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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Granville Donoghue

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Granville Donoghue

April 17, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/54393

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

April 30, 1912
Woodlawn, New York

Husband of Cecelia Donoghue, of Glen Head, New York State,

Commemorated on Page 70 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:

Coll. grave 6. G. 7-15.

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 John Granville Donoghue– University of Delaware, 1931, Blue Hen Yearbook, page 68.
  • Photo of John Granville Donoghue– University of Delaware, 1931, Blue Hen Yearbook, p68, John Granville Donoghue
  • Attestation paper– RCAF application, page 1
  • Attestation paper– RCAF application, page 2
  • Newspaper clipping– 01 May 1942, Rochester D&C, report of missing; obit for John G. Donoghue
  • Award Citation– Commemorative certificate provided for those who fell in combat
  • Letter– Letter dated 17 June 1942 to next of kin regarding the fate of the decedent's aircraft.
  • Certificate of presumption of death
  • Packing list of personal effects for conveyance to next of kin
  • Circumstances of death registers– Province of Ontario certificate of death
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Granville Donoghue 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
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Granville Donoghue is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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