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Albert John Rammage

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Albert John Rammage

July 19, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/90346

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

49 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 423 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VASSIMONT-ET-CHAPELAINE CHURCHYARD
Marne, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 1.

Location:

Vassimont-et-Chapelaine is a village and commune 28 kilometres south-west of Chalons-en-Champagne, and 11 kilometres east of Fere-Champenoise. In the churchyard, in front of and to the south of the church, is the grave of one Canadian airman.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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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– Pilot Officer Albert John Rammage is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Albert John Rammage is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Service Book– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ALBERT JOHN RAMMAGE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– Picture of two of three of Albert's grandchildren visiting his grave.
  • Entrance– Picture of the church yard where Albert lies in rest
  • Grave marker– Picture of Albert's gravestone taken in 2017
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo from The Toronto Star, June 22, 1945, page 13
Lancaster JB-473 was one of four No. 49 (RAF) Squadron Lancasters lost on the night of 18/19 July 1944 when a total of 253 Lancasters of RAF 1, 3, 5 and 8 groups attacked railway junctions at Aulnoye and Revigny. Both targets were hit but the No 5 Group raid to Revigny was caught by German fighters and 24 Lancasters were shot down, nearly 22 per cent of the Lancasters involved.   P/O Rammage was the only crew member of JB473 who was killed; seven RAF and RCAF crew members survived the crash (see 'Beware of the Dog at War' Jon Ward. 49 Sqdn history).  Information from www.lostbombers.co.uk
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Toronto Star, June 22, 1945, page 13

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