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WWII Casualties - Royal Canadian Air Force (Ages 16-18)
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Royal Canadian Air Force 77 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 76 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force
October 17, 1944 September 7, 1943 October 30, 1944 April 17, 1943 May 29, 1944 September 12, 1943 May 28, 1944 October 17, 1944
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Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Liesse Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France Montreal (Notre Dames des Neiges) Cemetery, Canada Hamilton (Woodland) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Cambridge City Cemetery,Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom
Behind each name is a story. Edward James Wright was determined to enlist and at his death in 1945, military officials were shocked to learn he was just sixteen years of age …. Eric Fedi was sixteen when he enlisted in 1942. A friend helped to falsify his birth certificate which claimed he was born two years earlier … Both Eric Fedi and Leonard Norman Jonasson would die when their aircraft crashed while on bombing operations over Europe … John Frederick Dowding, Joseph Raymond Pollon, Eric James Post would all die in training accidents during training in England at seventeen … Lars Cyril Jansonn would die when his aircraft crashed in fog during training in Canada … Joseph Russell Arnold Kirlin would only serve for a short time while training in Canada; he would die of illness … Lorne Thomas Moyes would drown in a canoe accident shortly after enlisting ….
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R/287662
Flight Sergeant
428 Squadron; RCAF
April 30, 1945
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Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Manitoba
Anderson, James Ward Babkirk, Lawrence Russell Bamsey, Dora Marion Bellew, Henry Benedict Bessent, Henry Roberts Biggerstaff, Richard Alan Bordeleau, Pierre Paul Enee Boyd, Jamie Ralph Brown, Roy Kenneth Bury, Clifford Buzik, Joseph Paul Byrne, Donald Joseph Cameron, Warren Odell Cantwell, Michael James Wallace Chatson, Raymond Coughlin, Gerald Philip Cull, Lloyd John Davis, John Henry Davie, James Robertson Davies, Garnett Arthur Davies, Herbert Russell Dickie, Charles Richard Dickie, Ross Meredith Donnelly, Thomas Edward Ramsay Drozdiak, William Dufresne, Edward Charles Everest, Verity Fisher, Ernest Edward Frizzell, Harvey Albert Gemmel, Keith Pratt Gordon, Bruce Moore Gordon, James Neil Graham, Roy Neil Gravel, Joseph Victor Jacques Greer, Robert Lewis Hamilton, Gerald Burton Harris, George Patrick Heidman, Wilbert Henry Oliver Hilts, Hugh Donald Hobson, William Allen Holyday, Frederick Charles Hooper, George Robert Huhtala, Henry Wilburt Johnson, Oliver Charles Kearney, John Henry Kinney, Irvin James Lee, Calvin Frederick Legault, Joseph Georges Jean Libby, Otis Wilfrid Lovett, Charles Edward Loyer, Gordon Felix MacDonald, James Livingston MacKenzie, Alan Edward MacKenzie, Gordon Lamont MacKimmie, Allan Hustead MacNeil, Daniel Thomas Maki, Harry Arthur Manning, Gordon Harry McFadyen, Gilbert Campbell McGregor, Robert Malcolm McKenna, Leslie William Joseph Meier, Wesley Earl Messenger, Robert Francis Millard, Thomas Moore, Stanley Frederick Morrison, John Duncan Movold, Ronald Loughton Murdock, Billie Herman Nelson, Vincent Emerald Ogilvie, Scott McRury Onuski, Maurice Daniel O'Reilly, Richard Joseph Parent, Leonard John Perry, George Sidney Peters, Roy Donald Pierce, Charles Phillips Powell, Richard Clement Pridham, Ernest James Ramage, Lawrence Hunter Redshaw, Donald Andrew Harvey Reid, Earl William Richardson, Kenneth Clarence Rudd, Francis Samuel, Hector Patrick Sangster, Donald William Scanlon, Douglas Milton Scott, Wilford Arnold Orville Shelling, Ernest Joseph Smart, John Christopher Spinks, Albert Howard Stear, Victor Steeden, Stanley Edwin Stevenson, Thomas Gerald Stone, Geoffrey William Swan, Harry Frederic Taerum, Lorne Clifford Thompson, Harry Gordon Turner, James McIntyre Wakefield, John Watson, Raymond Watt, James Welsh, Robert Alexander Whalen, John Harold Wilson, Ralph William Ashford Windsor, William Frederick Zubic, Frank Joseph
