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Edward Walter Vogelsang Rank: Flying Officer Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force Service Number: J/10495 Date of Birth: October 3, 1920 Place of Birth: Dundurn, Saskatchewan Date of Enlistment: May 26, 1941 Place of Enlistment: RCAF Recruiting Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Address At Enlistment: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, inches Weight: 165 lbs. Complexion: Fresh Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Student Marital Status: Single Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Joseph Anton Vofelsang [Father] Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Edward Walter Vogelsang was the son of Joseph Anton Vofelsang and Elzabeth [Kalis] Vogelsand. He was the youngest of six children. On July 11, 1942 Flying Officer Vogelsang was taken on strength with 113 Squadron at RCAF Station Yarmouth. On January 8, 1943 he was the pilot of a Hudson aircraft used in anti-submarine warfare and was killed during bombing practice when his Hudson crashed and burned on a sandbar at Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. His body was returned to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for burial. Date of Death: January 8, 1943 Age At Death: 22 Cemetery: Saskatoon (Woodlawn) Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Grave Reference: Block J. Lot 99. Grave 11156 Commemorated on Page 223 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 12 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada findagrave.com
Edward Walter Vogelsang