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Wilmot Reginald Pettit

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Wilmot Reginald Pettit

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15517

Age:

32

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

620 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Honours and Awards:

Officer of the Order of the British Empire

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Born:

April 3, 1912
Brantford, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 5, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Harry A. and Kathleen Pettit, of Brantford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 416 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave VA. D. 3-8.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– W.R. Pettit, back row third from right.
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– From a Winnipeg Tribune clipping.
  • Album Cover– Album of Honour for Brant County  World War 11 1939 - 1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Album of Honour for Brant County World War II 1939-1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Biography
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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