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Maurice Vaughn Durling
Maurice Vaughn Durling Flight Sergeant R/195383 Royal Canadian Air Force 153 RAF Squadron January 5, 1922 Berwick, NS September 21, 1942 Boston, Mass 20 5 feet, 6 inches Fair Blue Rouille Single Office Clerk Baptist January 2, 1945 22 Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK Sec. H. Row D. Grave 20. Commemorated on page 511 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 30 Flight Sergeant Durling was the only son of Lloyd Stanley and Margaret Mae Durling, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States. Flight Sergeant Durling first enlisted with the Canadian Army on September 21, 1942 and was discharged on October 18, 1942 to re-enlist with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed while serving with RAF Squadron 153 when the Lancaster bomber (PB515) in which he served, collided in mid-air with the Lancaster bomber (NG421) soon after taking off on operational attack at Nuremberg. All seven members of his crew were killed.