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Maynard Annand Parker

In memory of:

Flying Officer Maynard Annand Parker

April 24, 1945
The Kattegat

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


58 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of Maynard R. and E. Madge Parker, of Mount Uniacke, Hants County, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 552 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

Grave 29.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of MAYNARD ANNAND PARKER– Lieut Maynard Annand Parker
  • Photo of MAYNARD ANNAND PARKER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Grave marker– Honouring Maynard Annand Parker in Odder, Denmark on November 11, 2022.
  • Cemetery– Burials at Odder Cemetery
Photo courtesy of Søren C. Flensted
From Airwar Over Denmark
F/O Parker was navigator on Halifax GRII JP336 which took off from Stornoway at 20.15 on an anti-shipping operation. While attacking a German convoy the Halifax was hit by flak and a fire started. Pilot F/O L.B. Davey headed for land but had to ditch the burning Halifax in the sea 01:40 hours.  He got out of the Halifax and heard F/Sgt Thomas E. P. Rosenthal call for help. Davey managed to get him out and at the same time W/Op F/O John V. Johnson and W/OP Sgt Gerard A. Guinane got out of the aircraft. They inflated the aircrafts dinghy and looked for the remaining crew in the water. The wind from west took them out to sea. They were picked up and survived the war.  On the 11th and 12th of November the bodies of  F/O Parker and his Canadian crewmate, F/O Edgar I. Ford , were found washed ashore, as was the body of the tail gunner, Sgt. Edmond N. Oddy. They were laid to rest in Odder cemetery on 16/11 1945. Reverend L.L. Meldgaard officiated at the graveside ceremony that was attended by numerous citizens as well as a detachment of English soldiers that fired a salute of Honour at the end of the ceremony. Flight Engineer P/O Robt. L. McKinney and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Geo. G. Cockroft have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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