Mayes

 

F/O Warren Bretall Mayes


Born: 24 March 1921 - Oak Park, Illinois

Parents: Arthur Mayes & Vera Bretall-Mayes

Sibling: 1 sister, 2 brothers

Home:

    - 1438 South Eleventh Avenue - Maywood, Illinois

Education:

    - Garfield School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1939

Enlisted:

    - Royal Canadian Air Force

        - 1 October 1941

        - joined because he could not find work and because the United States was not

            involved in the war 

Serial Number: J/14770

Training: 

    - Canadian Forces Base, Winnipeg, Manitoba 

    - No. 4 Bombing and Gunnery School - Fingal, Ontario

        - trained as navigator

Rank: Flying Officer

Unit: 

    - 419th Bomber Squadron, No. 3 Group Bomber Command

Stationed:

    - Royal Air Force Lemming, North Yorkshire, England

Engagements:

    - bombing missions over Germany

Killed in Action:

    - plane shot down over Waalre, Netherlands

       - 29 June 1943

Buried:

     - Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Nijmegen, Netherlands  - Link #2

         - Plot: XV  Row:  F  Grave: 2


 


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