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Arnold Raymond Blynn

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Arnold Raymond Blynn

August 5, 1944


Morzychna, Poland

Military Service


Service Number:

J/24323

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

148 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. 'Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 22 April 1947.

Additional Information


Born:

April 24, 1918
Plympton, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

July 25, 1939
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Husband of Mary Bernice Blynn (née MacNeil) of l'Ardoise, Nova Scotia. Son of Harry John and Abbie Emma Blynn of Middleton, Nova Scotia. Brother of Carl, Phyllis and Doris.

Commemorated on Page 252 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:

Coll. grave 1. D. 1.

Location:

Krakow is a large city in the south of Poland about 257 kilometres south-west of Warsaw on the main road 4. Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, a large Military Cemetery which contains Polish, Russian and German graves as well as Commonwealth graves, is located east of the city. Follow the road 4 into the city and continue to the T junction at the end of the road 4. At this junction turn left along the road 7 (Al J Slowackiego) and follow this road round the town, then round a left hand bend and under the railway bridge where the road name changes to Al 29 Listopada. Take the first turning on the right after the bridge, called Prandoty, and the cemetery will be found along here on the left. The Commonwealth War Graves Plot is located through the entrance and to the left of the cemetery in the north-eastern corner of the burial ground.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of ARNOLD RAYMOND BLYNN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Page 1 of 3. Article regarding discovery of the plane wreckage and burying the remains of five Canadians: Pilot Officer George Alfred Chapman, Flight Lieutenant Arnold Raymond Blynn, Flying Officer Harold Leonard Brown, Flight Sergeant Arthur George William Liddell, Flight Sergeant Charles Burton Wylie, and two British crewmen. From: Toronto Star, Oct. 5, 2007.
  • Newspaper clipping– Page 2 of 3. Article regarding discovery of the plane wreckage and burying the remains of five Canadians: Pilot Officer George Alfred Chapman, Flight Lieutenant Arnold Raymond Blynn, Flying Officer Harold Leonard Brown, Flight Sergeant Arthur George William Liddell, Flight Sergeant Charles Burton Wylie, and two British crewmen. From: Toronto Star, Oct. 5, 2007.
  • Newspaper clipping– Page 3 of 3. Article regarding discovery of the plane wreckage and burying the remains of five Canadians: Pilot Officer George Alfred Chapman, Flight Lieutenant Arnold Raymond Blynn, Flying Officer Harold Leonard Brown, Flight Sergeant Arthur George William Liddell, Flight Sergeant Charles Burton Wylie, and two British crewmen. From: Toronto Star, Oct. 5, 2007.
  • Photo of Arnold Raymond Blynn
  • Group photo– Back Row from Left to Right:
Kenneth Ashmore (Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve), Arthur Liddell, Charles Wylie,  George Chapman 
Front Row from Left to Right: 
Harold Brown, Arnold Blynn, Jack Hobbs (Royal Air Force)
  • Photo of Arnold Raymond Blynn
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" Archive online. 
1944 Sept. 9 page 5. casualty list RCAF
  • Text– Halifax JP-276 crew on Special Operation to Poland.
  • Text– Halifax JP-276 aircraft found in Poland.
  • Military Cemetery in Kracow, Poland– War Cemetery Kracow, Poland (CWGC)
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  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Arnold Blynn– Courtesy of The Royal Canadian Legion, Nova Scotia/Nunavut Command

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