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Vincent James Dunnigan

In memory of:

Sergeant Vincent James Dunnigan

October 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/152072

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Daniel and Agnes Dunnigan; husband of Elizabeth Mary Dunnigan, of Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 156 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY
Cheshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. A. Grave 812.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of VINCENT JAMES DUNNIGAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Photo of Blacon Cemetery, Chester, England CWGC 
Sgt. (P) Dunnigan was on board Anson R9780 operating out of #2 Observers Advanced Flying Unit, RAF Millom near Haverigg, Cumberland.  While on a training flight, it developed engine failure and crashed outside Whitehaven, Cumberland.  
One other Canadian airman, Sgt. (N) Rene Harold Murphy was killed, and three members of the RAF.
Eyewitnesses said it "broke up in the air" and the main fuselage, engines and other wreckage came down on the hillside called 'The Brows' at Kells.

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