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Remembering World War II Gordon Lamont MacKenzie Royal Canadian Air Force
Gordon Lamont MacKenzie Leading Aircraftman R/175898 Royal Canadian Air Force June 10, 1924 Edmonton, Alberta July 16, 1942 Vancouver, British Columbia 17 5 feet, 11 inches Medium Blue Brown Single Student United Church Thomas MacKenzie (Father) North Vancouver, BC May 6, 1943 18 West Vancouver (Capilano View) Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada Sec. C. Plot 17. Lot F. Canada
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Leading Aircraftman, Gordon Lamont MacKenzie was the only son of Thomas MacKenzie and Dorothy MacKenzie, of North Vancouver. While in training at RCAF No. 3 Service Flying Training School, Calgary, Alberta, Leading Aircraftman MacKenzie was killed in a flying accident north west of the airbase while on a routine night solo training flight at 23:10 hours on May 6, 1943. Evidence at the Court of Inquiry warranted an inference of failure of the starboard engine with insufficient height of the aircraft (Crane I 8166) to enable recovery.