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James Francis Fennessey

In memory of:

Flying Officer James Francis Fennessey

April 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/25009

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Albert H. and Mary Fennessey, of Delacour, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 303 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:

1. H. 12.

Location:

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of JAMES FRANCIS FENNESSEY– Article from Calgary Herald on my search for the families of my uncle's Bomber crew. Picture of my uncle James Francis Fennessey and Marie Lineham whom he was engaged to. Here are some links to the stories of the crew and families coming together at memorial in Holland in 2012. http://www.aircrewremembered.com/fennessey-james-francis.html

Please contact me as I would like to apply for a medal on my uncle's behalf.
  • Memorial– Flying Officer James Francis Fennessey is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer James Francis Fennessey 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 James Francis Fennessey– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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