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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
   William Alfred Penney
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Penney, William Alfred R/65152 Flight Sergeant 142 RAF Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force Pictou, NS June 20, 1940 23 Halifax, NS Pictou, NS Surveying/Instrument Man Roman Catholic Single Tracey F. Penny (Father) Pictou, NS July 27, 1942 26 Hamburg Cemetery 6A. E. 15.   Commemorated on Page 106 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 6      Flight Sergeant Penney was the son of Tracey Forman and Ida Mary Penney, of Pictou, NS.  He attended the Pictou Academy and completed Grade XI.  He then worked with the Nova Scotia Department of Highways with the Department of Public Works. He obtained a Diploma in Mapping and Surveying in 1939 through the International Correspondence School. Joining the RCAF in June, 1940 and following air training in Canada, he proceeded overseas and was assigned to 11 Operational Training Unit in April, 1941.  He was re-assigned to 142 Squadron RAF on July 8, 1941. On the night of July 25/26 Bomber Command sent 403 aircraft on air operations over Hamburg Germany.   Flight Sergeant Penny was in Wellington IV Z1319, an aircraft flying from RAF Grimsby.  His aircraft failed to return to base and all crew were presumed lost.
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