In memory of

Warrant Officer class 2

Donald Leroy Torkelson

who died on 25 Jun 1942

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 22 Operational Training Unit, Royal Air Force
  Rank Warrant Officer class 2
  Service number R80180
  Date of death 19420625
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R80180 Warrant Officer 2 (No. 22 Operational Training Unit RCAF pilot) (Donald) Leroy Torkelson (b.1920) of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, was KIA 19420625 over Bremen and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial near London, England, for airmen who died with no known grave. Torkelson's Wellington went missing over the continent. He was the son of Gilman and Dena L. (Halls) Torkelson who homesteaded SE5-4-24-W2 southwest of Bengough and later ranched in the area. Leroy, who was educated at Coney Island school and Balfour Tech, Regina, joined the Bank of Commerce in 1938 and was with them at Regina, Wiseton, and Gilbert Plains before he enlisted at Winnipeg late in 1940.
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Additional information
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 40 - Bengough
  Cemetery or memorial location Runnymede Memorial, Egham, Surrey, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Bengough
  Geo-memorial Torkelson Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.5167°N / 106.2°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P11
  Geo-memorial details East of Pinehouse.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19201002
  Place of birth Bengough    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19401105
  Place of enlistment Winnipeg, Manitoba    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Gilbert Plains, Manitoba    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation banker
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