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Ralph Reginald Ward
Ralph Reginald Ward Flying Officer J/13397 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force September 10, 1922 Victoria Vale, Annapolis Co., NS June 20, 1941 Halifax Farmer Single Baptist Irving Ward (Father) Victoria Vale June 13, 1944 20 Runnymede Memorial, England Panel 248 Commemorated on page 471 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 9 Flying Officer Ward was the son of Irving C. and Lilla Mae Ward, of Victoria Vale, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. At the time of his death Flying Officer Ward served at RCAF Station Yarmouth with 162 Squadron was was serving with the Squadron, based at RAF Station Reykjavik, Iceland at the time of his death. At 3:15 am on June 13, 1944, the aircraft in which Flying Officer Ward was the Wireless Operator and Air Gunner, crashed into the North Sea after attacking a u-boat and lost his life at that time. One member of the crew survived and was eventually rescued by a Norwegian fishing vessel, manned by a German civilian crew and he was taken prisoner.