In memory of

Pilot Officer

Daniel Bonokoski

who died on 29 Jan 1944


Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 431 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Pilot Officer
  Service number J90943
  Date of death 19440129
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J90943 Pilot Officer (No. 431 Iroquois Squadron RCAF bomb aimer) Daniel Bonokoski (b.1920) of Torquay was KIA 19440129 and is buried at Berlin 1939-45 war cemetery, Charlottenburg, Germany. Anti-aircraft fire blew the tail off Bonokoski's Halifax over Berlin. He was the son of Anton Bonokoski who came from Krasna, Ukraine, to SW10-1-12-W2 in 1903, his mother Zita (Schnell) was born in Romania. Daniel attended Tenold school and enlisted at Regina late in 1941. His brother Isidor enlisted in the Army, later transferring to the RCAF.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 6 - Cambria
  Cemetery or memorial location Berlin 1939-45 war cemetery, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany    

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  Honour roll location(s) Torquay
  Geo-memorial Bonokoski Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.7333°N / 103.3833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64M10
  Geo-memorial details The family has erected a plaque at Bonokoski Lake north of Phelps Lake. Several members of the family have visited the lake from time to time, staying for a few days at the cabin of trapper Martin Robillard.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19201028
  Place of birth Marienthal    
  Date of enlistment 19411000
  Place of enlistment Regina    
  Residence on enlistment Torquay    
  Occupation ------
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