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Malcolm Burgess Spence

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Malcolm Burgess Spence

June 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17487

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

429 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 23, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 10, 1941
Toronto, Ontario

Son of the Revd. Dr. P. W. Spence and Luella Cowling Spence, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 215 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:

11. I. 8.

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

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– L to R: P/O MB Spence, F/O WA Follows and P/O GH DeBussac
  • 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– Pilot Officer Malcolm Burgess Spence 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
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Malcolm Burgess Spence is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands
Wellington HZ517 was airborne 2335 21Jun43 from East Moor on an operation over Krefeld. It was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 0138 5 km NW of Roermond.   The crew are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.  They are:  P/O G.H.De Bussac; P/O M.B.Spence; F/O W.A.Follows; F/S G.D.Coe; Sgt D.E.Palmatier.
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)

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