSKilled in Action: August 14, 1944
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RCAF Yarmouth - Aircraft Lost at SeaOn June 1, 1942BW Hudson 631 Mark III aircraft of 113 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron out of RCAF Station Yarmouth (West Camp) went missing near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy ( Yarmouth, Digby Gut, Grand Manan) while on anti-submarine patrol. The four crew members were listed as missing, lost at sea.
Story Archive - WWIINew Story Page - June 15, 2019