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Arthur Roland Parkinson

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur Roland Parkinson

November 20, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5470

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

March 9, 1916
Lachine, Quebec

Enlistment:

September 5, 1940
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Arthur H. and Ethel Parkinson, of Lachine, Province of Quebec, Canada. B.Sc. (McGill University, Montreal).

Commemorated on Page 104 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HELLELAND CHURCHYARD
Norway

Grave Reference:

4.

Location:

Helleland is 11 kilometres north-east of the port of Egersund in the south-west. Near the eastern side of the church in HELLELAND CHURCHYARD are the graves of 7 airmen who crashed during an attempted raid on the Vermork power station at Rjukan in November 1942. The other casualties of this air attack are buried in Stavanger (Egenes) Churchyard.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Arthur Parkinson– Photo published in the November 2002 issue of the Aircrew Association, Highland Branch, by kind permision of Mr. R. A. Sewell de Gency.
  • Press clipping– Members of the Halifax "B Baker" died in a plane crashed on November 20, 1942.(Aircrew Association, Highland Branch, November 2002)
  • Press clipping 2– Memorial Service held at Skitten, near Wick, Scotland, on November 20, 2002.
  • Group Photo– Group photo of Crew that flew together on a mission and their plane crashed on November 20, 1942. 
From Left to Right in the Top Row: 

Pilot Officer G W Sewell de Gency (RAFVR)
Flight Lieutenant A.R. Parkinson (RCAF) 
Flight Lieutenant A. E. Thomas (RAFVR)
Pilot Officer A T H Haward (RAFVR)

From left to Right bottom row
Flight Sergeant A. Buckton, (RAFVR)
Flight Sergeant G M Edwards (RAFVR)
Sergeant J Falconer (RAF)
  • Photo of Arthur Parkinson– Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of McGill University from their web site, 'McGill Remembers'
  • Church– Dedicated "to the Glory and in grateful memory of those members of St. Paul's Anglican Church,  379 44e avenue, Lachine, QC who gave their lives 1939-1945: John Baker, John Gustafson, Robert Wooley, George Chalmers, Roland Parkinson". World War II memorial stained glass windows (1949) by Charles William Kelsey depict figures of the three branches of the armed forces, Navy, Army and Air Force. The windows are located in the northex area.
  • Photo of Arthur Roland Parkinson– Flight Lieutenant Arthur Roland Parkinson courtesy McGill University archives
  • Press Clipping– Flight Lieutenant Arthur Roland Parkinson obit Montreal Star Dec 4 1945 courtesy McGill University archives

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