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Douglas Thayne Leavitt

In memory of:

Flying Officer Douglas Thayne Leavitt

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/35806

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

69 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frank and Jane Leavitt, of Cardston, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 362 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

VIII. F. 24.

Location:

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Douglas Thayne Leavitt– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Douglas Thayne Leavitt– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance
  • Grave marker
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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