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Remembering World War II Eric James Post Royal Canadian Air Force
Eric James Post Sergeant R/283140 #24 Operational Training Unit (RAF) Royal Canadian Air Force December 12, 1925 (Actual 1927) Ottawa, Ontario October 21, 1943 Ottawa, Ontario (#12 Recruiting Centre) Ottawa, Ontario 18 (Actual 16) 5 feet, 4 inches Medium/Fair Blue Light Brown Single Student Roman Catholic Vera Post (Mother) Ottawa, Ontario October 17, 1944 17 Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom Panel 256 Sergeant Eric James Post went overseas disembarking in the United Kingdom on July 28, 1944. He was assigned to #24 Operational Training Unit on August 8, 1944. On October 17, 1944 Vickers Wellington MkX LP610 with a crew of six departed RAF Honeybourne, Worcestershire, England on a training flight. The aircraft became uncontrollable at 15,000 ft. and the Captain ordered the crew to bale out. The aircraft suddenly went into a dive and crashed in the sea one mile off the coast at Veryan, Cornwall, England. Three of the crew, including Sergeant Post were killed; three other members of the crew survived.
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