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Wilfred Herbert Howie

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Wilfred Herbert Howie

August 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/92950

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Herbert and Maud Howie, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 339 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALSINGBORG (PALSJO) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY
Sweden

Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. C. Sec. XV. 71.

Location:

Halsingborg is on the direct route from Copenhagen to Stockholm and is connected by ferry with Helsingor in Denmark. The HALSINGBORG(PALSJO)MUNICIPAL CEMETERY stands on high ground 34 kilometres north-east of Halsingborg.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • 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 Wilfred Herbert Howie as commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Wilfred Herbert Howie is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILFRED HERBERT HOWIE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Press Clipping
  • Grave Marker– Photo of grave marker from http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm and used with permission of Carin Olofsson.
P/O Howie was Air Gunner on Lancaster ME592 which had been ABC equipped on 31 Jan 44.  The crew had taken part in the following Key Operations: As SR-T, Mailly-le- Camp 3/4 May 44; As SR-D, Stuttgart 28/29 Jul 44; Fonteney-le-Marmion 7/8 Aug 44 (Tactical, nine-man crew); Kiel 26/27 Aug 44; Stettin 29/30 Aug 44 - Lost 
The aircraft was airborne 2125 29 Aug 44 from Ludford Magna on ABC duties. Those killed are buried in Sweden at Halsingborg (Palsjo) Municipal Cemetery with their Sqdn comrades from LL757. 
This was a remarkably young crew with P/O Piprell being the eldest at 22. Overall, their average age was 20.   They were:
P/O (P) G.L.Piprell RCAF, age 22, from Borden, Sask. 
Sgt (AG) W.H.Howie RCAF; age 19, from Glace Bay, N. S.
Sgt (AG) F.J.Kendall RCAF, age 20, from Vancouver, B. C. 
And RAF crew members:  .Sgts J. A.Gibbon Brown; J.C.Fawcett; W.G.N.Heath; G.Farrington (ABC operator)
F/S E.W.Cunningham, RCAF ¿ survived.  On the Lost Bombers website it said he was an evader, and in the book They Shall Grow Not Old, it says he was injured and interned in Sweden.
  • Cemetery– Photo of Palsjo Cemetery 
Courtesy of Carin Olofsson http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo of Cross of Sacrifice in Palsjo War Cemetery 
Courtesy of Carin Olofsson http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm

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