Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Lawrence Russell Babkirk Royal Canadian Air Force
Edward Charles Dufresne Flight Sergeant R/262929 44 Rhodesian Squadron; Royal Canadian Air Force December 19, 1925 Lancaster, Ontario September 3, 1943 Ottawa, Ontario; #12 Recruiting Centre 17 5 feet, 6 inches Medium Brown Dark Brown Single Student Roman Catholic Fred Dufresne (Father) Lancaster, Ontario February 3, 1945 18 Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany Coll. grave 4. A. 28-30.
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Flight Sergeant Edward Charles Dufresne went oversea embarking at Halifax on May 3, 1944 and disembarking in the United Kingdom on May 10, 1944. He was assigned to 44 RAF Squadron on November 22, 1944. Lancaster I SW251 with a crew of seven, including Flight Sergeant acting as Air Gunner, departed RAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England at 19:48 hrs. on a raid against Karlsruhe, Germany. Surrey, England. At approximately 23:00 hrs. the aircraft was observed exploding in air and crashing near the village of Staffort, Germany. Post war the bodies were reburied in the Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.