Donald Ian SmithFlying Officer J/20075612 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceMay 29, 1921Amherst, NSSeptember 11, 1941Halifax, NSBank ClerkSingleBaptistHarry Walker Smith (Father) Sydney, NSDecember 24, 1943 22Runnymede Memorial, UKPanel 174Commemorated on page 214 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 30Donald Ian Smith was the son of Harry W. and Ella W. Smith, of Sydney, NS. Following graduation he joined the staff of the Royal Bank of Canada at Whitney Pier and resigned his position to enlist with the RCAF. He went overseas in 1942 after training in Canada.On December 24, 1943, the Wellington aircraft in which Flying Officer Smith was a crew member left base at 11 pm on anti-submarine patrol over the Bay of Biscay and was to be away for ten hours. During the early morning hours signals were received that the aircraft was in contact with enemy surface vessels. At 6:25 am the aircraft sent out an S.O.S. Nothing more was heard from the aircraft. It is believed that it was shot down while making an attack on the enemy ships. Air-sea rescue operations were undertaken; however failed to find any survivors or wreckage of the plane.