Historical Aircraft

Arn to Ayre

 

ARN, JOHN ALBERT SGT(P) R83133. From Van Wert, Ohio, U.S.A. Killed Feb 10/42 age 20. #452 Operational Training Unit. Sgt Am was killed when his Miles Master aircraft crashed at Berkeley, England. Sergeant Pilot Am is buried at Van Wert, Ohio, U.S.A.

ARNEIL, DOUGLAS JAMES F/O(P) J23347. From Clarkson, Ontario. Killed Nov 23/43 age 19. #16 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft crashed. Please see F/O G.A. Stevens D.F.C. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Arneil is buried in the Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey, Berkshire, England.

ARNELL, ALGOT LEON P/O(P) J85254. From Vancouver, British Columbia. Killed in Action Jun 8/44 age 21. #101 Squadron (Mens Agitat Molem). Lancaster aircraft #ME 565 failed to return from operations. Six of the crew, not Canadians, missing presumed killed. Pilot Officer Pilot Arnell has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARNER, LAWRENCE ANDREW F/O(P) J13745. From Edmonton, Alberta. Killed Feb 6/44 age 22. #46 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft crashed. Please see Strickland L. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Amer has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARNEY, HORACE MONTAGUE BECK F/O(P) C6618. From Montreal, Quebec. Killed in Action Nov 8/42 age 41. #121 Canadian Squadron. Bolingbroke aircraft lost. Please see Harber W.G. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Amey has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Ottawa War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario.

ARNOLD, ALBERT ERIC F/L(P) 116563 – Royal Air Force. From Calgary, Alberta. Killed in Action Feb 22/45 age 25. #613 City of Manchester Squadron (Semper Parate). Mosquito aircraft lost during operations over enemy territory. The RAF navigator, F/O A.W. Higginson was also killed. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Arnold is buried in the Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

ARNOLD, BERTRAM LEWIS F/O(P) 51385 – Royal Air Force. From London, Ontario. Killed Oct 8/44 age 27. Operational Training Unit. Aircraft crashed, P/O J.L. Oliver (RNZAF) was also killed. Flying Officer Pilot Arnold is buried in the WeIlshill Cemetery, Perth, Scotland.

ARNOLD, HERBERT JOHN P/O(AG) J95212//R171386. From Westmount, Quebec. Killed in Action Feb 25/45 age 21. #58 Squadron (Alis Nocturnis). Halifax aircraft lost. Please see Hammerton H.R. for casualty list and trip detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Arnold has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefiefd Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARNOLD, KEITH FERGUS F/L(P) 39012 D.F.C. – Royal Air Force. From Kindersley, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Aug 25/41 age 30. #217 Squadron. Hudson aircraft lost. Sgt M.S. Holliday (RAAF) was also killed. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Arnold is buried in the St. Eval Churchyard, Cornwall, England.

ARNOLD, ROBERT SIDNEY F/O(P) J131131/R166925. From Vancouver, British Columbia. Killed Sep 9/43 age 22. #415 Swordfish Squadron (Ad Metam). Hampden aircraft crashed. Please see Stroud D.K. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Arnold is buried in the St. Nicholas Churchyard Extension, West Thorney, Thorney Island, Sussex, England.

ARNOLD, VERNON CLAUDE WO2(WAG) R120636. From Regina, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Oct 26/43 age 24. #149 Bomber Reconnaissance (Sea Wolf) Squadron, Annette Island, Alaska. Ventura aircraft crashed. Please see F/O Al. Chandler A.F.M. for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class II Wireless Operator Air Gunner Arnold is buried in the Regina Cemetery at Regina, Saskatchewan.

ARNOLD, VICTOR CHARLES P/O(P) J4253. From Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Killed May 5/41 age 20. Operational Training Unit. P/O -Arnold was killed when his Miles Master aircraft crashed. Pilot Officer Pilot Arnold is buried in the Grandsable Cemetery, Grangemouth, Scotland.

ARNOLD, WALTER GRAY F/O(P) J22715. From Edmonton, Alberta. Killed in Action Nov 11/43 age 25. #423 Squadron (Quaerimus Et Petimus). Sunderland aircraft crashed. Please see Scott W.D. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Arnold has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARNOLD, WILLIAM BERESFORD F/O(N) J27477//R166200. From Winnipeg, Manitoba. Killed in Action May 20/45 age 22. #357 Squadron. Dakota aircraft #KK 180 lost during operations. Flying Officer Navigator Arnold is buried in the Sai Wan Bay War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

ARNOLD, WILLIAM HENRY WO2(AG) R133584. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Sep 24/43 age 22. #57 Squadron (Corpus Non Animum Muto). Target – Mannheim, Germany. Please see F/O J.D. Hogan for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class II Air Gunner Arnold is buried in the New Communal Cemetery, Clichy, Seine, France.

ARNOLD, WILLIAM HILLIARD P/O(06) J4708. From Winnipeg, Manitoba. Killed Jul 27/41 age 21. #10 Operational Training Unit. P/O Arnold was killed when his Anson aircraft #R 3306 crashed at Tilehurst, Reading, Berkshire, England. Pilot Officer Observer Arnold is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.

ARNOLD, WILLIAM JAMES WO1(P) R106166. From Rainy River, Ontario. Killed in Action Mar 23/43 age 20. #59 Squadron (Ab Uno Disce Omnes). Fortress aircraft lost. Please see Spino F. for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class I Pilot Arnold has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARNOT, DONALD MACKENZIE S/L(P) J14470 D.F.C. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Jan 22/44 age 22. #427 Lion Squadron (Ferte Manus Certas). Halifax aircraft #LL 139 missing during night operations against Magdeburg, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by a German night fighter while leaving Magdeburg at 19,500 feet. The aircraft was damaged and the order to bail out was given at 14,000 feet. An explosion was heard and the bomb aimer, W.V. Thom, was blown clear. P/O Nickerson was killed in the air and the rest of the crew were found dead in the wreckage. P/O R. Dawson (RAF) was the other member killed in this crew. WIC. Martin was second pilot for this trip. Please refer to F/O V.M. Warwick for the crew list of the second aircraft. – Distinguished Flying Cross – No. 427 Squadron – Award effective 10 January 1944 as per London Gazette dated 18 January 1944 and AFRO 410/44 dated 25 February 1944. Born in Toronto in 1918; home there; enlisted Toronto, 13 August 1940. Trained at No. 2 ITS (graduated 27 October 1943), No. 14 EFTS (graduated 22 December 1940) and No. 1 SFTS ( graduated 17 March 1941). Commissioned 1942. Medal presented 28 February 1946. No citation other than “completed many successful operations against the enemy in which (he has) displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty.” Detail provided by David E. Thompson, Middlesborough, England, and H. Halliday, Orleans, Ontario. WIC. A.N. Martin, P/Os L.W. Jones, L.S. Gray, R.O. Nickerson, and R.A. Rondelet were also killed. One Canadian, F/O W.V. Thom, was taken Prisoner of War. There were two #427 Sqdn. aircraft lost in the same area on this date. The following RAF personnel were also killed; P/O R. Dawson, Sgts J.I. Jones, W.T. Morgan, and C.P. Ryan. Squadron Leader Pilot Arnot is buried in the Berlin War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Germany.

