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Arthur Vincent Plante

In memory of:

Flying Officer Arthur Vincent Plante

March 13, 1945

The Kattegat

Military Service


Service Number:

J/41513

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

433 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 555 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HORSENS WEST CHURCH CEMETERY
Denmark

Grave Reference:

Plot A. Grave 547.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. 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– Flying Officer Arthur Vincent Plante is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Arthur Vincent Plante is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of ARTHUR VINCENT PLANTE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Memorial in Denmark
Photo and information from Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com and used with permission of Soren Flensted.
Lancaster I NG233 of 433 Squadron was on a mine-laying operation in Kattegat, Denmark.  It took off from Skipton-on-Swale at 17:46 and was attacked by a German nightfighter at 21:27 hours.  The Lancaster crashed burning into the sea off As Hoved on position 55`44`38N 10`08`20E killing the crew of seven.
The body of Air Bomber F/O Arthur V. Plante was found washed ashore in As Vig on 27/5. He was laid to rest in Horsens cemetery on 31/5. On 3/8 1945 a memorial was erected. Mosignore Olrik held a speech and blessed the grave in accordance with Catholic rites. Present were the towns Mayor J. Chr. Juliussen and a RAF officer from Aarhus.
  • Memorial– Memorial in Denmark
Photo and information from Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com and used with permission of Soren Flensted.
Lancaster I NG233 of 433 Squadron was on a mine-laying operation in Kattegat, Denmark.  It took off from Skipton-on-Swale at 17:46 and was attacked by a German nightfighter at 21:27 hours.  The Lancaster crashed burning into the sea off As Hoved on position 55`44`38N 10`08`20E killing the crew of seven.
The body of Air Bomber F/O Arthur V. Plante was found washed ashore in As Vig on 27/5. He was laid to rest in Horsens cemetery on 31/5. On 3/8 1945 a memorial was erected. Mosignore Olrik held a speech and blessed the grave in accordance with Catholic rites. Present were the towns Mayor J. Chr. Juliussen and a RAF officer from Aarhus.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo from the Toronto Star June 9, 1945, page 22
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping
The Toronto Star June 9, 1945, page 22

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