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Alfred Norman Conner

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Alfred Norman Conner

February 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/88546

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

102 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Alfred Noel and Mary Conner, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 148 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:

8. I. 5.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Alfred Norman Conner is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Alfred Norman Conner 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 Alfred Norman Conner– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
March 19, 1943, p 9
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
Halifax W7880 was airborne 1825 14Feb42 from Pocklington on a mission to Cologne, Germany. It was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 2030 at Veulen (Limburg) 5 km SSW of Venray, Holland. All were taken to the temporary Military Cemetery at Venlo. The following crew are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery:  WO2 Conner, RAF F/S J.L.Hartshorn and Sgts J.W.Kilyon, H.A.Cheasman, F.W.Cox, and A.O.Gilbert.  WO2 George Farah, RCAF,  is buried in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek.
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)
  • Photo of Alfred Norman Conner– Flight Sgt Alfred Norman Conner taken overseas May 5, 1942
  • Back of photo– Written on back of picture taken overseas May 5, 1942, submitted earlier
  • Photo of Alfred Norman Conner– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Western Technical School– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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