Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium
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Laurie Daniel Deloughry
Laurie Daniel Deloughry Flying Officer J/26804 Royal Canadian Air Force 432 Squadron July 4, 1923 Kentville, Kings Co., NS May 20, 1942 Halifax, #16 Recruiting Centre RCAF Kentville, NS 18 5 feet, 8 inches Fair Blue Brown Sheet Metal (aircraft repair) Single Anglican Myrtle Ivy Deloughry (Mother) Kentville, NS April 28, 1944 20 Heverlee War Cemetery, Belgium 5. F. 18. Commemorated on page 289 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 21 Laurie Daniel Deloughry was the only son of Daniel Samuel and Myrtle Ivy (Rogers) Deloughry, of Kentville, King's Co., NS. He was the brother of Thelma and Mildred. He completed grade ten at Kentville in 1941 and one year at NS Technical College and was then employed by Clark Ruse Aircraft Ltd. Eastern Passage, NS until his enlistment. Following training in Canada, and obtaining his Pilot’s Flying Badge on May 28, 1943, Pilot Officer Deloughry went overseas, disembarking in the United Kingdom on July 1, 1943. He joined RCAF Squadron 432 on April 11, 1944. On the night of April 27, 1944, Squadron 432 flew a bombing attack against the marshalling yard at Montzen. Halifax aircraft LW.682 with a crew of eight, including Pilot Deloughry left the base at 23:30 hours on April 27 and failed to return. It was later determined from official German information that the aircraft exploded and crashed, near Verviers, Belgium. Six of the crew were killed, including Pilot Officer Deloughry and were buried in the St. Trond Cemetery, Belgium. Two members of the crew survived the crash and were taken as prisoners of war.