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Charles Alec Beanland

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Charles Alec Beanland

August 5, 1944
Letowicz, Poland

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


148 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Sqdn


1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 22 April 1947.

Additional Information


August 20, 1923
Iroquois Falls, Ontario


December 16, 1942
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Norman and Margaret (nee O'Neil) Beanland. Brother of Harry, Norman and Betty.

Commemorated on Page 245 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

1. D. 5.


Krakow is a large city in the south of Poland about 257 kilometres south-west of Warsaw on the main road 4. Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, a large Military Cemetery which contains Polish, Russian and German graves as well as Commonwealth graves, is located east of the city. Follow the road 4 into the city and continue to the T junction at the end of the road 4. At this junction turn left along the road 7 (Al J Slowackiego) and follow this road round the town, then round a left hand bend and under the railway bridge where the road name changes to Al 29 Listopada. Take the first turning on the right after the bridge, called Prandoty, and the cemetery will be found along here on the left. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is located through the entrance and to the left of the cemetery in the north-eastern corner of the burial ground.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of CHARLES ALEC BEANLAND– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CHARLES ALEC BEANLAND– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Monument– Monument erected by people of township of Wojnicz, Poland at the location of the crash where Ch A Beanland and his crew perished.
  • Inscription– Plaque on the memorial in Poland with crew names and age including St. Ch Beanland
  • Monument– Parts of Halifax airplane embedded into memorial.
  • Memorial– Polish Home Army - Canadian Airmen Memorial, Confederation Park, Ottawa.
  • Inscription– Flight Sergeant CHARLES ALEC BEANLAND is comemmorated on a memorial erected in Confederation Park in Ottawa, Ontario by the Polish Home Army Ex-Servicemen’s Association in Canada in memory of the Canadian Airmen who fell over Poland while flying support missions during World War II.
  • Dedication Panel– Upper and Lower Dedications
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, September 9, 1944
  • Newspaper Clipping– Hamilton Spectator, August 15, 1944
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  • Grave Marker

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