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John Francis Day

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Francis Day

July 26, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8099

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

35 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John H. and Ruby I. Day, of Preston, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 68 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:

Joint grave 18. E. 7.

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.

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  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Francis Day is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer John Francis Day 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
  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands

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