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Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Aircraftwoman 1st Class Sergeant Sergeant Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 2nd Class Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 1st Class Pilot Officer Aircraftman 2nd Class Pilot Officer Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 2nd Class Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Sergeant Sergeant Flight Sergeant Pilot Officer Pilot Officer Flying Officer Pilot Officer Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Flight Sergeant Sergeant Pilot Officer Flight Sergeant Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Warrant Officer Class II Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Sergeant Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Flight Sergeant Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Aircraftman 1st Class Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Aircraftman 2nd Class Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Flight Sergeant Sergeant Pilot Officer Aircraftman 2nd Class Pilot Officer Aircraftman 2nd Class Flight Sergeant Pilot Officer Sergeant Sergeant Flight Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Sergeant Warrant Officer Class II Sergeant Flight Sergeant Sergeant Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Sergeant Pilot Officer Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Flight Sergeant Flight Sergeant Flight Sergeant Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Sergeant Aircraftman 2nd Class Sergeant Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Leading Aircraftman Pilot Officer
Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force (Women's Division) RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 405 Squadron, RCAF 426 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 207 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 434 Squadron, RCAF 1664 HCU; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 44 Rhodisan Squadron; RCAF 98 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 432 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 626 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 153 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 420 Squadron, RCAF 90 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 635 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 619 Squadron, RCAF 428 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 115 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 102 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 1652 Heavy Conversion Unit, RCAF 433 Squadron, RCAF 432 Squadron, RCAF 415 Squadron, RCAF 429 Squadron, RCAF Marine Operations Vessel B.C. Star RCAF 100 RAF Squadron, RCAF 425 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 57 Squadron, RCAF 196 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 9 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Squadron, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force # 3 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 419 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force No 5 Bombing and Gunnery School, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 158 RAF Squadron; RCAF 235 Squadron, RCAF 550 RAF Squadron; RCAF 180 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 1656 Heavy Conversion Unit, RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force 101 RAF Squadron; RCAF Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force 431 Squadron, RCAF 101 RAF Squadron; RCAF
November 16, 1941 June 17, 1943 June 6, 1943 February 12, 1943 December 17, 1943 March 5, 1945 September 28, 1944 December 13, 1941 December 19, 1946 February 15, 1945 July 11, 1942 February 24, 1944 August 11, 1944 July 16, 1944 October 14, 1942 December 6, 1944 April 15, 1944 September 24, 1942 September 5, 1942 July 24, 1943 May 2, 1944 December 21, 1940 August 30, 1944 May 25, 1944 November 8, 1944 February 3, 1945 June 13, 1944 January 14, 1943 March 22, 1944 July 3, 1943 February 24, 1944 July 1, 1944 February 25, 1943 May 9, 1944 December 1, 1941 January 22, 1945 October 29, 1942 March 16, 1944 July 29, 1944 January 30, 1944 June 2, 1943 December 4, 1943 December 31, 1943 October 13, 1941 June 15, 1943 April 4, 1945 October 5, 1943 September 8, 1943 June 17, 1944 April 15, 1944 December 4, 1940 February 8, 1945 November 3, 1943 May 6, 1943 June 29, 1944 November 8, 1944 April 25, 1944 October 15, 1941 July 24, 1943 October 8, 1943 June 17, 1944 September 20, 1942 September 10, 1943 August 24, 1943 July 6, 1942 August 24, 1944 July 14, 1944 March 22, 1944 November 2, 1944 November 30, 1944 July 24, 1943 March 16, 1945 March 8, 1945 September 13, 1944 July 24, 1942 September 1, 1943 March 9, 1943 November 15, 1944 October 20, 1943 June 22, 1944 October 2, 1944 September 3, 1944 October 9, 1943 June 15, 1943 February 24, 1944 December 31, 1943 July 5, 1942 August 19, 1944 December 18, 1944 May 29, 1944 August 26, 1944 May 24, 1944 October 30, 1941 November 8, 1944 May 4, 1943 February 3, 1945 April 23, 1944 September 6, 1942 October 20, 1944 October 14, 1942 September 13, 1944 April 28, 1942 November 19, 1940 January 20, 1942 July 29, 1944 January 2, 1944