ARNOTT, GEORGE DONALD SGT(AG) R179877. From Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A. Killed in Action Nov 26/43 age 20. #460 Australia Squadron (Strike And Return). Target – Berlin, Germany. Please see FS N.W. McNair for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Air Gunner Arnott is buried in the Sage War Cemetery, Oldenburg, Land Niedersachsen, Germany.

ARNSTON, FRANK ARTHUR F/O(N) J23753. From Mimico, Ontario. Killed in Action Feb 26/44 age 21. #420 Snowy Owl Squadron (Pugnamus Finitum). Target – Augsburg, Germany. Please see Patterson E.D. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Amston is buried in the War Cemetery, Dumbach, Germany.

ARONSON, KENNETH JOHANNES FS(WAG) R85348. From Mazenod, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Jul 30/42 age 21. #419 Moose Squadron (Moosa Aswayita). Target – Saarbruken, Germany. Wellington aircraft was enroute to the target when it was shot down over France by a German night fighter aircraft. WO N.M. Moore, FS D.A. Macaulay, and Sgt B.E. Coffey (RAF) were also killed. One Canadian, Sgt Orndorff, bailed out, evaded capture and returned safely to England. Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Aronson is buried in the Communal Cemetery, Gosselies, Hainaut, Belgium.

ARPIN, JOSEPH JOHN CHARLES FS(AG) R117504. From Outremont, Quebec. Killed in Action Feb 26/43 age 23. #424 Tiger Squadron (Castigandos Castigamus). Wellington aircraft lost. Please see Pleasance W.N. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Arpin has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ARPS, LYLE RALPH SGT(N) R117302. From Tisdale, Saskatchewan. Killed Dec 6/42 age 26. #14 Operational Training Unit (Keep With The Pack). Sgts Arps, B.C. Beard (RAF), and W.J. Collins (RNZAF) were killed when Wellington aircraft crashed west of the Cottismore aerodrome, at Barrow Village, England. Flight Sergeant Navigator Arps is buried in the St. Nicholas Churchyard Extension, Cottesmore, Rutland, England.

ARRIL, WILLIAM MCKENZIE FS(N) R145976. From Hamilton, Ontario. Killed Aug 6/43 age 21. #23 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft crashed. Please see Solomka N. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Navigator Arril is buried in the Blacon Cemetery, Chester, Cheshire, England.

ARSENAULT, JOSEPH GASPARD FS(AG) R83431. From Windsor, Ontario. Killed Feb 1/43 age 26. #1659 Heavy Conversion Unit, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. Halifax aircraft crashed. Please see Larsen P. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Arsenault is buried in St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales.

ARSENAULT, TOUSSAINT JOSEPH FS(AG) R64553. From Wellington, Prince Edward Island. Killed in Action Dec 6/41 age 25. #40 Squadron (Hostem A Coelo Expellere). Wellington aircraft lost from a trip to Naples, Italy. Five of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Aersenault is buried in the Salerno War Cemetery, Montecorvino Pugliano, Italy.

ARTHUR, JAMES LAMB WO2(BA) R119416. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action May 17/43 age 25. #617 Dambuster Squadron (Apres Moi Le Deluge). Target – Sorpe Dam, Germany. Please see P/O L.J. Burpee D.F.M. for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class II Bomb Aimer Arthur is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, BergenOp-Zoom, Holland.

ARTHUR, NEIL GREIG P/O(WAG) J15708//R60885. From Edmonton, Alberta. Killed in Action Jul 29/42 age 20. #419 Moose Squadron (Moosa Aswayita). Target – Hamburg, Germany. Please see W/C. J. Fulton D.S.O., D.F.C, A.F.C. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Wireless Air Gunner Arthur is buried in the Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

ARTHURS, JOHN WILLIAM P/O(06) J6148. From Sifton, Manitoba. Killed in Action Apr 29/42 age 22. #62 Squadron (Insperato). Hudson aircraft missing. Please see P/O R.A. Baker for casualty list and other detail. Pilot Officer Observer Arthurs has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Singapore War Memorial, Malaya.

ARTHURS, KEN NORMAN P/O(P) 86705 – Royal Air Force. From Parry Sound, Ontario. Killed in Action Feb 24/41 age 21. #115 Squadron (Despite The Elements), Marham, England. Wellington aircraft #L 7810 missing during operations against Boulogne, France. Four of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed. Pilot Officer Pilot Arthurs is buried at Pikes Le Guernes, France.

ARTYNIUK, JOHN PETER P/O(P) J85350. From onoway, Alberta. Killed in Action Jun 8/44 age 23. #431 Iroquois Squadron (The HatitenRonteriios). Target – Versailles, France. Please see Morrison H.A. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Pilot Artyniuk is buried in the Communal Cemetery, Blevy, Eure-et-Loir, France.

ARUNDEL, JOHN STANLEY GEORGE FS(P) R83862. From Peterborough, Ontario. Killed in Action Jul 25/42 age 21. #277 Squadron. FS Arundel was killed when Defiant aircraft #V 1117 crashed into the sea four miles north of Dunkirk, France. Flight Sergeant Pilot Arundel has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ASBELL, WALTER GERARD F/O(P) J29287. From St. John, New Brunswick. Killed May 4/44 age 23. #2 Flying Instructor School. F/O Asbell was killed when his Oxford aircraft #DF 224 crashed at Montrose. Flying Officer Pilot Asbell is buried in the Sleepyhillock Cemetery, Montrose, Angus, Scotland.

ASBRIDGE, WILLIAM B. Sub Lt(P) 0307 – Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. From Edmonton, Alberta. Killed in Action Jul 18145. #1842 Squadron. Corsair aircraft lost during operations off the aircraft carrier HMS Formidable. Sub Lt Asbridge was the first Canadian to be killed over Japan. He was making a low level attack on a Japanese airfield when the drop tank on his aircraft was hit by flak and burst into flames. Sub Lieutenant Pilot Asbridge is buried at Yokohama, Japan. His name is also Commerated on the Halifax Memorial, Point Pleasant Park, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

ASH, ALBERT CHARLES SGT(P) R118066. From Kamloops, British Columbia. Killed Apr 6/43 age 21. #427 Lion Squadron (Ferte Manus Cortes). Wellington aircraft* HE 743 swerved and exploded on take-off from Middleton St. George, England. Sgt J.K. Dodds (RAF) and three others of the crew, not Canadians, were also killed. Sergeant Pilot Ash is buried in the West Cemetery, Darlington, Durham, England.

