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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Vincent Ford Peebles
Name: Peebles, Vincent Ford Rank: Leading Aircraftman Service No: R/104060 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: November 8, 1922 Place of Birth: Halifax, NS Date of Enlistment: June 12, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: Fairview, Halifax County, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Trade: Labourer & Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Laffin Michael Peebles (Father) of French Village, NS Vincent was the son of Laffin Michael and Minnie May Peebles of French Village, Nova Scotia. His father was from Mulgrave, Nova Scotia and his mother was from Black Point, Nova Scotia. Vincent enjoyed boxing, wrestling, and swimming. Lockheed Ventura (#AE 729) aircraft, bomber/patrol, crashed into an open field shortly after takeoff from Dorval Airport. The aircraft, carrying 16 people including 2 civilian crew members, 10 RCAF airmen and 4 civilian passengers was en route to Goose Bay, Labrador. All 16 perished in the accident. Carl Frederick Kaiser, the American civilian pilot, was from Roseville, Michigan, & Arthur Harold Down, the Canadian civilian radio operator, was from Tillsonburg Ontario; the 4 civilian passengers were to spend the next 6 months installing equipment at the new airport in Goose Bay (they were Charles Herbert 'Bert' Coke (Toronto), H. S. Moden (Montreal), John Joseph Barry (Toronto) and Maurice J. Miles (Toronto). The names of the other nine RCAF airmen who perished in the crash were: Leading Aircraftman Douglas Arthur Abbott Leading Aircraftman Keith Dooks Campbell Leading Aircraftman John Franklin Carr Corporal Clifford Thoralf Christopherson Leading Aircraftman Wesley Bruce Danielson Corporal Michael James Kasey Leading Aircraftman Bernard Edward Malone Leading Aircraftman Leslie Vernon Sparkes and Leading Aircraftman Phillip John Tennant Division: RAF Ferry Command, Detachment F. (Goose Bay, Labrador) Date of Death: October 26, 1942 Age At Death: 19 Cemetery: Bedford Gate of Heaven Cemetery Grave Reference: Sec. 4. Plot K. Grave 87 Commemorated on Page 105 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 6