Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard Feldman

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Leonard Feldman

November 1, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/109627

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

145 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Henry and Veta Feldman.

Commemorated on Page 72 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 1. Column 5.

Location:

The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United States of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves. The main feature of the Ottawa Memorial is a sculptured terrestrial globe in bronze, 3 metres in diameter, on a base formed by three bronze beavers rising from the centre of an ornamental pool. The globe, of open lattice-work corresponding to the lines of latitude and longitude, on which the land masses are super imposed in low relief, is crowned by the Air Forces emblem of a bronze eagle with outspread wings. Two curved screen walls faced in limestone, bearing cast bronze panels on which the names appear, face inwards towards the globe. They are placed slightly off centre to allow a clear view through the Ottawa Memorial from the central steps on Sussex Drive and from the wide pathway. Two Air Force crest exist in the paving between the screen walls. A dedicatory inscription, in English on one screen wall and in French on the other, is incised in the stonework between the bronze name panels, which reads as follows:
1939 - 1945
In honoured memory of the men and women of the air forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives in Canada, in the United States of America and neighbouring lands and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of LEONARD FELDMAN– Photograph of Flight Sergeant Leonard Feldman from the wartime photograph album of his friend John Young. Both men were friends from Windsor, Ontario who joined the RCAF together and were in pilot training at Trenton, Ontario at the time this photograph was taken. 
Submitted by John Young's son BGen Greg Young (ret).
  • Photo of LEONARD FELDMAN– Photograph of Flight Sergeant Leonard Feldman from the wartime photograph album of his friend John Young. Both men were friends from Windsor, Ontario who joined the RCAF together and were in pilot training at Trenton, Ontario at the time this photograph was taken. 
Submitted by John Young's son BGen Greg Young (ret).
  • Photo of LEONARD FELDMAN– Photograph of Flight Sergeant Leonard Feldman from the wartime photograph album of his friend John Young. Both men were friends from Windsor, Ontario who joined the RCAF together and were in pilot training at Trenton, Ontario at the time this photograph was taken. 
Submitted by John Young's son BGen Greg Young (ret).
  • Photo of Leonard Feldman– These two pictures are from my father's photos from WWII. He and Feldman were friends from Windsor and joined the RCAF together in 1941. Photos were taken at the Manning Depot in Toronto in July 1941. Feldman is alone in the left photo and he and my dad (John Young) are standing together in the right photo. My father had put all details on the backs of the two photos after they were taken.
  • War Diary– Scan of the Daily War Diary of No. 145(BR)Squadron stationed at Torbay, NFLD covering the period from 01 Nov 1942 to 06 Nov 1942. The entry for 01 Nov states that A/C (aircraft)449 with navigator Sgt Leonard Feldman on board went missing while on patrol. The entry for 04 Nov 1942 indicates the search for the missing aircraft had gone on for three days and concludes " It is feared they are definitely gone."

Submitted by BGen Greg Young on behalf of his late father John Young who was a schoolmate of Leonard Feldman before the war in Windsor, Ontario before they joined and served together in the RCAF.
  • Obituary– Leonard Feldman is honoured on page 21 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca

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