ASH, GEORGE HENRY F/L(AG) 129520 D.F.C. – Royal Air Force. From St. Catharines, Ontario. Killed in Action Nov 27/44 age 30. #161 Squadron. Baltimore aircraft lost during operations over Belgium. Three RAF crew members, F/L F.J.J. Champion D.F.M., F/O J. Wedell, and S/L RE. Wilkinson D.F.C.(Holland) were also killed. Flight Lieutenant Air Gunner Ash is buried in the Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere-lesBruxelles, Belgium.  The aircraft was Hudson # T9463 – L. The wreckage was found three miles north-east of Houffalize, near the south-east border of Belgium and Luxemburg. The crew were on their way home after dropping an agent near Armstadt to the south of Erfurt but a night fighter intercepted them. Detail provided by I.A. Galbraith, Ottawa, Ontario.

ASH, GEORGE ROBERT FS(OB) R74689. From Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Aug 10/42 age 22. #49 Squadron (Cave Canem). Hudson aircraft failed to return from a operations. Three RAAF crew members were also killed. Flight Sergeant Observer Ash has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey England.

ASH, JOSEPH F/O(P) J10980. From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed Dec 12/42 age 22. #5 Operational Training Unit. Beaufort aircraft crashed. Please see F/O J.J. Earls for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Ash has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ASH, JOSEPH WILLIAM P/O(AG) J95203//R174210. From Valdor, Quebec. Killed in Action Dec 2/44 age 23. #433 Porcupine Squadron (Qui S’y Frotte S’y Pique). Target – Hagen, Germany. Please see Shiells R.H. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Ash is buried in the War Cemetery at Choloy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

ASH, NORMAN ANDREWS SGT(P) R105801. From Peace River, Alberta. Killed in Action Nov 16/42 age 20. #425 Alouette Squadron (Je To Plumerai). Wellington aircraft crashed. Please see LaFlamme J.Y. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Pilot Ash is buried in the Sutton Road Cemetery at Southend-On-Sea, Essex, England.

ASHBURNER, LESLIE JOHN F/O(P) J7623. From St. Catherines, Ontario. Killed Apr 23/43 age 23. #64 Squadron (Tenax Propositi). F/O Ashburner was killed when Spitfire aircraft #W 3572 crashed in the sea three miles from Lady Isle, Ayreshire, Scotland. Flying Officer Pilot Ashburner has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ASHBURY, EDWIN LUSK F/L(P) J13089. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Oct 28/44 age 22. #521 Squadron. Hudson aircraft #FK 759 failed to return from a meteorological flight. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Ashbury has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ASHDOWN, EDWARD THOMAS P/O(FE) J95123//R198096. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Apr 5/45 age 21. #424 Tiger Squadron (Castigandos Castigamus). Target – Meresberg, Germany. Please see Thomson S.M. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Flight Engineer Ashdown is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.

ASHDOWN, FREDERICK JAMES MACKENZIE P/O(N) J17262//R105663. From Clive, Alberta. Killed in Action Apr 21/43 age 30. #21 Squadron (Viribus Vincimus). Target – Abbeville, France. Please see Lyttle W.A. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Navigator Ashdown has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ASHDOWN, JOHN A. WO 414851 – Royal New Zealand Air Force. From Calgary, Alberta. Killed in Action Jun 3/44 age 24. #38 Squadron (Ante Lucem). Wellington aircraft lost over Greece during operations. Three members of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Warrant Officer Ashdown is buried in the Military Cemetery, Athens, Greece.

ASHDOWN, WALTER ROSS P/O(N) J39320//R176675. From Halifax, Nova Scotia. Killed in Action Mar 6/45 age Si. #428 Ghost Squadron (Usque Ad Finem). Target – Chemnitz, Germany. Please see F/O D.A. Wade for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Navigator Ashdown is buried in the War Cemetery, Hotton, Luxembourg, Belgium.

ASHFORD, ALBERT HENRY P/O(BA) 151215 – Royal Air Force. From Victoria, British Columbia. Killed in Action Jan 30/44 age 24. #405 City of Vancouver Squadron (Ducimus), Pathfinder Force. Target – Berlin, Germany. Please see P/O G.M. O’Neil for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Bomb Aimer Ashford is buried in the Berlin War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Germany.

ASHLEY, BORDEN BRAMSHOTT F/O(BA) J25521. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Apr 23/44 age 21. #550 Squadron (Per lgnem Vincimus). Target – Dusseldorf, Germany. Please see Milburn P.G. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Bomb Aimer Ashley is buried in the War Cemetery at Heverlee, Brabant, Belgium.

ASHLEY, ROBERT JOSEPH P/O(P) J935111/R171312. From Westmount, Quebec. Killed in Action Jan 15/45 age 22. #417 City of Windsor Squadron (Supporting Liberty And Justice). P/O Ashley was escorting Kittyhawk aircraft when his Spitfire aircraft #JF 958 crashed at Bonf ice da Tagh, Italy. Pilot Officer Pilot Ashley has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Malta War Memorial, Malta.

ASHLEY, RUSSELL BRADFIELD F/L(P) J21969//R147404. From La Porte City, Iowa, U.S.A. Killed in Action Apr 12/45 age 31. #1672 Conversion Unit. Mosquito aircraft #HR 572 crashed in the sea at Cochin Harbor. The navigator, not Canadian, missing believed killed. F/L Ashley had survived a previous crash when he served with #621 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Ashley has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Singapore War Memorial, Malaya.

ASHTON, JOHN BURROWS P/O(P) 42552 – Royal Air Force. From Winnipeg, Manitoba. Died Jul 7/40 age 26. P/O Ashton died an accidental death. He had flown Hurricane aircraft with #56 Squadron in the Battle of France and had also flown Hurricanes while with #85 Squadron. Pilot Officer Pilot Ashton is buried in the St. Deiniol Churchyard, Hawarden, Flintshire, Wales.

