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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Allen McPhee

In memory of:

Sergeant John Allen McPhee

December 12, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/92407

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

102 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 98 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARMBY-ON-THE-MOOR (ST. CATHERINE) CHURCHYARD
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Row D. Grave 7.

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– Sergeant John Allen McPhee is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Allen McPhee is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Gravemarker
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Rich Allenby
www.allenby.info/aircraft/planes/42/w7933.html for full story of crash of Halifax MkII 102 Squadron
On the 12th of December 1942 the Halifax crashed into a hill north of Hawnby after getting lost on return from Ops to Turin. 82 aircraft were dispatched but more than half turned back before crossing the Alps due to severe icing conditions. This crew were told to divert to Middleton St. George due to thick cloud over base at Pocklington, the aircraft descended through the cloud over the Moors to check position only to strike the high ground near Low Thwaites Farm killing all on board in an instant.
  • Cemetery– St. Catherine Churchyard, Barmby-on-the-Moor (CWGC)

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