Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
April 23, 1943
#34 Operational Training Unit West Camp - RCAF Station Yarmouth Aircraft: Ventura AE 878 Crashed in Springhaven/Quinan. Three airmen were killed (died instantaneous from multiple injury) when their Ventura (#AE 878) aircraft crashed during a forced landing. They had been on a daylight training flight. Name: Calvert, Kenneth George Rank: Sergeant Service No: R/ 144389 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Death: April 23, 1943 Age: 21 Cemetery: Toronto (Pine Hills) Cemetery (Sec. K. Grave 56) Kenneth Calvert was the son of Fred and Ellen Calvert, of Toronto, Ontario Commemorated on Page 143 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 26 Name: Franckeiss, John Edward Rank: Sergeant Pilot Service No: 1525643 Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Date of Death: April 23, 1943 Age: 20 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 3) John Franckeiss was the son of Frederick John and Elizabeth Franckeiss of Andover, Hampshire England. Name: Self, Keith Robert Rank: Sergeant Service No: 425367 Service Royal Australian Air Force Date of Birth February 13, 1919 Place of birth Townsville, Queensland Date of Enlistment: February 1, 1942 Place of Enlistment Brisbane, Queensland Date of Death: April 23, 1943 Age: 24 Cemetery: Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 4) Keith Self was the son of Alfred Frederick and Ellen Annie Self, of Gaythorne, Queensland, Australia.
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April 23, 1943 Crash #34 Operational Training Unit
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