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Frederick Sinclair Buck

In memory of:

Flying Officer Frederick Sinclair Buck

June 28, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/20349

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

101 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frederick William and Beatrice Ann Buck, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NANTES (PONT-DU-CENS) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Loire-Atlantique, France

Grave Reference:

Plot L. Row C. Grave 10.

Location:

Nantes is a large town and port on the River Loire about 48 kilometres east of St Nazaire. The NANTES (PONT-DU-CENS) COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the north-western outskirts of the town on the western side of the road to Rennes. The Commonwealth War Graves are in a special plot about 100 yards east (right) of the main entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Frederick Sinclair Buck is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Frederick Sinclair Buck is also 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
  • Photo of Frederick Sinclair Buck– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery– F/O Frederick Sinclair Buck,age 25, served on 101 (RAF) Squadron.  He was pilot on Lancaster ED 377, which took part in the following key operations:
Essen 11/12 Jan 43; Berlin 16/17Jan-aborted; Berlin 17/18 Jan43; Hamburg 30/31 Jan43; Lorient 13/14 Feb 43; Milan 14Feb 43, battle damaged and repaired on station returned to service; Berlin 27/28 Mar 43; Pilsen 16/17 Apr 43; Stettin 20/21Apr 43; Dortmund 23/24 May 43; Dusseldorf 25/26 May 43; Dusseldorf 11/12 Jun 43.
Their last operation was 27/28 Jun 43 on a mining (¿gardening¿) OP to the Frisian Islands off La Pallice and in the Gironde estuary, France.  Fifteen Lancasters and 15 Stirlings participated, and Lancaster ED 377 was lost.
F/O Buck was the only Canadian on board.
[Source: lostbombers.co.uk]
His brother, Gordon, age 19, died of meningitis in Holland June 26, 1945, and is buried in Nijmegen.

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