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Flight Lieutenant James Constabaris

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Flight Lieutenant James Constabaris

Birth
Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada
Death
23 May 1942 (aged 27)
Easky, County Sligo, Ireland
Burial
Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Plot
Plot 1, Grave 1
Memorial ID
98155678 View Source


C/1087 Flight Lieutenant James Constabaris, BA, LL.B.
Pilot
The Royal Canadian Air Force.
attached to
The Royal Air Force Ferry Command.

Aged 27.
Son of Alexander and Helen Constabaris, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
He was a Lawyer before enlisting.


He was the pilot of a Lockheed Hudson 111A FH 233, of 44 Group, Ferry Command, that was being delivered to Britain, when it crashed into the sea in Donegal Bay off the coast of County Sligo, Ireland, at 11.30am on 23 May 1942. His body was washed ashore on the opposite side of Donegal Bay, near Killybegs, on 29 May 1942. The bodies of the two other crewmen were not recovered.
In accordance with the usual practice, the Irish authorities transferred his body to Northern Ireland.

The crew comprised
Flt.Lt. James Constabaris
Pilot
P.O. Kenneth Busbridge Dyer
Co-Pilot / Navigator
Sergeant Donald Eugene Engemoen
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner




For further details, see
Lockheed Hudson FH233




C/1087 Flight Lieutenant James Constabaris, BA, LL.B.
Pilot
The Royal Canadian Air Force.
attached to
The Royal Air Force Ferry Command.

Aged 27.
Son of Alexander and Helen Constabaris, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
He was a Lawyer before enlisting.


He was the pilot of a Lockheed Hudson 111A FH 233, of 44 Group, Ferry Command, that was being delivered to Britain, when it crashed into the sea in Donegal Bay off the coast of County Sligo, Ireland, at 11.30am on 23 May 1942. His body was washed ashore on the opposite side of Donegal Bay, near Killybegs, on 29 May 1942. The bodies of the two other crewmen were not recovered.
In accordance with the usual practice, the Irish authorities transferred his body to Northern Ireland.

The crew comprised
Flt.Lt. James Constabaris
Pilot
P.O. Kenneth Busbridge Dyer
Co-Pilot / Navigator
Sergeant Donald Eugene Engemoen
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner




For further details, see
Lockheed Hudson FH233



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