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John Anthony Leach

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leach

September 27, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/144066

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

434 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of John Owen Leach and of Ottilie Leach (nee Schreiber), of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 180 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 11. G. 1-8.

Location:

Hanover Military Cemetery which adjoins the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY is reached via the A2 E30 motorway from Dortmund to Berlin. At the junction with the B441 turn right onto the B441 and follow signs for Hanover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 km turn right onto Seelzestrasse leading towards Harrenburg. After 5 km and having entered Harenburg turn left onto Harenberger Miele. The Hanover Military Cemetery and the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY are located 3 km after leaving Harrenburg in the direction of Hanover.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leach is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leach is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN ANTHONY LEACH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN ANTHONY LEACH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– P/O. Orville Lytle (Pilot)
F/S. R C. Pedlar (Navigator)
F/S. J.H.T. Monteith (Bombardier)
Sergt. H. Lindsay (Fl. Engineer)
Sergt. M.D. Chasmer (Wireless Op. A.G.)
F/S. Harry E. Hansell (Air Gunner)
F/S. J.A. Leach (Air Gunner)
Sergt. E. Elder (Extra Pilot - not shown)
For a story involving the crew visit:
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/dickieb/harry/
  • Grave Marker– Gravesite of crew visited by EG Hansell M.P. the father  of crew member Harry Hansell.

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