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 Warren Alvin Duffy   Rank: Flight Lieutenant Royal Canadian Air Force 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force  Service Number: J7073 Awarded: Distinguished Flying Cross - (617 Squadron)  August 1944. Place of Birth: Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Birth: August 25, 1922 Date of Enlistment: November 16, 1940 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Address at Enlistment: Moncton, New Brunswick Previous Military Experience: 2nd Battalion New Brunswick Rangers (July 7, 1940 - November, 1940) Born in Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia, Warren Alvin Duffy was the son of Leon Levett Duffy and Gertrude Lois M. Duffy.    He was educated in New Brunswick and joined the RCAF in November 1940. Enlisted in Moncton, 16 November 1940.  He trained at No.1 ITS and graduated May 4, 1941; No.3 EFTS and graduated June 21, 1941; No.5 SFTS  graduating  September 1, 1941. He arrived in the UK on October 14, 1941 and was assigned to No.20 OTU,  November 4, 1941.  He served with 214 Squadron between April 29, 1942 and May 3, 1942 when he transferred to 214 Squadron.  He joined No. 57 Squadron,  May 3, 1942 and remained with that unit until  September 19, 1942.   He flew 33 sorties, 26 to Germany, 1 to France and 6 minelaying. He served with No. 22 OTU and remained there until 4 January, 1944 before joining 617 Squadron until he completed his tour of suty on July 6, 1944.  He then re-mustered and converted to Mosquito Bombers.  He served two tours of duty.    At his own request he carried out four additional missions, two on Lancasters (July 17 and 20) and two on Mosquitos (July 31 and  August 4 1944). On the morning of August 7, 1944 he was killed on Mosquito NT202 while flying from R.A.F. Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. The plane completed three runs over the Wainfleet bombing range and at 11.12 hrs. whilst pulling up in a climbing turn to port the starboard engine failed, followed immediately by structural failure of the starboard wing. Out of control, the Mosquito plunged into shallow water by the foreshore. Date of Death: August 7, 1944 Age at Death: 21   Cemetery: Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire, United Kingdom Grave Reference: Sec. E. Row A. Grave 11. Commemorated on Page 296 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. This page is displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 24 Listed on the Fredericton War Memorial Sources and Information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Aircrew Remembered Flying for Your Life
Warren Alvin Duffy