Scott McRury OgilviePilot OfficerJ/94475429 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceJanuary 20, 1922Glace Bay, NSFebruary 9, 1943Vancouver, British ColumbiaIricana, Alberta215 Feet, 7¾ inchesFairBrownBlackSingleStudentPresbyterianCecil Ogilvie (Brother) Glace Bay, NSNovember 30, 194422Groesbeek Canadian War CemeteryXVII. B. 10.Commemorated on Page 407 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 31Scott McRury Ogilvie was the son of Sinclair Samuel Ogilvie (1879–1932) and Barbara Adelaide (Mosher) Ogilvie (1879–1927). Scott was the youngest of twelve children. Two brothers also served during WWII. Flight Lieutenant James Manson Ogilvie served with the Royal Canadian Air Force an was killed on active service near Oldham Airport, England on February 8, 1942. Harold Sinclair Ogilvie also served overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force.Having finished schooling in 1936 he was employed in various jobs. In 1940 he trained an aircraft mechanic and prior to his enlistment was employed with Boeing Aircraft in Vancouver, BC as a mechanic aircraft inspector. He trained in Canada with the Royal Canadian Air Force until March 5, 1944 when he went overseas, disembarking in the United Kingdom on March 14, 1944. He was taken on strength with 429 Squadron on July 25, 1944. On November 30, 1944, Pilot Officer Ogilvie was the Air Gunner on Halifax BIII MZ314 that left the air base at Leeming at 4:43 pm for a night raid on the industrial city of Duisburg. On return the aircraft collided in the air with Halifax (NR193) of 578 Squadron. Both planes crashed at Moeselkeent (Limburg) in the Netherlands. The crew of both aircraft were killed. A Memorial to commemorate the fourteen members of the two crews stands at the crash site.
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