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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Chipman Cameron Dawson Fraser
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Chipman Cameron Dawson Fraser R/76371 Flight Sergeant 142 RAF Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force August 4, 1920 King's Head, Pictou Co., NS September 2, 1942 22 Jonkerbos War Cemetery Grave 12. I. 3-5 Commemorated on Page 74 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 18. Flight Sergeant Fraser was the son of Charles Scott Fraser and Christine Dawson Fraser, of Little Harbour, NS. He enlisted on December 20, 1940 and served overseas from December 12, 1941. He transferred from 26 Operational Training Unit and taken on strength with 142 Squadron RAF on August 15, 1942 from Operational Training Unit No. 26. On the night of September 2. 1942 Karlsruhe was bombed by 200 aircraft including eight Wellingtons from No.142 Squadron, based at RAF Grimsby. The crew of Wellington Z1466 (QT- L). included: Flight Sergeant Harold Edgar Heath (aged 19); Observer: Sergeant Dennis Alford (aged 20); Air Bomber: Sergeant Herbert Berkeley Hill (aged 19; Wireless Operator/Air Gunner: Flight Sergeant Chipman Cameron Dawson Fraser (aged 22; and Air Gunner: Sergeant Charles Eric Hagan (aged 21). The bombers was attacked by German night-fighters over Holland. Wellington Z1466 was attackd by Messerschmitt Bf110, flown by Feldwebel Heinz Oloff and his radio operator Obergefreiter Josef Schaffer of 3./Nachtjagdgeschwader 1. The bomber exploded in mid-air. The plane came down in a field nearby the Lilbosch monastery in the village of Echt, close to both the German and Belgian border, in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands. The next day, the monks of the monastery and inhabitants of the village recovered the bodies and initially buried the crew in a temporary military cemetery. The crash site is marked by a small memorial.
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