Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard Myles McCann

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Leonard Myles McCann

March 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/19862

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

115 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

December 9, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 16, 1941
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Daniel and Hannah McCann (1952 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother) of Ottawa, Ontario.

Brother of Daniel McCann who also served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

Commemorated on Page 382 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Special Memorial 4.

Location:

The cemetery is located 10 kilometres south of Kassel and 2 kilometres from the main road from Kassel to Marburg. Approach Kassel on the A49 motorway leaving at junction Kassel Niederzwehren, which forms the Frankfurter Strasse. The first right hand turning leads into the Dittershauser Strasse. Continue on this road which becomes a narrow road at the bend. Follow the bend to the right, where the cemetery is clearly signposted, which leads to a small crossroads. Turn left at the crossroads where Niederzwehren Cemetery becomes visible from the roadside. The Commonwealth plots now form a separate cemetery lying beside the Russian cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Mrs Hannah McCann Silver Cross Mother 1952.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo of Leonard's brothers wedding. Daniel McCann died in 1948 from a blood disorder he contacted while serving in the Middle East. Their mother was the National Silver Cross Mother. Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Leonard Myles McCann is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Leonard Myles McCann is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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