In memory of

Pilot Officer

Vernon Beverly Smith

who died on 15 Feb 1945

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 424 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number J95491
  Date of death 19450215
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J95491 Pilot Officer (No. 424 Tiger Squadron RCAF air gunner) Vernon Beverly (Babe) Smith (b.1925) of Regina was KIA 19450215 and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial near London, England, for airmen from the north European theatre who died with no known grave. Smith's Lancaster failed to return from a night mine laying flight off Pomerania. Babe spent a few weeks working as a labourer for Cominco at Trail, British Columbia, before enlisting at Vancouver in 1943.

Brother of GE Smith. They were the only sons of George Earl, a tinsmith, and Ona Pearl (Hoard) Smith, both Ontarians. Both boys attended Victoria school and Balfour Tech.
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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) Regina
  Geo-memorial Smith Bay, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.5167°N / 104.65°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P10
  Geo-memorial details In Otter Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19250714
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19430604
  Place of enlistment Vancouver, British Columbia    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation labourer
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