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Marcel Emmett Tomczak

In memory of:

Flying Officer Marcel Emmett Tomczak

July 25, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/21899

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Max and Anne Tomczak, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Schoolmaster.

Commemorated on Page 220 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:

Coll. grave 26.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of MARCEL EMMETT TOMCZAK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Marcel Emmett Tomczak– Submitted by Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Marcel Emmett Tomczak 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 Marcel Emmett Tomczak 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 405 Squadron, Pathfinder Force. 
Halifax HR864 was airborne 2146 25 Jul 43 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 RAF; 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– Submitted by Operation Picture Me

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