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FO Bruce George Donald

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FO Bruce George Donald

Birth
Lloydminster, Lloydminster Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death 21 Jul 1955 (aged 24)
France
Burial Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France
Plot Section 6 - Row B - Grave 15
Memorial ID 97335527 View Source
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FIERCE, FIERY WARRIORS FOUGHT UPON THE CLOUDS,
IN RANKS AND SQUADRONS.
LET THEIR REMEMBRANCE BE AS LASTING AS THE
LAND THEY
HONOURED.

F/O B. G. 'Bruce' Donald was killed in a mid-air collision involving three F-86 Sabre aircraft from 416 Squadron at 2 Wing, in Grostenquin, France.

Military Service:-
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 41950
Age: 24
Force: Royal Canadian Air Force
Unit: 416 (Fighter) Squadron, 2 (F) Wing, Grostenquin, France

Son of Harry Donald of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada, and Hilda (née Allilford) Stewart of Vernon, British Columbia. Spouse of Elizabeth (née Blosdale).

His brother, Flying Officer Robert Burns DONALD, (#204488; 440 All Weather [Fighter] Squadron), was also killed in an airplane accident in Europe; he died in Montbrun, France on 20 Jun 1957. Both brothers lie in Choloy War Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the 'In the Service of Canada' Book of Remembrance.

F/O B.G. DONALD 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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  • Created by: SJB Hearn
  • Added: 18 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 97335527
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/97335527/bruce-george-donald : accessed ), memorial page for FO Bruce George Donald (29 Jul 1930–21 Jul 1955), Find a Grave Memorial ID 97335527, citing Choloy War Cemetery, Choloy-Menillot, Departement de Meurthe-et-Moselle, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by SJB Hearn (contributor 46864594) .