Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Alfred Penney

In memory of
Flight Sergeant
William Alfred Penney
July 27, 1942
Uetersen, Germany

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/65152
Age:
26
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
142 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:

Son of Tracey F. and Ida Mary Penney, of Pictou, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 106 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
HAMBURG CEMETERY , Germany
Grave Reference:
6A. E. 15.
Location:
Ohlsdorf is a village on the river Alster, about 9 km north east of the city of Hamburg on the eastern side of the city airport. Approaching from Hannover or Kiel leave the Autoroute A7 at the junction with the 432 following signposts for the Airport (Flughaven). After 2 km turn right onto Swebenweg which later merges with Krohnstieg and passes under the airport runway. After 4 km turn right onto 433 Chaussee. After 2 km turn left onto Erdkampsweg following signs for Barmbek. Continue along this road for 1.7 Km then turn right immediately before a prominent railway bridge, onto a road calledI M Grunen Grund. After a further 600 metres turn left into Alsterdorfer, the HAMBURG CEMETERY is located in this street at the junction with Fuhlsbuttlerstrasse. The Commission plot is signposted in the HAMBURG CEMETERY and is located 300 metres from the Chapel. Visitors should note that this cemetery is restricted to normal opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Alfred Penney – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of William Alfred Penney – Pictured with His two best friends at the time.

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