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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Charles Chow-Leong

In memory of:

Flying Officer Charles Chow-Leong

February 4, 1952

Carman, Manitoba

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


No. 2 Air Navigation School


1939-1945 Star, Burma Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Additional Information


June 27, 1922
Lethbridge, Alberta


July 27, 1942
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Ling and May Chow-Leong. Husband of Margie Chow-Leong. Father of Carol. Brother of Harry, George, Jimmy, Esther, Jean, Pauline and Lille Mah.

Commemorated on Page 27 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Grave 4W, Lot 19, Block 4, Soldiers Plot

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the September 24, 1942 edition of The Niagra Falls NY Gazette, herein attached is an image, whose caption reads 

Aircraftman Charles Chow of Leithbridge, Alta., who is the first Chinese to join the RCAF for training as pilot. He has one ambition -- to help to smash Berlin with bombs and then climax his career as a pilot by bombing Tokyo. 
  • Newspaper Clipping– Charles Chow-Leong gravestone in the Field of Honour at Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta.

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