Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Albert Simpson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer David Albert Simpson

November 8, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5309

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

51 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of William Edward and Ethel Lillian (nee Stewart) Simpson, of Edmonton, Alberta. Brother of Lenna Lilley, Norah Kathleen "Kay", William Stewart "Bill" and Jocelyn Ruth. Pilot Officer Simpson is commemorated on the West Vancouver Memorial Arch, East Plinth; he is commemorated in the Second World War Book of Remembrance displayed in the West Vancouver Library; on the West Vancouver United Church World War Two Honour Roll. He is also commemorated on Canada's Bomber Command Memorial at the Bomber Command Museum in Nanton, Alberta. The Government of British Columbia named Simpson Lake in memory of David Albert Simpson.

Commemorated on Page 44 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

3. F. 6.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of David Albert Simpson– Pilot Officer David Albert "Bert" Simpson.  
Permission from Tom Taylor from his book Glimpses, World War II West Vancouver".
  • Photo of John Fiddes and David Albert Simpson– John Fiddes and Pilot Officer David Albert Simpson, 30 May 1941.
  • Group Photo
  • Reverse side of Group photo
  • Photo of David Albert Simpson
  • Family Photo
  • Reverse side of Family Photo
  • Photo of David Albert Simpson
  • Memorial Photo– The crew of Z9130 - Montage created by Martyn, 51 Squadron History
Association, UK
  • West Vancouver United Church Honour Roll
  • Memorial Arch
  • Inscription– Inscription on the Memorial Arch.
  • Book of Remembrance
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail November 11, 1941
  • Group Photo– Presentation of Silk & Barbed Wire to Lenna Manly
  • Silk & Barbed Wire– Story of the crash told by the sole survivor Brian Walley, page 80 in the
book "Silk & Barbed Wire" is available at the West Vancouver Memorial
Library. ISBN 0 9585961 1 5.
  • Photo of DAVID ALBERT SIMPSON– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Simpson Lake Certificate
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer David Albert Simpson 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– Pilot Officer David Albert Simpson is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription on Nanton Memorial
  • Grave Marker

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