In memory of

Leading Aircraftman

John Elias Zora

who died on 5 Jul 1943

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 11 Service Flying Training School, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Leading Aircraftman
  Service number R176365
  Date of death 19430705
  Cause of death died in a training accident
Narrative history
  R176365 Leading Aircraftman (RCAF pilot) John Elias Zora (b.1922) of Regina died 19430705 and is buried in the soldiers' plot at Regina cemetery. Zora's Cessna Crane was in a midair collision with another near Mehan on a night training flight from No. 11 Service Flying Training School, Yorkton. He was the son of John and Mary (Bancescu) Zora who came from Romania. John Jr. was educated at Victoria Plains school and Balfour Tech and was farming with his family when he enlisted at Regina in 1942.
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Additional information
  Links to other web pages Balfour memorial plaque

  Pages on our Blog No. 11 SFTS & No. 23 EFTS, Yorkton

Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Regina cemetery    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Zora Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.5667°N / 108.4167°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74N9
  Geo-memorial details Northeast of Uranium City.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19220314
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19420714
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation farmer
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