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Mario Alfred Fernandez De Leon

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Mario Alfred Fernandez De Leon

May 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/86015

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, General Service Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings awarded posthumously the 21 January 1947.

Additional Information


Born:

December 12, 1917
Guatamala City, Guatemala

Enlistment:

December 10, 1941
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Dr. Jose Fernandez de Leon of Republic of Guatamala and Amelia Escobar de Fernandez de Leon of Oakland, California. Brother of Joseph R. Fernandez de Leon of San Mateo, California and Mrs. Marie Louise Nordick of Oakland, California. Commissioned 23 March 1944. He stated he enjoyed tennis, swimming, handball and his employment was that of an interpreter. He spoke English and Spanish.

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:

5. G. 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.

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  • Entrance– Entrance - Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … 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
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Mario Alfred Fernandez De Leon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Mario Alfred Fernandez De Leon is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Mario back row at right.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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