Remembering Today 8/11/40 Aircraftman 1st Class P.J.Deebank R/62640 Royal Canadian Air Force

Discussion in 'Canadian' started by CL1, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  2. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day today.8/11/40.aircraftman 1st class p.j.deebank,r/6264o royal canadian air force.age 20.may he rest in peace,regards bernard85 :poppy: :poppy:
  3. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    OK, I'll bite the bullet - Percy is the only CWGC burial at North Branch, Martintown, Ontario.
    That must be a lonely place for him and there HAS to be more of a story here.....
    Anyone have any more to add?

    The R/ prefix is an RCAF one, and not an RAF lad in training, so presumably he must have been a resident of the area before enlisting, as if he died there in an accident, surely he'd have been buried at a less "remote" location?
  4. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Drowned when his canoe capsized in Lake Erie.

    He was serving with No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School and entered the water off Hoover Point to recover a drogue.

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