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Russell Hamilton MacMillan

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Russell Hamilton MacMillan

November 23, 1941

Skjern, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

R/78250

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

608 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Eben Russell and Beatrice Macmillan, of Lansing, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 37 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FREDERIKSHAVN CEMETERY
Denmark

Grave Reference:

Allied Plot, grave 16.

Location:

Frederikshavn is an important port about 32 kilometres from the northernmost point of Denmark. The FREDERIKSHAVN CEMETERY is on the northern outskirts of the town on the road to Skagen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Russell Hamilton MacMillan is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Russell Hamilton MacMillan 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
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star December 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Russell Hamilton MacMillan– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Western Technical School– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial Plaque– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Funeral– Information of crash and funeral of crew courtesy of Airwar Over Denmark www.flensted.ue.com.
Hudson aircraft of RAF 608 Sqn Coastal Command crashed near Skjern.
South of Skjern it dropped two bombs which fell between the railroad track and the main road without exploding. Apparently AM715 struck a telephone pole at 14:41 hours and crashed into the ground.
Pilot F/Sgt Russel H.MacMillan RCAF and Pilot F/Sgt George N.Fullerton were killed by the crash while W/Op¿Air Gnr. Sgt John Short and Wop/Air Gnr. Sgt. Francis G. Simmonds were brought to Skjern hospital, both badly wounded. Short perished shortly after arrival while Simmonds died at 09:00 hours the following day. The whole crew were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 28/11 1941.
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