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James Edgar Victor Banning Rank: Flying Officer   Service Number: J/28388 Force: 162 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Date of Birth: March 14, 1913 Place of Birth: Cobalt, Ontario Date of Enlistment: January 3, 1941 Place of Enlistment: North Bay, Ontario Address At Enlistment: Timmins, Ontario Age at Enlistment:   Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Weight: 148 lbs. Complexion: Medium Eyes: Green   Hair: Black Trade: MiII Man, assayer and machine runner, Hollingar Gold Mines. Martial Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Banning [Mother] Timmins, Ontario     James [Jas] Banning was the son of Joseph Edgar Banning and of Mary Banning (nee Dunnigan), of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. He served at RCAF Station Yarmouth from April 4, 1942 and with 162 Squadron at Yarmouth from May 19, 1942 until September 30, 1943.  He was killed on April 6, 1944 while serving with 162 Squadron in Iceland. The aircraft of which he was a member of the crew fell into the sea and burned during flight operations over Reykjavik, Iceland.   Date of Death: April 6, 1944 Age At Death: 31 Memorial: Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom   Panel Reference: Panel 245   Commemorated on Page 242 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 22   Sources and Information:   Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  
James Edgar Victor Banning