Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Fraser Titt

In memory of:

Sergeant Donald Fraser Titt

October 22, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/271259

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Cyril Ernest and Margaret Ethel Titt, of Rockwood, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 463 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 1098.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of DONALD FRASER TITT – From the research work done by Margaret Rose and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald F. Titt
  • Crash site – Photo of crash area in Cumberland.

Halifax LL505 flew from #1659 Heavy Conversion Unit, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, and crashed and burned on impact near RAF Millom, near Haverigg, Cumberland, October 22, 1944. 

News item from www.bbc.co.uk	
Wednesday, 2 November 2005.
Cliff-top Memorial for Lost Crew
Little Langdale
The bomber crashed near Little Langdale, in Cumbria
A permanent memorial to the crew of a World War II bomber is to be set up at the site where it crashed in the Lake District in 1944.

Eight crew members, seven Canadians and one Briton, died on Great Carrs after getting lost in bad weather.

Representatives from the RAF and the Canadian embassy will take part in the rededication ceremony at the site, near Little Langdale, on Armistice Day.

The Vicar of Coniston, the Rev Mark East, will officiate at the ceremony.

The Halifax Mark V bomber was on a night navigation exercise from Topcliffe in Yorkshire when it ran into thick cloud.

Appropriate tribute

The pilot descended but the bomber crashed near the summit of Great Carrs.

Squadron Leader Tony Parrini has campaigned for the memorial.

He said: "There has been a great deal of interest in this project because there has never been a formal memorial to these brave men at the site which is the most visited World War II aircraft crash in Cumbria.

"We want to put that right, and doing so on Armistice Day seemed the most appropriate way of going about it."

The wreckage remains at the site and a team of Air Cadets built a cairn in which they placed a container with the crew members' names, but it disappeared.

The crew were J A Johnston, 27; R N Whitley, 20; F A Bell, 33; H E Pyche, 21; D F Titt, 19; G Riddoch, 20; and C G Whittingstall, 20, of the Royal Canadian Air Force and W B Ferguson, 19, of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
  • Memorial – The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs, The Lake District National Park
Cumbria England
Photo from www.go4awalk.com courtesy Chris Leonard.
  • Memorial – The WW2 Halifax Bomber Memorial on Great Carrs, The Lake District National Park
Cumbria England
Photo from www.go4awalk.com courtesy Chris Leonard.
  • Memorial – Permanent memorial erected at crash site.
  • Memorial – Sergeant Donald Fraser Titt is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Sergeant Donald Fraser Titt is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: