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Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh

In memory of:

Flying Officer Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh

March 30, 1943
Stapelermoor, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/13482

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Europe Star, Defense Medal, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

May 26, 1914
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Enlistment:

July 20, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of John Victor Cavanaugh and Mary Wood. Husband of Virginia Cecille Riel of Vancouver, British Columbia. Father of Peter John Cavanaugh.

He served as a trooper with the Manitoba Mounted Rifles, Signal Section, from 1929 to 1930, then served with the Winnipeg Light Infantry (MG) – NPAM – from May 28 to July 9, 1940.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 984 days of service, including 207 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 145 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Joint grave 14. B. 11.

Location:

Sage is a village 24 km south of Oldenburg, a town 43 km west of Bremen and 28 km north of the main road from Bremen to Holland. The cemetery lies 2 km south of the village on the west side of the road to Osnabruck. From the A1 Bremen/Munster motorway visitors should leave at the Wildeshousen Nord junction and take 213 following signs for Alhorn and Oldenburg. After 8 km and immediately after the village of Alhorn turn right at the roundabout and follow signs for Oldenburg along the Oldenburgerstrasse. The cemetery lies on the left hand side of the road 4 km from Alhorn.

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 Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Frank Napoleon Smith Cavanaugh– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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