Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Alastair MacDonald

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald Alastair MacDonald

August 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/176939

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

50 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

March 14, 1921
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

August 27, 1942
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Louis James MacDonald and Georgina Josephine MacDonald, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 371 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HALSINGBORG (PALSJO) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY
Sweden

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave Sec. XV. 76-80.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • 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 Donald Alastair MacDonald is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald Alastair MacDonald is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Photo of grave marker courtesy of Carin Olofsson


When it was lost, Lancaster ED588 of #50 (RAF) Sqn had completed 128 operations and had a total of 1152 hours.  The last raid was to Konigsbergh on 29/30 Aug 44.   The aircraft crashed at Vittsjo, Sweden, and the bomb load exploded.  F/S MacDonald was Bomb Aimer and the only Canadian on board.
ED588 was one of four 50 Squadron Lancasters lost on this operation.
  • Cemetery– Photo of Palsjo War Cemetery
Courtesy of Carin Olofsson
http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo of Cross of Sacrifice at Palsjo War Cemetery
Courtesy of Carin Olofsson
http://www.hembygdshistoria.se/palsjo/cw2.htm

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