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Donald Wingrove Ross

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Donald Wingrove Ross

September 10, 1942


The North Sea

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9288

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of David McIvor and Viola Grace Ross (nee Wingrove), of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 111 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LEMVIG CEMETERY
Denmark

Grave Reference:

Grave 731.

Location:

Lemvig is a small town and port on the west coast of Jutland, on the south side of the Lim Fjord. The General Cemetery lies on the right hand side of the road to Ringkobing. About 225 metres from the entrance is the British Plot which contains 45 burials.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Donald Wingrove Ross is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Donald Wingrove Ross 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 February 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1942. 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
  • Funeral– Photo of burial of Sgt. F. R. Carter, RAF, and P/O (WAG) Donald Ross taken by  Lemvig Kirkegaard.  Photo and information about crash courtesy of Airwar Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com 

Lancaster R5628 of 207 (RAF) Sqn. and was  on Gardening (mining) operation to  Silverthorn.(Kattegat)

On the return flight the aircraft was attacked by a German night fighter and crashed at 04:09 into the sea some 10 kilometres south west of Thyborøn killing all onboard. 
Flt.Engr. Sgt Francis R. Carter and W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Donald W. Ross RCAF were on 14/9 1942 laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery.
  • Cemetery– Burial of P/O Ross and Sgt. F. R. Carter.
Photo by Lemvig Kirkegaard and courtesy of Airwar Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com
  • Memorial Plaque– The memorial at De La Salle College (Oaklands) Toronto to the former students killed in the Second World War.

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