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John Donald Buchanan

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Donald Buchanan

July 27, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/86932

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

609 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Robert Russell Buchanan and Onadell Buchanan, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 261 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

V. F. 4.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John D. Buchanan– LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of John D. Buchanan– LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Report of circumstances of Buchanan's fatal crash.  LAC, Ottawa

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