Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ian Alexander MacDonald

In memory of
Aircraftman 2nd Class
Ian Alexander MacDonald
January 3, 1942

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/138318
Age:
36
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
9 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Robert and Stella Macdonald; husband of Mabel Grace Macdonald, of Summerland, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 92 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
OTTAWA MEMORIAL ; Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference:
Panel 2. Column 1.
Location:
The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United Sates of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves. The main feature of the Ottawa Memorial is a sculptured terrestrial globe in bronze, 3 metres in diameter, on a base formed by three bronze beavers rising from the centre of an ornamental pool. The globe, of open lattice-work corresponding to the lines of latitude and longitude, on which the land masses are super imposed in low relief, is crowned by the Air Forces emblem of a bronze eagle with outspread wings. Two curved screen walls faced in limestone, bearing cast bronze panels on which the names appear, face inwards towards the globe. They are placed slightly off centre to allow a clear view through the Ottawa Memorial from the central steps on Sussex Drive and from the wide pathway. Two Air Force crest exist in the paving between the screen walls. A dedicatory inscription, in English on one screen wall and in French on the other, is incised in the stonework between the bronze name panels, which reads as follows:
1939 - 1945
In honoured memory of the men and women of the air forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives in Canada, in the United States of America and neighbouring lands and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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