In memory of

Flying Officer

Nicholas Chobaniuk

who died on 14 Jan 1945

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 26 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flying Officer
  Service number J23790
  Date of death 19450114
  Cause of death died in a training accident
Narrative history
  J23790 Flying Officer (RCAF pilot) Nicholas (Nick) Chobaniuk (b.1919) of Regina died 19450114 and is buried at Blacon cemetery, Chester, Cheshire, England. Chobaniuk's Wellington crashed at Holt Farm, Sketchley Hinckley, Leicestershire, on a training flight from No. 26 Operational Training Unit. He and his crew were lost and low on fuel when Chobaniuk brought his Wellington down to look for an airfield, but caught a wingtip. He was the son of Paul a carpenter, and Dominica (Nettie) Chobaniuk who came from Bukovina, now part of Romania. Nick was a graduate of Central collegiate and was also working as a carpenter when he enlisted at Vancouver late in 1941.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Blacon cemetery, Chester, Cheshire, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Chobaniuk Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.6547°N / 102.1811°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64M9
  Geo-memorial details Southeast of Misaw Lake. A memorial plaque was erected at the crash site by the community of Hinckley in 2005.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19191124
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19411208
  Place of enlistment Vancouver, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation carpenter
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