This memorial contains the names of the Canadians who were killed while serving with Bomber Command during World War II. They include those serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force as well as those serving with other air forces under Bomber Command. Also included are the names of those of non-Canadians who were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and who were killed while serving with Bomber Command. There are 10,673 names in the Memorial.
To be listed on the Memorial the individual must have been killed while serving with a Bomber Command Squadron or while training with a Bomber Command Operational Training Unit or a Bomber Command Heavy Conversion Unit. Individuals are not included if they died in off-duty accidents or due to illness. Individuals included on the Memorial must have been Canadian citizens serving with Bomber Command in any air force or non-Canadians serving with Bomber Command while wearing the uniform of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Individuals are not included if they were serving with units not under the control of Bomber Command (Examples: Coastal Command, Fighter Command, meteorological flights, glider towing, Far East service, etc.).
We make use of W.R. Chorley’s series, “Bomber Command Losses” as a guideline as to whether an individual should be included.
Per Ardua Ad Astra
Do a search to view names of those in the Memorial.
The Bomber Command Museum is the only facility in Canada whose primary goal is to honour those who served with Bomber Command.
We gratefully acknowledge the invaluable contribution of Les Allison and Harry Hayward in preparing, “They Shall Grow Not Old” as published by the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum. This work provided the foundation for our Memorial. Hugh Halliday generously made available extensive information as well.
We also gratefully acknowledge our corporate sponsor Lexicom Internet Services for their technical expertise regarding the incorporation of this Memorial into our website.
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