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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Bertram Alexander MacDonald
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Bertram Alexander MacDonald J/6029 Flight Lieutenant 109 (RAF) Squadron; Royal Canadian Air Force October 15, 1940 New Waterford, Cape Breton, NS October 23, 1940 Halifax, NS New Waterford, NS 20 5 feet, 10 inches fair hazel dark brown Truck Driver Roman Catholic Single John MacDonald (Father) New Waterford, NS August 11, 1943 22 Marham Cemetery, Norfolk, United Kingdom Grave 44 Commemorated on Page 183 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 15 Bertram Alexander was the son of John S. MacDonald and Sarah Doyle MacDonald, of New Waterford, NS. On August 11, 1943 Flight Lieutenant MacDonald was a pilot pupil on a training flight near Marham, Norfolk when his aircraft lost engine power and crashed on landing. The Pilot Instructor, Flight Officer Broom was injured and Flight Lieutenant MacDonald died from injuries sustained in the crash.