In memory of


John Hooper

who died on 24 May 1943

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Sergeant
  Service number R70806
  Date of death 19430524
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R70806 Sergeant (No. 408 Goose Squadron RCAF flight engineer) John Hooper (b.1920) of Ceylon was KIA 19430524 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial near London, England, for airmen from the north European theatre who died with no known grave. Hooper's Halifax did not return from night operations over Dortmund, Germany. His father James (Jim) Hooper came from England to farm south of Ceylon. He served overseas in World War I, brought John's mother Helen Irene (Osbaldstone) back as a war bride, and subsequently served as Ceylon town constable. John was their only child and was born in the maternity home at Khedive. He received a governor general`s proficiency medal and completed a two year automotive engineering program before enlisting at Regina in 1940.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 39 - The Gap
  Cemetery or memorial location Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Ceylon
  Geo-memorial Hooper Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.4667°N / 102.4667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64D8
  Geo-memorial details Northeast of Southend.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19200124
  Place of birth Khedive    
  Date of enlistment 19400927
  Place of enlistment Regina    
  Residence on enlistment Ceylon    
  Occupation student
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