ASHWELL, ROBERT HUGH SGT (OB) 1214846 – Royal Air Force. From Ladysmith, British Columbia. Killed in Action Aug 28/42 age 21. #12 Squadron (Leads The Field). Wellington aircraft lost during a trip over enemy territory. Four of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Sergeant Observer Ashweli is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

ASHWOOD, JOHN WO2(WAG) R129078. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed Nov 7/43 age 20. #3 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft in a runway collision. Please see Thew D.M. for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class II Wireless Operator Air Gunner is buried in the City Road Cemetery at Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

ASKEW, GEORGE WILLIAM FS(WAG) R134346. From Cartwright, Manitoba. Killed in Action Jul 26/43 age 22. #419 Moose Squadron (Moosa Aswayita). BROTHER to John Ruskin Askew. Target – Essen, Germany. Please see Handforth S.W. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Askew is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

ASKEW, JOHN RUSKIN FS(AG) R134417. From Cartwright, Manitoba. Killed Jan 28/43 age 23. #1659 Heavy Conversion Unit. BROTHER to George William Askew. Halifax aircraft #W 1146 crashed six miles north-west of Thwaite, Yorkshire. FS J.H. Beliveau was also killed. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Askew is buried in the Ripon Cemetery, Yorkshire, England.

ASKEW, RICHARD GAINFORD F/O(N) J36378//R192401. From Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Jul 25/44 age 21. #69 Squadron (With Vigilance We Serve). Target – Lebeuf/Lisieux, France. Please see F/O D. Leavitt for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Askew is buried in the Bayeux War Cemetery, France.

ASKEY, MICHAEL WILLIAM HAMILTON P/O(P) J19049. From Winnipeg, Manitoba. Killed in Action Oct 28/43 age 21. #92 Squadron (Aut Pugna Aut Morere). Spitfire aircraft #JF 563 lost in bad weather while on patrol in the Pascar – Ancona area of Italy. P/O Askey was an ace credited with destroying five enemy aircraft. Pilot Officer Pilot Askey has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Alamein War Memorial, Egypt.

ASKWITH, RICHARD JOHN W. F/O(P) C1611. From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed in Action Apr 28/42 age 28. #418 City of Edmonton Squadron. Boston aircraft lost. Please see Hardy G.J. for casualty list and operations detail Flying Officer Pilot Askwith is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, Bergen-Op-Zoom, Holland.

ASPINALL, FRANCIS ALLAN SGT(N) R216179 – under training. From Montreal, Quebec. Killed May 23/44 age 20. #8 Air Observers School, Ancienne Lorette, Quebec. Anson aircraft crashed. Please see Trow J.E. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Navigator Aspinall is buried in the Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec.

ASPINALL, MAURICE JOHN WILLIAM F/O(P) J14046. From Stratford, Ontario. Killed Jul 23/43 age 22. #5 Operational Training Unit. Beaufort aircraft #JM 451 crashed five miles west of Swatagh, County Antrim, Ireland. Sgt R.D. Eaglen (RAF) and FS A.G. Potter (RAAF) were also killed. Flying Officer Pilot Aspinall is buried in the Church of Ireland Cemetery, Eglantine, County Down, Ireland.

ASSAF, GEORGE FS(WAG) R120876. From McCord, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action May 23/43 age 20. #408 Goose Squadron (For Freedom). Killed during enemy bombing attack on the Metropole Hotel. Please see Chalmers D.R. for casualty list and detail. Flight Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Assaf is buried in the North Cemetery, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.

ASSEFF, PHILIP J. P/O(WAG) J35219//R180029. From Fort William, Ontario. Killed Mar 5/44 age 20. #45 Air Transport Group, Dorval, Quebec. Dakota aircraft crashed. Please see Tingle L.J. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Wireless Operator Air Gunner Asseff is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

ASTBURY, JOHN WILLIAM F/O(BA) J21524. From Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. Killed in Action Jan 15/44 age 21. #405 City of Vancouver Squadron (Ducimus), Pathfinder Force. Target – Brunswick, Germany. Please see Souaillard J.J. for casualty list and flight detail. This was F/O Astbury’s 17th operation. Flying Officer Bomb Aimer Astbury is buried in the Limmer British Cemetery, Hanover, Germany.

ASTLES, JOHN JAMES P/O(N) J86400//R129809. From London, Ontario. Killed in Action Feb 20/44 age 21. #408 Goose Squadron (For Freedom). Target – Leipzig, Germany. Please see P/O Kenneth Smith for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Navigator Astles is buried in the Kropswolde Protestant Churchyard, Hoogezand-Sappemeer, Gronigen, Holland.

ASTLES, WILLIAM WALLINGTON SGT(BA) R169396. From London, Ontario. Killed Jun .8/44 age 21. #1666 Heavy Conversion Unit. Halifax aircraft crashed. Please see Hawkins W.B. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Bomb Aimer Asties is buried in the Stonef all Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire England.

ASTRAND, HARRY SGT(AG) R196182. From Port Arthur, Ontario. Killed May 2/44 age 21. #1659 Heavy Conversion Unit, RCAF Station, Topcliffe, Yorkshire. Halifax aircraft crashed. Please see Seabrook M.T. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Air Gunner Astrand is buried in the Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

ATCHISON, JOHN MELFORD P/O(AG) J954111/R116269. From Brandon, Manitoba. Killed in Action Mar 5/45 age 23. #424 Tiger Squadron (Castigandos Castigamus). Target – Chemnitz, Germany. Please see Seaby F.E. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Atchison is buried in the Berlin War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Germany.

ATKIN, JAMES WELBERNE P/O(P) J6028. From Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Killed Oct 25/41 age 23. #25 Operational Training Unit. Hampden aircraft #P 1234 hit a barrage balloon cable and crashed at Weybridge, England. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkin is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.

ATKINS, EARL HECTOR P/O(P) 87661 – Royal Air Force. From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed in Action Feb 24/41 age 24. #257 Squadron (Thay Myay Gyee Shin Shwe Hii). Hurricane aircraft was lost over the English Channel after a sweep over France. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkins has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ATKINS, GEORGE CARMAN LAC(P) R193321 – under training. From Oakville, Ontario. Killed Oct 15/43 age 19. #11 Service Flying Training School, Yorkton, Saskatchewan. LAC Atkins lost his life when Cessna Crane aircraft #7901 crashed two miles west of the aerodrome at Yorkton. Leading AirCraftman Pilot Atkins is buried in St. Jude’s Cemetery at Oakville, Ontario.

ATKINS, JOHN IVAN F/O(N) J22434. From Newmarket, Ontario. Killed in Action May 13/44 age 25. #640 Squadron. Target – Hasselt, Belgium. Please see Thomas D.C. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Atkins is buried in the Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Wilrijk, Belgium.

ATKINS, MILTON WILBUR FS(OB) R101589. From St. James, Manitoba. Killed in Action Aug 11/42 age 21. #207 Squadron (Semper Paratus). Lancaster aircraft lost. Please see F/O J. Speir for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Observer Atkins has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ATKINS, ROBERT JAMES P/O(AG) J88345//R191525. From Petrolia, Ontario. Killed in Action Mar 31/44 age 27. #424 Tiger Squadron (Castigandos Castigamus). Target – Nuremberg, Germany. Please see WO A.H. Crosland for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Atkins was buried at Alten Busek, Germany, exhumed, and reburied in the Limmer British Cemetery, Hanover, Germany.

