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David Arthur Webb

In memory of:

Pilot Officer David Arthur Webb

September 21, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


48 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of John Arthur and Sarah Edith Webb, of Fairmount, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 473 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:

Joint grave 1.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of DAVID ARTHUR WEBB– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of David Webb– Webb, David Arthur - Pilot Officer. Born 11th January, 1922, at Kindersley, Sask. Educated at McKenzie High School, Kindersley. Entered the service of the Bank 5th August, 1940. Served at Kindersley. Enlisted 25th August, 1941, from that branch in R.C.A.F. Sergeant Pilot 8th October, 1942; Flight Sergeant in April, 1943; Warrant Officer, Class II, in January, 1944; Warrant Officer, Class I, in May, 1944; Pilot Officer 13th July, 1944.  Trained at Brandon, Man., Saskatoon, Sask., and Edmonton and Claresholm, Alta. Posted to Coastal Command. Advanced training at Summerside, P.E.I. Stationed at Debert, N.S. Overseas in May, 1943. Transferred to Transport Command in September, 1943. Posted in March, 1944, to R.A.F. station for intensive training for D-Day (Pulling gliders, carrying paratroopers, etc.) Performed these duties from the beginning of the invasion of the Continent, Carried paratroopers to Arnhem 19th September, 1944, returning with aircraft badly damaged but crew uninjured.  Missing on second mission over Arnhem on 21st September, 1944, when his aircraft was attacked and shot down by enemy fighters just after supplies had been unloaded, Pilot Officer Webb and his co-pilot are believed to have lost their lives, as well as an Army crew of specially trained un-loaders.  Officially presumed dead May, 1945. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
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