Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Theodore Gorak

In memory of:

Flying Officer Theodore Gorak

August 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/26415

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

103 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 5, 1920
Bergholz, Ohio

Enlistment:

March 27, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Joseph and Sophia Gorak of Alliance, Ohio.

Brother of Ignatius Joseph Gorak who was killed in action on November 8, 1943 while serving with the United States Marine Corps and he is buried at Manila American Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

6. D. 2.

Location:

Poznan (or Posen), which is the capital of the Province of the same name, is a cathedral city on the River Wanta. The POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY is on the northern side of the town.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Theodore Gorak is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Theodore Gorak is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Theodore Gorak– Flying Officer Theodore Gorak, 103 (RAF) Squadron, taken in Gainsborough, England.
  • Photo of Theodore Gorak– F/O Theodore Gorak RCAF of Bergholz, Ohio, U.S.A. was killed in action with his entire crew at the age of 24 while attached to No. 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force (Bomber Command) when his Avro Lancaster Mk III (PB365) was lost during a bombing raid to Stettin, Germany on August 30, 1944.
  • War Memorial– The War Memorial Monument in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada.
  • Inscription– The WWII plaque on Hagersville’s War Memorial in Hagersville, Ontario, Canada— Theodore GORAK is one of the 19 names listed on the plaque.

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