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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Alexander Craig Aitken

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Alexander Craig Aitken

January 24, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/16586

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

421 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Alexander Drummond Aitken and Margaret Craig Aitken of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 130 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ANGLE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alexander Craig Aitken– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1943. 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
  • Grave marker– Alec's replacement headstone (1997), the previous headstone recorded his occupation as 'Navigator', which was incorrect. His Spitfire,EP202, stalled while attempting to land after a collision with EN777 (Fl.Lt. Blades). Alec's spitfire crashed in a field just short of the boundry of Angle airfield, South Wales. Despite a brave rescue attempt by Mr. Poole, the NAAFI manger, Alec lost his life as a result of the accident.

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