Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ronald William Alexander Rankin

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ronald William Alexander Rankin

February 22, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/25391

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

464 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of James Sabiston Rankin and Winifred Mary Rankin; husband of Patricia Graling Rankin, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 557 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

11. D. 14.

Location:

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY is 13 km south east of Soltau on the west side of the road from Hamburg to Hannover. From Hannover travel north in the direction of Hamburg on the Autoroute No.7 for 80 km until the junction with Soltau Sud, this is in fact the junction of the A7 with the B3 Hannover to Hamburg road. On leaving the A7 at Soltau Sud follow the B3 in the direction of Celle and Bergen. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 7 Km from the motorway junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of RONALD WILLIAM ALEXANDER RANKIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Ronald William Alexander Rankin is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • 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 Ronald William Alexander Rankin is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Becklingen War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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