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Aubrey Maxwell Tingle

In memory of:

Flying Officer Aubrey Maxwell Tingle

January 7, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5767

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Cyril N. Tingle and Beryl B. Tingle, of Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 220 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GANDER CEMETERY
Newfoundland, Canada

Grave Reference:

Plot 3. Row 2. Grave 13.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave Marker– Photo Courtesy of Gander War Cemetery: A Digital exhibit sponsored by Canada's Digital Collections.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online.  1943, Jan. 16  p.2
  • Photo of Aubrey Tingle– In 1933, the Tingle family came to Chilliwack from Hanna, Alberta. Aubrey's father, later the district court registrar, purchased a store at Vedder Crossing that Aubrey ran. Aubrey joined the R.C.A.F. in May 1940 and received his pilot wings at Carberry, Manitoba. Initially he served on the West Coast at Patricia Bay, Vancouver Island. He was then stationed on the East Coast, and flew out of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, where he was engaged in flying patrols for over a year. During this time Aubrey returned to the West Coast to fly the first bomber made by Boeing in Vancouver to the East Coast. On January 1, 1943 he was mentioned in despatches for distinguished service with 162 Squadron. Six days later, January 7, while flying a Canso on an outward bound anti¿submarine patrol; the aircraft crashed three miles south of Gander Lake, Newfoundland. Five members of the seven-man crew were killed.  His brother, C.N. Tingle, was also killed on active service with the R.C.A.F. in November 1944. A cousin, L.J. Tingle, was killed in a flying accident in Iceland.
Photo and information courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, British Columbia

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