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William Thomas Dunkeld

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Thomas Dunkeld

December 24, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


440 Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of William L. and Lila M. Dunkeld, of Pontiac, Michigan.

Commemorated on Page 296 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:

8. D. 3.


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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  • Photo of William Dunkeld– Photos of Dunkeld from LAC, Ottawa.
  • Letter– Report of crash, LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mr. Dunkeld, LAC, Ottawa
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker
(Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands)
F/O Dunkeld was Pilot of a Typhoon aircraft PD463 and was providing escort for a morning strafing operation when he was shot down by an enemy FW 190 fighter aircraft six miles south-east of Eindhoven.
(Source:  They Shall Grow Not Old, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba.)

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