ATKINSON, ALBERT EARL SGT(BA) R134035. From Minnedosa, Manitoba. Killed in Action May 14/43 age 19. #429 Bison Squadron (Fortunae Nihil). Halifax aircraft lost. Please see Reid W.J. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Bomb Aimer Atkinson was buried at Monchen-Gladbach, Germany, exhumed, and reinterred in the War Cemetery at Rheinberg, Germany.

ATKINSON, BYRON F/L(P) 119121 – Royal Air Force. From Regina, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action May 6/44 age 21. #455 Australia Squadron (Strike And Strike Again). Beaufighter aircraft was shot down off the Dutch Coast. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Atkinson has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ATKINSON, DOUGLAS MACLEAR FS(P) R67316. From Campbellford, Ontario. Killed Apr 16/42 age 23. #9 Advanced Flying Unit. Oxford aircraft #V 4021 crashed two miles south-west of Hullarington, England. A Czechoslovakian, Sgt J. Sedlacek (RAF), was also killed. Flight Sergeant Pilot Atkinson is buried in the Cemetery at Chippenham, Wiltshire, England.

ATKINSON, ERIC P/O(P) J8414. From Montreal, Quebec. Killed in Action Jun 4/42 age 22. #112 Squadron (Swift In Destruction). Kittyhawk aircraft failed to return from a sortie. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkinson has no known grave, his names is inscribed on the Alamein War Memorial, Egypt.

ATKINSON, GORDON HOWARD P/O(P) J41958. From Victoria, British Columbia. Killed Jul 19/44 age 20. #15 Advanced Flying Unit. P/O Atkinson lost his life when Oxford aircraft #V 3147 crashed two miles south-west of Kemble, Gloucestershire, England. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkinson is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.

ATKINSON, JAMES NEIL P/O(AG) J94231//R221635. From Victoria, British Columbia. Killed in Action Nov 21/44 age 19. #426 Thunderbird Squadron (On Wings of Fire). Target – Castrop Rauxel, the Ruhr, Germany. Please see Stevens D.J. for casualty-list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Atkinson is buried in the Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

ATKINSON, JEAN BURGESS S/O V30047. From Thamesford, Ontario. Killed Nov 23/44 age 30. #4 Training Command, Calgary, Alberta. Beechcraft Expeditor #1410 aircraft was on a communication flight between Regina, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Alberta when it crashed and burned five miles north-east of Calgary. WIC. A. Buckle M.B.E., W/C. C. Burt, G/C. D.G. Williams, LAC R.E. Walton, and F/O H.P. Nelson were also killed. Section Officer Atkinson is buried in the Ernbro Cemetery at Embro, Ontario.

ATKINSON, JOHN LESLIE F/O(N) J35829//R159171. From Calgary. Alberta. Killed in Action Mar 5/45 age 32. #426 Squadron (On Wings of Fire). Target – Chemnitz, Germany. Please see P/O J.B. Linstead for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Atkinson is buried in the Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

ATKINSON, JOSEPH MACKAY SGT(WAG) R66686. From Lachine, Quebec. Killed in Action Aug 8/42 age 20. #61 Squadron (Per Puram Tunantes). Lancaster aircraft lost during operations over enemy territory. Six of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Atkinson is buried in the War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany.

ATKINSON, LAWRIE EVERET LAC(WAG) R222101 – under training. From Vancouver, British Columbia. Died Aug 19/44 age 20. LAC Atkinson drowned when a rowboat overturned at Ucluelet Bay, British Columbia. Leading AirCraftman Wireless Operator Air Gunner Atkinson is buried in the Mountain View Cemetery at Vancouver, British Columbia.

ATKINSON, MERLE WILLIAM F/O(P) J8359. From Hartney, Manitoba. Killed in Action Oct 1/42 age 20. #76 Squadron (Resolute). Halifax aircraft crashed near Flensberg, Germany. Sgt T.W. Peacock (RNZAF), Sgts L.H. Lavis (RAF), and P.D. Skerman (RAF) were also killed. Three of the crew, not Canadians, missing presumed killed. Flying Officer Pilot Atkinson is buried in the Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

ATKINSON, ROBERT ELMER FS(AG) R124949. From Truro, Nova Scotia. Killed Jul 2/43 age 20. #620 Squadron. Stirling aircraft #EF 394 was in a mid-air collision before it crashed one quarter of a mile east of the aerodrome at Chedburgh. Sgts R.G. Lancelott (RAF), D.M. Thomson (RAF), and R.C. Young (RAF) were also killed. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Atkinson is buried in the Haverhill Cemetery, Suffolk, England.

ATKINSON, STANLEY KYLE P/O(P) J18229. From Kapuskasing, Ontario. Killed in Action Sep 27/43 age 19. #432 Leaside Squadron (Saevitir Ad Lucem). Target – Hanover, Germany. Please see Cook L.F. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkinson has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ATKINSON, THEODORE BLANCHARD F/L(WAG) J23757//R137833. From Clarke’s Harbor, Nova Scotia. Killed Apr 16/45 age 25. #53 Squadron. Liberator aircraft ditched. Please see Robertson D.J.M. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Lieutenant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Atkinson has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England. Detail provided by D.A. Stallard, Trenton, Nova Scotia.

ATKINSON, WILLIAM JAMES P/O(P) J6137. From Strasbourg, Saskatchewan. Killed Mar 11/42 age 21. #1444 Flight. Hudson aircraft crashed. Please see Coleman R.N. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Pilot Atkinson is buried in the Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire, England.

ATTEWELL, ARTHUR ERNEST P/O(FE) C87994//R91010. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed in Action Jul 29/44 age 22. #428 Ghost Squadron (Usque Ad Finem). Target – Hamburg, Germany. Please see Urquhart J.A. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Flight Engineer Attewell has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

ATTREE, EARL RALPH WO2(FE) R51018. From Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Dec 19/44 age 27. #162 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Sectabimur Usque Per Ima). Canso aircraft crashed. Please see Pettigrew T.J. for casualty list and flight detail. Warrant Officer Class II Flight Engineer Attree is buried in the Fossvogur Cemetery, Reykjavik, Iceland.

ATTREE, VINCENT EARDLEY FS(AG) R107425. From Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Killed in Action Aug 24/43 age 22. #156 Squadron (We Light The Way), Pathfinder Force. FS Attree was killed when his Lancaster aircraft #ED 856 was shot up during operations over enemy territory. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Attree is buried in the City Cemetery, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.

