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Michael Baran

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Michael Baran

June 17, 1944


Zeist, Netherlands

Military Service


Service Number:

J/92340

Age:

35

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, 9 December 1946.

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1909
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

Enlistment:

August 14, 1941
North Bay, Ontario

Son of George and Mary Baran of Hamilton, Ontario. Brother of Genic, Roman, Cpl C.G. Baran, Lillian, Emelia Mary and Olga. Husband of Elsa Kathleen (nee Bergstrom) of Hamilton, Ontario. Pilot Officer Baran also served with the Royal Flying Corps.

Commemorated on Page 242 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 13. Row 1. Grave 8.

Location:

Amersfoort is a town lying 50 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam, and 22 kilometres north-east of Utrecht. The Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery is about 2.5 kilometres from the railway station, in an area known as Oud Leusden. The graves are in a special plot, well sited among trees.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Michael Baran is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Michael Baran 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 MICHAEL BARAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Michael (left) and cousin Bill Cheswick.– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– L-R brothers Cyril, Eugene and Michael. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– L-R Cyril, Maria and Michael. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Photo– L-R Maria (mother), Michael and his wife Elsie. . Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Photo– L-R Elsie, Michael and (Elsie's sister) Hazel. . Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MICHAEL BARAN– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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