In memory of

Sergeant

Albert Anthony Joseph Willis

who died on 3 Sep 1944

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 426 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Sergeant
  Service number J89218
  Date of death 19440903
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J89218 Pilot Officer (No. 426 Squadron RCAF air gunner) Albert Anthony Joseph Willis (b.1922) of Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario, was KIA 19440903 and is buried at Brookwood military cemetery near London, England. Willis' bomber encountered difficulty en route to a target in the Netherlands and crashed in England about an hour after takeoff. He was the son of Anthony and Barbara (Pope) Willis who came to Saskatchewan from Jugoslavia, moving to Windsor in 1940. Albert was born at Regina, studied at Balfour Tech and was an autoworker for General Motors when he enlisted at Windsor early in 1943.
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  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Brookwood military cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England    

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  Date of birth 19221124
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19430330
  Place of enlistment Windsor, Essex Co, Ontario    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Windsor, Essex Co, Ontario    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation autoworker
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