In memory of

Flying Officer

Thomas Harold O'Connell

who died on 17 Apr 1943

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 408 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Flying Officer
  Service number C20465
  Date of death 19430417
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  C20465 Flying Officer (No. 408 Goose Squadron RCAF pilot) (Thomas) Harold O'Connell (b.1918) of Regina was KIA 19430417 and is buried at Rheinberg war cemetery north of Duisberg, Germany. O'Connell's Halifax went down at Bierfeld, Germany, north of Saarbrucken during a raid on Pilsen, Czech Republic. He was the son of Joseph Edmund and Azilda (Larose) O'Connell who came from Ottawa. Harold attended Sacred Heart school and Campion college and was working at McBride's store when he enlisted at Regina early in 1941.

CO Hatle died on the same flight.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Rheinberg war cemetery, Duisberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany    

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  Honour roll location(s) Weyburn
  Geo-memorial O'Connell Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.8833°N / 103.05°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P16
  Geo-memorial details Southwest of Brabant Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19180510
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19410109
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation store clerk
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