Malcolm Roy Edgar Day MetcalfeR/104383Flight Sergeant408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceAugust 5, 1923 Glace Bay, Cape Breton, NSJuly 23, 1941Halifax, NSGlace Bay, NS175 feet, 11 inchesRuddyBlueRedStudentSalvation ArmySingleWilliam Francis Metcalfe (Father) Glace Bay, NSMay 5, 194319Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United KingdomPanel 185Commemorated on Page 194 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 20Malcolm Roy Edgar Day Metcalfe was the son of William Francis Metcalfe and Winnifred (Day) Metcalfe of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. His brother, William G. Metcalfe, also served in the RCAF during WWII. Malcolm completed grade 12 at Glace Bay High School in 1941. He worked weekends and holidays as a grocery clerk. His interests included model planes, fishing, swimming, skating and hunting. He played baseball, football and hockey. Malcolm was know as “Met” by his fellow airmen. He completed training in Canada obtaining an Air Observers Badge on April 25, 1942 and his Air Bombers Badge on August 14, 1942. In October 1942 he went overseas to the United Kingdom. On April 8, 1943 he was assigned to 408 RCAF Squadron. On the night of May 4, 1943, Flight Sergeant Metcalfe was the Air Bomber on Handley Page Halifax II HR658 that departed RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, England at 22:40 hours to carry out bombing operations over Dortmund, Germany. The aircraft was to return at 03:45 hours on May 5. The aircraft failed to return following the operation. The crew of seven, including Flight Sergeant Metcalfe, were lost when it crashed into the North Sea. There is no graves and their names are included on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.
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