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George Edward Chute
George Edward Chute Pilot Officer J/89451 49 RAF Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force March 21, 1924 Franklyn, Mass. US June 18, 1942 Truro, Nova Scotia Middle Stewiacke, NS 18 Photographer Single Presbyterian Christy Craig Chute (Mother) Middle Stewiacke, NS March 26, 1944 20 Rheinberg War Cemetery 9 E. 11. Commemorated on page 328 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 16 Listed on the Veterans Memorial Middle Stewiacke, Colchester Co., NS George Edward Chute was the son of Colin Chute (b. October 25, 1898; d. May 31, 1932) and Christy Chute, of Middle Stewiacke, Colchester Co., NS. He was the brother of Helen and Private Colin Douglas Chute, (d. October 14, 1945) West Nova Scotia Regiment. He attended school at Middle Stewiacke between 1931 and 1941. After enlisting with the RCAF he trained in Canada until July, 1943 when he went overseas. He joined 49 RAF Squadron on March 18, 1944. Lancaster JB 680 of RAF 49 Squadron and its crew of seven were detailed for an attack on Essen and took off at 19:52 on March 26, 1944 and failed to return to base. The International Red Cross advised that all members of the crew were killed when their aircraft crashed. The crew were buried in the Municipal Cemetery at Kesseling, thirty miles south of Cologne.