Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Chisholm Fitzgerald

In memory of
Flight Sergeant
John Chisholm Fitzgerald
July 26, 1942

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/88211
Age:
19
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
15 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:

Son of James O'Neill Fitzgerald and Nina Helen Fitzgerald, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 73 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY , Netherlands
Grave Reference:
16. H. 4.
Location:
The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker – Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
Stirling W-7576 was airborne 2340 25 Jul 42 from Wyton. Shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 0132 at Horst (Limburg), 12 km NW of Venlo, Holland, where those killed were first buried. They have been subsequently been re-interred in the Jonkerbos War Cemetery.  Also killed was the Canadian pilot, P/O W.A.Shoemaker DFC, and RAF Sgt. P. D. Byrne.  
Four crew members were taken PoW:  Sgt. D. L. Evans, RCAF, and RAF Sgts H.A.Robinson,  R.J.Fletcher and G.D.G.Muir.
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)

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