ATTRIDGE, ROBERT JOHN MCLEAN SGT R161686. From Spencerville, Ontario. Died Dec 1/42 age 24. Sgt Attridge was killed when he was hit by a truck at Gander, Newfoundland. Sergeant Attridge is buried in the Gander Cemetery, Gander, Newfoundland.

ATTWELL, KENNETH DUDLEY SGT(AG) R172425. From Victoria, British Columbia. Killed Mar 18/43 age 20. #15 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft #W 5690 had the port engine fail before it crashed at Westbustay Farm, Berkshire, England. Sergeant Air Gunner Attwell is buried in the Botley Cemetery, North Hinksey, Berkshire, England.

ATWOOD, BERTRAM EDWIN FS(P) R101920. From Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Killed in Action Jan 13/43 age 21. #103 Squadron (Noll Me Tangere). Lancaster aircraft lost. Please see O’Hair 0.S. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Pilot Atwood is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

ATWOOD, BRENTON LESLIE AC1 R252302 – seaman. From Shelburne, Nova Scotia. Died on May 19/45 age 21. AC Atwood was killed when he fell on a cement floor at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. AirCraftman First Class Atwood is buried in Brook Cemetery, Atwood, Nova Scotia.

AUBIN, JOSEPH GILBERT DOLLARD P/O(P) J85928//R118590. From Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. Killed Feb 11/44 age 21. #425 Alouette Squadron (Je Te Plumerai). Halifax aircraft crashed. Please see Mayville J.F. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Pilot Aubin is buried in the Pershore Cemetery, Worcestershire, England.

AUBIN, MARCEL JOHN GEORGE FS(AG) R152693. From Carman, Manitoba. Killed in Action Sep 22/43 age 25. #158 Squadron (Strength In Unity). Halifax aircraft #HR 776 lost during an attack against Hanover, Germany. Six of the crew, not Canadians, missing presumed killed. There were two #158 Sqdn. aircraft lost in the same area on this date. Please see P/O O.D. Harrison for information regarding the other aircraft. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Aubin is buried in the Limmer British Cemetery, Hanover, Germany.

AUBREY, GORDON ALEXANDER F/O(N) J35746//R105186 D.F.C. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed Apr 29/45 age 31. #3 Advanced Flying Unit. F/O Aubrey was killed when his Oxford aircraft #DF 332 nevi/ into a snowstorm and crashed at Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, England. Flying Officer Navigator Aubrey is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England. Distinguished Flying Cross – No.415 Squadron – Award effective 5 February 1945 as per London Gazette dated 16 February 1945 and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945. Born in Toronto, 1913, home there. Served in RCASC before joining RCAF in Toronto, 22 May 1941. Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 2 April 1943) and No.4 AOS (graduated 17 September 1943). Commissioned 1943. Killed in flying accident at No.3 (P) AFU, 29 April 1945 (Oxford 0F332). Award sent by registered mail to next-of-kin, 2 December 1946. No citation other than “completed numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which (he has) invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.” DHist file 181.009 D.1750 (RG.24 Vol.20608) has recommendation forwarded to Station Eastmoor, 23 November 1944, when he had flown 32 sorties (160 hours 20 minutes) between 21 June and 6 October 1944. This officer has participated in – numerous operational sorties which have included missions to Hamburg, Kid, Wane Eickel and Castrop Rauxel. His navigation has always been of a very high standard and he has a fine record of achievement. His determination and confidence while on operations has always been an inspiration to the squadron while his gallantry and devotion to duty has done much to create a high morale among his fellow navigators. Detail provided by H. Halliday, Orleans, Ontario.

AUCLAIR, JOSEPH ARSENE ROCH TANCREDE SGT(AG) R117869. From St. Hilaire, Quebec. Killed Jan 29/43 age 20. #23 Operational Training Unit. Sgt Auclair and P/O G. Weston were both killed when Wellington aircraft #BK 503 crashed at Earls Croome, England. Sergeant Air Gunner Auclair is buried in the Pershore Cemetery, Worcestershire, England.

AUCOIN, WHITNEY PHILIP FS(P) R126834. From Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. Killed in Action Apr 26/43 age 22. #135 Bull Dog Squadron. Hurricane aircraft #5410 lost off Callano Island. Flight Sergeant Pilot Aucoin has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Ottawa War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario.

AUDET, RICHARD JOSEPH F/L(P) J20136//R131515 D.F.C. & Bar. From Lethbridge, Alberta. Killed in Action Mar 3/45 age 23. #411 Grizzly Bear Squadron (Inimicus Inimico). F/L Audet was an ace, he was credited with destroying eleven and one half enemy aircraft including two ME-262 German Jet fighter aircraft. He had shot down five aircraft in one mission. F/L Audet was strafing a railway siding and lost his life when his Spitfire aircraft #MK 950 was shot down by light flak near Munster, Germany. Flight Lieutenant Pilot Audet has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England. Distinguished Flying Cross – No.411 Squadron – Award effective 16 February 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945; Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, 13 March 1922; home there. Enlisted at Calgary, 26 August 1941. Attended Manning Depot in Brandon, Manitoba. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 10 April 1942), No.22 EFTS (graduated 3 July 1942) and No.2 SFTS (wings and commission, 23 October 1942). Posted to “Y” Depot, Halifax for overseas movement, 7 November 1942. To OTU and then to No.421 Squadron, 20 July 1943. After several other postings, reached No.411 Squadron, 23 October 1944. Killed in Action 3 March 1941 Award presented to next-of-kin, 5 November 1946. See H.A. Halliday, The Tumbling Sky, for biographical details. Article in early issue of Journal of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society also expands. The citation reads – “This officer has proved himself to be a highly skilled and courageous fighter. In December 1944 the squadron was involved in an engagement against twelve enemy fighters in the Rheine/Osnabnick area. In a most spirited action, Flying Office Audet achieved outstanding success by destroying five enemy aircraft. This feat is a splendid tribute to his brilliant shooting, great gallantry and tenacity.” AUDET, Fit Richard Joseph (J20136) – Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross – No.411 Squadron – Award effective 9 March 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 625/45 dated 13 April 1945. The citation reads – “This officer is an outstanding fighter pilot. Since his first engagements towards the end of December 1944, he has completed numerous sorties during which he has destroyed a further six enemy aircraft bringing his total victories to eleven. Flight Lieutenant Audet has also most effectively attacked numerous locomotives and mechanical vehicles. His skill and daring have won the highest praise. Distinguished Flying Cross – No.411 Squadron – Award effective 16 February 1945 as per London Gazette of that date and AFRO 563/45 dated 29 March 1945; born in Lethbridge, Alberta, 13 March 1922; home there. Enlisted at Calgary, 26 August 1941. Attended Manning Depot in Brandon, Manitoba. Trained at No.3 ITS (graduated 10 April 1942), No.22 EFTS (graduated 3 July 1942) and No.2 SFTS (wings and commission, 23 October 1942). Posted to “Y” Depot, Halifax for overseas movement, 7 November 1942. To OTU and then to No.421 Squadron, 20 July 1943. After several other postings, reached No.411 Squadron, 23 October 1944. Killed in Action 3 March 1941. Award presented to next-of-kin, 5 November 1946. See H.A. Halliday, The Tumbling Sky, for biographical details. Article in early issue of Journal of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society also expands. The citation reads – “This officer has proved himself to be a highly skilled and courageous fighter. In December 1944 the squadron was involved in an engagement against twelve enemy fighters in the Rheine/Osnabnick area. In a most spirited action, Flying Office Audet achieved outstanding success by destroying five enemy aircraft. This feat is a splendid tribute to his brilliant shooting, great gallantry and tenacity.”

