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Rudolph Charles Carlyle Smith

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Rudolph Charles Carlyle Smith

March 10, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16175

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

112 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Sqdn. Son of Rudolph and Alberta C. Smith, of Merlin, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 215 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 272.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Rudolph Charles Carlyle Smith– Carlyle earned his wings in 1941.He was assigned to 112 Squadron RAF in North Africa. In some 10 months of combat PO Smith flew 85 sorties mostly in his beloved Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk fighter, which he named The Duchess. Reported missing in action,he has no known grave.
  • Photo of Rudolph Smith– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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