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Stephen Andrew Sanderson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Stephen Andrew Sanderson

October 20, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Honours and Awards:

Air Force Medal

Additional Information

Son of George and Helen Sanderson, of London, Ontario; husband of Marie Sanderson, of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on the St. Donat Memorial and RCAF Liberator III Memorial.

Commemorated on Page 210 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Coll. Grave Lot GE. 34


The 24 Royal Canadian Air Force casualties were previously buried in the isolated grave site at nearby Black Mountain.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of STEPHEN ANDREW SANDERSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Stephen Andrew Sanderson– He enlisted in the RCAF on October 1940, gained his pilot's wings at Dunnville Service Flying Training School and instructed at Trenton and Aylmer RCAF stations. He was awarded the Air Force Cross in 1942 for meritorious service when he was involved in a crash landing at Alymer Air Station. He was posted to Halifax with #10 North Atlantic Squadron, Coastal Command flying Liberator Bombers. His aircraft failed to complete a flight from Gander NFLD to Dorval, Quebec.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This newspaper clipping appeared in a 1946 edition of "The Guardian" newspaper, Charlottetown, PEI. The airplane mentioned in the article was a Liberator aircraft # 3701 enroute from Gander, Newfoundland to Dorval, Quebec. It crashed and burned on the west side of a foothill of Black Mountain in Quebec. There is a Memorial Cairn on Black Mountain that was erected in memory of the twenty four gallant lads who lost their lives there.
  • St. Donat Roman Catholic Cemetery
  • Memorial Plaque on Black Mountain– A picture of the memorial plaque erected at the site of the crash that took the lives of 24 Canadians.
  • Close-Up of Memorial Plaque

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