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Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil Kaersvang

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Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil Kaersvang

Birth
Syddanmark, Denmark
Death
2 Feb 1968 (aged 24)
Downsview, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial
Ingersoll, Oxford County Municipality, Ontario, Canada GPS-Latitude: 43.0425, Longitude: -80.8855556
Plot
War Memorial-Grave 14
Memorial ID
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On 2 February 1968, four Canadian servicemen were killed in the line of duty at CFB Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

From the 10 Nov 2018 issue of the 'Chronicle Herald' newspaper:-

"On Friday, Feb. 2, 1968, three Tracker aircraft left Shearwater (Nova Scotia) on weekend trips designed to give young naval pilots more time at the controls. Two of those flights were uneventful but the third plane, while readying to land at CFB Downsview in Toronto, developed engine trouble and crashed, killing all on board."

The casualties of the tragic crash of the third 'Tracker' were-

Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil KAERSVANG,

Sub-Lieutenant William John BOLES,

Able Seaman Michael SCHOFIELD and

Lieutenant Murray George McRADU.


Military Service:-

Rank: Sub-Lieutenant

Trade: Pilot

Service Number: 037686

Age: 24

Force: Navy

Unit: 32 Utility Squadron, Royal Canadian Navy

Division: VS 880 [a fixed wing operational squadron of 12 pilots at CFB Shearwater]


He enlisted on 10 September 1961 in Centralia, Ontario, Canada.


Born in Vejle, Denmark, he was the son of Borge Villy and Olga (née Jakobsen) Kaersvang of Ingersoll, Ontario; brother of Gunner, Ole, Ruth, Inger and Hanne Kaersvang.


Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil Kaersvang is commemorated on Page 142 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance.

And a marble plaque to honour the memory of these four young men will be placed at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

On 2 February 1968, four Canadian servicemen were killed in the line of duty at CFB Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

From the 10 Nov 2018 issue of the 'Chronicle Herald' newspaper:-

"On Friday, Feb. 2, 1968, three Tracker aircraft left Shearwater (Nova Scotia) on weekend trips designed to give young naval pilots more time at the controls. Two of those flights were uneventful but the third plane, while readying to land at CFB Downsview in Toronto, developed engine trouble and crashed, killing all on board."

The casualties of the tragic crash of the third 'Tracker' were-

Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil KAERSVANG,

Sub-Lieutenant William John BOLES,

Able Seaman Michael SCHOFIELD and

Lieutenant Murray George McRADU.


Military Service:-

Rank: Sub-Lieutenant

Trade: Pilot

Service Number: 037686

Age: 24

Force: Navy

Unit: 32 Utility Squadron, Royal Canadian Navy

Division: VS 880 [a fixed wing operational squadron of 12 pilots at CFB Shearwater]


He enlisted on 10 September 1961 in Centralia, Ontario, Canada.


Born in Vejle, Denmark, he was the son of Borge Villy and Olga (née Jakobsen) Kaersvang of Ingersoll, Ontario; brother of Gunner, Ole, Ruth, Inger and Hanne Kaersvang.


Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil Kaersvang is commemorated on Page 142 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance.

And a marble plaque to honour the memory of these four young men will be placed at the Shearwater Aviation Museum, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.


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  • Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: Feb 2, 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID:
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/142121612/preben_ejgil-kaersvang: accessed ), memorial page for Sub-Lieutenant Preben Ejgil Kaersvang (3 Nov 1943–2 Feb 1968), Find a Grave Memorial ID 142121612, citing Ingersoll Rural Cemetery, Ingersoll, Oxford County Municipality, Ontario, Canada; Maintained by SJB Hearn (contributor 46864594).