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Ormstown Union Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Saint John (Greenwood) Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canda Edmonton (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Cambridge City Cemetery,Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Ottawa (Nortre Dame) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Orillia (St. Andrews and James ) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Herring Cove (St. James Church of England) Cemetery, NS, Canada Windsor (Grove) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Prince Albert (South Hill) Cemetery Saskatchewan, Canada Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Carstairs Cemetery, Alberta, Canada Lignieres-de-Touraine Communal Cemetery, Indre-et-Loire, France Ottawa Memorial, Canada Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Halifax (Camp Hill) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Toront (Prospect) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Ottawa Memorial, Canada Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Canning Trinity United Church Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Cadder Cemetery, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Fettercairn Cemetery, Kincardineshire, United Kingdom Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire, United Kingdom Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany Fontaine-la-Louvet Churchyard, Eure, France Donnington (St. Cuthbert) Churchyard, Shropshire, United Kingdom Hanover War Cemetery, Germany Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Moray, United Kingdom Hagersville Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Toronto (Prospect) Cemetey, Ontario, Canada Gosselies Communal Cemetery, Belgium Regina Cemetery, Saskatchewan Canada Venray War Cemetery, Netherlands Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany Saulxures-les-Bulgneville Communal Cemetery, Vosges, France Stratford-Upon-Avon- Cemetery, Warwickshire, United Kingdom Toronto (Park Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Toronto (Resthaven) Memorial Garden, Ontario, Canada Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany Wrexham Cemetery, Denbighshire, United Kingdom Les Cedres (St. Joseph de Soulanges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery Ontario, Canada Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Cambridge City Cemetery,Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom West Vancouver (Capilano View) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Broad Cove Chapel (St. Margaret) Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Ottawa Memorial, Canada Sussex (Kirk Hill) Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada Ottawa Memorial, Canada Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada Reichswald Forest war Cemetery, Germany Dunnville (Riverside) Cemetey, Ontario, Canada Calgary (Queen's Park) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada Liverpool Baptist Cemetery, Nova Scotia, Canada Toronto (Park Lawn) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Andreas (St. Andrews) Churchyard, Isle of Man, United Kingdom Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands Ottawa Memorial, Ontario, Canada Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Enschede Eastern General Cemetery, Netherlands Summerland (Peach Orchard) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery, Netherlands Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Windsor (Grove) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Hanover War Cemetery, Germany Montreal (Notre Dame des Neiges) Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Straford (Avondale) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Dewberry Cemetery, Alberta, Canada Nakusp (Legion) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany Colonsay Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Belmont Hillside Cemetery, Manitoba, Canada Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Oploo (Westerbeek) Roman Catholic Cemetery, Netherlands Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom Central Butte Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Ottawa Memorial, Canada Dumbarton Cemetery, Dunbartonshire, United Kingdom Vanessa Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Ottawa (Pinecrest) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada Waterloo Protestant Cemetery, Quebec, Canada Hanover War Cemetery, Germany Gosselies Communal Cemetery, Belgium
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The names of some 17,000 World War II Royal Canadian Air Force men and women who lost their lives between 1939 and 1947 can be found inscribed on Memorials and Headstones. Among them are one hundred and fourteen who died at the age of sixteen, seventeen, and eighteen. Some died during training air operations, others from training accidents, or illness.
One hundred and five eighteen year old Royal Canadian Air Force personnel would lose their lives during WWII. Their names are found on grave markers and Memorials: two in Belgium, fifty in Canada, three in France, eleven in Germany, five in the Netherlands, and thirty-four in the United Kingdom.