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Walter Crowe Ingraham

In memory of:

Flying Officer Walter Crowe Ingraham

September 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/22494

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

428 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Edwin W. and Emily T. Ingraham, of Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 173 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 27. C. 4-9.

Location:

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY is 13 km south east of Soltau on the west side of the road from Hamburg to Hannover. From Hannover travel north in the direction of Hamburg on the Autoroute No.7 for 80 km until the junction with Soltau Sud, this is in fact the junction of the A7 with the B3 Hannover to Hamburg road. On leaving the A7 at Soltau Sud follow the B3 in the direction of Celle and Bergen. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 7 Km from the motorway junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave marker– Becklingen War Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Walter Crowe Ingraham as commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Walter Crowe Ingraham 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 Walter Crowe Ingraham– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Walter Crowe Ingraham– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Walter Crowe Ingraham– From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The original pictures were supplied by the Sydney Post-Record and the booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
Additional Information courtesy of Floyd Williston:
F/O Walter Crowe Ingraham, age 23, was killed when Halifax LK914, from 428 (Ghost) Squadron, in which he served as navigator, was shot down during a night raid on Hanover. There were no survivors and the crew is buried in a collective grave in the Becklingen War Cemetery, Soltau, Germany.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy

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