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Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland

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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
1. Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland Marker
“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”

“Survivre dans les coeurs de ceux qu’on aura quittes ce n’est pas mourir”
(Thomas Campbell)

This is to express the gratitude and admiration which lives in the hearts of former soldiers of the Polish Home Army for the valiant Canadian Airmen:

En temoignage de gratitude et d’admiration, du fond du coeur anciens soldats de l’Armee de la Resistance polonaise aux vaillants aviateurs canadiens:

F/L C.A. Beanland — 5.8.1944 • F/L A.R. Blynn — 5.8.1944 • F/O H.L. Brown — 5.8.1944 • P/O D.N. Carter — 17.8.1944 • P/O G.A. Chapman — 5.8.1944 • F/L A.F. Forbres 30.8.1944 • P/O J.J.R.T. Godin — 6.1.1944 • F/O T. Gorak — 30.8.1944 • P/O N.E. Hughes-Games — 28.9.1944 • P/O R.K. Jack — 30.8.1944 • F/O B.I. Kalheim 30.8.1944 • Sgt V.J.L. Lebano 30.9.1942 • FS A.G.W. Liddell 5.8.1944 • F/O G.D. MacRae — 5.8.1944 • FS T.A. McDowell — 20.4.1943 • FS W.B. Ness — 18.8.1943 • FS A.E. Nickerson 11.7.1942 • P/O O.A. O’Leary — 18.8.1943 • FS T.A. Purvis —
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 7, 2014
2. Canadian Airmen Lost Over Poland Marker
30.8.1944 • Sgt H.M. Robertson 30.4. 1942 • P/O J.D. Smith — 18.12.1944 • F/O A. Stienstra — 17.8.1944 • Sgt P.F.J. Sykes — 6.1.1944 • F/O B.V.L. Veira, DFC 29.12.1943 • P/O R.J. Westgate — 11.7.1942 • FS C.B. Wylie — 5.8.1944

Who fell over Poland while flying support missions during World War II and in particular during the uprising aimed at liberation of the city of Warsaw from Nazi occupation in August and September 1944.

Qui donnèrent leur vie durant les missions de vol au-dessus de la Pologne pendant la II-ᵉ Guerre mondiale et surtout en août et septembre 1944, pour secourir les insurges polonais qui tentèrent de libérer Varsovie de l’occupation nazie.

Erected 1964 by The Polish Home Army Ex-Servicemen’s Association in Canada / L’association de anciens combattants de la resistance polonaise au Canada.
Location. 45° 25.316′ N, 75° 41.583′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Marker can be reached from Elgin Street just from Slater Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5J2, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Animals in War (a few steps from this marker); South African (Boer) War Memorial (a few steps
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from this marker); Oscar Peterson (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Nicholas Sparks (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Rideau Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sappers’ Bridge (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
More about this marker. This memorial is located in Confederation Park.
Categories. War, World II

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Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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