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Valerie David Legacy Warrant Officer Class II R/64820 Royal Canadian Air Force April 30, 1921 Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS July 19, 1940 Moncton, NB Amherst, NS 19 5 feet, 9 inches Medium Brown Brown Single Bookkeeper (Junior Clerk, Royal Bank of Canada) Roman Catholic Margaret Jane Legacy (Mother) Amherst, NS June 16, 1942 21 Amherst (St. Charles) Cemetery, NS Lot 24. Commemorated on Page 90 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 26 Valerie David Legacy was the son of Joseph Isaac Legacy and Margaret Jane (LeBlanc) Legacy of Amherst, Nova Scotia. He attended St. Charles Catholic School between 1926 and 1934 and Amherst Senior High School between 1935 and 1938. In 1938, he completed three months of Commercial School, and was employed as a clerk, part time until 1939 when he was employed as a Junior Clerk at the Royal Bank of Canada. Sports interests included skating, basketball, bowling, tennis and swimming. Warrant Officer Legacy began his training with the RCAF on July 21, 1940 in Toronto and served in various locations across Canada receiving his Pilots Flying Badge on March 5, 1941. On January 6, 1942, he was assigned to No. 13 Service Flying Training School RCAF, a RAF flight training unit at RCAF Station St Hubert, Quebec. Warrant Officer Legacy was the pilot of Harvard Aircraft #3090 with pupil LAC Joseph Charles Theoret (R/108354) engaged in a night duel instructional flight. The aircraft became lost in foggy weather and crashed into the side of a rugged mountain near Malone, New York at approximately 11:30 pm. Both men were killed. The Harvard Aircraft #3090 was one of four planes that crashed near Malone on the night of June 16, 1942. Each plane carried two men. Pilot Officer Robert Andrew Thomson, age 22, of Guelph, Ontario was also killed. Five others survived.
Valerie David Legacy
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