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John La Pointe Berry

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John La Pointe Berry

March 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/90142

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

424 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of J. A. Berry and Ellen I. Berry, of Carman, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 249 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. J. 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.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John La Pointe Berry is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John La Pointe Berry 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 JOHN LA POINTE BERRY– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John La Pointe Berry– John LaPointe Berry was born in 1922 and was raised at Myrtle MB.
John joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and trained as an Air Gunner.  He served under Bomber Command #6 Group in 424 Squadron out of Skipton Swale in England. Mid Upper Gunner Berry was on his third bombing mission (The Nuremberg Raid Mar.30/31 1944) when #LV944 was shot down over Schweinfurt, Germany. The Halifax III crashed at Falkenstein, Germany and all seven crew members perished. P/O Berry (J90142) was laid to rest at Durnbach War Cemetery in Germany at the young age of 21.
    He is thought about often and a Hero in my eyes.
  • Photo of JOHN LA POINTE BERRY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN LA POINTE BERRY– 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
  • Graves Registration Form– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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