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William Albert Perry

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Albert Perry

September 15, 1946

Military Service


Service Number:

J/51726

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Melville and Olga Perry, of Hawarden, Saskatchewan; husband of Bernice M. Perry, of Belleville

Commemorated on Page 588 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

KEMPTVILLE (ST. JAMES) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Plot 12 Row D

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Funeral Service Photo– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY



Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Funeral Service Photo– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY



Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Funeral Service Photo– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY



Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Funeral Service Photo– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY



Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Funeral Service Photo– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY



Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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