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George Henry Durston

In memory of:

Flying Officer George Henry Durston

March 19, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/24003

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

578 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Rowan and M. E. Durston, of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 297 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:

1. E. 17.

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

  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer George Henry Durston is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer George Henry Durston is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of GEORGE HENRY DURSTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GEORGE HENRY DURSTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Henry Durston– Durston, George Henry - Flying Officer. Born 24th November, 1921, at Dauphin, Man. Educated at Dauphin Public School and Collegiate Institute.  Entered the service of the Bank 9th August, 1939. Served at Gilbert Plains,  Manitoba.  Enlisted 16th March, 1942, from that branch in R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer 19th February, 1943; Flying Officer in 1944. Trained at Brandon, Manitoba, Saskatoon, Sask., Jarvis, Ont., Chatham, N.B., and Paulson, Man. Graduated as Navigator Bomber. Stationed at Halifax. Overseas in May, 1943. Attached R.A.F. Awarded shield for best all-round Bomb Aimer at No, 11 Operational Training Unit, Abington, England, in October, 1943.  Reported missing after large-scale raid on Frankfurt 19th March, 1944.  Officially presumed dead February, 1945. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Photo of GEORGE HENRY DURSTON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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