Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Webster Goodwin

In memory of:

Flying Officer David Webster Goodwin

May 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/25874

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-1945, Operational Wings posthumously awarded 30 January 1947.

Additional Information


Born:

February 7, 1920
Grand Prairie, Alberta

Son of James Cameron and Jessie Ann (née Webster) of Kaledon, British Columbia. Husband of Irene Buelah and father of Sharon Ann born 1 January 1944 of Kaledon, British Columbia. Brother of Mary and uncle of David Warner.

Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave XXVII. G. 4-7.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • 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 David Webster Goodwin is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer David Webster Goodwin is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of DAVID WEBSTER GOODWIN– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of David Webster Goodwin– Killed when Whitley bomber V701 shot down by flak on the night of May 22/23, 1944, near Sées, Normandy.
  • Photo of David Webster Goodwin– F/O David Webster Goodwin
Royal Canadian Air Force
Air Gunner  R/115064
Killed in action whilst on a leaflet dropping mission near Alenccon, France. The aircraft was shot down by German flack and crash landed at La Potence, near Sees, France.
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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