In memory of

Pilot Officer

Derwood William Smith

who died on 16 Jul 1944

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 298 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number J21753
  Date of death 19440716
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J21753 Flying Officer (No. 298 Squadron RAF observer) Derwood William Smith (b.1917) of Vancouver, British Columbia, was KIA 19440716 and is buried at Le Mans West cemetery, Sarthe, France. Smith's Halifax went down at Larré, Morbihan, near Alencon during a night supply drop, killing all six crew members including JWR Fournier of Prince Albert. He was the son of Edward William and Ida Mary (Lowe) Smith. Derwood was born at Baildon southeast of Moose Jaw, educated at Haney and was a teacher when he enlisted at Vancouver in 1941.
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  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 131 - Baildon
  Cemetery or memorial location Le Mans West cemetery, Sarthe, France    

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Personal information
  Date of birth 19170106
  Place of birth Baildon    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19410819
  Place of enlistment Vancouver, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Vancouver, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation teacher
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