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Allan Ross Van Slyke

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Allan Ross Van Slyke

March 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/85605

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

158 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of R. A. Van Slyke and Adelaide M. Van Slyke, of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 468 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

5. C. 3.

Location:

The BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY is in the district of Charlottenburg, 8 kilometres west of the city centre, on the south side of the Heerstrasse. From Theodor Heuss Platz in the district of Charlottenburg near the exhibition hall complex and next to the olympic stadium, follow signs for Spandau, proceeding along the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery lies on the Heerstrasse on the left hand side of the road and 3 kilometres from Theodor Heuss Platz. Visitors should drive beyond the BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY to the traffic lights, then turn left directly onto a small one way street running parallel to the Heerstrasse. The Cemetery entrance is on this small one way road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • 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 Allan Ross Van Slyke is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Allan Ross Van Slyke is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ALLAN ROSS VAN SLYKE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Photo from The Red Deer Advocate 14 Mar 1945
Details of flight is found on //lostbombers.co.uk:-
P/O Van Slyke was Pilot on Halifax #LW 721 in 158 (RAF) Sqdn.  The aircraft was airborne 1850 24Mar44 from Lissett. Homebound, the aircraft was shot down by a Ju88 from 23,000 feet, crashing at Pausin some 28 km NW of Berlin.  P/O Van Slyke maintained control of the aircraft long enough to allow his crew bail out.  He went down with the aircraft.  
RCAF F/O A. R. McGillivray and F/S J. N. McDonagh along with RAF 
Sgts H. Ball and W. A. Grant were taken Prisoners of War.
Killed were RAF Sgts. R. A. Whitelaw and K.D.Mardon-Mowbray.
  • Newspaper clipping– The Red Deer Advocate 14 Mar 1945
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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