Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Ernest Edward Fisher Royal Canadian Air Force
Ernest Edward Fisher Pilot Officer J/22786 Royal Canadian Air Force February 14, 1924 Toronto, Ontario August 26, 1941 Toronto, Ontario Toronto 18 5 Feet, 10 inches Medium Blue Brown Single Draftsman Church of England Mary Fisher (Mother) Toronto, Ontario January 14, 1943 18 Donnington (St. Cuthbert) Churchyard, Shropshire, United Kingdom Row 13. Grave 8.
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Pilot Officer Ernest Edward Fisher went overseas arriving in the United Kingdom on August 18, 1942. He was taken on strength with 22 Operational Training Unit at RAF Wellesbourne on October 13, 1942. On January 11, 1943 aircraft Wellington III HZ104 with a crew of five, including Pilot Officer Fisher as pilot, departed RAF Wellesbourne on a non-operational night cross country exercise. While attempting to land at RAF Bobbington, Staffordshire, a diversion airfield, the aircraft crashed. Injured in the accident, Pilot Officer Fisher was removed to Cosford Hospital where he passed away on January 14, 1943. The four other crew members were also injured but recovered.