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Francis Lionel Todd

In memory of:

Flying Officer Francis Lionel Todd

October 5, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10185

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Frank H. and Ella A. Todd; husband of Sybrontie E. Todd, of Cobalt, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 119 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:

Coll. grave 20. C. 1-3.

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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  • Photo of FRANCIS LIONEL TODD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Francis Lionel Todd is 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– Flying Officer Francis Lionel Todd is commemorated 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.
Wellington aircraft of 419 Sqdn was lost when severe icing conditions were encountered on the way to the target, Aachen, Germany.   Killed with F/O Todd were the pilot, WO2 Thomas Powell of Sarnia, ON; F.Sgt Howard Broom of Lansing, ON; F.Sgt. Guy McElroy of Kemptville, ON; and F.Sgt. Joseph O'Grady of Brockville, ON.
(Source:  They Shall Grow Not Old, published by the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, MB.)

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