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Donald Mclean Awrey

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Donald Mclean Awrey

March 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/19610

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

433 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Son of Earl Carman Awrey and of Edith Catherine Awrey (nee McLean), of Windsor, Ontario.

Awrey Island, Nunavet was named after Donald Awrey.

Commemorated on Page 240 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:

11. G. 1.

Location:

Durnbach is a village 16 kilometres east of Bad Tolz, a town 48 kilometres south of Munich. Durnbach War Cemetery is 3 kilometres north of the village Gmund am Tegernsee. Using the A8 from Munich, turn off at the junction Holzkirchen, taking the 318 road in the direction of Gmund am Tegernsee. At the crossroads with the 472, turn left in the direction of Miesbach. The cemetery is situated approximately 500 metres on the left from the 318/472 crossroads.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of DONALD MCLEAN AWREY– PL-26818 You can't tell WO2 D.M. Awrey navigator with 433 Porcupine squadron of the RCAF 6 Bomber Group that there is anything unlucky about the number 13. The Windsor airman is just getting ready to draw a line through the number after making his 13th over Berlin as the Porkies celebrated their adoption by the Tisdale and Timmins townships of Porcupine.
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Donald McLean Awrey is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Donald McLean Awrey 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 DONALD MCLEAN AWREY– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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