Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Lawrence Russell Babkirk Royal Canadian Air Force
Lawrence Russell Babkirk Leading Aircraftman R/174607 Leading Aircraftman Royal Canadian Air Force June 26, 1924 Elgin, Albert Co., New Brunswick July 1, 1942 Moncton, New Brunswick Moncton, New Brunswick 18 5 feet, 10 inches Medium Blue Light Brown Single CNR Carman Apprentice Baptist Alice Beatrice Babkirk (Mother) St. John, New Brunswick June 17, 1943 18 Saint John (Greenwood) Cemetery, New Brunswick, Canada Grave 528B. Lot 528.
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While in training at RCAF No. 8 Service Flying Training School, Moncton, New Brunswick, Leading Aircraftman Babkirk was killed in a flying accident two and one half miles west of Pacific Junction, New Brunswick. His Harvard 3051 crashed and caught fire. He was pulled from the burning wreckage, badly injured. He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries. A second member of the crew was thrown from the wreck and was killed instantly.