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Laurie James Dunn
Laurie James Dunn Pilot Officer J88709 Royal Canadian Air Force 427 Squadron April 4, 1923 New Glasgow, Pictou Co., NS August 19, 1942 Truro, NS 19 March 15, 1944 21 Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany 4. H. 22. Commemorated on page 297 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 25 Laurie James Dunn was the son of James Robert and Florence Fraser Dunn, of Lyon Brook, Pictou Co., NS. Having trained in Canada, Pilot Officer Dunn embarked Halifax on September 13, 1943 and disembarked in the United Kingdom on September 19, 1943. He was assigned to 427 Squadron on February 20, 1944. Aircraft Halifax LW 558 of RCAF Squadron 427, with a crew of seven crashed at Altenberg, Germany while on air operations over Stuttgart, Germany on the night of March 15/16, 1944. Pilot Officer Young was the Gunner on the flight. Five members of the crew were buried in a communal grave the Betaingen Cemetery in the north-west area of Reutlingen, Germany. One member of the crew was buried in the Pfullingen Cemetery. In 1948 the six members of the crew were reburied in individual graves. Pilot Officer Dunn was reburied in the Durnback War Cemetery, Germany. One member of the crew survived the crash and was taken as a prisoner of war.