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Remembering World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Casualties - Ages 16-18
Names on the World War II Royal Canadian Air Force Casualties List have been collected from various sources that include the Books of Remembrance in Ottawa, the Canadian Virtual War Memorial (Veterans Affairs), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the names on War Memorials, and other sources. The list includes names of airmen who died between September 3, 1939 and December 31, 1947 at the ages of 16, 17 and 18 years
Photo: The wireless operator of a Handley-Page Halifax of No. 35 Squadron RAF, in his position prior to take-off at Linton-On- Ouse, Yorkshire. © IWM D 6053
"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence. Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. "Up, up the long delirious burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle, flew; and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God." … Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee