Donald Joseph ByrneLeading AircraftmanR/260022Royal Canadian Air ForceMarch 20, 1925Haileybury, OntarioMay 25, 1943Toronto, OntarioToronto, Ontario185 feet, 11 inchesRuddyBlueBrownSingleStudentRoman CatholicMabel Gertrude Bryne (Mother) Toronto, OntarioFebruary 24, 194418Toronto (Mount Hope) Cemetery, OntarioRange 35. Sec. 24. Lot 384
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On January 12, 1944 Leading Aircraftman Bryne was taken on strength at No 9 Flying Training School, RCAF Centralia, Ontario. On February 24, 1944 he was killed in a mid air crash when his Anson Mk11 7269 collided with another Anson and both aircraft crashed near Crediton, Ontario. The two airmen, both making solo flights were believed to have been blinded by the sun leading to the collision. The second aircraft, Anson Mk11 7314 was piloted by 18 year old Leading Aircraftman Bruce Moore Gordon. He was also stationed at No 9 Flying Training School, RCAF Centralia, Ontario.