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Olaf Elmer Berge
Birth: Sep. 1, 1924
Viking
Alberta, Canada
Death: Apr. 16, 1945
Nova Scotia, Canada

Service Number: V/73882
Age: 20
Force: Navy
Unit: Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve
Division: H.M.C.S. Esquimalt

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Royal Canadian Navy Stoker 1st class Olaf Elmer Berge, son of Egil George and Ida Helena Berge of Vancouver, was killed in action 16 April 1945, age 20 while serving aboard HMCS Esquimalt.

In his honour Berge Inlet was named. Located in Blind Bay, South entrance to Jervis Inlet, Latitude: 4943'17" , Longitude: 12410'20" .

HMCS Esquimalt was a diesel-powered Bangor-class minesweeper but operated primarily as an anti-submarine escort. She was torpedoed in the approaches to Halifax, five miles off Chebucto Head, in the morning of 16 April 1945 by a German U-boat U-190, just three weeks before the end of the war. Esquimalt was the last Canadian warship lost to enemy action in the war. Of her seventy-two member crew, only twenty-seven survived.

 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: ABRAY/*/03/018/0014
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2008
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