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Alvin Wilbert Reimer

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Alvin Wilbert Reimer

January 12, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/61467

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

138 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HAVERHILL CEMETERY
Suffolk, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. U. Grave 140.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alvin Wilbert Reimer is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Alvin Wilbert Reimer is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Alvin Reimer– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Report on Flying Abilities from No 1 ITS Course #3– Alvin was one of the earliest volunteers in the flight training program.
  • Report on Flying Abilities  part III
  • Report on Flying Abilities  part III– Alvin is recommended for a commission on completion of his flying, something he never achieved, probably because of his youth.
  • Sgt Reimers final medical– Alvin died as the result of injuries sustained in a crash at a base in England.  He was flying a Whitley at the time.  These two pages detail the last two weeks of his life.  They unfortunately did not notice that his lung was injured in the crash, but concentrated on his legs and facial wounds.

Source: Library & Archives Canada via R. Whitehouse
  • Sgt Reimers final medical pg2– Source: Library & Archives Canada via R. Whitehouse
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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