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Albert John Beck

In memory of:

Flying Officer Albert John Beck

February 21, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/40392

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

626 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

December 12, 1920
Stalwart, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

February 4, 1941
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Albert George and Mary Edith Beck, of Simpson, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 494 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

18. F. 2.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • 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 Albert John Beck is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Albert John Beck is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of ALBERT JOHN BECK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Beck Island– Beck Island, Bellows Lake, Saskatchewan named in honour of Flying Officer Albert John Beck
  • Plaque– Plaque embedded in rock on shore of Beck Island, Bellows Lake, Saskatchewan to honour Flying Officer John Beck, RCAF, killed in action 21 February 1945 over Dortmund, Germany
  • Photo of Albert John Beck– Flying Officer John Beck at RAF Wickenby, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England 1944

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