AUDY, JOSEPH ENGELBERT SGT(AG) R120256. From Montreal, Quebec. Killed in Action Mar 3/43 age 20. #425 Alouette Squadron (Je Te Plumerai). Target – Hamburg, Germany. Please see Lanctin J.W. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Air Gunner Audy is buried in the Ohlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany.

AUGER, HENRI FERDINAND F/O(P) 41815- Royal Air Force. From Westmount, Quebec. Killed in Action Apr 23/41 age 26. #261 Squadron (Semper Contendo). Hurricane aircraft failed to return from a sortie. F/O Auger was wounded on April 10, 1940 but returned to action to take part in the Battle of Britain. Flying Officer Pilot Auger has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Malta War Memorial, Malta.

AULD, CHARLES W. FS(AG) R98159. From Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Killed in Action Jul 15/42 age 23. #23 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft crashed one mile north of Old Northampshire, England. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Auld is buried in Chelveston St. John The Baptist Churchyard, Chelveston-Cum-Caldecott, Northamptonshire, England.

AULD, GEORGE EDGAR F/O(N) C1747. From Toronto, Ontario. Killed May 17/40 age 32. #1 Air Navigation School, Trenton, Ontario. Norseman aircraft crashed. Please see Jasper H.B. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Auld is buried in the People’s Cemetery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

AULD, WALTER NELSON P/O(P) J86621. From Calgary, Alberta. Killed in Action Sep 25/44 age 27. #143 Squadron (Vincere Est Vivere). Beaufighter aircraft #NE 776 lost during a shipping strike off the Dutch Coast. Pilot Officer Pilot Auld is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, Bergen-Op-Zoom, Holland.

AULT, ARTHUR WELLINGTON LAC(P) R125936 – under training. From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed Sep 18/42 age 21. #2 Service Flying Training School, Uplands, Ontario. Harvard aircraft crashed. Please see Cross R.M. for flight detail. Leading AirCraftman Pilot Ault is buried in the Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

AUMELL, ALLAN DANIEL P/O(BA) J89210//R141507. From Montreal, Quebec. Killed in Action Jul 24/44 age 21. #619 Squadron. Lancaster aircraft #PB 208 lost during a trip to Kiel, Germany. Six other of the crew, not Canadians, missing presumed killed. Pilot Officer Bomb Aimer Aumell is buried in the Churchyard at Sondre Nissum Churchyard, Jutland, Denmark.

AUNE, CLIFFORD NORMAN P/O(AG) J95207//R261845. From Vancouver, British Columbia. Killed in Action Jan 5/45 age 20. #102 Ceylon Squadron (Tentate Et Perficite). Target – Hanover, Germany. Please see Stevens E.L. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Air Gunner Aune is buried in the Limmer British Cemetery, Hanover, Germany.

AUSTEN, HAROLD CALVEN F/O(WAG) J18002//R105625. From Oyen, Alberta. Killed in Action Apr 17/44 age 21. #525 Squadron (Vinciendo Vincimus). Warwick aircraft crashed. Please see Gavel A.D. for casualty list and other detail. Flying Officer Wireless Air Gunner Austen is buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England.

AUSTIN, CHARLES WENDELL FS(AG) R82683. From Sudbury, Ontario. Killed in Action Oct 5/42 age 20. #156 Squadron (We Light The Way). Wellington aircraft lost over enemy-held territory. Four of the crew, not Canadians, missing presumed killed. Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Austin is buried in the Northern Cemetery, Flushing, Zealand, Holland.

AUSTIN, FREDERICK CARLTON FS(P) R58580. From Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Killed in Action Apr 17/42 age 21. #121 Squadron (For Liberty). Spitfire aircraft was lost near the aerodrome at St. Omar during a cross-channel sweep. Flight Sergeant Pilot Austin is buried in the Churchyard at Hardinghen, Pas-de-Calais, France.

AUSTIN, GEORGE LUDWIG AC1 R61410 – air frame mechanic. From Parkbeg, Saskatchewan. Died Feb 2/42 age 24. AirCraftman First Class Austin is buried in the Rosedale Cemetery at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

AUSTIN, JUSTUS CLIFFORD F/O(P) J10155. From Windsor, Ontario. Killed in Action Sep 27/43 age 21. #407 Demon Squadron (To Hold On High). Wellington aircraft lost. Please see WO Leonard G. Smith for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Pilot Austin has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

AUSTIN, KENNETH HARRY P/O(N) J90857//R178649. From Delbourne, Alberta. Killed in Action Dec 23/44 age 20. #582 Squadron (Pre Volamus Designantes), Pathfinder Force. Target – Cologne, Germany. Please see Uzelman P. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Navigator Austin is buried in the War Cemetery, Rheinberg, Germany.

AVEDISIAN, JAMES THEODORE SGT(WAG) R66434. From Brantford, Ontario. Killed in Action Jul 30/42 age 25. #149 East India Squadron (Fortis Nocte). Target – Saarbrucken, Germany. Please see LeBlanc E.J. for casualty list and flight detail. Sergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner Avedisian is buried in the War Cemetery at Choloy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France.

AVEY, GERALD RUSSELL FS(P) R99993. From Norwich, Ontario. Killed in Action Mar 5/43 age 21. #100 Squadron (Sarang Tebaun Jangan Duolok). Lancaster aircraft crashed. Please see Landry R.R. for casualty list and flight detail. Flight Sergeant Pilot Avey is buried in the Long Bennington Cemetery, Lincolnshire, England.

AVISE, JOHN ELLSWORTH F/O(P) J5472. From Mason City, Iowa, U.S.A. Killed Oct 17/42 age 30. #103 Maintenance Unit. Hurricane aircraft lost while on a delivery flight. Flying Officer Pilot Avise has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Alamein War Memorial, Egypt.

