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Robert Cowan McRoberts

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Robert Cowan McRoberts

September 15, 1946

Military Service


Service Number:

J/12537

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Son of Henry Hunter McRoberts and Jessie Park McRoberts, of Calgary; husband of Rose A. McRoberts, of Sudbury, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 587 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 105. Block 11. Sec. G.

Location:

Calgary, in the south-western part of Alberta, is on both the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway, No2, 304 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of ROBERT COWAN MCROBERTS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROBERT COWAN MCROBERTS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946.
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY

Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946.
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY

Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946.
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY

Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946.
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY

Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Estevan Mercury Thursday, Sept. 19, 1946.
Tribute to Airmen in Mass Funeral Service
BY KAY MACREADY

Mass funeral services with full military honors were held in the drill hall at Estevan airport Wednesday afternoon for the 20 of 21 RCAF personnel who met their deaths in the crash of their Dakota transport plane at the airport Sunday morning just as other parts of the world were holding thanksgiving services in commemorating victory in the Battle of Britain. These airmen, many of whom wore decorations for valor, were killed in the line of duty just as the others who had given their lives in the defence of Britain. All Canada felt the loss in this second greatest air tragedy in Canadian aviation history, and Estevan, in particular, showed its feeling of sorrow by turning out in mass to mourn with those relatives who were able to be present.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
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