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Lloyd Robertson Mann Rank: Flying Officer Service No: J/15638 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force 156 RAF Squadron Date of Birth: June 1, 1919 Place of Birth: Moncton, NB Date of Enlistment: July 18, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Truro Age at Enlistment: 21 Trade: Service Station Attendant Marital Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: First United Next of Kin: Avard Burpee Mann (Father) Truro NS Flying Officer Mann was the son of Avard Burpee Mann and Mabel Wilson Mann and husband of Evelyn May Mann, of Truro, NS. He was the father of Bonnie Ermna Mann, aged one year at the time of his death. After initial training in Canada he proceeded overseas arriving in the United Kingdom on July 1, 1941. He served with 420 Squadron and on October 2, 1942 was assigned to 156 Squadron. On December 21, 1942 the Wellington Aircraft (BK386) on air operations with 156 Squadron failed to return to base. It crashed at Matignicourt Goncourt and the crew of five, including Flying Officer Mann, were killed. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross: “As wireless operator air gunner Pilot Officer Man has displayed courage and efficiency of the highest order. On several occasions, by his technical skill, he had enabled his captain to fly a badly damaged aircraft safely to base. He has taken part in operations over the enemy’s most heavily defended areas and his cheerfulness and devotion to duty under the most trying conditions have set a high example to his crew” Date of Death: December 21, 1942 Age At Death: 23 Cemetery: Matignicourt-Et-Goncourt Churchyard, Marne, France Grave Reference: Grave 1 Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Commemorated on Page 93 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 28, 29 Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada
Lloyd Robertson Mann