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Maurice Raoul Cantin

In memory of:

Flying Officer Maurice Raoul Cantin

November 26, 1943

Germendorf, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

J/20214

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

514 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

July 15, 1922
McCreary, Manitoba

Enlistment:

October 6, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Amedee J. and Julienne M. Cantin (1960 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of McCreary, Manitoba.

Brother of Private Wilfred Cantin deceased November 4, 1940 and Flying Officer Clement Francis Cantin deceased October 9, 1942.

Commemorated on Page 144 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

9. D. 16.

Location:

The BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY is in the district of Charlottenburg, 8 kilometres west of the city centre, on the south side of the Heerstrasse. From Theodor Heuss Platz in the district of Charlottenburg near the exhibition hall complex and next to the olympic stadium, follow signs for Spandau, proceeding along the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery lies on the Heerstrasse on the left hand side of the road and 3 kilometres from Theodor Heuss Platz. Visitors should drive beyond the BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY to the traffic lights, then turn left directly onto a small one way street running parallel to the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery entrance is on this small one way road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Maurice Raoul Cantin is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Maurice Raoul Cantin is also 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
  • Photo of Maurice Raoul Cantin– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Maurice Raoul Cantin– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Mrs. Cantin– National Silver Cross Mother

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Julienne & Amedee Cantin– Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Cantin Family– Top to Bottom Row 1 Noel, Wilfred, Clement,   
   Row 2 Marie, Maurice, Nivon, Amadee
   Row 3 Lionel, Joseph, Albert  




Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Maurice Cantin– One of eleven members of the same family serving during WW11


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Gravemarker of M.R. Cantin at the Berlin War Cemetery
  • Parts of an aircraft– Air intake of the F/O Cantin's Lancaster Mk.II bomber found near the crash site at Germendorf, Germany

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