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FO Joseph 'Dale' McLarty

FO Joseph 'Dale' McLarty

Birth
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death 2 Mar 1956 (aged 25)
Germany
Burial Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Section 5 - Row B - Grave 7
Memorial ID 96806553 · View Source
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F/O Joseph Dale McLARTY was killed on 2 March 1956 in a tragic accident while practicing with four of the five 4 (F) Wing (Baden-Soellingen) 'Sky Lancers' aerobatic team members; they were practicing their intricate flight manoeuvres over Germany's Rhine Valley. At approx 2:20 p.m. the team of four F-86 Sabres crashed simultaneously into the ground after pulling out of a loop in some low clouds near the Vosges Mountains southwest of Strasbourg. Because of illness, the fifth 'Sky Lancer' team member was unable to fly that day.

From the Canadian Virtual War Memorial--
Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Trade: Pilot
Service Number: 37464
Age: 25
Force: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 414 (Fighter) Squadron (at 4(F) Wing in Baden-Soellingen, Germany)

Additional Information:-
Date and Place of Enlistment: March 25, 1951 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Son of Ernest and Margaret McLarty of Dawson Creek, British Columbia, Canada. Brother of Glen, Lewis, Allan, Delaine and Dorraine.

Commemorated on Page 74 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance.

F/O J. D. McLARTY is one of 107 airmen's names inscribed on the Honour Roll on the Sabre Pilots Memorial at RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton, Ontario, Canada; the unveiling ceremony of the Sabre Pilots Memorial took place on 19 June 1998.


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  • Maintained by: Ann Netland
  • Originally Created by: SJ Hearn
  • Added: 10 Sep 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96806553
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for FO Joseph 'Dale' McLarty (13 Apr 1930–2 Mar 1956), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96806553, citing Choloy War Cemetery, Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by Ann Netland (contributor 47287978) .