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Remembering World War II Verity Everest Royal Canadian Air Force
Verity Everest Pilot Officer J/41055 98 RAF Squadron; Royal Canadian Air Force January 4, 1925 (Actual 1926) Hamilton, Ontario January 28, 1943 Vancouver, British Columbia RR#1 Victoria, BC 18 (Actual 17) 5 feet, 9 inches Ruddy Green Red Single Student Church of England Muriel Catling (Mother) RR#1 Victoria, BC June 13, 1944 18 Fontaine-la-Louvet Churchyard, Eure, France Coll. grave.
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Pilot Officer Verity Everest went oversea disembarking in the United Kingdom in February, 1944. He was assigned to 98 RAF Squadron on May 6, 1944. Lancaster I SW251 with a crew of five, including Pilot Officer Everest acting as Air Gunner, departed RAF Dunsfold, Horsham, Sussex at 23:30 hrs. on the night of June 12, 1944 for air operations over Mezidon Marshalling Yards, approximately twenty miles south- east of Caen, France. The aircraft was presumed over the target at 01:00 hrs. on June 13, 1944 but failed to return to base. The aircraft was lost and the crew members were buried in the churchyard at the village of Fontaine.