AVON, JOSEPH LEONIDAS GERALD F/O(P) J23873. From Lachine, Quebec. Killed in Action Jul 31/44 age 23. #103 Squadron (Noll Me Tangere). Lancaster aircraft #JB 746 was hit by flak and the wing came off whilst engaged in a raid against Le Havre, France. Sgt D.F. Enright and Sgt L. Henderson (RAF) were also killed. Two of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Two Canadians, F/O Norris and FS Morneau, were taken Prisoners of War. Flying Officer Pilot Avon is buried in the Ste. Marie Cemetery at Le Havre, France.

AWAD, CHARLES MOHAMED SLYMAN F/L(WAG) J15639. From Truro, Nova Scotia. Killed in Action Apr 27/43 age 22. #429 Bison Squadron (Fortunae Nihil). Wellington aircraft #HE 737 lost during operations over enemy-held territory. F/O L.H. Larkins (RAF) and Sgt K.E. Rabbitt (RAF) were also killed. Two other members of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Flying Officer Wireless Operator Air Gunner Awad is buried in the General Cemetery, Bergen, Holland.

AWAD, PHILIP PETER F/O(N) J29979. From Windsor, Ontario. Killed in Action Dec 4/44 age 21. #619 Squadron. Target – Heilbronn, Germany. Please see Schaefer R.H. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Navigator Awad is buried in the War Cemetery, Durnbach, Germany.

AWREY, DONALD MCLEAN P/O(N) J19610 D.F.C. From Windsor, Ontario. Killed in Action Mar 31/44 age 23. #433 Porcupine Squadron (Qui S’y Frotte S’y Pique). Halifax aircraft #HX 272 was shot down by a German night fighter aircraft and crashed near Buttenham, Germany during night operations, an attack against Nuremberg, Germany. P/O L.V. Milward, WO W.F. Rost, Sgt J.S. Thompson (RAF), and P/O C.W. Panton (RAF) were also killed. Three Canadians, P/O C.M. Nielsen, WOs Cooper, and R.C. McLaughlin were taken Prisoners of War. This was P/O Awrey’s 27th trip and his was one of 108 Allied aircraft lost this night. Pilot Officer Navigator Awrey is buried in the War Cemetery, Dumbach, Germany. Distinguished Flying Cross – No 433 Squadron (deceased) – Award effective 30 March 1944 as per London Gazette dated 21 December 1945 and AFRO 155/46 dated 15 February 1946. Born in Leamington, Ontario, 1921. Home in Windsor, Ontario. Enlisted Hamilton, 31 January 1941: Trained at No.1 ITS (graduated 11 April 1942) and No.9 AOS (graduated 15 August 1942). Commissioned December 1943. Killed in Action 30/31 March 1944 (Halifax 11X272). Award presented to mother at Government House, 7 November 1949. The citation reads – “This officer has completed as navigator many successful operations against the enemy in the course of which he has invariably displayed high skill, fortitude and devotion to duty.” Detail provided by H. Halliday, Orleans, Ontario.

AXFORD, CECIL P/O(N) J86457. From Hamilton, Ontario. Killed in Action Aug 12/44 age 21. #420 Snowy Owl Squadron (Pugnamus Finitum). Halifax aircraft #MZ 595 was hit by flak while over the target; P/O Axford was the only casualty. Pilot Officer Navigator Axford is buried in the Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.

AXFORD, HERBERT FRANK P/O(N) J87271//R52032. From Riverside, Ontario. Killed in Action Jul 21/44 age 28. #578 Squadron (Accuracy). Halifax aircraft #MZ 556 lost during operations against Bottix, Germany. Six of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Pilot Officer Navigator Axford is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Kleve, Germany.

AXLER, DAVID RICHARD LAC(P) R71565 – under training. From Brantford, Ontario. Killed Jan 15/41 age 26. #7 Elementary Flying Training School, Windsor, Ontario. Fleet Finch aircraft crashed. Please see F/L A.H. Fairweather for flight detail. Leading AirCraftman Pilot Axler is buried in the Jewish Cemetery at Brantford, Ontario.

AXLER, HARRY LOUIS LAC R97458. From Toronto, Ontario. Died Sep 10/41 age 26. #2 Wireless School, Calgary, Alberta. Death by natural causes. Leading AirCraftman Axler is buried in the McCaul Synagogue Cemetery at Toronto, Ontario.

AYER, JOHN BUTLER F/O(P) 83702 – Royal Air Force. From Ottawa, Ontario. Killed in Action Apr 10/42 age 21. Photo Reconnaissance Unit. Spitfire aircraft was engaged in a photo reconnaissance operation and failed to return. Flying Officer Pilot Ayer has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.

AYERS, AUDREY ALLEN F/O(WAG) J12157. From Eagle, Idaho, U.S.A. Killed in Action Jan 20/44 age 22. #429 Bison Squadron (Fortunae Nihil). Target – Berlin, Germany. Please see Paddison H.D. for casualty list and flight detail. Flying Officer Wireless Operator Air Gunner Ayers is buried in the Berlin War Cemetery, Charlottenburg, Germany.

AYERS, RICHARD BUTCHER SGT(P) R79088. From Fredonia, New York, U.S.A. Killed in Action Jul 28/42 age 20. #22 Operational Training Unit. Wellington aircraft, attached to #102 Squadron, missing during a trip over enemy territory. FSs E.L. Wagner, E.G. White, F.E. Johnson, and J.S. Evans were also killed. Sergeant Pilot Ayers is buried in the Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

AYLES, RUSSELL JAMES P/O(OB) J7775. From Newton, New Brunswick. Killed in Action Oct 1/42 age 33. #405 City of Vancouver Squadron (Decimus). Target – Flensburg, Germany. Please see Lepage J.L. for casualty list and flight detail. Pilot Officer Observer Ayles was buried in the Military Cemetery, Friedneshugel, Flensburg, exhumed, and reburied in the Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

AYLWIN, JAMES CPL A6154 – air frame mechanic. From Montreal, Quebec. Died Feb 19/45 age 25. Death by natural causes while at Lachine, Quebec. Corporal Aylwin is buried in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Quebec City, Quebec.

AYRE, GEORGE DESMOND F/O(P) 90330 – Royal Air Force. From St. John’s Newfoundland. Killed in Action May 30/40 age 25. #609 West Riding Squadron (Tally Ho). F/O Ayre was wounded over Dunkirk and was killed when his Spitfire aircraft crashed as he was landing at his aerodrome near Harwick, Essex, England. Flying Officer Pilot Ayre is buried at Northwood Ruislip, London, England.