Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Tite

In memory of:

Flying Officer Joseph Tite

December 22, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/28523

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross, London Gazette dated 20 February 1945. No citation other than that he had "flown on operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty."

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1923
London, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 9, 1942
London, Ontario

Flying Officer Tite is an excellent pilot and captain of a crew now almost completed their first tour of operations. He has participated in attacks on such heavily defended enemy areas as Bremen, Stuttgart and Hamburg. He is a good organizer and leader, never considering any job too small. He has a magnetic personality and a keen sense of responsibility which has had a very favourable reaction on all members of his crew. His chief qualities, which can best be seen when he is engaged in offensive action, are courage, coolness and devotion to duty of the highest order even in the face of great personal danger. His fine personal example has done much to keep the morale of less experienced pilots at a high standard and inspired his crew on to greater efforts.

Commemorated on Page 463 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

8. E. 19.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right. The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe. There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial – Flying Officer Joseph Tite 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 – Flying Officer Joseph Tite is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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