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Donald James MacPherson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Donald James MacPherson

November 9, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10329

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

150 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 93 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 24. H. 1-6.

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– Flying Officer Donald James MacPherson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Donald James MacPherson 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, Putten, The Netherlands
Three RCAF crew members on board Wellington aircraft were killed when it did not return from operations against Hamburg, Germany.  
The bodies of the crew were not found until 1951 and the wreckage was not found until 1989.  
The two RCAF with F/O MacPherson were the pilot, F.Sgt Douglas Prosser from Brownsburg, Que. and F.Sgt. Harry V. Thompson from Toronto.
(Source:  They Shall Grow Not Old, published by the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, MB)

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