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Maxwell Boyer Poole

In memory of:

Flying Officer Maxwell Boyer Poole

August 18, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6218

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of George and Mabel Poole, of Winnipeg; husband of Mary E. Poole, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 107 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WINNIPEG (ELMWOOD) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. 12A. Grave 1368.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. 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
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MAXWELL BOYER POOLE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Flying Accident Report– This is the report on the accident that killed six young men 18 Aug 42 (day before the Dieppe raid).  Reading this report will not give you the sense of despair that the families must have felt on hearing of their loved ones deaths.  AC Gordon Burke's parents lived on long after the war and never forgot their son's death.  Visit Burke's file on the CVWM and see the inscription on their headstone.  They are all together in death.
F/O Poole was the pilot of Anson involved in this crash.

Source: Library & Archives Canada RG 24 Vol 24965 (Burke. GC) via R. Whitehouse
  • Document– Immediate Crash Message 19 Aug 42
This is a rare message form.  You do not often see this form with its questions on one side and answers typed into the spaces on the other.  Usually only the answers are sent to HQ with the letter of the list beside it.  This gives the details of the crash.

Source: Library & Archives Canada RG 24 Vol 24965 (Burke. GC) via R. Whitehouse
  • Document– Crash Report pg 2

Source: Library & Archives Canada RG 24 Vol 24965 (Burke. GC) via R. Whitehouse

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