Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Vincent Sanford MacCausland

In memory of:

Flying Officer Vincent Sanford MacCausland

May 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15309

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

617 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

February 1, 1913
Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

May 13, 1940
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of John Henry Burns MacCausland and Edith Katie MacCausland, of Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 183 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 2. Row D. Grave 3.

Location:

Bergen is on the coast 6 kilometres north-west of Alkmaar and 43 kilometres north-north-west of Amsterdam, lying 3 kilometres west of the main Alkmaar-Den Helder road. The BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY is on the north-eastern outskirts of Bergen, in the road known as Kerkedijk. The British plots are in the south-eastern part of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Vincent Sanford MacCausland is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Vincent Sanford MacCausland 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
  • Squadron Badge
  • Photo of Vincent MacCausland– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • List of names for group photo– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • Family photo– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Vincent Maccausland
  • Photo of Vincent MacCausland– Vincent MacCausland standing with parachute. Head picture from this photo already appears in the V.A. database.
  • Photo of Vincent MacCausland– Vincent MacCausland standing at ease
  • Photo of Vincent MacCausland– Vincent MacCausland - head picture
  • Letter, Page 1– Vincent MacCausland (letter head) last letter home to mother - 1 month before Dambuster mission.
  • Letter, Page 2– Vincent MacCausland - last letter page 2 of 4
  • Letter, Page 3– Vincent MacCausland - last letter page 3 of 4
  • Letter, Page 4– Vincent MacCausland - last letter page 4 of 4
Last letter home to his mother Adaline McCausland.
F/O MacCausland was the bombaimer that breached the Mohne Dam in Germany - and was one of the Dambusters to perish. He crashed into the Dutch Coast after six batteries hammered the Lancaster AJ-A from behind. Very few people from my old villiage know about him. Too bad.
  • Envelope– Letter Head. MacCausland's last letter to mother, 1943.

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