Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address At Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height: Complexion:Eyes:Hair: Trade:Marital Status:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Grave Reference:
Walter Fry Winning Flying OfficerJ/22453Royal Canadian Air Force434 SquadronDecember 12, 1921New Glasgow, NSFebruary 20, 1940Halifax, NSNew Glasgow, NS185 feet, 2 inchesmediumbluedark brownFurniture SalesmanSingleUnited ChurchGeannie (Doyle) Winning (Mother)New Glasgow, NSDecember 4, 1943 22Reichswald Forest Cemetery, Germany3. G. 11Commemorated on page 227 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 14Flying Officer Winning was the only son of Robert and Geannie (Doyle) Winning of New Glasgow. He attended the New Glasgow High School obtaining his Grade XI in 1938. He then worked as a clerk and furniture salesman with J. R. Murphy New Glasgow Furniture Retail. He enlisted in Halifax in 1940 with the Royal Canadian Air Force. In England he served with 434 RCAF Squadron. On November 19, 1943 Halifax aircraft KL.990 with a crew of seven, failed to return from an operational attack on Leverkusen. It departed the base at 4:20 pm and failed to return from the operation. Information was received from the International Red Cross Committee that the aircraft was shot down. Flying Officer Winning was wounded and taken as a prisoner of war. He died on December 4, 1943 in the Reserve Hospital, Kiachlinde-Dortmund and was buried on December 10, 1943 in the Principal Cemetery, Dortmund, prisoner of War Dead Section. Four other RCAF members of the crew were taken as Prisoners of War.