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Allan Edward Kurtzhals

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Allan Edward Kurtzhals

December 18, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/94600

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

434 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 27, 1920
Vancouver, British Columbia

Enlistment:

July 29, 1941
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Alexander and Mabel Kurtzhals, of Salmo, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 356 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VIII. B. 17.

Location:

LEOPOLDSBURG WAR CEMETERY is located 58 Km north east of Leuven. From Leopoldsburg railway station turn right along the Nicolaylaan to the 'T' junction and turn left onto the Koninklijkstraat. Continue 300 M and turn right at the Koning Albert I Plein. 100 M after this turn left at the 'T' Junction and right at the next 'T' junction. Go a further 300 M to the end of the road and turn left into the Militair Domein. The cemetery is sited 200 M along on the right.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Photo of ALLAN EDWARD KURTZHALS– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Des Philippet (find-a-grave)
  • Essay– Circumstances of the Last Flight: a daylight raid over Duisberg, Germany.
[researcher G. E. Chase]
  • Letter– Letter to parents re recollection of P/O (WAG) Herbert Brown of Alberta, the only crew member who was able to bail out of the aircraft.  Final investigation showed that a collision of Halifaxes resulted in this loss.
Additional information and photos about crashes are available on the following website:
http://www.rcaf434squadron.com/crash-sites-memorials/crash-sites-failed-to-return/12642860
  • Group Photo– Group photo of the 104 crew flying Halifax NR-118  “WL-U” in 434 Squadron
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Allan Edward Kurtzhals is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Allan Edward Kurtzhals is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Allan Edward Kurtzhals– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Allen is in the back row centre. 

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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