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Michael Sydney Smyth

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Michael Sydney Smyth

July 25, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/18088

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Sydney L. A. and Theodora K. Smyth, of Strasbourg Station, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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:

TEN-BOER-PROTESTANT-CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Grave 27.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of Micheal Sydney Smyth– Possibly in London, England, date unknown
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Michael Sydney Smyth 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– Pilot Officer Michael Sydney Smyth is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Air crew plot in Ten Boer (Groningen) Protestant Cemetery.
(Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands.)
F/O McCracken was a member of 408 Squadron, Pathfinder Force. 
Halifax HR864 was airborne 2146 25Jul43 from Gransden Lodge. Outbound, the aircraft was shot down by a night-fighter crashing at Ten Boer (Groningen) 12 km NE of Groningen, Holland. 
The crew are:  F/O M.E.Tomczak; Sgt A.J.Wood; F/O A.P.McCracken;  Sgt C.J.V.Kettley;  Sgt E.K.White; F/S M.S.Smyth; F/O A.J.Sochowski was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.1649. 
(Source:  www.lostbombers.co.uk)
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands.

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