In memory of

Pilot Officer

George Cojocar

who died on 23 Mar 1943

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 59 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number J16374
  Date of death 19430323
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J16374 Pilot Officer (No. 59 Squadron RAF Fortress wireless air gunner) George Cojocar (b.1921) of Regina was KIA 19430323 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial just west of London, England, for airmen from the north European theatre who died with no known grave. He was the son of Dragosh and Rosa Cojocar who came from Saraiu in the Dobruja region of Romania in 1901 and settled at SW19-6-3-W3 just west of Flintoft. They moved to Assiniboia in 1921 and to Regina a decade after that. George was born at Assiniboia, educated there and at Regina and was working for a dry cleaner when he enlisted at Regina in 1940.

WC Zapfe died on the same flight.
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Additional information
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Stonehenge
  Geo-memorial Cojocar Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 54.25°N / 104.8°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73I7
  Geo-memorial details Southeast of East Trout Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19211125
  Place of birth Assiniboia    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400814
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation dry cleaner
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