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Fred Renshaw Vance

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I Fred Renshaw Vance

July 13, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/80721

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

112 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

January 19, 1918
Durango, Colorado

Enlistment:

November 4, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Captain Deane Harold Vance, M.C., United States Navy, and Harriet Alcithe Vance, of Washington, D.C.

Commemorated on Page 222 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:

IV. L. 29.

Location:

CATANIA WAR CEMETERY lies on the coastal plain in the Contrada Bicocca about 7 kilometres south-west of Catania. From Catania Airport follow the Tangenziale (main road) towards the A19 (in the direction of Palermo). Before reaching the A19, the CATANIA WAR CEMETERY is signposted. The cemetery is permanently open and may be visited outside the working hours of the local gardening staff, but will be unmanned. The local gardening staff working hours are as follows:
From first Monday in April:
Monday to Thursday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.45
Friday: 07.30 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.30
From first Monday in October:
Monday to Thursday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 16.00
Friday: 08.00 to 12.00 and 13.00 to 15.00

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of FRED RENSHAW VANCE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Vance is on the right. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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