Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Patrick Wilson Langford

In memory of
Flight Lieutenant
Patrick Wilson Langford
March 31, 1944
Sagan, Poland

Military Service:

Service Number:
C/1631
Age:
24
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Mentioned in despatches.
Honours and Awards:
Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information:

Born:
November 4, 1919 Edmonton, Alberta
Enlistment:
January 29, 1940 Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Captain Richard Wilson Langford and Olive Mary (nee Stevens) Langford, of Victoria, British Columbia.Brother of Richard Dennis and Diana Mary. He was one of six Canadian airmen shot after being recaptured during an escape from Stalag Luft 3.

Commemorated on Page 358 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY , Poland
Grave Reference:
7. C. 7.
Location:
Poznan (or Posen), which is the capital of the Province of the same name, is a cathedral city on the River Wanta. The POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY is on the northern side of the town.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Patrick Langford – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial – Entrance to  Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – The Canadians - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Near the exit of Tunnel Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Garden - The plaque under the cross reads "Erected by the Prisoners of War of the allied air forces in honoured memory of their comrades who died at Stalag Luft 3 during the war AD 1939-1945 Per Ardua ad Astra" ... Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Stone - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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